Restaurants, Sandwich shops Echo Park
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy Trencher

Just off a fairly foot-beaten stretch of Sunset Boulevard is a small shop named for the medieval, open-faced predecessor of the sandwich. A cozy dining room with a hipster vibe, Trencher is a purveyor of specialty sandwich inventions with novel ingredients, such as hot pureed parsnip served over brisket, or Portobello mushrooms with red peppers, onions and basil. Each sandwich is expertly composed and served alongside homemade potato chips or one of the kitchen’s scrumptious hot sides, including smashed potatoes, mac and cheese or buffalo cauliflower. Try the namesake sandwich, The Trencher, a mix of veggies, avocado, smoked salmon and hardboiled egg.


Venue name: Trencher
Address: 1305 Portia St
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am-7:30pm; Mon 11am-3pm
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Delicious! They were at the Mac & Cheese Smackdown where I got to try their Mac & Cheese. It was damn good.


This place is great—not overly-concerned with being the hottest spot on the block, just quietly making really delicious sandwiches (and fries, and mac & cheese, etc.). Their brisket is AMAZING, but you really can't go wrong here. The service is friendly and you're a short walk from Echo Park Lake (and right across the street from that awesome gas station featured in "Love," if you're into that sort of thing).

Such a cute little spot for a charming lunch or breakfast. The food offerings are creative takes on classic comfort foods, from banh mi sandwiches to chipotle mac and cheese, and the staff are the sweetest. 


Recently had their mac and cheese dish at the Mac and Cheese Smackdown and while it was very cheesy it felt like it was missing something. The cheese blend was great so if you are looking for a classic mad and cheese dish, I think you will enjoy it!


Yum!  Great sandwiches in a small, tucked away space just off Sunset.  The chicken and turkey clubs are delicious, as is the Western.  Sadly, the namesake of the restaurant--the open faced salmon sandwich--is a little bit on the lighter side.  Stick to their heavier fare and you can't go wrong--the dirty fries are decadent and so, so good.