Yep, we love sandwiches at Serious Eats, and L.A.'s got some heavy hitters—Langer's #19; Bay Cities' Godmother; the tongue from Attari. But even as they fill your belly, many of these big name sandwiches have the opposite effect on your wallet. Not to worry: there among the pricier specimens is a bounty of beauties that can be yours for just a few bucks. So, as we did with New York, we offer a sampling of our favorite sensational L.A. sandwiches for six bucks and under. From cemitas in Van Nuys to tuna salad in Larchmont, we've got you covered in the slideshow above.
Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.
Cecina and Egg Cemita at Don Adrian »
Jerusalem Bagel with Feta Cheese at Bibi's Warmstone Bakery »
Tuna Salad at the Panini Cart at Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese »
Wada Pav at India Sweets & Spices »
Beef Dip at Philippe the Original »
Niu Rou Shao Bing at Huge Tree Pastry »
Lebni Sandwich at Falafel Arax »
Medianoche at Porto's Bakery & Café »
Bánh mì thịt nướng at Bánh Mì Mỹ »
Churrasco sandwich at Rincon Chileno Deli »
Basturma sandwich at Sahag's Basturma Sandwich Shop »
Pork bun at Si Hai (Four Sea Restaurant) »
Mediterranean Special at Papa Georges Hy Mart Sandwiches »
Milanesa Cemita at Angelica's Cemitas Originales Truck »
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