Bigmista’s Barbecue & Sammich Shop

Perfect For: Dining Solo Lunch Outdoor/Patio Situation
PHOTOS: Jakob Layman

Bigmista’s is the best BBQ we’ve eaten in Los Angeles. It started as a farmer’s market pop-up, then became a brick-and-mortar in a Long Beach shopping center in 2014, and has since established its reputation as one of the greatest BBQ joints in Southern California. All of the BBQ at this order-at-the-counter spot is great, but Bigmista’s sandwiches need to be your priority. The brisket melt and the pulled pork with pineapple slaw are both equally fantastic, and worth braving whatever the 405 is giving you today. Don’t skip the mac and cheese either.

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