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This sandwich is so good, two L.A. restaurants claim they invented it

Cheapism Logo By Danny Jensen of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 50: Philippe The Original Los AngelesFor the uninitiated, a French Dip is a big, hot sandwich on a crunchy French roll, made with roast beef (though it could be ham, turkey, pastrami, or even lamb), and served with a side of jus — a beef broth from the cooking process — for dipping. Philippe's in downtown L.A. claims to have invented the sandwich around 100 years ago, though nearby Cole's makes the same claim — so it's a good idea to taste test both. Just don't bother with mayonnaise. This place is famous for its hot mustard. Breakfast is available, too. The folks Philippe The Original plan to reopen for takeout and delivery on April 1, according to their website.This L.A. staple is a favorite among locals, but there are more delicious deli sandwiches to be had across America. Keep reading for the top choice in each state.Note: While many states have ordered restaurants to close to dine-in customers, all of the restaurants and other venues on this list are offering delivery or to-go orders as of March 25.Related: 25 Best Delis Across America

California: French Dip

Philippe The Original
Los Angeles
For the uninitiated, a French Dip is a big, hot sandwich on a crunchy French roll, made with roast beef (though it could be ham, turkey, pastrami, or even lamb), and served with a side of jus — a beef broth from the cooking process — for dipping. Philippe's in downtown L.A. claims to have invented the sandwich around 100 years ago, though nearby Cole's makes the same claim — so it's a good idea to taste test both. Just don't bother with mayonnaise. This place is famous for its hot mustard. Breakfast is available, too. The folks Philippe The Original plan to reopen for takeout and delivery on April 1, according to their website.

This L.A. staple is a favorite among locals, but there are more delicious deli sandwiches to be had across America. Keep reading for the top choice in each state.

Note: While many states have ordered restaurants to close to dine-in customers, all of the restaurants and other venues on this list are offering delivery or to-go orders as of March 25.

Related: 25 Best Delis Across America

© Philippe the Original/Yelp

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