GUIDE: Los Angeles

Sandwich Central

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    AMMO to go

    6909 Melrose Ave.

    Melrose

    Cuisine: American, Bakery, Californian, Sandwich

    $$

    Best known for offering a cornucopia of reasons to wake up in the morning—from scones and muffins, to breakfasts fueled by the local bounty, to a multitude of caffeinated daydreams—the to-go oriented Melrose location of AMMO is expanding it’s reach with a novel step: a dinner menu. READ REVIEW

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    All About the Bread

    7111 Melrose Ave.

    Mid-City West

    Cuisine: Sandwich

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    Soft, crisp-crusted loaves at the eastern end of Melrose's trendy shopping corridor have ensured that a certain Santa Monica sub shop (that’s right, Bay City) doesn’t dominate the entire LA sandwich scene. Here, the Signature option comes stacked with juicy roasted turkey, provolone, and “the works” (a.k.a. lightly-dressed lettuce, tomatoes, and onions), plus condiments and hot, Chicago-style peppers. READ REVIEW

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    Cabbage Patch

    Multiple Locations:
    Beverly Hills, Playa Del Rey, Downtown

    Cuisine: New American, Sandwich

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    This Beverly Hills storefront dotes on locally grown Jidori chicken, sustainable fish, Niman Ranch beef and farm-fresh produce. Yeah, they got fries, too, but the signature slaw is what you want. READ REVIEW

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    Del Rey Deli Co.

    8501 S. Pershing Dr., Ste. 3

    Playa Del Rey

    Cuisine: Deli, Sandwich

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    This neighborhood café—the best place to eat along this strip of Pershing Drive—opened back in 2013, with a menu that focused solely on lunch and brunch offerings. But inspiration has recently struck, and now they have breakfast, too. READ REVIEW

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    Fala Bar

    Multiple Locations:
    Melrose, Venice

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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    Fala's all-vegan selection of salads, burgers, and plates—using 100 percent organic, locally sourced ingredients—was a hit out of the gate, and now their on a roll with a new outpost on Abbot Kinney in Venice. READ REVIEW

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    Fleishik's

    7563 Beverly Blvd.

    Mid-City

    Cuisine: Deli, Sandwich

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    Chef Eric Greenspan isn’t exactly known to stick to scripts. That adage holds true at Fleishik’s, a modern Mid-City sandwich shop that takes Jewish tradition seriously, but also strays from classic recipes in key ways—and serves whiskey. READ REVIEW

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    fundamental LA

    1303 Westwood Blvd.

    Westwood

    Cuisine: New American, Sandwich

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    Now that owners Woogene Lee and Jeff Faust have chef Nick Erven on board at their Westwood restaurant, the food is as compelling as ever, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients remaining the central theme. READ REVIEW

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    Locali

    701 Lincoln Blvd.

    Venice

    Cuisine: Sandwich, Vegan, Vegetarian

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    Part organic market and part fast-casual gourmet deli, the bright, fresh appearance echoes a menu offering a range of nutritious dishes that will please vegans and omnivores alike. READ REVIEW

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    Moore's Delicatessen

    271 E. Orange Grove Ave.

    Burbank

    Cuisine: Deli

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    Jonathan Gold says it “occupies the useful ground between traditional deli and gastropub, which means you can still get bagels, ... but also a proper cheeseburger.”—LA Weekly READ REVIEW

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    simplethings restaurant

    Multiple Locations:
    Beverly Grove, Westwood, Burbank

    Cuisine: American

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    Step up to the counter at simplethings, and let your eyes settle on the case filled with pies. Yep, you might just want to have dessert first. READ REVIEW


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