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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 their embellishments work wonders. Learn about some of the best Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches in Los Angeles.
Chef Trevor Faris and wife Kelley now have Hank’s Bagels locations in Burbank, Calabasas and Sherman Oaks. Build a winning BLT by pairing an everything bagel ($2.50) with spicy maple-glazed bacon ($4), tomato ($0.75), leafy greens ($1.25) and aioli.
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo start days in style at four Jon & Vinny’s locations with their BLT ($18). Thick grilled ciabatta slabs bookend thicc bacon, runny fried egg, tomato, arugula, and aioli. Open wide. This sandwich is a beast.
Little Nelly, Whoa Nelly Catering’s market in Burbank’s Magnolia Park District, serves a sumptuous seasonal BLT ($14) featuring heirloom tomato, little gem lettuce, smoked paprika aioli and four crispy bacon slices between soft Céor bread.
Lodge Bread chef-owners Or Amsalam and Alexander run locations in Culver City, Mid-City and Woodland Hills. Their BLT ($17) is a towering sandwich with applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on soft, thick sourdough.
When they have house-cured pork belly, Maple Block Meat Co. serves an off-menu BLT. Chef Rudy Suazo smokes, grills, and glazes bacon with honey pepper sauce. Heirloom tomato, butter lettuce and Alabama white sauce join the fun in a brioche bun.
At Penny Oven bakery-cafe in Eagle Rock, chef-owner Michelle Wilton serves a BLT ($12) with crispy, plentiful bacon, romaine lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and mayo on crusty, house-baked whole wheat sourdough bread.