A few weeks ago, I was walking north towards Larchmont Village and ran into my friend Gev. He was coming from Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese, having just eaten one of their locally renowned sandwiches. He was matter-of-fact about his lunch, but Gev isn’t somebody who goes out of their way for bad food, so I made a mental note.
Some people may start at the top of the menu, but I skipped to #3 Soppressata Salami ($8.50). Thin-sliced, dry-cured salami teamed with sharp Spanish Manchego, cheese, mixed greens, sun-dried tomato spread, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. This was by no means a belly bomb, opting for balance instead. All sandwiches are made with either Italian ciabatta or a crusty French baguette (recommended) and comes with punchy cornichons and marinated olives.
After posting on Instagram, L.V.W.S.C. lovers started commented in droves. Chef Chris Oh even suggested an off-menu sandwich called El Conquistador, a Spanish-inspired option with chorizo, prosciutto, Manchego, and pickled peppers.
This stop made me wonder which other L.A. gems I’ve overlooked. If you have any favorites, let me know.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.