Get Your Sandwich Fix on National Sandwich Day

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 8:59 pm

November 3 is National Sandwich Day – celebrate this fun holiday with some of the best things between bread that Pasadena has to offer


Melt It!

They don’t call grilled cheese comfort food for nothing – one bite of these ooey, gooey sandwiches will have a tasting the nostalgia. Melt It! offers an impressive selection of grilled cheeses with everything from macaroni and cheese to arugula.

One of the most popular items on Melt It’s menu came as a suggestion from the owner’s daughter. The Lar, tastes like a jalapeno popper and includes jalapenos, cream cheese, melted cheddar and bacon on white bread. Owner, Tim Tabakian, explains that his daughter came up with this sandwich when she was 9 years old. Now, three years later, she is responsible for adding pretzel bread to the menu. The Grill Melt includes chicken breast and Dijon mustard on a pretzel bun.

Melt It! is located at 105 N. Hill Street #103, Pasadena. Call (626) 793-7002 or visit for more information.


Copa Vida

Visit this chill cafe for swoon-worthy coffee and a lunchtime Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese and sharp cheddar cheese.

Copa Vida is located at 70 S Raymond Ave. Call (626) 213-3952 or visit for more information.



If French Dip is more your style, you can’t go wrong with an order from Harlowe’s. This dedicated French Dip sandwich shop prides itself on preparing sandwiches au jus with the perfect ratio or meat to baguette.

Harlowe’s French Dip is located at 43 East Union Street. Call (626) 535-0985 or visit for their beer list. Their website is forthcoming at


Mix ‘n Munch

Aside from making your own creation, you can pick a delicious grilled cheese at this dedicated cereal and grilled cheese restaurant. Check out these upgraded classics.

The MOP comes with provolone, sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions on sourdough. You can add roast beef for a heartier meal.

Or, combine the best of to comfort foods with the Cheddar Bacon Mac n’ Cheese which filled with homemade cheddar bacon mac n; cheese on grilled sourdough bread.

Mix n’ Munch is located at 1005 Mission Street, Unit A, South Pasadena. Visit for more details.


Real Food Daily

Sandwiches aren’t just for meat eaters. Real Food Daily has a vegan take on a Reuben made with tempeh, sauerkraut, horseradish cashew cheese and thousand island dressing
on wholesome toasted bread.

Real Food Daily is located at 899 East Del Mar Boulevard. Call (626) 844-8900 or visit for more details.


Union Sandwich

This homey cafe offers three versions of this classic comfort food. Try the Grilled Three Cheese and Tomato sandwich which comes brimming with provolone, cheddar and swiss melted cheese on wheat bread or go for the three cheese and ham or bacon sandwich on sourdough. These classic, comforting sandwiches are the answer to your food nostalgia.

But, if you want to try something a little different, order the blue cheese and spinach grilled cheese with balsamic jam on sourdough – it’s an ungraded classic that won’t disappoint. For National Grilled Cheese Day, order it with a cup of hearty tomato soup or a side of cabbage coleslaw.

Union Street Sandwich Co. is located at 109 E Union Street. Call (626) 639-3575 or visit


The Kitchen for Exploring Foods

Their Ginger Cream Cookies combines two sweetly spiced ginger cookies with creamy filling and are a the perfect addition to any meal.

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods is located at 1434 West Colorado Boulevard. Call Gourmet to Go at (626) 793-7234 or Catering at (626) 793-7218 or visit


Afters Ice Cream

If classifying a dessert ice cream sandwich as a sandwich is wrong – no one wants to be right.This awe-inspiring dessert, called a Milky Bun, includes a scoop of ice cream, a topping – try the cereal for a nice crunch – and comes pressed in a hot doughnut. The crunchy toppings like Afters Flakes and Cinnamon Cereal.

Although many of their flavors seem to be influenced by Asian culture – like Jasmine Milk Tea Ice Cream and Mochi toppings – Afters Ice Cream is a flavor experience all its own. A Milky Bun’s cold ice cream compliments the soft, pillowy doughnut and cereal toppings lend an unexpected crunch.

Afters Ice Cream is located at 1265 East Green Street. Visit for more details.



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