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The Best Thanksgiving Sandwiches In L.A.

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Can't wait for Turkey Day to get your tryptophan fix? Here are some our favorite sammies that feature the bird and all the fixins.

Village Bakery

The Los Feliz cafe's Thanksgiving on a Bun ($9.75) features freshly roasted turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, and fresh cranberry sauce served on a bakery bun. The soft sourdough roll soaks up the gravy quite nicely, and the cranberries are served on the side so as not to get too soggy. The real highlight of the sandwich is the turkey, though. If only your mother-in-law could find a way to make the bird's breast this succulent and juicy.

Village Bakery is located at 3119 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, (323) 662-8600

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Delaware-based sub chain Capriotti's opened their first shop in California a few years ago to much fanfare, and once you try their best-selling Bobbie sammie you'll see why. Though they now have several locations, there's still great care put into their hallmark sandwich. It's made with hand pulled, slow-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, house made stuffing, and mayo served on a giant roll that can stand up to all the accouterment.

Capriotti's is located at 16101 Ventura Blvd, Encino, (818) 986-2838


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Mendocino Farms

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The only problem we have with Mendocino Farms is that there are just too many great sandwiches on the menu to choose from. Looking at their chalkboard is the ultimate inner battle. If you can stray from their korubata pork belly bahn mi or modern tuna melt, go for the seasonal turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, sausage stuffing, cranberries, and delicate turkey breast on wheat bread is a winner. But it's only around for a few months, so get your fix while you can.

Mendocino Farms is located at 14141 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)205-9744


To really get you into the holiday mood, head on over to Simplethings where you can grab a Thanksgiving sandwich made of roast turkey, cranberry chutney, jalapeño cornbread stuffing, and sage gravy on a michetti roll. Have that with a side of the vegan butternut squash soup with coconut, curry, ginger, coconut milk, and chive oil, and you'll be feeling toasty in no time. Plus, you can pick up your Turkey Day pies while you're at it.

Simplethings is located at 8310 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, (323) 592-3390