Sometimes there’s nothing quite like a sandwich to hit the spot. If you’re in search of a perfectly crafted sandwich with freshly baked bread and stacked with the finest meats, cheese, and veggies, then you’ll need to check out these shops in Southern California that make the best sandwiches around. These are the 8 spots that have captivated our attention, but we are on the hunt for 8 more – which ones would you add to the list?
1. Son of a Gun -- Los Angeles
First off, this place is super cute. I don't know about you, but I think the surroundings of a place say so much. This place is stylish and cozy and comforting just like their sandwiches. If you want to try the real specialty here you must order the fried chicken sandwich. It's a towering work of art stacked with the most flavorful chicken you'll ever eat, a mound of spicy slaw and the perfect spread of aoli.
2. The Oinkster -- Eagle Rock
The Oinkster is all about the slow food movement but they make it fast. Sink your teeth into artisan sandwiches made with house-made meats and even house-made condiments. Pictured here: Chicken Brie sandwich.
3. Sessions West Coast Deli -- Newport Beach
You can always count on the freshest ingredients at Sessions West Coast Deli no matter what type of sandwich you order. Step inside and the signage says it all: "The best sandwich to ever hit the lip." I can't argue with that. This spot is definitely one you should not miss.
4. Daily Dose Cafe -- Los Angeles
These artisan sandwiches are truly a work of art and, even more importantly, made with ingredients that are sourced from ethically raised meats and locally grown organic produce. How can you not love a delicious sandwich made with love? Plus, if you're going to eat a sandwich you may as well eat one in a stylish setting. Just look at that outdoor space. Delightful!
5. Blackmarket Bakery -- Costa Mesa, San Diego and Santa Ana.
A sandwich is only as good as the bread it's made on and Blackmarket Bakery takes that concept pretty seriously. Every sandwich is made with freshly made loaves that are baked daily in the bakery - you can taste the difference in the very very first bite. With locations in Costa Mesa , Santa Ana, and San Diego, this is one sandwich shop that is growing in popularity.
6. The Sandwich Spot --Palm Springs
When you have your first sandwich at The Sandwich Spot, be prepared for this place to ruin you for life. The sandwiches are so good that you may never be satisfied by a sandwich anywhere else. If you think I'm exaggerating I dare you to head here today and try one for yourself. And make sure to try the Dutch Crunch bread -- it is truly out of this world. Pictured here: The Dreamkiller. Yumm!
7. The Little Jewel of New Orleans -- Los Angeles
A charming local grocery and deli that serves up New Orleans style sandwiches that will knock your socks off. If you're looking for authentic homestyle eats, this is the place to be as they make all of their meats and sausages in-house. Pictured here: Shrimp Po Boy.
8. Simple Simon's Bakery and Bistro -- Riverside
Do yourself a favor the next time you're in downtown Riverside and check out this local bakery and bistro that serves scrumptious meals. Not only are the sandwiches delish but the sides are a big hit, especially the potato salad.
I had no idea how much I loved sandwiches until I started writing this article. Seriously, who knew a sandwich could be the perfect comfort food?! If you’re craving a hearty sandwich like I am right now, I bet I know where you’ll be heading tonight.