Wednesday, January 9, 2013
3333 S Hoover St
I plan to eat at 5 of the 6 Tasty Cold Cut Subs under $5 that were profiled in the LA Weekly Story. I will never go to that overpriced soda shop ever again. I already went to Vince's Market and Lanza Brothers Market. So, while near USC, I stopped in at Sandwich Island, which is located in the University Village Food Court.
Sandwich Island is a no frills sandwich place. You walk up to the counter, pick your sandwich and they make your sandwich right there for you. Prices are about $5 for the small sandwich, and the sandwiches are huge! I was surprised that even though USC students are still on Christmas break, driving around their new Lexus and wearing their new $400 jeans, Sandwich Island was pretty busy.
Turkey breast on wheat roll, mayo, lettuce and tomatoes; $4.80. The amount of turkey is huge as you can see in the picture. The turkey is decent quality turkey that you will find at any local supermarket deli counter. The veggies are fresh and the roll is soft and has a nice chewy texture. Overall the sandwich is good, not the best, but well worth the price.
Service is great. The Chinese lady who owns Sandwich Island, is very nice and helpful. LA Weekly wrote she is Korean, but I guess all Asians look alike? Nice reporting LA Weekly. The sandwiches were made quickly, even though there was a good sized line.
If you're expecting the greatest sandwich you ever had, don't come to Sandwich Island. But, if you want a good sandwich at a good price, Sandwich Island is your place to go.