Galco’s in Highland Park may be known for their dizzying assortment soda, but what many people might not know is that they also make pretty decent subs at the deli counter at the back of the store. On a warm afternoon last weekend, the BF and I made a stop at Galco’s just so I could get a sandwich and wash it down with a fizzy beverage.
I forget the exact name of my sandwich, but I think it was the Italian Combo, which comes with thin slices of various meats like salami, a slice of cheese, and the usual fixin’s such as tomatoes, mayonnaise, lettuce, etc. My sandwich was a bit light on mayo for my taste, but the meats hit the spot. The bread was also thick and chewy for people who like that type of bread. My filling was a bit dry with the bread, but next time, I’ll have to ask for the Mafia Mix (marinated tomatoes and onions in olive oil and spices) to be added to my sandwich in order to take advantage of the thick bread.
Although Galco’s doesn’t offer any fake-meat options, the BF asked them to make a veggie sandwich for him with the Mafia Mix and avocado and snuck in some vegan cold cuts from my purse to tuck into the sandwich before eating.
There are a few tables set up inside the store for eating next to the checkout counters, but don’t expect a fine dining experience. A cold sandwich, a cold soda (I suggest Fentimans Curiosity Cola or Burdock Root soda), a table, and a chair make Galco’s a quick and casual lunch spot.
Galco’s Soda Pop Stop
5702 York Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90042