DTLA: Sandwiches at The Hero Shop

combination banh mi

cold cut banh mi


From the team that brought you Black Hogg in Silver Lake comes Hero Shop. The new sandwich shop in Downtown Los Angeles is a clean, tidy shop just a few doors down from Cole’s. When I visited a couple of weeks ago, there was no seating indoors but there are plans for patio seating soon. You could eat standing against the rail inside but I rather go on an urban picnic and take my sammie to a nearby park or parklet.

I wanted to try almost every sandwich on the menu but opted to go with the classic cold cut done as a banh mi. The creamy marinated head cheese and thickly slathered pate  really makes this sandwich. I also enjoyed the crunch of the pickled veggies and soft bread.

I might have to have a sandwich party and bring friends because I want to try the sardine, spice and sour chicken, brisket and blood sausage. There are vegetarian options as well including broccoli and lemongrass tofu. Although it’s a sandwich shop, there are a few rice bowls. The BBQ pork with sous vide egg would be excellent option over rice.

Hero Shop is a great lunch option for DTLA. I hope they expand their hours to later evening hours soon.

Hero Shop

130 E 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014  —  (213) 265-7561
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