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Aug 18, 2007 02:47 PM

Unexpected S.B. sandwich find - Eschbach's

The South Bay doesn't have many great places for sandwich. I like Busy Bee Market but it's quite a drive for me. Romanelli's is pretty good and serves Boar's Head. A-1 Grocery and Tummy Stuffer are OK if you're in the neighborhood.
I stopped by Eschbach's yesterday to satisfy a smoked pork chop jones and rediscovered that they have deli sandwiches. Meat choices are roast beef, ham, turkey, European meats and others that I can't recall. When I got back to eat my sandwich I was pleasantly surprised by the generous portion of roast beef, good cheese slice, fresh tomato, pickle, lettuce on a Guilianos roll. Best of all, the price - $3.75. YES, that's $3.75!!

[bad Arnold impression]
I'll be back!

Eschbach Meat Products
18045 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA
(310) 324-1376
Hours: Mo-Sa 8am - 6pm

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  1. Dang, hit the post button too soon.
    Place entry for Eschbach (isn't working right now)

    Busy Bee Market
    2413 S Walker Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731

    18222 Prairie Ave, Torrance, CA 90504

    Tummy Stuffer
    17625 Central Ave, Carson, CA 90746

    A-1 Imported Grocery - duplicate
    348 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90731

    1 Reply
    1. re: DiveFan

      How could I forget Rinaldi's in El Segundo? Very good subs but can't remember enough details.

      Original Rinaldi's
      323 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

    2. I am in the southbay as well. would you mind telling me about the pork chop.. havent had one of those in a while.. thanks.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Foodandwine

        I'm not a huge pork chop fan, but I like Thick smoked pork chops - the ones I see in supermarkets are too thin and overcook easily into hockey pucks. Eschbachs smokies are also a good price, about $4/lb.
        Heat the good ones in a thin mushroom gravy or even your favorite red sauce. Ironically I need to research the German recipe possibilities.
        Now, back to the sandwiches....

      2. I brought a wild hog I shot while hunting a while back and had Eschback smoke the two hams and made spicy sausages with some of the shoulder meat. They did a great job smoking the meat and the sausages were outstanding!

        2 Replies
        1. re: Clinton

          Where did you bag this hog? I've heard of feral wild hogs elsewhere in the U.S., but not in Cali.
          NOW, Back to the Sandwiches...

          1. re: DiveFan


            "Wild pigs currently exist in 56 of the state’s 58 counties..."


            California Meat Processors and Lockers
            "Eschbach Meat Products .... 18045 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA. PH# (310) 324-1376. He does smoking, which others in the area don't do."


        2. It's working now ...

          Eschbach Meat Products - CLOSED :-(
          18045 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248

          1. Herr Grub has been a big fan of Eschbach's homemade German sausages. Most, esp the weisswurst when they have it, are superior (& cheaper) than anywhere else. Too bad the beaten track doesn't run by.