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need sandwiches near Walnut Grove/Valley Blvd

fdb Nov 5, 2007 09:01 AM

I have 15 teenagers to feed for lunch this Saturday. I need to be able to pick up around noon time. I'm not familiar with the area so appreciate any suggestion of good sandwiches. Thanks.

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    Burger Boy RE: fdb Nov 5, 2007 09:05 AM

    I am guessing Claro's Italian Market, call them and order ahead of time, they do a premade basic Italian sub for like $4-$4.50 for a large.

    Claro's Italian Market
    1003 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA

    1. wilafur RE: fdb Nov 5, 2007 09:12 AM

      also look into banh mi's. there are a plethora of choices up and down valley, from banh mi che cali, to lee's, to saigon sandwiches, etc.

      banh mi's range from $1.75 to $2.75.

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        Will Owen RE: wilafur Nov 5, 2007 09:39 AM

        Banh Mi Che Cali is in the same mall as 888, almost right at Walnut Grove, and a hundred yards or so east of Claro's. Sandwich heaven! Claro's pre-made sandwiches are really good, and $3.99 for a large, $2.99 for "small"...which is still plenty big. The custom-made ones can run a bit more, depending on what you want.

        Speaking of teenagers, there was a group of them standing nearby us one Sunday, also waiting for a table at 888. At one point a girl detached herself from the crowd and went into BMCC, then came back out with a nice big banh mi, which she proceeded to devour as a tide-me-over...so maybe my first idea, of getting one large Claro's sandwich for each two kids, might not be adequate...!

      2. CookieEater RE: fdb Nov 5, 2007 09:30 AM

        Claro's is your best bet for location. For more choices, there is also The Stuffed Sandwich. It's not too far from there.
        Menu here:

        Stuffed Sandwich
        1145 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA

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          fdb RE: fdb Nov 5, 2007 05:46 PM

          Thank you all. Sounds like Claro's fits what I need, and good price, too.

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            WHills RE: fdb Nov 5, 2007 07:38 PM

            You might want to try Lee's Sandwiches, although not the best vietnamese sandwiches (bahn mi) in the area. They have European type sandwiches (ham & cheese, etc.) on banguettes. Each sandwich is $3 or less, and they have a big variety, so you can just pick and choose a bunch of different ones.

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              fdb RE: WHills Nov 5, 2007 10:23 PM

              Where is the nearest Lee's?

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                ipsedixit RE: fdb Nov 6, 2007 09:15 AM

                On Valley Blvd., about a block east of Walnut Grove.


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              fdb RE: fdb Nov 12, 2007 09:20 PM

              Thanks for all suggestions. I ordered a platter of assorted sandwiches from Claro's. Basic good Italina sandwiches and very good price. The bread is freshly baked. This place is a gem in SGV.

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