Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (coming out Oct. 3), we'll be bringing you periodic lists of some of the best things we've found to eat and drink around town. Ice cream sandwiches and bowls of tsukemen, fish tacos and dan dan mian, cups of boba and glasses of booze. Read on.
|Farmers sandwich at Daily Dose|
A vegetarian, or more colloquially "veggie," sandwich is something that often used to taste like an afterthought, running the checklist of the same two or three ingredient combinations. You can almost always count on grilled cheese with American cheddar. Maybe some roasted squash or eggplant with Swiss cheese between slices of sourdough bread. If you were lucky, you just might get a swipe of pesto. Otherwise, maybe some mozzarella with tomato and basil leaves in a ciabatta, masquerading as a Caprese panini. You get the picture.
It's not to say there hasn't always been a community of chefs and bakers in Los Angeles who respect the possibilities of a veggie sandwich. It's just that, more often than not, they were dotted around the Westside. The veggie sandwich options have improved in quality and style, thankfully, in the past few years, maybe because more Angelenos have gone vegetarian. It helps, too, that farmers markets continue to pop up practically in our backyards, giving us fresh produce to cook with. Turn the page for our favorites among a growing list of great vegetarian sandwiches around town.More »