Trencher is an all-day cafe in Echo Park, and one of the Eastside’s best sandwich shops that you’ve probably never heard of. The no-frills space is small, but fun, and actually filled with people who live in the neighborhood. You’re definitely going to want that chicken banh mi.
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Sticky Rice Echo Park
Sticky Rice’s second location in Echo Park serves all the dishes we love from their original Grand Central Market stand, in a much bigger space.
We thought we knew what Echo Park arcade restaurant Button Mash would be. Turns out it’s much, much more.
Cosa Buona in Echo Park proves that a neighborhood pizzeria joint can actually exist in LA.
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The Misfit Restaurant + Bar
The Misfit is located uncomfortably close to The Promenade tourist hellzone, but when it comes to this laid-back restaurant, we grin and bear it.
With Little Prince, Main St. in Santa Monica finally has a cool, neighborhood-y spot for brunch and dinner.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Larchmont Wine and Cheese
Welcome to the best sandwich in Los Angeles. Larchmont Wine and Cheese can’t be beat.
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