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Unexpected S.B. sandwich find - Eschbach's

DiveFan Aug 18, 2007 02:47 PM

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

  1. Foodandwine Aug 21, 2007 12:32 PM

    Just got back. Had the Liverwurst on a roll. Not bad for $2.98 out the door. Very large slice of meat extremely creamy, pickles were good too.. I should have asked if they had any onion..Also bought 1lb of their ground beef for $1.89/lb "Todays Special" which looked very nice as well. Sandwich was good overall, but I had a wierd feeling when I left. Seems to me that they do not turn over their product quickly( at least from the meat case). I question this because at 11:30, (early I know), however, no one else was there! Some of the meat in the case had some dark spots, not the bright red you see at say Bristol Farms Whole Foods Vons etc. Anyone care to chime in?? Are they more of a wholesale operation? The sausage looked good too. I am assuming that the processed meats rather than fresh cut beef is their speciality..

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      Mr Grub Aug 19, 2007 11:01 AM

      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.

      1. maxzook Aug 19, 2007 09:39 AM

        It's working now ...

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

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          Clinton Aug 19, 2007 08:40 AM

          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!

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          1. re: Clinton
            DiveFan Aug 19, 2007 01:59 PM

            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
              Joe Blowe Aug 19, 2007 02:04 PM


              "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. Foodandwine Aug 18, 2007 02:58 PM

            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.

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            1. re: Foodandwine
              DiveFan Aug 18, 2007 10:36 PM

              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. DiveFan Aug 18, 2007 02:51 PM

              Dang, hit the post button too soon.
              Place entry for Eschbach (isn't working right now) http://www.chow.com/places/4899

              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

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              1. re: DiveFan
                DiveFan Aug 19, 2007 10:47 PM

                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

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