Tuesday, October 21, 2008
For the past five years, my family has driven cross count[r]y to eat at Lee's Vietnamese Sandwich joint in San Gabriel and Fullerton. They have about 35 California locations, in what seems like every city BUT Pomona. They have one across from U.C. Irvine which, until recently, was open 24 hours a day. Lee's has something of a cult-like following, which I will readily admit to being a part of. With the pickled carrots and white stuff (someone help me out here), cucumber, cilantro and choice of meat, served on a fresh baguette, these are the most flavorable sandwiches I've ever had. And healthy too. Not to mention addictive.
While Lee's Sandwiches is the largest chain, some say that Mr. Baguette's Sandwich Shop in San Gabriel/Rosemead actually has the better sandwiches. I personally think that the bread at Mr. Baguette's may be better, but I prefer the overall sandwiches at Lee's.
My husband disagrees.
Some Pomona area restaurants offer Vietnamese sandwiches on their menu, but we've never found a Vietnamese sandwich shop in the Pomona Valley. Turns out Super Sandwiches has been around for two years. I only found out about them when they appeared in a mailer a few weeks ago. Super Sandwiches serves an excellent Vietnamese style sandwich (may I recommend the charbroiled or BBQ pork or chicken, remember to order it "Vietnamese style," although you probably want to manually take off the peppers.) Super Sandwiches also serves smoothies that not only rival Lee's, but the honeydew tastes exactly like Lee's.
The Clockwork Orange dining chairs at Super Sandwich deserve a shout out as well.
For anyone interested in checking it out, Super Sandwiches are closed on Sundays and only open weedays until 6. Which means they have better hours than the Pomona Baking Co.
As for me, it's nice to be craving food that I don't have to drive 20 miles to get.
It goes without saying that we could use a Vietnamese sandwich shop in Pomona. Perhaps one of the candidates will add that to their platform.
More Pomona posts to follow. I promise.