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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Vince's Market

Vince's Market
3250 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-4798

After reading the LA Weekly Story about 6 Tasty Cold Cut Subs for $5 I had to give two of them a try. So I went to Lanza Brothers Market and Vince's Market.  Vince's Market is located in Atwater Village and is the definition of a neighborhood market.

Much like Lanza, Vince's opened when the ethnic makeup of the neighborhood was mostly Italians.  There are no tables at Vince's, so everything is take out.  

Super Italian combo, $3.50, salame, mortadella, bolgona, head cheese, provolone and American cheese, mayo and lettuce.  The sandwiches are smaller, I would say about a 5 inch Italian roll.  But they meats are piled high and well worth the low price.

The roll is soft and chewy.  The lettuce was fresh.  The meats were good quality meats that are cut into thick slices.  I loved the richness of the head cheese.  The mortadella is great.

For a dollar less, you can get the Italian combo which doesn't have the head cheese.  But, spend the extra dollar, the head cheese is well worth it.  One thing that isn't worth it is the 40 cents charge for tomatoes.  I love tomatoes on my sandwiches, but 40 cents for about 2-3 slices of tomatoes just isn't worth it.

Ham sandwich, $1.50, ham, American cheese, mayo, lettuce and pickles. 

The ham and cheese sandwich was the reason LA Weekly put Vince's Market on their list.  And it's a steal.   Thick slices of ham, a good chewy Italian roll, fresh lettuce and mayo. this is one of the best bargains in LA.

Service at the deli counter and cashier are both very good.

I prefer the Italian combo sandwich at Lanza but wouldn't have any problem coming back to Vince's.