Because of crazy work hours, I literally didn't have any food or drink at my place, so I've been buying all my meals on the run. Decided to make it a challenge: Monday Famima vs. Wednesday Starbuck's... both within a block at 8th & Figueroa downtown.
Famima, $4.85 for the egg, havarti cheese, spinach sandwich. Sounded so promising, but the break was tasteless, the cheese was charred on the grill (that's griller's error though), and really, no flavor. None.
Based on LA Times review, ordered the Starbuck's Forest ham Sandwich. At $2.85, was cheaper and tastier. Loved the muffin taste, ham was delish, egg was crispy on the edges. My complaints were my greasy hands, the ham was piled in the middle of the sandwich so that I had to take it apart and spread the ham out (making my hands greasier), and oh, the line out the door.
So, other than a farther walk and the wait, Starbuck's is the better value and I get the pleasure of not ordering coffee since we get Peet's in the office.
Fortunately, yesterday I finally stocked up on groceries at the new DT Ralph's...loved that I got do a whole lot of shopping without much a crowd. Hope it stays in business.