Deli & Bakery - Santa Cruz Quality Deli & Bakery Serivices

The Staff of Life has been making fresh, healthy, and tasty food for the people of Santa Cruz for over 40 years.

Staff of Life Kitchen uses only the freshest ingredients mainly from local vendors including organic produce from Watsonville, meat and fish from our in-house Meat Department including free-range chicken, grass fed beef, and wild or sustainably farmed seafood, all seasoned with fresh organic herbs, and spices.

Our bakery continues to improve upon their selection of fresh made Breads, Pastries, Pies, and Pizza, with options for many diets including vegan and gluten-free.


Hungry? Have a question? Want a sample? Stop by the Deli counter and let one of our fast and friendly staff help you.

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Santa Cruz Deli Sandwiches Catering

8:00 am - 10:30 am Monday - Friday

Choose from a wide variety of breakfast foods including; scrambled tofu, potato egg salsa and cheese burrito, bacon, scrambled eggs & organic O'Brian potatoes.

lunch and dinner 11am - 8:30pm daily

We use natural ingredients, much of which is organic. We have a large variety of vegetarian and vegan items. The meats in our hot bar and cold case are purchased everyday from our in store meat department. We use wild salmon, sustainable farm raised catfish and tilapia, free range chicken and all natural farm raised beef and pork. We feature creative wheat gluten, soy and tvp entrees. We also offer organic tofu and tempeh, fresh sauteed or steamed organic vegetables as well as hearty pasta and grain side dishes.


We offer the freshest hand cut produce in our salad bar. We use any local organic produce that is available to us and our dressings are prepared in house.


We offer homemade and specialty vegan and vegetarian soups as well as stews, chowders and chili.

Create a deluxe platter of our baked goods 

Brownie - Vegan |
Mostest Cupcake - Vegan |
Supreme Cupcake - Vegan |
Tofu Filled Eclair |
Fruit Turnover - Vegan |
Fruit Cobbler - Vegan |
Scone |
Pleasure Dome - Vegan |
Bearclaw |
Cinnamon Roll - Vegan |
Whole Wheat |
OliveChili Cheese |
Chocolate |
Nut Breads - Vegan |
Muffins |
Chocolate Truffle - Vegan |
Raspberry Chocolate Truffle - Vegan |
Hazelnut Truffle - Vegan |
Smiles - Vegan
Chocolate Walnut |
Cinnamon |
Peach |

We specialize in vegan baked goods and also create pastries, cookies, pies and cakes to fit your need.

To place your order call 423-8632
at least 24 hours in advance.

All our cakes are made with organically grown flours. All flavors are natural with no preservatives.





All cold sandwiches include lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise or Veganaise and Dijon mustard. Spinach, sprouts, onions & pickles are available upon request, at no extra charge.

Veggie Supreme |
Avocado, pepper, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, spinach, onions & pickles.

Avocado & Cheese |
Avocado and your choice of cheese.

Missing Egg Salad |
Our delicious tofu salad.

3 Cheese |
Swiss, cheddar & jack. Try it grilled!

Tuna |
Dolphin-safe and delicious!

Turkey |

Turkey & Cheese |

Turkey & Avocado |

Hummus & Avocado |

Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers
Avocado, Veggie Bacon, Dairyless Cheese

Sauerkraut, extra veggies

Rye, 9-grain, sourdough, whole wheat, sprouted wheat, francese roll

Jack, cheddar, Swiss, provolone, dairyless.

All hot sandwiches are served on a francese roll or sliced sourdough. Spinach, sprouts, onions & pickles are available upon request, at no extra charge.

Pesto Panini
Your choice of one of the following: Chicken, Grilled Portabella, Grilled Eggplant. With vegan pesto, spinach, roasted red peppers or tomatoes, provolone or dairyless cheese.

Sesame Baked Tofu |

Black Bean & Quinoa Burger |

Tempeh Rueben |
Rye, sauerkraut, swiss or dairyless cheese & vegan 1000 island dressing.

Cheese Quesadilla |

Chicken Quesadilla |

Tuna Melt |
Our famous homemade albacore tuna salad & Swiss cheese.

We use Diestel turkey breast and Rocky free-range chicken breast in our sandwiches. The produce we use is seasonally organic and our house breads are made with organically grown grain. The tofu, tempeh & tofu burgers are made with organically grown soybeans.

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