Culver City's 80 Year Old Secret

The locals of Culver City are a sneaky group. Ask them about restaurants and things to do in the neighborhood and they will almost surely direct you to their bustling, albeit dazzlingly historical, downtown. What they won’t tell you about is a spot that they have kept to themselves for the last 80 years. It’s a home and garden turned market and sandwich shoppe that keeps the grumbling stomachs of its neighbors happy. Jackson Market is tucked away in a residential part of town, so you won’t find it unless you know where to look. Traditional sandwiches, wraps and warm panini are on the menu. Select your favorite. Then, your toppings. An array of breads, meats, cheeses, dressings, vegetables and crispy, vinegary pickles. While they transform your choice of ingredients into your ideal sandwich, you can browse the shelves of juices, tonics, desserts, sides and grocery essentials.

Finally, we saved the best for last. Grab your meal and head out back. You could easily miss the door. Through the long walkway is an outdoor patio with benches, a garden, waterfall and a coy pond. Sit back and open wide.

Sorry, Culver City. The secret is out and we are ready for lunch.