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Sandwiches in Hollywood

I've been working in Hollywood for over a year now, on a constant search for a solid deli/sandwhich option that is not one of the chains or a counter at a supermarket.

As a transplant from NY, I'm craving a big delicous sandwich--in the vain of a Jewish or Italian deli. That said, I love variety, so any reccomendations for great take out sandwhich shops from roast beef to banh mi would be appreciated.


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  1. It's nowhere close to Hollywood, but if you're really craving a sandwich enough to drive for it, go to Bay Cities Deli on Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica. They make the best sandwich I've ever had, bar none.

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    1. re: aching

      Been there--and that is an excellent sandwich.

      That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for around here...

    2. Not exactly what you're looking for, but you might try Tortas de Mexico. Think there's one on Vine south of Sunset, in a strip mall on the west side of the street.

      1. The Canyon Country Store On Laurel Cyn has an excellent Sandwich counter. The pastrami & corned beef with colslaw on a french ro11. Yum.

        1. Keeping it in Hollywood (I'm such a spoil-sport!), you might try either of two deli's: Goldblatts, on the north side of Sunset a block or so east of Crescent Heights, and Victor's on Bronson, just north of Franklin.

          Victor's has two "stores" -- the liquor store, which is also a deli; and the restaurant next door.

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          1. re: Muskrat

            Greenblatt's, not Goldblatt's I believe. I like their melts. I've also become a big fan of Cheebo's sandwiches. The Cheebo Supreme as well as the Porkwich are very good pressed. Be forewarned, they're very meat-intensive.

          2. Sahag's Basturma on Sunset. excellent Suojuk and Basturma sandwiches.

            Taco Truck on Venice in front of Smart & Final, Get the Cemitas Poblano with the Oaxacan Cheese

            1. Larchmont Deli on Beverly Blvd. just west of Larchmont. The sandwich to get is called the Larchmont. Craving it now...

              1. my friend & old neighbor has a flow shop / sandwich shop on the corner of hollywood and wilcox, if you're near that place. it's called joseph's flowerworks. he makes the best italian paninis (smoked salmon, croque monsieur, etc) with great ingredients all the way from italy. the only problem is that service can be a bit slow and the hours could be a bit off, so just make sure you're not in a great hurry when you go to get a sandwich there.

                1. I like Canters personally on Fairfax. Jewish deli, solid corned beef, great pickles. Not a chain.

                  1. Its a little more west- but doughboys on 3rd and La Cienega.
                    not completely the deli experience but good- the best italian deli is farther west in
                    culver city called sorrentos on Sepulveda.

                    1. Not a deli suggestion, but I enjoy the pulled pork sandwich at Huston's Pit BBQ, on Cahuenga 1/2 block south of Hollywood Blvd.

                      Huston's Pit BBQ
                      1620 N Cahuenga Blvd
                      Hollywood, CA
                      (323) 464-3972

                      1. Sorry 'bout "Goldblatt's." My only excuse (I've been to Greenblatt's several times, in both locations) is that I have a friend named "Goldblatt" -- which isn't much of an excuse, as he had nothing to do with food; and I haven't thought about him, let alone seen him, in years.

                        For that matter, it's in West Hollywood, where the search was for places in Hollywood. But it's still closer than Culver City or Santa Monica, for those who don't have a three-hour lunch break!

                        1. Bay Cities Deli is very good but if you are in the North Hollywood area, I found a great italian deli called:

                          Roma Deli
                          6449 Lankershim Blvd
                          north hollywood

                          They have great deli sandwiches that are quite inexpensive.

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                          1. re: traumahound

                            Hi All!

                            I'm reviving this thread because I'm desperately searching for a decent deli in Hollywood (90028). Bonus points if the place is within walking distance from Hollywood Blvd/La Brea.

                            Dying for a great grilled-cheese sandwich, panini, etc. THANKS!

                            1. re: Liquid Sky

                              Not walking distance (no bonus points for me) but Bianca's Deli has good panini. I've never had their grilled cheese.

                              Bianca's Deli
                              1307 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

                              1. re: Servorg

                                Thanks, Servorg. I thought there was something closer... like on Sunset (between Highland and Vine), but can't seem to find it!!!!

                                1. re: Liquid Sky

                                  I've never eaten lunch at The Fabiolus Cafe, but it does offer cheesy panini on the Lunch Menu ...

                                  Fabiolus Cafe (323) 467-2882
                                  6270 Sunset Blvd, 90028 (just east of Vine)

                                  Fabiolus Cafe
                                  6270 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

                          2. Similar to Bay Cities is All About the Bread on Melrose, just west of La Brea. They have great sandwiches and it's just as delicious but a lot less hectic than Bay Cities.

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