How tropical looking. Hard to believe it's Flint, aye?Seriously, this place has great food, wonderful service.
Looks like a cute place. I love the sandwich names. :)
Seeing a scene like this on Garland Street was one of the things that made me think Flint was changing when I was there in June. Great food. I was camped out about three blocks away.
Good for them.
Big ups to Hoffman's! Nice to see some regular folks doing their own thing above and beyond Uptown's overpriced rehabs. Places like Hoffman's, Good Beans, Pages, Lunch Studio, Torch, Churchill's, and other truly independent small business people deserve your patronage.
I understand Nick Hoffman's ex wife runs the deli whilst he runs the antique shop next door. A delicious lunch followed by a trip down memory lane makes for a wonderful afternoon. I rarely leave there empty handed.
Yeah, I was surprised to see the prices so reasonable. Makes me want to go there next time I'm in town... but... is there parking? :D
Nick's two sons run the deli. I don't think his former wife is involved.
I absolutely love this place, and of all of the sandwich shops that are open (including the now defunct Perky Dip in Mott Park), this is my favorite. I don't make it in as much as I'd like to, but the Hoffman boys that run the place remember who my family and I are every time we are there. The Autoworld is their best sandwich, so when you go get that. There is a parking lot on the north side of the building, so there is plenty of room.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.