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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

About Us


Welcome to Trencher.

Join us, in our simple space, to pay homage to the sandwich.

Together, Alex, Danny, and crew, create some stately chow; along with some experimental approaches to some of the traditional staples.

We have some awesome freshly made lemonade, craft sugar cane sodas, and baked goods courtesy of Larder Bakery.

We’re always changing up the walls with art installations by bona fide artists, and weekends here are often reserved for a crooner, or a trio of musicians.

Trencher exemplifies hard work, long nights, fun, pitfalls, and lots of food tasting.
The thrill of the process.

Come over, give us a try, it’ll be a notable time.


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.

In Echo Park

Near Dodger Stadium

Minutes from downtown

We are located at 1305 Portia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026, right in the heart of Echo Park. Just North of Downtown, a few blocks away from Dodger Stadium, and close to the 110 and 101 freeways — the perfect central location.

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1305 Portia St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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In Echo Park, 1305 Portia at Sunset, Los Angeles CA 90026
Hours: Monday 11am - 3pm, Tuesday through Sunday 11am - 7:30pm
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