Southern California January 22, 2017
10 Southern California Sandwiches You Have To Try Before You Die
Sometimes all you need is a sandwich to hit the spot. Well, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of sandwiches here in Southern California to keep you busy all year long. These sandwiches come in many shapes, flavors and sizes. From hearty beef sandwiches to elegant vegetarian sandwiches, there’s something on this list for everyone. Take a look at the 10 tastiest sandwiches you can find in SoCal.
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1. Phillipe's French Dipped Sandwich (Phillipe the Original in Los Angeles)
One sandwich experience that everyone must have in SoCal is devouring a hot French Dipped sandwich at Phillipe the Original. They say this is the spot where the tasty concoction of a hot sandwich dripping with au jus was created. Phillipe the Original is located at 1001 N Alameda Street.
2. The Ira Glass (Wax Paper in Los Angeles)
Only open since 2015, Wax Paper is fairly new to the restaurant scene. It's worth checking out just to bite into one of their dreamy sandwiches. A personal favorite is the Ira Glass -- it's pure vegetarian perfection topped with cheese, sprouts, avocado and pickled vegetables. Wax Paper is located in Los Angeles at 2902 Knox Avenue near the LA River Bike Trail.
3. Proscuitto and Fried Chicken Skin Panini (Cucina Urbana in San Diego0
You won't want to count the calories when you eat this decadent sandwich, but you will want to savor every bite of this hearty feast layered with prosciutto, a fried egg, and the salty goodness of fried chicken. Located at Cucina Urbana in San Diego at 505 Laurel Street in Bankers Hill.
4. The Original #19 (Langer's Delicatessen in Los Angeles)
If you've ever heard of Langer's you've most likely heard of the famous #19. So what exactly is the #19, you might ask? Two slices of fresh baked rye bread stuffed with coleslaw and Russian dressing, hot pastrami, and a slice of swiss cheese. It's pretty famous and totally worth it, so make sure to order it if you ever find yourself at Langer's. It's located in Los Angeles at 704 S Alvarado Street.
5. The Lazio (Viggilucci's Gourmet Market in Carlsbad)
It's impossible to decide what sandwich to order at Vigilucci's as they're all delicious, so why not start with something simple and elegant like the Lazio. The blend of prosciutto, mozzarella, and arugula together on panini bread is absolutely divine. Vigilucci's Gourmet Market is located in Carlsbad at 2943 State Street.
6. The Pastrami sandwich (Mario's Italian Deli and Market in Glendale)
Do yourself a favor and order the pastrami sandwich at Mario's and add some avocado to add a unique spin. This local Italian deli in Glendale is a classic spot to enjoy every sandwich combo you can imagine. Mario's Italian Deli and Market is located at 740 E Broadway in Glendale.
7. The Monte Cristo at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles
Imagine biting into this Monte Cristo -- a towering sandwich with thick slices of turkey, ham and swiss cheese wrapped with the sweetness of Challah bread and a healthy spread of jam or maple syrup. It's an entire meal that is purely delightful comfort food. You can find this heavenly sandwich at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles at 419 North Fairfax Avenue.
8. The Dreamkiller (The Sandwich Spot in Palm Springs)
For a sandwich you won't forget, head to The Sandwich Spot in Palm Springs and order up the Dreamkiller -- a hearty sandwich on Dutch crunch bread slathered with their secret "bomb sauce" and loaded with layers of fresh veggies. The Sandwich Spot is located at 240 N Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.
9. Chicharron (Mica's Peruvian Sandwiches in Rancho Cucamonga)
Sometimes the most unassuming spots have the best food ever. You'll want to try several things on the menu, but you definitely don't want to miss the Chicharron made with tender pork and a layer of sweet potatoes. It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Mica's Peruvian Sandwiches is located in Rancho Cucamonga at 8880 Archibald Avenue.
10. The Great Beef (Hollingsheads Delicatessen)
The Great Beef has a variety of flavors that turns this simple looking sandwich into something extraordinary. The Great Beef has beef, of course, and some spicy pepper cheese topped off with an onion roll. You can find the tasty Great Beef at Hollingshead's Delicatessen at 368 Main Street in Orange.
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