Top Los Angeles BLTs: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches

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Valley Village's Harvest Moon Kitchen + Marketplace shares a name with a great Neil Young song/album. Their BLT ($15.95) combines sweet & spicy bacon (mainly sweet), Roma tomato, lemon aioli, organic arugula on buttery grilled country white bread.


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.

BLT 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.

BLT Los Angeles

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Blog Comments

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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