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In the Press

Props and Praise for Trencher

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.

Trencher, in Echo Park, is sandwiched between the lake of the same name, and Dodger Stadium.

We’re an American, casual-style sandwich spot, with focus on experimental approaches to traditional staples.
We exemplify hard work, long nights, fun, pitfalls, and lots of food tasting.
The thrill of the process.

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.

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.

Events at Trencher

Welcome to the venue for your next social occasion.

Whether to celebrate or make public, we can accommodate.

Trencher is bare bones and brick walls, finished with donated library chairs. Whether seating 39 guest with elbow room or 50 plus upright, our space is ready to be transformed for your next occasion. Our menu is a “stick to your bones” fare, that can be scaled to fit any occasion.

We look forward to planning with you!

For all related inquiries contact Sheree Hardy: 612.387.0936 or email at: info@trencherla.com

Join us for our After Hours series:

April 22nd: T Dan Hofstedt is an accomplish singer/songwriter brought up in Hawaii. He plays his guitar in a style unique to Hawaii called “Ki ho'alu” - slack key.
More information and tickets now @ https://tdanhofstedtafterhours.eventbrite.com/

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: Mon 9a-3p, Tue-Fri 9a- 7:30p Sat & Sun 10a - 7:30p
Breakfast 9-12p weekdays, Sat & Sun 10a- 2p

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For takeout orders or for answers to other questions call (323) 604-9621

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