17 Great L.A. Sandwiches

Italian, Vietnamese, or All-American, these elaborate handheld feasts are the best things since sliced bread

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      Ham and Brie

      Joan’s on Third, 8350 W. 3rd St., L.A. | Map
      The classic ham and cheese goes luxe with generous hunks of buttery Brie.

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      Spicy Combo

      Mario’s Italian Deli, 740 E. Broadway, Glendale | Map
      There’s a bonus layer of hot peppers in this triple-decker done Italian style.

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      Oinkster Pastrami

      The Oinkster, 2005 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock | Map
      The pastrami here is applewood smoked, house cured, and topped with red cabbage slaw.

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      Marinated Artichoke

      La Brea Bakery, 624 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. | Map
      Ricotta complements the tangy artichoke hearts on La Brea’s famous olive bread.

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      Döner Kebab

      Spitz, 2506 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock | Map
      A salad’s worth of veggies lightens this Middle Eastern-inspired classic.

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      The Godmother

      Bay Cities Italian Del, 1517 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica | Map
      It’s like a religion: house-baked cia-batta, Italian cold cuts, and the works.

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      Spanish Turkey

      Artisan Cheese Gallery, 12023 Ventura Blvd., Studio City | Map
      Whole cloves of roasted garlic stud the cheesy grilled sandwich.

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      Ahogada

      Cook’s Tortas, 1944 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park | Map
      Grab extra napkins—this slow-cooked pork sandwich is double dipped in a red-hot sauce.

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      Chicken Salad

      Gram & Papa’s, 227 E. 9th St., downtown | Map
      Made with fat chunks of grilled chicken, the salad comes on a puffy pretzel bun.

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      Tongue

      Attari Sandwich Shop, 1388 Westwood Blvd., West L.A. | Map
      The “other” dark meat is superb, but it’s the snap of the pickles that makes it.

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      Pork Banh Mi

      Banh Mi My Tho, 304 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra | Map
      It’s all things in one: cool, crisp veggies and hot, sweet pork stuffed in a squishy baguette.

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      The THC

      Sando’s Sub Shop, 312 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach | Map
      Turkey, ham, and provolone make for a heady combination. Don’t worry, it’s legal.

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      Capastrami

      Capriotti’s, 9683 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills | Map
      There’s a liberal slather of Russian dressing on this hot pastrami sub.

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      Cubano

      Porto’s Bakery, 315 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale | Map
      A top-notch traditional Cuban with ham, pork, Swiss, pickles, and mustard.

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      Meatball

      All About the Bread, 7111 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood | Map
      The bread’s bubbly crust is matched only by the tart marinara sauce.

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      Roasted Lamb and Feta

      Papa Cristo’s, 2771 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. | Map
      As Greek as it gets: roasted leg of lamb with creamy feta. Don’t forget the peppers.

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      Beef Dip

      Philippe’s, 1001 N. Alameda St., downtown | Map
      Only a smear of spicy mustard can improve on the roast beef original.

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