Z Deli Market

Step into Z Deli Marketplace, where community meets convenience. Nestled in the heart of the Tahoe Donner neighborhood in Truckee, California, we are your go-to shopping destination. Explore our diverse array of products including groceries, daily essentials, made-to-go deli orders, and a specially curated selection of beer, wine, and spirits.

Discover Our Unique Offerings

Browse Our Wide Selection of Groceries

Come explore our expansive collection of grocery items. We carry a little bit of everything including fresh produce, dairy and eggs, meat and seafood, pantry staples, frozen foods, beverages, snacks and treats, organic and specialty items, and more. Wondering if we carry something specific? Feel free to give us a call! Our friendly staff is always ready to assist you in finding exactly what you need to make your culinary visions become reality.

Explore Our Expansive Selection of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Other Libations

Get the party started with our wide selection of libations, carefully curated for everyone's individual taste. We carry everything from locally-crafted brews to imported treasures. Whether you're a connoisseur seeking the perfect wine pairing for your meal, an adventurer in search for new hoppy flavors, or simply someone who appreciates a good cocktail, our shelves hold something special for you. Come peruse the diverse array of options!

Start Your Day With Our Fresh-Brewed Coffee

Explore our full coffee menu, crafted to satisfy every coffee lover's palate. Enjoy our freshly brewed organic coffee, made daily with the finest beans for a rich and robust flavor. Indulge in our expertly crafted espresso beverages, from classic espresso shots to creamy lattes, each prepared to perfection. For those looking for something different, we offer decadent hot chocolate and aromatic chai lattes, perfect for a cozy treat.

Pick Up Everyday Necessities

Why trek into town when we have everything you need right in the neighborhood? We've got you covered with a diverse array of everyday essentials ensuring you never have to make that extra trip. From batteries to cell phone chargers, windshield wiper fluid to camping supplies, kitchen necessities and more! Our shelves are stocked with convenience in mind. Wondering if we carry something specific? Feel free to give us a call!

Discover Our Made-To-Order Deli

Indulge in culinary delights at our made-to-order deli where flavor meets freshness. Open Monday-Saturday from 9pm until 3pm, choose from our tantalizing array of hot and cold sandwiches, delectable wraps, tasty soups, hearty chili, and mouth-watering pizzas made to perfection in just three minutes. Check out our menu! For those on the go, we offer house-made breakfast sandwiches and burritos we can heat on our panini press on the spot in addition to quick grab deli sandwiches, wraps, fresh roasted half chickens, and side salads.

About Us

Meet the Chao Family

The Chao family is the heart and soul of Z Deli Marketplace, a beloved community staple. In 2023, when Z Deli Marketplace went up for sale, Danny and Lena Chao, long-time patrons, saw an opportunity to preserve the store's integrity and importance to the community. Along with their two children, Lindsey and Devin, the Chao family took on the challenge of running the store to ensure it continued to thrive.

At Z Deli Marketplace, every member of the Chao family plays an integral role in the store's day-to-day operations. Their collective effort ensures that the store remains a cornerstone of the community, providing quality products and exceptional service. The Chao family's commitment to maintaining the store's legacy and fostering a welcoming environment makes Z Deli Marketplace more than just a store—it’s a cherished part of the community.

Meet Lisa Baldwin

Lisa is the heart and soul of Z Deli Marketplace, serving as the store manager and operator since 2012. Her welcoming, positive, and caring energy creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that customers and staff alike cherish. Lisa's loving nature ensures that everyone who steps through the door feels like part of the family. Her dedication and enthusiasm are contagious, making the store a vibrant and happy place.

With her exceptional organizational skills and customer-focused mindset, Lisa ensures that every aspect of the store runs smoothly. The store wouldn’t be the same without her—Lisa is truly the glue that holds Z Deli Marketplace together, enriching both the business and the community it serves.

Made - To - Order Deli Menu

Click for full image. Please note that phone orders are only accepted when the deli is not too busy.

Customer Reviews

"We were impressed by the selection inside covering all the necessities from bathroom supplies to quick deli options and plenty of snacks. Prices were also very fair. We also saw that they had a deli for sandwiches and made pizzas to order so we had to try one, right?

The pepperoni pizza was definitely a great choice. The crust was crisp and had a nice chew. Cheese was ooey gooey and they were generous with the pepperoni. "

- Elaine Y.

"The most convenient option for a quick sandwich or bottle of wine if you're in Tahoe Donner - and, fortunately, very very good. The staff is always super friendly, it's easy to park, solid wine and beer selection, and the sandwiches are always freshly made and well prepared.

They have most items you'd find in a convenient store as well, which can save you a drive down the hill in a pinch. I feel very fortunate to have this establishment located so conveniently in Tahoe Donner!"

- Mike V.

"I was in town for the Broken Arrow Skyrace at Palisades and staying at an Air BNB in Truckee. I have very specific things that I want to eat prior to and after running 46k.

The Z marketplace was great. I had the BEST made to order sandwich on Saturday, and great service. Their local bread, desserts, and wine were excellent." - Cindy R

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