Yes, we know having a salad for lunch is a great way to stay svelte. But every now and then a girl needs to spend some quality time with a few slices of bread. If you’re going to dive into the baguette deep end you might as well make it worth it! Sink your teeth into one of these amazing sandwich creations and you’ll be in serious carb heaven! Here are our top seven sandwich picks in Los Angeles (in no particular order).

1. The Godmother at Bay Cities
1517 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-395-8279
Waiting up to 40 minutes for a sandwich isn’t something we’d usually do. But when it comes to savoring one of the best Italian-style sammies in all of LA County, we’re willing to do a bit of waiting. This indulgent stack of Italian-style meats, veggies, and saucy fixins sleep comfortably between two freshly baked slices of Italian bread. We highly recommend getting your sandwich with “the works” for a meal that will seriously rock your lunch hour.

2. Fried Chicken Sandwich at Son of a Gun
8370 W. 3rd St., Mid-City West, 323-782-9033
Sometimes we just have to indulge. We might want something sweet like a red velvet cupcake or maybe we just want to screw the scale completely and dive head first into a crispy, crunchy fried chicken sandwich. This no-frills sammy is the perfect combination of Southern comfort with a bit of an upgrade from the accompanying pickle cole slaw and creamy aioli. You may need to spend a few extra hours on the elliptical but it will be well worth it!

3. Roasted Turkey at Potato Chips Deli
308 N. Stanley Ave., Mid-City West, 323-939-8226
Summer is the perfect time to savor a cold sandwich for lunch. It zips us back to days spent swimming until we were starving and not waiting 30 minutes after chomping down our lunch before hopping right back into the pool. If you want a sandwich that is simple but delicious, gobble down one of these turkey delights. This little ditty gets a serious boost from ultra-soft bread, a tangy tongue-pleasing balsamic vinaigrette dressing and a sweet scoop of cole slaw. It’s like summer on a bun!

4. Spicy Tuna at ink.sack
8360 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-651-5866
When we think of spicy tuna, it’s usually wrapped in rice and dipped in soy sauce. However, Top Chef alum Michael Voltaggio is here to change our perspective on this fishy fare. Tuna sandwiches might make some people wince at the thought of a mayo-covered mess, but this lunchtime staple is the perfect blend of miso-cured albacore topped with spicy sriracha that is balanced by creamy mayo. Even better? You don’t have to be a chopsticks expert to nosh on this delicious dish.

5. Meatball Sub at All About The Bread
7111 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-930-8989
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s…well…annoying. But when we’re served a sandwich that sends us over the moon? Now that’s amore! This hot sub consists of fresh marinara atop mouthwatering meatballs, smothered in melted provolone and Parmesan cheese. Trying to find a better meatball sub in Hollywood? Forget about it!

6. Prosciutto & Fresh Fig at Food+Lab
7253 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-980-0833
This small food shop is easy to miss when you’re buzzing around WeHo. But be sure you find yourself in this gem of a sandwich/salad shop for some seriously good eats! They have an extensive list of gourmet sammies that make subway sandwiches seem like gas station finds. Our favorite on the sandwich menu is easily this sweet and salty option. Savory prosciutto is placed on two pieces of raisin walnut bread, surrounded by ricotta cheese, and finished off with a drizzling of their honey balsamic reduction. Your brown bag just got fancy.

7. Grilled Veggie with Pesto at Urth Caffe
Various locations
Angelenos have flocked to this trendy cafe for good eats and serious people watching for quite some time now, but this place isn’t all coffee and conversation. If you’re looking for a sandwich that takes a very un-boring walk on the veggie side, then this grilled option is for you! Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, the toasted bread, grilled portobello mushroom, goat cheese, and pesto that make this sandwich won’t have you missing your usual meat options one bit.

xx, The FabFitFun LA Team


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