Daily Slice: Pizza Bread at Little Gourmet, Los Angeles

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Pizza reviews in the Los Angeles area.

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[Photographs: Kelly Bone]

Little Gourmet became my go-to lunch spot during a temporary job in El Segundo. After trying every pizza place in the area, the Cheese Pizza Bread ($2.50) won me over despite being the very definition of Sysco pizza.

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The sweet dried herb heavy sauce soaks halfway through the generic branded "French" bread, creating a soft center while retaining the crisp underside of the bread. A heavy handful of aged mozzarella gets broiled into a brown studded layer that stretch into long tendrils as the bread pulls apart. It tastes like something assembled from supermarket ingredients in a college dorm room—it's fast and uncomplicated. This is not a destination pizza by any means; but it's a guilty pleasure that will satiate pizza cravings if you ever find yourself temporarily in El Segundo too.

Little Gourmet

117 Main St El Segundo, CA 90245 (map)

About the author: After nearly a decade in Brooklyn, Kelly Bone landed back in Los Angeles where she writes The Vegetarian Foodie. She spends the rest of her time designing office cubicles... you might be sitting in one right now! Follow her on Twitter at @TheVegFoodie