Trencher is an all-day cafe in Echo Park, and one of the Eastside’s best sandwich shops that you’ve probably never heard of. The no-frills space is small, but fun, and actually filled with people who live in the neighborhood. You’re definitely going to want that chicken banh mi.
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Sage Organic Vegan Bistro
Sage is a vegetarian chain restaurant serving some of the better vegetarian food in LA. Which is obviously saying something.
When you need a last-minute reservation and you don’t want to settle, remember Ostrich Farm - a seasonal American spot in Echo Park.
Tsubaki is a new Japanese spot in Echo Park and one of the better izakaya experiences in the city.
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Gjelina in Venice is one of LA’s most iconic restaurants, but it also doesn’t feel nearly as special as it did when it opened.
Hudson House is an American-ish bar/restaurant in Redondo Beach, with decent pub food and good drinks.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Larchmont Wine and Cheese
Welcome to the best sandwich in Los Angeles. Larchmont Wine and Cheese can’t be beat.
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