Top Los Angeles BLTs: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches

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The combination of salty bacon, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato and warm, toasted bread may seem simple, but the BLT sandwich can be one of lunch’s greatest pleasures. Of course, for some chefs, those three letters aren’t enough, but some of their embellishments work wonders. Learn about 14 of the best Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches in Los Angeles.

Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Establishments also appear in alphabetical order instead of in order of preference.

1. Chi SPACCA BLT ($16)

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This meat-centric concept from the Mozza Restaurant Group has a clever take on the BLT, which chef Chad Colby and crew deliver at dinner in salad form. Spacca BLT features beefsteak & sungold tomatoes, avocado, crispy cress, and bacon breadcrumbs for textural contrast, and to account for key BLT elements.

2. Clementine BLT ($10.25)
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At Annie Miler’s café in Century City and Beverly Hills, they serve a BLT with fresh tomatoes in-season, which starts in August for them, and an off-menu version with roasted tomatoes the rest of the year. This classic version also comes with mayo, bacon, and iceberg lettuce.

3. Cooks County Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich ($15) [CLOSED]
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At this wonderland for California cuisine, with chefs Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat in the kitchen, the Cooks County BLT combines meaty, smoky bacon, lightly dressed arugula salad and aioli on crusty bread brushed with olive oil. Add avocado.

4. Del Rey Deli Salmon BLT ($9.50)
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“Sandwiches are our business” thanks to Corrina Murdy, who opened in a Playa del Rey strip mall in early 2013, in a former flower shop. During weekend brunch, their Salmon BLT combines smoky-thick sliced bacon, crisp romaine lettuce and tangy caper mayo on toasted ciabatta with silky house-cured gravlax, vacuum sealed for two days with sugar and salt.

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Holy crap. I recently had a BLT for lunch at The Oaks Gourmet in Hollywood and it was incredible. May as well had a slab of bacon! It was built beautifully around (what seemed to be) an entire avocado, heirloom stripy tomatoes and the freshest lettuce ever. I’ve been thinking about it for two weeks.

RockieK, thanks for the Oaks Gourmet tip. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited that spot, but they serve some good, comforting sandwiches.

I went back the other day… there’s camembert cheese on the thing too. Did not have to eat dinner that day either! 🙂

Have you tried Industriel’s (downtown LA on 6th and Grand) BLAT? I haven’t tried it yet…

DW, I still haven’t tried Industriel. Have you heard good things?

Courtyard Cafe in Santa Monica also makes a great one

Am I the only one who thinks salmon on a BLT sounds like overkill? Beyond adding avocado, I guess I’m a traditionalist. I think the Boathouse’s looks the best, which also happens to be the cheapest and closest by – win for me!

What about Bottega Louie? I thought their BLT was great.

Brian, I wasn’t aware of Bottega Louie’s BLT, but thanks for the suggestion.

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