Put down the kale and eat some bread, Los Angelenos.
#3 Soppressata Salami at Larchmont Wine & Cheese
The sandwich sounds simple: Soppressata salami, mixed greens, provolone, balsamic vinegar, and a sun-dried tomato spread on a baguette. But each ingredient is so fresh and delicious — the bread so light and crispy, the spread so rich and flavorful — that it makes this sandwich transcendent. You can sub the baguette for ciabatta if you want, but the baguette is really the way to go.
The Godmother at Bay Cities Italian Deli
You can't talk about sandwiches in LA without mentioning the Godmother. The bread has that nice crispy outer layer but is chewy underneath, and the ingredients are always fresh. This sandwich has been featured on Food Network and is so famous, you'll often find lines out the door on weekends with people waiting to order one. Pro tip: order online in advance and go pick up your sandwich in the back of the shop.
The Godfather at All About The Bread
As the name implies, this deli really is all about the perfectly crispy, chewy bread, so it doesn't even matter all that much which sandwich you choose. However, the Godfather is always a good choice, especially if you don't want to make the trip to Santa Monica for Bay Cities.