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West Side or South Bay - best egg salad sandwich?

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pambrain Apr 1, 2011 02:36 PM

I drool over the reviews of the Egg Salad sandwich at Euro Pane, but with current gas prices, can't justify a trip to Pasadena just to pick up lunch to bring back to West Side of LA - any tips of a memorable, good (if not great) egg salad sandwich west of La Cienega?

TIA

PamB

  1. wienermobile Apr 1, 2011 02:52 PM

    Le Pain Quotidien Manhattan Beach, Egg Salad with organic eggs, organic olive oil, capers and anchovies open face on fresh bakery bread. Good sandwich.

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    Le Pain Quotidien
    451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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      maudies5 Apr 1, 2011 04:17 PM

      Le Pain Quotidien makes a great egg salad sandwich. I have had it in the two Brentwood locations.
      For a mayonnaisey version, I like the egg salad at Clementine.

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        paprkutr Apr 1, 2011 06:46 PM

        The only thing is they won't let you change the bread. I ordered it and wanted different bread and they wouldn't do it. We left. They say it is a corporate thing. If I am paying for a meal I want what I want. I can understand somethings, but bread?????????

    2. hrhboo Apr 1, 2011 06:38 PM

      I'm no expert but I really like the egg salad sandwich at the Curious Palate.

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      The Curious Palate
      12034 Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista, CA

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        Foodandwine Apr 1, 2011 07:35 PM

        I actually like the egg salad sandwich at the Apple Pan. I normally skip the burgers there in favor of the egg salad sandwich. Its done well..

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        Apple Pan
        10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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          maudies5 Apr 1, 2011 09:01 PM

          Agree that the Apple Pan egg salad is great as is their tuna salad.

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          Apple Pan
          10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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          Dommy Apr 1, 2011 11:35 PM

          HAS to be with the crispy guanciale...

          --Dommy!

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            hrhboo Apr 2, 2011 08:45 AM

            But of course :)

            I also have to give a shout out to the egg salad sandwich at Bluebird.

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          bulavinaka Apr 2, 2011 09:48 AM

          Second the recs for LPQ and Curious Palate. LPQ's definitely feels like it's inspired from the other side of the Atlantic - the anchovies and capers are the key. Curious Palate's gives some serious thought and focus to the basic American formula, and flourishes it with flavorful crispy bits of Italy.

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          The Curious Palate
          12034 Venice Boulevard, Mar Vista, CA

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            pambrain Apr 2, 2011 10:34 AM

            Many thanks, all - I have my next few Sat lunch picnics well covered - happy eating!

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              bucktown Apr 2, 2011 11:21 AM

              I've got to say, for a classic, diner egg salad sandwich, Nick's Coffee Shop on Pico/La Cienega can't be beat (even by Apple Pan). I go there to get it about once a week.

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              Apple Pan
              10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                VenusCafe Apr 2, 2011 10:53 PM

                The best egg salad in America can be found at Water Lily Cafe, in Pine Tree Circle shopping center at the only stop light in the village of Topanga. It's on Topanga Canyon Blvd (CA Hwy 27), about 4-5 gorgeous miles up from PCH, turn right at the stop light, it's right there. Outstanding egg salad sandwich. Water Lily also makes the only great veggie burger in America, probably the only acceptable one ever. I need to have one just about every week. Get it on a sesame bun.

                The best tuna salad I've ever had is made at John's Garden in Malibu. So excellent. And they have the second best egg salad around. The egg salad at Water Lily trumps all b/c it's eggs cut roughly, and tossed with chunky celery, onion and mesclun. Served on great grainy bread.

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                Water Lily Cafe
                120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd Ste 106, Topanga, CA 90290

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                  pambrain Apr 3, 2011 10:51 AM

                  If only Topanga Home Grown was still in business - then a great double header could be had. Thanks for the heads up on Water Lily Cafe - I'll give it a try

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                  Water Lily Cafe
                  120 S Topanga Canyon Blvd Ste 106, Topanga, CA 90290

                2. SilverlakeGirl Apr 3, 2011 04:18 AM

                  For do-it-your-selfers, Gelson's sells great "Tarragon Egg Salad" that I am addicted to.

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