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Aug 29, 2007 10:24 AM

Looking for Tastycakes

If you're an east-coaster, you hopefully know what I'm referring to. I need tastycakes. I've had my fam send out a couple boxes on occasion, but I'd like to be self-sufficient in the tastycake-area. Help me please...

I did read on one post that Philly's Best has them:

Any place else?

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  1. There is a sandwich shop on Washington, just east of Sepulveda, in Culver City called Markie D's and they sell Tastycakes.

    I'm 99% sure they do, anyway ...

    They also sell some east coast chip, too ... I think "Herr's" is the brand, though I can't remember for sure.

    They also have good sandwiches, cheese steaks and hoagies and stuff. A pretty good chili dog, too. Have no idea how authentic the cheese steaks are ... I've never eaten on in Philly ... but they are pretty good one way or the other.

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    1. re: PaulF

      I can second that, Marky D's has Tastycakes. And as a Pennsylvanian, Marky D's doesn't have Philly cheesesteaks exactly, but they're the closest approximation I've been able to find out here.
      And yes, you're thinking of Herrs, Paul.

      Speaking of chips, I'd love to find Gibbles out here.

      Also, South Street in Westwood carries tastycakes.

      1. re: hyacinthgirl

        Markie D's cheesesteaks are my favorite. Though they don't use the amoroso roll, I find that their cheesesteak meat is the best.


        1. re: SauceSupreme

          Agree whole-heartedly.
          Also, that's a great blog, I hadn't checked it out before.
          Are you taking the photos, because they're beautiful.

        2. re: hyacinthgirl

          "And as a Pennsylvanian, Marky D's doesn't have Philly cheesesteaks exactly, but they're the closest approximation I've been able to find out here."

          Have you tried Philly's Best? They're the real thing, even have Amoroso rolls.

          1. re: kyle759

            I must admit, I haven't. Am I right in thinking there are no locations actually in LA?

      2. Fredo's in Pasadena has them. I've always seen plenty of the butterscotch krimpets and occasionally a chocolately thing or two.

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        1. re: baloney

          not to mention the best cheesesteaks i've had out here. Fredo's has become a weekly thing for me which is saying something since i'm only in the area during their business hours on the weekends.

        2. South Street in Westwood carried them, probably still does.

          1. Big Mike's in El Segundo has a limited selection of them.

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            1. re: Dav

              John's Philly Grille in Huntington Beach has them....and amazing cheesesteaks and fries!

              1. re: Dav

                Serious steaks also. I get the 18" and begin at lunch time and continue eating at dinner time.

                Big Mike's Philly Steaks and Sub
                507 Main St.
                El Segundo, CA 90245
                (310) 726-9638

              2. I have seen them at several locations of Philly's Best