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Dec 14, 2011 10:45 PM

Favorite South Bay Sandwich Shop?

I know there is a posting longer than the Iliad about the favorite sandwiches in the greater LA area.... but a lot of the posting is old... and, well, I have limited time and would like to find some CH worthy places closer to home. LA-wide, my favorite is a toss up between the Godmother at Bay Cities and a pastrami on rye from Langers when I have time to venture out of the South Bay.

So, I was wondering what/where is your favorite sandwich is in the South Bay (in a non-nationwide chain)? It could be at a restaurant or a deli... anywhere really. It could be a hot sandwich or a cold sandwich. Hamburger sandwiches excluded, please.

I don't have quite a favorite South Bay Sandwich, although I did enjoy the Jamon serrano and manchego sandwich from La Espanola but I can't get super excited over it because I thought it was kinda puny.

I'd love some suggestions.

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  1. soft-shell crab at the standing room.

    the anchovy sandwich at la espanola is delectable, but it's just a snack on the way home after stocking up on groceries so i don't mind that it's gone in three bites.

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    1. re: raizans

      Everything at Standing Room is fantastic. If people haven't gone, they should.

    2. Italian sub at A-1 Imports in San Pedro. Unlike Bay Cities, this is a real Italian deli and you won't find any mustard or mayo on their Italian subs, just oil & vinegar and a dash of oregano. Simple and delicious

      1. LA Magazine picked Sandos in Manhattan Beach for their HTC sub as one of the best 17 sandwithces in all of Los Angeles.

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Photo of Sando's HTC (ham, turkey and cheese) served hot.

          1. re: wienermobile

            sorry but Sando's in now closed for good.

        2. Good Cuban sandwiches at Havana Mania in Redondo Beach. I really like their MEDIA NOCHE
          Midnight Sandwich. Ham, pork, cheese, pickles, mustard and a touch of garlic butter. Hot pressed on a sweet roll.

          Havana Mania
          3615 Inglewood Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

          1. I'm a big fan of Big Mike's on Main Street in El Segundo. I know they have another location that is deeper into the South Bay that I'm sure would be just as good, as this is a hands-on establishment. They specialize in Philly cheesesteaks, and they don't skimp on the beef. I also really like their onion rings, which have a light battered crust rather than the more common bread crumbs. They also sell burgers and a variety of cold subs.