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Good deli in Pasadena?

Noel Sep 24, 2006 06:20 PM

I will be visiting the Huntington Library and Gardens soon, and would like suggestions as to where to find a good deli/takeout in the Pasedena area. Thanks!!

  1. trolley Aug 14, 2008 11:02 AM

    There's also Porta Via which is in the center across from huntington hospital in the smaller shopping center next to the taco place. it's not cheap but the have some nice take out stuff.

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      burbankfoodie Aug 14, 2008 08:56 AM

      Lovebirds has great sandwiches and is pretty close by (on Colorado just before Lake)

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        barryc Oct 2, 2006 09:12 PM

        i recommend the chicken hoagie at lee's hoagie house on colorado 1 block east of sierra madre blvd.

        if you like homemade pickles you will appreciate the lebanese-armenian influence in the (complimentary) pickled cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, turnips, etc. along with the radishes & various types of hot peppers.

        good luck trying to sneak food into the huntington though.

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          Selter Head Sep 27, 2006 07:31 AM

          Second Claro's. Also, Little Pietro's on N. Lake.

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            revets2 Sep 27, 2006 06:31 AM

            Julienne in san marino has great take out and a nice grab n go $10-$11 box lunch. the food is good.


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              shabushabulova Sep 26, 2006 08:52 PM

              The only deli I can think of is not in Pasadena. Mario's in Glendale. I'm actually eating one of their sandwiches as I type. Corned beef with havarti cheese. The sandwich is so large I was planning on eating half now and saving the other half later, but the sandwich is so delicious, I couldn't contain myself! If you want a nice sandwich in Pasadena, the only place I can think of is Lavash wraps... in Old town.

              1. chica Sep 25, 2006 08:23 AM

                You might also consider a market like Bristol Farms or Gelsons.

                1. ipsedixit Sep 25, 2006 05:06 AM

                  Pasadena Sandwich Co.
                  259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave
                  (626) 578-1616

                  1. JAB Sep 25, 2006 04:22 AM

                    A little East of Pasadena in Arcadia is a great Italian deli:


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                    1. re: JAB
                      glutton Sep 25, 2006 03:34 PM

                      I would second this recommendation.

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                      carbs.meet.bacon Sep 25, 2006 02:05 AM

                      Europane on Colorado. Can take out sandwiches, salads, chips, drinks, and amazing baked goods.

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                        crystaw Aug 14, 2008 08:42 AM

                        I second the Europane suggestion! Delicious sandwiches and baked goods!

                      2. amandine Sep 25, 2006 01:50 AM

                        There's another good sandwich shop called Vince's Deli across the street from Huntington Hospital on California at the corner of Pasadena Ave. There's a big parking lot with a Vons and Vince's is on the right when you drive inside the parking lot.

                        Very good subs with good bread, crispy veggies and good meats and lots of different combinations up on the board. Not expensive and the people that work there are nice.

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                          WildSwede Sep 25, 2006 03:30 PM

                          I second Vince's - very good sandwiches!

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                            tecnica222 Aug 13, 2008 02:55 PM

                            Third on Vince's -- they have a very good selection of sandwiches, and they're very big. There's a good amount of parking available usually, unlike the rest of Pasadena.

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                          ilikefood Sep 25, 2006 01:37 AM

                          Right, no NY Jewish delis. But Lovebirds (N side of Colorado Blvd just E of Lake) has great sandwiches (variety of delicious homemade breads, high quality fillings) very good salads and you'll be wow'd by the pastries. Ya gotta try the the cookies.

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                            mc michael Sep 25, 2006 12:39 AM

                            There is no really good deli in the Pasadena area if you mean New York deli. If you mean just good takeout type food, try Gerlach's at Glenarm and Fair Oaks. BTW, they don't allow picnics at Huntington if that was your plan.

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