I love days when on vacation where there are zero plans. Going with the flow definitely makes you feel somewhat of a local. Los Angeles is one of my favourite destinations, despite a lot (like, a lot) of others not enjoying it at all. I have to admit it is because I have quite a bit of family in LA so the company is just awesome. There’s plenty of them to take me around, especially to those places that only locals would know about.
My cousin Tam, has a few places he wants to take us to. All About The Bread was one of the first stops for the day.. (you wouldn’t believe how many places we ended up eating at, it was so ridiculous).
The funky silhouette wall art decorations
Not only is it a sandwich shop, but it’s also a delicatessen where local and imported meats are available for purchase. You can only imagine how fresh the sandwiches on site would be using this produce.
This vending machine had well over 100+ varieties of soft drinks ranging from your classics to flavours you would never think of. The best bit is, refills were unlimited (like nearly every restaurant in America) and it was a great way to try lots of flavours. I can’t quite remember what we tried but it sure wasn’t anything you could get from your local supermarket.
Love the deli style wrapping. I bet you won’t be able to guess what’s in here…?
You guessed wrong didn’t you? Well it’s a ginormous, juicy and delicious pickle. I don’t think I’ve seen one that size before (things are just starting to sound very wrong in my head)!
Meatball – Fresh Marinara, Steaming Meatballs Topped with Provolone and Parmesan
It sure is no subway meatball sub, because this is the real deal. The meatballs are hearty and are full of flavour. They’re plump and juicy which I’m sure everyone appreciates. The marinara sauce was everything you want it to be – a mean tomato sauce with the cheeses really packing a punch.
Hot Pastrami – Flown in from the East Coast. Pepperoncini, Pickles and Mustard
The best pastrami sandwich you will ever have, I don’t even kid! The ribbons of meat are so damn tasty and tender. The spice of the mustard is just perfect to give it that bit of a kick and the pickles add tang and texture. It was absolutely moreish and I was devastated I even had to share this baby.
The God Father – Spicy Capocollo, Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma, Ham, Genoa Salami and Provolone
Now this is what you call a cold meats sandwich. The meats are layered perfectly so you can clearly see what is what. It was a clean yet fulfilling sub. It’s definitely a classic that you can never, ever go wrong with… ever!
All three subs were delicious. The best thing is it barely put a dent in the wallet. Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact pricing but it was no more than $12 for it, I think.
I don’t even question why this sandwich/deli shop is called so. It really is all about the bread. It’s fresh, it has the perfect crunchy crust for a sub and slightly sweet fluffy and airy innards. The bread is what holds the filling; it is what makes the sandwich. You’ll find that the layers of ingredients are placed so perfectly to ensure they play the role required. It really is a well thought process.
If you’re a bread/sub/sandwich person like I am, this is one place you DO NOT want to miss.
All About The Bread
7111 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046