Our Story

VOTED BEST DELICATESSEN by the Daytona News Journal - Star of the South Awards!

Owned and operated by Chef Lloyd Gould, "Papa Lloyd"The Happy Deli is a place for people to eat good food, relax and have a good time!  From the chalkboard art wall to the smiling faces and great food, you'll always enjoy your time at, your neighborhood meeting spot where our motto is

eat well….smile often….be happy.

 Originally a Boston Native, Papa Lloyd comes to New Smyrna Beach, from Key West, FL where he worked as the Executive Chef of several prestigious restaurants.  The Happy Deli is the culmination of his life long love of food and cooking. He believes in offering top quality, good food for reasonable prices in a welcoming environment.

The Happy Deli, Café & Marketplace located in Venetian Bay Town Center, features a gourmet deli.  You can find everything from Boar's Head® Brand Delicatessen Meats and Cheeses, signature sandwiches, homemade soup, Cuban coffee, breakfast sandwiches, fresh pastries, fresh cold salads, bagels & smoothies, to party platters. 

Stop in and have a bite….and don't forget to leave us a message on our Chalk Art Wall!


Dine In • Take Out • Catering