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Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen

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Our BuzzFeed sandwich adventure has been getting some great press online!

The shoot brought us to some new places; one gem I couldn’t wait to share is Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen.


The shop has been around since 1948 but Christian Kneedler took over and gave it an update.

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I fell in love with the shop, the space…

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Must admit, I did not care for this salty black licorice…

DSCN6713…but I DID gobble up the rest of the gummy/sour treats.  I also LOVED the shrimp sandwich (aka Skagen) you see in the video.  Their breakfast sandwich recently made LA Weekly’s list too!

P.S. – My favorite places to eat in LA are being featured on The Rex App’s blog – Olson’s would’ve definitely been on the list, but I did the interview before the sandwich shoot!

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Swingers Coffee Shop

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Since I’m always trying new restaurants for the blog, I’m not really a regular anywhere anymore (other than ice cream places).   When we first moved to Los Angeles, we ate at Swingers a lot.  I remember it being a fun, casual place with good vegetarian options…


…not to be confused with the 101 Coffee Shop, from the MOVIE Swingers (which I’ve actually never been to).


I got a Vegan Cobb – sautéed tofu, soy cheese, avocado, tomatoes, crispy onions, and carrots with tahini-dill dressing on the side…


…Abe had the Veggie Joe – soyrizo, veggie chili, and cheddar cheese.  (You can get these vegan-ized, too.)


Both were solid dishes – and the ambiance was low-key (which I love).  Why did it take us so long to come back?  It’s so money, baby!

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