Review: All About The Bread on Melrose — PHOTOS

Hey, foodies! Here’s another review post in conjunction with the awesome food tech company I’m working with. All of the delicious photos are by professional food photographer Eric Shin. Get ready to get hungry!

 

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Bread is just as important as the ingredients inside of sandwich — and truly memorable bread can take a sandwich to a whole other level. All About The Bread on Melrose Avenue understands this and has incredible bread to go with their meticulously-crafted, healthy sandwiches that are beloved by frequent customers like Shia LaBeouf, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Disney, Warner Bros., and more. And right as Mendez told us which stars had frequented the shop, Ben Friedman from HBO’s Silicon Valley came in for a sandwich. Pretty cool, eh?

The crispy and soft signature bread is always fresh — baked every 30 minutes — and it’s vegan, too. Some of the sandwiches even use vegan mayonnaise, according to General Manager Rafael Mendez, who served as our guide through All About The Bread’s many delicious offerings. And the eatery isn’t just all about the bread and sandwiches — they’ve got some yummy sides as well, such as Mediterranean artichokes and cheese salad, Boccacini salad, creamy dill potato salad, and many more.

Check out a run down of some of delicious sandwich creations with their exquisite bread!

The Godfather

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Sure, Bay Cities Italian Deli may have its own legendary The Godmother sandwich across town, but The Godfather is the No. 1 seller at All About The Bread — and with good reason. The balance of the capocollo, mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma, ham, Genoa Salami and Provolone, a spicy kick, and everything else blend together to make a very satisfying and flavorful sandwich. And you don’t have to go all the way to Santa Monica for it.

Signature Sandwich

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If you’re looking to go a little lighter than The Godfather, this signature house turkey sandwich is for you. You’ll find plentiful low sodium turkey and a milder spicy kick between the bread in this offering, along with house-made Italian dressing (“made from scratch,” Mendez proudly told us), pickles, onions, tomatoes, vegan mayo, provolone cheese, and Chicago peppers.

Honey Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken

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“We take a lot of pride in this sandwich,” Mendez told me. “It’s a lot of work.” But it’s all worth it for this very flavorful savory treat for your taste buds. The Honey Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken sandwich features wild-honey-glazed chicken breast topped with fresh salsa verde, homemade roasted red peppers, jalapeno jack cheese, and avocado.

Meatball

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Los Angeles Magazine named this beauty of a sandwich the Best Meatball Sub in LA and it’s very apparent why. The hearty and tasty meatballs come custom-made from a butcher shop in Burbank, the Parmesean cheese is freshly shredded, and the distinctive marinara sauce is homemade. 

Burrata

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I have a love affair with burrata cheese that won’t seem to end. I can’t help but eat this creamy goodness whenever it appears on a menu. In addition to the oh-so-yummy pasteurized cheese, this sandwich boasts sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, homemade pesto, tomatoes, and homemade roasted peppers as part of the decadent taste.

Milan Salami

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This sandwich looks gorgeous in photos and has a super smooth flavor, thanks to a list of high-quality ingredients: Imported Italian Sopressata Salami from Milan, baby mixed greens, extra virgin, balsamic vinaigrette, and  sun-dried tomato spread.

Caprese

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Oh yeah, that mozzarella is just as soft as it looks. Tucked inside with it are heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and sun-dried tomato dressing for a delightful sandwich that truly highlights the flavor of this decadent cheese.

Hot Pastrami

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This tempting sandwich features New York pastrami (flown in from the East Coast, as the website says), which is then stripped trimmed by hand. Paired with the bread, a hefty layer of pepperoncini, French mustard, and pickles — together it creates a sub you won’t forget. 

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