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Jul 7, 2008 04:39 PM

Best Submarine Sandwiches in SGV area?

Where can I find the best submarine sandwiches in the SGV area?

And where is the best Subway chain? The one in Arcadia is just not cutting it.

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  1. They make reasonably good subs at Claro's Italian Market, 1003 E. Valley Blvd. in San Gabriel. Good selection of Italian food products and wine as well.

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    1. re: estone888

      There is also a Claro's in Arcadia - near Huntington/Santa Anita

    2. Pasadena:
      Lee's Hoagie House
      Luigi Ortega's
      Porta Via
      Philly's Best

      San Gabriel:
      Stuffed Sandwich

      1. Agree with Jack Flash about Stuffed Sandwich on Las Tunas in San Gabriel. Good sandwiches and an amazing beer selection. Connals is also good.

        1. I second Claro's in San Gabriel. They offer 6 inch and 12 inch sandwiches as pre-made in a cooler in front of the deli counter. Also you can take a number and get a fresh made one for a little wait.

          There is also Fromento's on Beverly Blvd. in Montebello. Family run since it started just like Claro's and they offer a wider selection of sandwiches.

          1. Pasadena Sandwich Co.

            I like Luigi Ortega's as well, but can't recommend Stuffed Sandwich which now seems to rely more on selling beer and merely using its sandwich business to avoid having to rezone its location as an all-out bar.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              I agree too. It boggles my mind when people go there and "oooh" and "ahhhhh" over the sandwiches and wash it down with cokes.

              The beer really is the thing here. If you you must know though the Italian dressing at Stuffed is pretty darn good, theough the salad itself is quite lacking. And the rest of the sandwiches are a little bit better than your neighborhood Subway. Except maybe for the pastrami, but that too is not much better than the Hat's version.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I agree with PSC.

                And I'm also shocked Stuffed Sandwich got mentioned twice. You're going to have to convince me that the spaghetti sandwich isn't just a can of chef boyardee on a bun. And the sausage is just too damn spicy.

                1. re: andytseng

                  Well the OP sounded like a Subway fan and I'd say Stuffed Sandwich is a lot better than Subway. Unfortunately there's not much choice in the SGV. Personally I didn't care for the Pasadena Sandwich Company - I only went there once, but the pastrami tasted more like thick-cut canned ham than real pastrami.

                  1. re: andytseng

                    Here's another whole hearted cheer for the Stuffed Sandwich. I crave the capocollo sub!