For those searching for Jersey-style subs, the solution can be found at a new chain and recent invader of our Los Angeles shores: Jersey Mike’s.

“I might get run off the board, but I thought Jersey Mike’s was pretty good,” says NAspy, who grew up on Pennsylvania hoagies and subs. “I’m thrilled to see Jersey Mike’s getting some love here. I know it’s a chain, but their cheesesteak is my favorite on this coast. And their subs are damned fine too.”

But let’s be clear: Folks are picking Jersey Mike’s for its East Coast–style flavor, not for its overall excellence. “I’m from New Jersey and no other sub out here evokes a taste of home like Jersey Mike’s,” Mr Taster says. “Are there better subs than Jersey Mike’s? Absolutely. … But for a taste of NJ, that’s the one.”

wutzizname recommends Eagle Rock Italian Bakery as a real contender for excellent subs. “Great crusty rolls. Solid ingredients. And low prices too,” wutzizname says. And Moose sends us to Cricca’s Italian Deli for a sandwich with a good meat portion on fresh, crusty bread. “This is probably as close as you’ll get in LA in terms of being comparable to a NJ style sub,” Moose says.

Jersey Mike’s Subs [Citywide]
Los Angeles

Eagle Rock Italian Bakery [Eagle Rock]
1726 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles

Cricca’s Italian Delicatessen [San Fernando Valley – West]
4876 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills

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