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Best Submarine Sandwiches in SGV area?

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eyeloveLA Jul 7, 2008 04:39 PM

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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    estone888 Jul 7, 2008 05:38 PM

    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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      RoxyGrl Jul 8, 2008 12:12 AM

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

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      Jack Flash Jul 7, 2008 06:53 PM

      Pasadena:
      Lee's Hoagie House
      Luigi Ortega's
      Porta Via
      Connal's
      Fredo's
      Philly's Best

      San Gabriel:
      Stuffed Sandwich

      1. monkuboy Jul 7, 2008 08:04 PM

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

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          nrique Jul 7, 2008 09:57 PM

          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. ipsedixit Jul 7, 2008 10:15 PM

            Pasadena Sandwich Co.
            http://www.pasadenasandwichcompany.com/

            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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              kevin Jul 7, 2008 11:30 PM

              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.

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                andytseng Jul 7, 2008 11:45 PM

                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.

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                  monkuboy Jul 8, 2008 07:27 AM

                  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.

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                    bo_burger Jul 8, 2008 10:09 AM

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

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                  Thaxone Jul 17, 2008 05:24 AM

                  the best subway chain is in arcadia, Trust me ive worked at that one and ive had subway at every other location in arcadia. Its on the corner of foothill and first. BEST sub quality yet. but I quit the job due to the fact of the owner, managing poorly.

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                    monkuboy Jul 17, 2008 07:07 AM

                    If it is managed poorly, how could it be the best Subway? Don't all the locations get their ingredients from the same warehouse?

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                      Thaxone Jul 19, 2008 04:28 AM

                      they make the sandwich the best and according to the formula, its just the employers mentality towards the workers that is bad. but other than that it is the best subway. hands down.

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                    Selter Head Jul 17, 2008 02:50 PM

                    Little Pietro's on North Lake, next to Roma deli.

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                      rablen49 Sep 10, 2008 03:46 PM

                      If you don't mind a little side trip, visit Capri Deli in Covina, on San Bernardino Road.

                      In business since 1954, they make the best Itialian grinders and pizza you can find, outside of the East Coast (where I live).

                      You won't be sorry for the few extra minutes of driving. Whenever I visit the West Coast, that's where I end up.

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