Behind the scenes we’re cranking out large orders during lunch, thanks ahead of time for your patience when picking up. To-go orders over $100 during lunch hours are subject to a 5% service charge.




tren·cher noun \ˈtren-chər\ (from Old French tranchier; “to cut”) is a type of tableware, commonly used in medieval cuisine. During the Middle Ages, thick slabs of stale bread, called “trenchers” were used as plates. After a meal, the food-soaked trencher was often fed to dogs at the tables of the wealthy or to beggars, and eaten by diners in more modest circumstances. Trenchers were the precursors of open-face sandwiches.

Trencher, in Echo Park, is sandwiched between the lake of the same name and Dodger Stadium.

We’re an American, casual-style sandwich spot, with focus on experimental approaches to traditional staples.

We exemplify hard work, long nights, fun, pitfalls, and lots of food tasting. It’s the thrill of the process.


Eventsat Trencher

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In the meantime…

Heads up! New photos at the shop!
We’re proud to host the talents of Carlos Garcia, born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

“The interchangeable nature of reality and perception is what fascinates me; it is at the intersection of these ideas where the line of perception and reality is blurred.”

Check out a fraction of his work, here at Trencher, or his entire works at:
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Welcometo the venue for your next social occasion.

Whether to celebrate or make public, we can accommodate.

Trencher is bare bones and brick walls, finished with donated library chairs. Whether seating 39 guest with elbow room or 50 plus upright, our space is ready to be transformed for your next occasion. Our menu is a “stick to your bones” fare, that can be scaled to fit any occasion.

We look forward to planning with you!

For all related inquiries contact Sheree Hardy: or email at:

Inthe Press

Props and Praise for Trencher

Bread, Meat, Cheese: Where To Get The Best Sandwiches in LA

Trencher, a small but mighty sandwich shop started by three LA friends, dishes out A-list sandwiches, specializing in Southern classics like fried chicken and slow-braised brisket. … a mean pulled pork made from rubbed and roasted pork shoulder, crunchy habañero slaw and a sweet Coca-Cola sauce layered inside a buttery brioche bun. This mouth-watering, finger-licking, southern-spiced treasure brings just enough heat, leaving you wanting seconds.

The Culture Trip, February 2015


5 Brand-New Sandwiches In LA That’re Way Better Than Your Sad Lunch

Pulled Pork at Trencher: If your shop is named after the Middle Ages’ precursor to open-faced sandwiches, it’s pretty much a requirement that you get Medieval when it comes to putting meat on bread. Trencher does exactly that with this new, fluffy brioche bun packed with roasted and rubbed pork shoulder, spicy habanero slaw, and Coke-less cola sauce.

Thrillist, June 2014


12 New Veggie Sandwiches That Are Far From Boring

“The Magic” at Trencher ($10) Echo Park’s new sandwich specialist is conveniently located steps from bars like Little Joy and The Short Stop. Why not start your evening with their balsamic-brushed port0bello mushroom sandwich? Dubbed “The Magic,” it features roasted peppers, caramelized shallots, alfalfa sprouts, and pistachio pesto stacked on a Kaiser roll.

Los Angeles Magazine, June 2014


Trencher, a Sandwich Restaurant, Opens in Echo Park

Trencher’s menu includes house-brined corned beef for Reubens, vegetarian bánh mì, pulled pork, fried chicken, BLT, club, an open-faced salmon sandwich and a grass-fed beef burger. Plus french fries, a few salads and seasonal specials, and freshly made condiments such as aioli.

LA Weekly, April 2014


Trencher Puts on the Sandwich Feed Bag in Echo Park

The homemade potato chips were delicious; we ordered nicely-cooked fries too just because. A kale salad balanced things out somewhat, though the deep-fried croutons added their own layer of decadence.

Eating LA, June 2014

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In Echo Park, 1305 Portia at Sunset, Los Angeles CA 90026
Hours: Mon 9a-3p, Tue-Fri 9a- 7:30p Sat & Sun 10a – 7:30p
Breakfast 9-12p weekdays, Sat & Sun 10a- 2p

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