Food & Drink

LA's Best Thanksgiving Sandwiches

Published On 11/24/2015 Published On 11/24/2015
Courtesy of The Carving Board
Courtesy of Mendocino Farms
Capriotti's
Earl of Sandwich
Umami Burger
Courtesy of Village Bakery
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1. The Carving Board 7300 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Every item from their juicy burgers to their gooey grilled cheese make you smile and come back for more.

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2. The Vine Street Deli 1241 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)

The Vine Street Deli offers delicious breakfasts, sandwiches, and kabobs. Merging classic American deli fare and Lebanese cuisine together, the Vine Street Deli is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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3. Mendocino Farms 4175 Campus Drive, Suite B., Irvine, CA 92612

Mendocino Farms promotes eating seasonally and locally by serving up fresh sandwiches, salads, and soups made from local ingredients. This is its largest location to date, complete with a kids' corner and a gaming area for cornhole. It's a great place to hang and eat while sipping one of its craft brews.

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4. Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop 8310 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

If, like us, you know this cute little business from its WeHo location, you know what you’re in store for: incredible (Stumptown) coffee and a simple but delicious menu of sandwiches and salads. Really, though, the reason you’ll come back is the pie. From the staples to the constantly innovative specials, you can try them all at “cutie pie” level ($2.50 samplers, and guilt free) until you find the one you love. Or, who are we kidding -- the “ones.”

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5. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop 9683 Wilshire Blvd (& Other Locations), Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (Beverly Hills)

Capriotti’s is not a lot of sandwich shops. The Bobbie is probably its most popular sandwich, and with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, it’s not too hard to see why. And since it’s year-round, you can give thanks to Capriotti’s anytime you please.

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6. Tallyrand 1700 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

They roast 200 pounds of fresh turkey DAILY! Tallyrand's breakfasts have won "Best of Burbank" for years with their famous Buttermilk Pancakes, Omelette’s, Cinnamon Roll French Toast and homemade muffins! The menu includes a variety of fabulous sandwiches, large salads, seafood, top quality Angus Steaks, delicious juicy burgers and fabulous daily specials such as Fresh Atlantic Salmon, BBQ Pork Ribs, Pot Roast au jus, and more!

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7. Earl of Sandwich 1565 S. Disneyland Drive, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA 92802

The extensive menu at Earl of Sandwich pays tribute to the art of sandwiches with fresh-baked, artisan bread and the finest ingredients for its hot sandwiches, hand-tossed salads and wraps, and freshly baked desserts.

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8. Holy Aioli 8532 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (Culver City)

Holy Aioli offers fresh sandwiches, salads and beyond to delight any appetite. From their farm to fork fresh produce, to the Kosher meats, Espresso drinks, and house made Aioli sauces. All ingredients are prepared from scratch with fresh, quality Ingredients.

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9. Umami Burger 4655 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz, CA 90027 (Los Feliz)

The burgers at this LA-based chain are different than the typical American hamburger because they're built around umami, the savory fifth taste that defines most Japanese food. The menu features a range of burgers, but the eponymous one, stacked with umami-amping ingredients like parmesan crisps, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions and ketchup, is a must-try. All burgers are served on a shiny brown bun and taste best when paired with an order of the signature thin-cut fries. One of the first Umami Burger locations, the Los Feliz outpost is more than three times the size of the La Brea original. More upscale than other burger chains, Umami is a sit-down spot that serves local craft beers.

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10. Dave's Chillin & Grillin 2152 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041 (Eagle Rock)

While some restaurants try to wow their customers with a multi-page menu filled with exotic dishes, Dave's does things a little differently. They focus all their love and attention on what they do best: making the most delicious sandwiches and tastiest smoothies in the city! They bake their breads fresh every single day, use the highest-quality meats and cheeses and source their produce locally. The result is a selection of incredible sammies and smoothies that you will return for again and again.

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11. The Village Bakery & Cafe 3119 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Atwater Village)

All their food is prepared in-house every day from fresh and natural ingredients, including farmer’s market fruits and vegetables. Their chef is constantly coming up with new and creative daily specials that utilize the best seasonal ingredients.

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12. Roast Deli & Market 147 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Pacific Palisades)

Chef Whitney Werner is keeping it simple at his upscale carvery with his Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. The turkey is suuuuuuuper fresh, and it comes with lettuce, cranberry sauce, and sage aioli on cran-walnut bread. Though you can’t go wrong with any of the available side choices, get down on the cucumber tomato salad. Or rather, get a side of a whole other Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, because it’s so effing good.