Sometimes nothing but a meaty, cheesy, sloppy, gloppy, well-spiced and delicious Sloppy Joe will do. And for vegans, there are options of this classic available throughout the LA area, too. Bring out the napkins, because here are some of the top spots to get a delightful Sloppy Joe sandwich.
4824 N Vineland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Located inside a massive beer barrel – with a gorgeous patio out back – Idle Hour is a cool and kitschy spot to find not one but three Sloppy Joe choices. There’s the Idle Hour Sloppy Joe made with bourbon and Gruyere cheese, the vegetarian version Sloppy Jolene, also topped with gruyere, and served on a Challah bun; and last but hardly least, the cheddar topped Sloppy Fries, featuring either carnivore or vegan versions of a true Sloppy delight, served on top of crisp, thin-cut cries.
1253 N Vine St #9,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Messy, gooey, cheesy, delicious – and vegan: that’s the perfect description for Doomie’s Home Cookin’ Sloppy Joes. Doomie’s is a super casual spot in the heart of Hollywood, offering cool and tasty vegan comfort food, just like Mom used to make, if mom liked the idea of saving the planet.
10668 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
A clever and cool restaurant that features a menu of six appetizers and six entrees, The Six includes turkey Sloppy Joe’s as one dining choice. These Sloppy Joe sliders are made with zesty portobello mushroom, turkey, bell pepper, and fried pickle, all dished up on a soft and buttery brioche bun. The Six has outposts in Calabasas and Studio City, too.
1002 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Momma’s Mini Sloppy Joe’s are a house favorite at this charming spot in Santa Monica’s vibrant Montana Avenue shopping district. These are no ordinary Sloppy Joe’s. Art’s Table features slow cooked pork, veal, and beef topped with a smoked cheddar cheese, garlic aioli, and pickles. The gooey meaty and highly gourmet sandwich comes with housemade chips, too.
2943 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
At the eclectic Silverlake neighborhood favorite Local, the hip, often organic menu offers a Pulled Pork Sloppy Joe. This dish features slow-roasted Niman ranch pork served up with sweet grilled onions, queso fresco cheese, and a rich and tangy barbecue sauce, all on a flaky light brioche bun. There’s a vegan version available, too. Don’t miss the spicy fries as a side.