(The King’s choice—very tasty!)
Honestly, I usually wouldn’t drive across town for a franchised sandwich establishment, but when I read about Which Wich‘s (2212 Sawtelle Boulevard) “50 signature creations” on Grub Street, it got interesting. That’s a lot of sandwiches, and I was hoping I might find something outside of the standard “Chicken, BLT, Caprese, Grilled Veggie” offering… (My Elvis experience after the jump).
(It does take a minute to figure out the ordering, at least the first time you’re there)
The ambiance is what you’d expect from a corporate food chain—as little character as possible to keep it appealing for as many people as possible. So definitely no place for a romantic dinner, but totally fine for a quick lunch or a bite in between things (and of course there’s the option to get your wich to go).
As I was a wich-newbie, a friendly employee gave me the instructions on how to order: there are ten sandwich-groupings (chicken, seafood, veggie, comforts, classics, just to name a few), each has five variations you can pick from (for example, Chicken Pesto or Teriyaki Chicken in the chicken category). Once you’ve figured out the basics, you can customize, add, change, subtract, as much as you’d like, indicating your choices on a brown paper bag with the red sharpies provided.
It took me a while to decide between the Gyros and the Elvis sandwich, but opted for the King’s infamous favorite (banana, peanut butter, honey, bacon) because it sounded more interesting. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take advantage of the available customizations (who wants to add pickles or cheese to this?), but nonetheless my wich was incredible just as it came. I can highly recommend it.
I’d definitely visit the place again when in the neighborhood. It’s uncomplicated, quick, and the whole selection process adds a fun element to the experience.