“Farm-to-table,” “locally and sustainably sourced,” and, of course, “organic” are all gastronomic terms that have become more or less synonymous with the city of Los Angeles. Farmers markets and restaurants offering produce and foodstuffs from the area’s farmers and fishermen are the norm — even the supermarkets are stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables grown just a few miles away.
Still, in this optimal culinary landscape, Two Bits Market in DTLA stands out for offering exceptional organic produce, breads, and other products. They also act as a high-end deli — forget Boar’s Head; their sandwiches are made from only the freshest and purest ingredients. When this is the case, it’s best to let those ingredients shine with uncomplicated combinations and dressings, and their Tres Pesos sandwich is a fine example of this philosophy.
“Tres pesos” refers to the three types of cheeses Two Bits uses in the sandwich: Cheddar, Swiss, and provolone. They’re accompanied by crisp lettuce and flavorful slices of tomato that are included in every Two Bits sandwich, and then you get to choose your bread. Though their French baguettes are delicious and pair well with their small but well-curated wine collection, we suggest opting for one of their soft, pillowy rolls, on which they’ll drizzle the most important ingredient in the dish: their fantastic, house-made cilantro dressing. Grab a Pellegrino Aranciata and you’re ready to enjoy this week’s Sandwich of the Week.
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