Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The DELI UP WHITTIER'S SANDWICH SHOP

Every city you travel to has "A Place", a pizza place, a burger place, a fish taco place, a Mexican food place. You know, "A Place." In today's day and age it is hard to open up a business and have it be, that place. Actually it is almost impossible. The market is flooded with so much of the same ole, same ole. New food fads come and go every single day. But every now and again someone comes along and clears everything off of the table with one swing of the arm. Ladies and gentleman I would like to introduce you to  

The DELI UP 
Whittier's Sandwich Shop
7701 Painter 
Whittier 90602
562-632-111

Owner Nikomi Arroyo has a heart bigger than a Meatball Sandwich!
Pictured here with Artist Gene Alfaro
Owners of Phlight Restaurant Jay and Nikomi Arroyo, along with brother Steven Arroyo; Owner of Escuela Taqueria created the Deli Up. Located on the corner of Painter Ave and Walnut St. honestly, they could not have picked a better location. Established in March of 2016 the Deli Up has managed to give Whittier the feeling it has been here for years. Aesthetically pleasing inside and out the Deli Up is my kind of place.

Private Party Events 
Available 
562-632-1111
Accommodates up to 50 Guests

The folks at the Deli Up hit a grand slam with the design and feel
of this great hometown deli. 
Follow #thedeliup on Instagram

We live in a world where fast food is the norm and patience has become a thing of the past. The quality of food has taken a hit and mediocrity has become acceptable. This kind of thinking has left gaps in the food industry and the Deli Up stepped up and filled the sandwich gap right here in Whittier. They have managed to give us a fresh take on a classic deli concept. Slow your roll and take the time to enjoy something made with quality and care. You deserve it.

Hands down the best meatball sandwich in town.
If you don't believe me stop by and try it for yourself. 
Catering 
Sandwich Tray $45-$60 = Serves 12
Salad 1/2 Tray $30 = Serves 15
Salad Full Tray $55 = Serves 35
The Deli Up has their bread delivered daily. 
Please place order 48 hours prior to serving. 

Chris Martinez is always here at the Deli Up serving up
Smiles. Long time Whittier resident and partner of the Deli Up
Veggie Options Available!

Owners Nikomi and Jay Arroyo have taken their years of experience and success in the restaurant industry and created something unique and original to Whittier for the people of Whittier. The Deli Up effortlessly weaves in help from others by offering up delicious handmade pies from Aunties Bakery and cold-pressed juices from Bailey's Juicery. You can even get your order delivered locally. Check out #Uptown_Courier on Instagram for delivery details. 

BEER & WINE SOLD HERE

Every sandwich is hand made with care. This is
"The Italian" Marlon Brando would have had trouble finishing this thing off!
Follow the Deli Up on Facebook
search #thedeliup 

The Deli Up is all about serving up the best rustic sandwiches you will ever eat right here in Whittier. Using the best quality meats and cheeses. Their delicious ciabatta rolls are delivered daily.

Bowie with the best bread in town!
As mentioned these sandwiches can be ordered to go or for dining in. I recommend taking the time to dine in so you can fully enjoy the Deli Up experience. With so many sandwich, salad & side options to choose from you must stop by and try The Deli Up. Ask for "spicy hots."

Hours:
Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12 - 5pm

Check out The Deli Up Online

An amazing group of people doing something special 
A huge thank you and congrats to all of the employees and partners at
The Deli Up.
I am so proud to have a sandwich shop like this in my hometown.
"Whittier's Sandwich Shop"

THANK YOU!
Jay and Nikomi Arroyo, Steven Arroyo, Irene Garcia, Manuel Bogosian, Chris Martinez, Art Martinez, Rio Arroyo,
Alfredo Arroyo, Jack Bunnett










RIP OFFICER KIETH BOYER

Yesterday was an incredibly tough day, Whittier lost one of our own. Keith Boyer was a Whittier local who grew up here in Whittier. He attended La Serna High School and protected and served our community for 27 years. Obviously there are no words that can express the heart ache of this tragic event. My thoughts and prayers are with Keith and his family.  

 Keith was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.
I was amazing to see the people of Whittier come out and pay their respects to Keith Boyer last night at the candle light vigil. We stood side by side and prayed, cried and resolved to stay strong, Whittier Strong. We were there for Keith and we were there to let people know that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our town. This incident was another harsh reminder that every single day that we have with our family is a gift. Relish it and thank God that you get to go home to your family tonight. God Bless you Keith I was lucky to have known you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Actor Danny De La Paz, Whittier Native

Recently I had the good fortune to interview Actor, Producer and Whittier Native Danny De La Paz. Danny starred in his first major movie role at the age of 19, playing Chuco Avila in Boulevard Nights. He also had an unforgettable roll in the epic Chicano Drama American Me, playing Big Puppet. Danny's career has spanned over thirty five years with countless television and movie credits to his name. He even appeared in a movie with Sean Connery, the movie was titled CUBA. 

"I had to pinch myself everyday. I was walking on the Warner Bros. 
Lot on this big production movie and I was the star." DDLP


Whittier local Danny De La Paz starred in his firstfeature film at age 19 in 1979

Danny stumbled across the My Whittier blog and was stunned by all of the memories that came flooding back to him. Memories of his childhood in Whittier, memories of a different era. Danny reached out to me and was very complimentary of our blog and expressed interest in being interviewed on our podcast. I obviously jumped at the opportunity to interview and talk with one of Whittier's first sons of the cinema. 

Danny De La Paz was born at Murphy Memorial Hospital
in 1957. He fondly remembers the huge circular driveway and beautiful
trees that lined the street leading up to the hospital. 

"After they tore down the hospital I remember going up there years later. I stood on top of the broken rocks where the hospital once stood and reflected to myself, this is where my mom had me."
DDLP

Danny's mom and dad were from Mexico and moved to El Paso where they fell in love and got married. Soon they decided to move to California and lived in East Los Angeles for a short time. Danny's mom wasn't comfortable raising kids in East Los Angeles. She felt there was just to much gang activity. She decided to drive down Whittier Blvd with her best friend and head east. She drove that day and passed through Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, Montebello, and Pico Rivera. After passing through Pico Rivera they made their way in to Whittier. She pulled the car over and got out and decided right then and there that they would settle and raise their family in Whittier, California. 

Danny says when he was growing up in Whittier "There were Orange trees,
lemon trees, peach tress. There were trees everywhere."

When Danny is telling the story of his childhood in Whittier you could hear the adoration for the city in his voice as he is transported back in time. Danny attended Evergreen Elementary School. He lived right across the street from the school but admits he was late almost everyday. He would sheepishly walk in to class and his teacher would look at him and point to his house through the classroom window and ask how he was late everyday. He attended Sierra High School where he caught the acting bug. His teacher saw that he had talent and she nurtured his talent for the three years he attended Sierra High School. 

 Danny excitedly says, "You know that show the Wonder Years? That was my childhood growing up in Whittier."  

Danny would regularly ride his Schwinn Bicycle with the banana seat over to 
the Quad and Whittwood Mall.

Danny fondly remembers the Helms Bakery man and exclaims, "I would do anything to taste those eclairs one more time!" He remembers his bike rides to Uptown Whittier where he would visit the "lady in the basement," who sold coins and stamps. One of his favorite things to do as a kid was to find a shady tree and listen to Vin Scully call Dodger games from his transistor radio. He proudly talked about his dad. His dad helped build every school in the Whittier district. Danny passionately remembers all of the great times of his childhood in Whittier. He said, "The quality of goods back in those days was so much better. The parchment paper and pencils. Everything was such good quality in the 60's. Everything is made so cheap now." It was amazing hearing him talk about Whittier because I grew up here as well and I could relate to everything he was talking about. So cool.

"We weren't rich but we weren't poor either. We were happy." DDLP

When the Helms Bakery man would come through the neighborhood
you knew it was going to be a good day in Whittier.
Danny landed his first paid acting gig at the start of his senior year of high school. It was a Knott's Berry Farm musical review. That musical review ran twice a day, every day of the week the whole summer of 1975. Right after that he started acting in many plays in the Los Angeles area honing his craft. One night after one of his plays someone handed him a card with a phone number on it. It was the phone number of an agent. Once he landed an acting agent he was soon going up for television roles. He late found out that is was actor Damon Evans of the Jefferson's fame that left the phone number for him. 

"You know, To this day I never did get a chance to meet Damon Evans in person."
DDLP

Actor Damon Evans who played one of two Lionel's
on the Jefferson's TV show 
Danny spent about a year and a half spinning his wheels. He says, "I couldn't even get arrested for about a year and a half." One day he was working at Plywood Discount in La Habra and he heard that they were auditioning for a movie called King Cobra. That was the title of the movie before being renamed to Boulevard Nights. Danny auditioned and landed the lead role. coincidentally while on the set of Boulevard Nights everyone was talking about a script that had been floating around hollywood for about four years called American Me. It was going to be an epic drama, a "Godfather for Chicano's." Everyone at the time wanted in on this much anticipated project. After Boulevard Nights Danny kept grinding appearing in movies and television roles for years completely forgetting about American Me all together. Then in the 1990's Danny ran in to Edward James Olmos at a party and Edward said, "We are going to make American Me." Danny was floored an almost could not believe it. So much time had past and playing the roll of Little Puppet was no longer an option because of his age. But Danny's early success on Boulevard Nights allowed him to work in the industry, and travel the world. His experience in the industry and in life prepared him for his role as Big Puppet. His role in American Me among fans is one of the most memorable in mafia movie history.

"Big Puppet was a much more meaty role. When I read the script I knew if this part was done right it could be memorable." DDLP

Danny gave us an unforgettable performance in American Me. His powerful performance
in this movie made fans worldwide.

Danny has so many great memories of Whittier but one of his very favorite memories of all time happen in 1985. It was a few years before the Whittier Bruen's Theatre on Whittier Blvd and Hadley St. closed down. Whittierite's know this Theatre as the "Whittier Walk In." They would show double features daily. Well one day Danny was driving down Whittier Blvd heading home and he looked over to his right and saw that the double feature for that day was, Boulevard Night's and CUBA a movie staring Sean Connery. Danny starred in Boulevard nights and had a role in Cuba. The Theatre had actually double featured a Whittier local and had no clue. He went straight home and grabbed his 35mm camera and took shots of the marquee. I could only imagine how great that must have felt for a Whittier local.

Danny was double featured at the Whittier Walk In
 and Whittier had no clue he was a Whittier local.

It was a huge honor to talk to Danny De La Paz. When you talk with Danny you get the sense that you have known him your whole life. I like to think that a small part of that comes from his up bringing here in Whittier, California. It felt good to hear him speak so highly of his childhood hear in Whittier. He said that his time spent in Whittier and the education he received in the Whittier school system prepared him for his big role in Boulevard nights. "That is the God's honest truth." His no quit attitude, hard work and positive attitude has helped him persevere and sustain a solid career. He embraces the impact his roles have had on his fans without being arrogant about it, almost down playing it. I honestly don't think he gives himself the credit he deserves for accomplishing what he has. Danny's fans continue to come out and support him at every event he attends and he is super appreciative of that.


"You tend to reflect on the past when life gets hard or doesn't go the way you would like. You have to keep moving forward but it is good to look back and know where you came from."
DDLP 

Danny De La Paz
A Little bit Chuco & a Little bit Big Puppet

I suggested to Danny to possibly write a one man play about  his life and take it to the stage where it all started. I really think he has a great story to tell and it could impact many people. I also think he would make a great host for a Poscast show, The Danny De La "PAZCAST." Think about it Danny! A million thanks to you Danny I appreciate you. Thank you for taking the time to call in and talk with me. I am going to try and get you a mention in the Whittier Museum. You should be represented here in your hometown bro and I am going to try and make that happen. So many are celebrated for doing far less. We need to give credit where credit is due and you are definitely deserving of that credit my friend.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

LIGHTS OUT Tribute to Frankie Valli


Don't forget to mark your calendars for this great family show. Feb 12, 4pm. Right here in Whittier.

Whittier Center Theatre 
7630 Washington Ave 
Whittier, CA 90602
For tickets visit:



or call 800-838-3006

Looks like it will be a great show!

Monday, January 30, 2017

El Taco Sabroso "The Original"

Whittier is a huge town with a small town vibe. Often times we forget just how big it is. When it comes to food in Whittier there are so many options to choose from. I love to explore Whittier's food scene. I received a food referral from a friend and oh buddy! I am so glad I finally stopped by to try El Taco Sabroso.

EL TACO SABROSO "THE ORIGINAL"
Family Owned Mexican Restaurant

11503 Carmenita Rd.
Whittier CA 90605
562-944-4841
Catering Available!

When it comes to quality, taste and service
this place is hard to beat.
Original owners Manuel and Zita Sanabria started selling tacos out of a lunch truck across the street from the current location in Whittier in the early 1980's. In 1983 they took over the current (11503 Carmenita Rd.) location that was previously an old A&W Root Beer Drive-Up and cheeseburger stand back in the day. El Taco Sabroso has been the go to spot for many in South Whittier for quite sometime.  

I really like the Indoor outdoor vibe they have going on here.

When Art brought out the bacon wrapped
shrimp it was a real show stopper. Delicious!
In the early years the business expanded and thrived, many locations were added. Since then all but one location has been sold. You might see a few floating around but the location in Whittier is the original. Art the son of Manuel and Zita decided to take over the original location with wife Jessica. When I spoke to new owners Art and Jessica you could hear the passion and desire in their voices to carry on the family torch. They are injecting a new spirit on an old classic, and they are doing a great job. They say it isn't easy but they know they have a great product and great customers. 

My wife said the 
Carne Asada Torta was great and my Chili Relleno Burrito
was one of the best I have had.  

Owners Art and Jessica have great energy and really
love what they do. You really need to stop by and see what they have cooking.

We had a great lunch here and it wasn't to far at all. There was plenty of parking and the covered patio offered a really nice ambiance. Everyone loves to eat Mexican food on a beautiful day. El Taco Sobroso has so many menu items to choose from. Everything from Torta's to tacos, and they even have vegetarian options. I really can't wait to get back.  

Serving Menudo Saturday & Sunday's


Looking to have your next event catered? Give
El Taco Sabroso a call 562-944-4841

This place has been a staple and no secret to everyone on the South-Side of Whittier but it was new to me. I am so glad friend and fellow foodie Natalie Hernandez a.k.a #Feeduswerehungry on Instagram referred me to this place. El Taco Sabroso is now locked in to my Mexican food rotation.

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If you aren't following #feeduswerehungry on
Instagram you are missing out. So glad she told me
about this Whittier hot spot.
As I have said before I am not and expert in the food world but I do know what I like. Not everyone gets the My Whittier stamp of approval. El Taco Sabroso is doing good things and they are making delicious food. If you are looking to get out of your food rut take a drive over to El Taco Sabroso I have a feeling you are going to like it. 

Post your comments below. Let me know what you think and let me know if you have a place you would like me to try. See you soon.   







Monday, January 23, 2017

THE BEST BURGERS IN WHITTIER 2017

When it comes to food Whittier residents take it very serious. Whittier is now undeniably a foodie destination. A few weeks ago we had you the people of Whittier vote for your favorite pizza joint and the votes came rolling in! Pizzamania won in a landslide. so we decided to put the power back in your hands and we asked you on Facebook and Instagram, who makes the best burger in Whittier? Essentially if I had a fifty dollar bill in my hand and asked you to take me to lunch to your favorite burger joint, where would we go? Here are the results.


1. Norm's Famous Charbroiled Burgers


Norm's has been a staple here in Whittier for quite sometime. Serving up charbroiled goodness seven days a week. Whittier locals can smell the aroma of these charbroiled burgers for miles and miles. Norm's faithful following will tell you it is not just about the burgers. Norm's is also known for their delicious pastrami sandwiches, onion rings, shakes, breakfast burritos and so much more. Congratulations Norm's you are Whittier's # 1 choice for best burger!

Norm's Famous
Charbroiled Burgers
14244 Whittier Blvd
Whittier, CA 90605
562-693-8616

Follow Norm's on Facebook

Located in the perfect spot Norm's in
Whittier has been making people happy for years.
Is it the sauce or the shredded lettuce? Maybe it is the crispy bacon or pickles? I have no idea what makes Norm's burgers taste so darn good but they just do.


Lauren Clemens showing us why Norm's is #1

2. Big D's Burger

As we all know there seems to be a burger joint on every street corner in every town. The "Burger Game" is on overload! So how did Big D's Burgers do the impossible? They have managed to be totally unique and original in a world of mediocrity and copy cats. Big D's is serving up burger masterpieces right here in the city of Whittier. 

Big D's Burger
10722 Beverly Blvd
Whittier, CA 90601 


Follow Big D's Burgers on Facebook, Twitter &
YouTube

You have to see these to believe it. Big D's has mastered the craft of the gourmet burger using only the freshest quality of Angus organic grass fed meat. They hand select each and every organic vegetable. Big D's uses only the best deli select cheeses and breads. All of their sauces are proudly made from scratch to eliminate dyes and unwanted artificial ingredients. When you are ready to take your burger eating escapades to the next level visit Big D's Burgers. 

Check out the "Fat Boy" Burger named in honor of
Brandon Swope of Two Felons Skateshop. Simply amazing.

3. The Bottle Room

As you can see the people of Whittier are serious about food. You guys voted for the best of the best in Whittier. Whittier foodies aren't just about fast food fixes you want good quality eats and that is why you made The Bottle Room your number three on this years best burger list. Located in the heart of Uptown Whittier the Bottle Room is serving upscale pub fare with craft beer and wine pairings without being pretentious. What a concept!

The Bottle Room
6741 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier CA 90601
562-696-8000


The Bottle Room embody's everything
the Whittier  culinary scene is doing right

The Bottle Room in Whittier is no stranger to accolades they have been featured in LA Weekly and numerous food blogs but this little piece should have special meaning for them because it came from the people of Whittier. Congratulations Bottle Room you are #1 in the Uptown Whittier area and number three on this years Whittier Burger Vote.

Follow The Bottle Room on Instagram #thebottleroom

Jeni C showing off her Black and Blue Burger
with shoestring fries.
 Follow the Bottle Room on Facebook & Twitter


4. Douglas Burgers 

Love for Douglas burgers has been handed down from generation to generation like a family heirloom. From the South-side of Whittier to the West-side of Whittier Douglas has been feeding the city of Whittier for years. Offering up amazing old school charbroiled burgers that taste like home. Douglas checks in with a huge fan base locking them in at the number four spot. 

Douglas Burgers
13475 Telegraph Rd
Whittier, CA 90605
562-944-0641

Douglas Drive-In Restaurant 
11325 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90606
562-699-7484

Great picture by Jeff Hensley!
I was raised on Douglas Burgers were you?

Douglas not only makes great burgers but they also have great pastrami sandwiches, tacos, burritos, chili cheese fries and so much more. Douglas you have won the hearts and stomachs of the people of Whittier. Congrats on your burger greatness.

If you claim to be a serious burger eater
in Whittier you definitely know
about Douglas Burgers 
  

5. Rick's Drive In & Out

They say, "save the best for last" and for some of you Rick's is the best and will always be the best. Rick's has been flipping burgers longer than some of you have been alive. I mean for real, I knew a dude who did fifteen years in jail and when he got out he asked, "Hey bro, is Ricks still open?" and that was back in 1984! Rick's has been a staple here in the Uptown Whittier area for 43 years! 
The Whittier location is the "Original" numero uno!

Rick's Drive In & Out
7254 Greenleaf Ave
Whitter, CA 90602
562-698-4464

When you eat a Rick's burger you are
eating a piece of Whittier history.

When you have been doing something for 43 years you are going to have some ups and downs but Rick's has stood the test of time. The people of Whittier have spoken and they say Rick's belongs in the Top 5 Best Burger in Whittier 43 years later right here right now in 2017  

When done right this burger is
close to the top!
Owner Rick Tewes put vision, hard work and heart in to his business and made Rick's Drive In & Out a delicious part of the Whittier landscape. Uptown Whittier would not have the same feel if Rick's wasn't posted up on the corner of Penn and Greenleaf Ave. I had the honor of meeting Rick Tewes and shake his hand. He is the most humble man you will ever meet. It really does something to you when you stand next to greatness. 

That one time I went full NERD when I met the
Whittier Legend and Ricks Owner
 Rick Tewes

A HUGE thank you to every single person who voted for the best burger in Whittier. Another huge thank you to everyone who made a comment on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page. Thank you for following us we appreciate you.

If you have an iphone, ipad or mac & Google play click on the link below and listen to our Podcast. We recap the burger vote and have some fun. We would appreciate your listen.











Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FRIENDS of the LIBRARY on COMSTOCK

If you are from Whittier and are familiar with the Uptown Whittier area  you have probably walked past or driven by the odd little, unsuspecting building on Comstock Ave. and Bailey. Over the years this building has blended in to the city as if it were an old painting hanging in your living room. It even offers locals a strange sense of familiarity and comfort. When you walk in you see the familiar faces of the volunteers that have been here for many years. You are visually overwhelmed at first but when your eyes finally focus you can really start to navigate this interesting maze of books.

Friends of the Library

Used Bookstore
6703 Comstock Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
562-696-4498

This odd little building was once a bus station here in Whittier.
In 1980 this bus station was turned in to a used book store. 

I love visiting places like this in Whittier, it is like a real life time machine. I walk the narrow aisles and wonder, how many others have walked these aisles, who were they?  This place definitely  has a story to tell.

Grab a book, find a nook and get lost for a bit. 

Friends of the Library has donated more than $1,000,000 to Whittier Public Library since being founded in 1964. If you love books and would like to volunteer your time call 562-696-4498 or stop by the Comstock location. They are always looking for willing, reliable volunteers of all ages.

Searching for hidden gem's has become a favorite past time for some. A picture hangs
over one of the entry ways as a tribute to Francis Minerd
"Beloved Bookstore Manager & Dedicated Volunteer"

There are so many interesting things you can unearth here. They have everything from obscure hobby books, murder mysteries, children's books, paperbacks, hardbacks, maps, cassette tapes. Magazines for days and don't get me started on the National Geographic section. This is a paradise for someone who loves to collage! They even have a bin for FREE items and so much more!

If this picture makes you feel good
maybe it is time you paid a visit to this little bookstore

Make a Donation! 

They accept Audio books, periodicals, records, CD's, DVD's, VHS tapes, Maps and other items of this sort. You can drop your donations to the Central Library or directly to the bookstore on Comstock. Donations are accepted during regular store hours and on Thursdays from
10am - 2pm

At the Comstock location since 1980

I really hope this was an informative little read. I know there are some people out there that have often wondered what this little building was all about so I was happy to shed a little light on that. If you enjoy books and hometown nostalgia pay a visit to this little bus station turned bookstore. I really enjoy it and I personally think places like this are important to the city's history and character.
Please make sure to visit and make a donation.

Bonus images of my visit



If walls could talk


They say there is no such thing as a
free lunch. But there are free magazines!
National Geo's for days!
Beloved Francis Minerd
Paperbacks as far as the eye can see
The End




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Thursday, January 5, 2017

TOP 5 PIZZA JOINTS in WHITTIER 2017

For those of you that follow the My Whittier Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feed chances are you saw that we had a post asking you to vote for Whittier's best pizza joint. One thing is very clear, Whittier loves pizza! We had over 1,600 votes and tons of passionate comments. Here is how it all shook out.

1. Pizzamania

Pizzamania, this is your world and we are all just living in it. Your fans came out in droves and voted huge for you making you Whittier's choice for best pizza. It is hard to argue you have been doing it right for a very long time. Congrats guys!

Pizzamania
13547 Telegraph Rd
Whittier 90605
562-944-8803

The King of Whittier Pizza

2. Tony's Pizza

If I close my eyes and day dream I swear I can smell the sweet aroma of cheese and garlic, pepperoni and more. It seems like just yesterday when Tony's pizza ruled the Whittwood Town Center serving up delicious pizza pies. Wait, It was just yesterday I was there! Yes Tony's pizza did rule the Whittwood shopping center way back in the day and we are happy to say they are still here serving up some of the best pizza in Whittier. The people have spoken and Tony's got lots of love to land them in the number two spot. Nice job!

Tony's Pizza
Made Fresh Daily
15624 Whittwood Ln
Whittier CA 90603
562-947-0500


Fans say Tony's is the closest thing to New York
Pizza in the city. 

3. Stuft Pizza

Stuft Pizza comes in at number three and let me tell you it was close! Stuft pizza has been in business for 40 years in Whittier. Located in the 90606 area code this has been a local spot for many Whittier residents in this area. The signature thick crust has made fans of us all. When this pizza is done right it is a very hard pizza to beat. Congrats on being voted top three pizza in Whittier.

Stuft Pizza
11104 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier 90606
562-699-1045

I have been in love with Stuft Pizza since 1985

4. Uptown Pizza Co.

Wow! The love for this place came pouring in and it was really great to see. Uptown Pizza Co. is located where the famous Lampost Pizza joint once held court. Following in the footsteps of Lampost Pizza is no easy task and Uptown has proved worthy. They are making delicious pizzas and from the way the votes rolled in they could be eyeing a Whittier pizza takeover in the near future.

Uptown Pizza Co.
7623 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier CA 
562-693-2729

Uptown Pizza Co. has a loyal fan base! 

My Whittier Approved

5. Brickhouse Pizza

Brickhouse Pizza has all of the elements you would want in a local pizza joint. It has a great location, they serve beer, they have a great staff, they deliver and most importantly the have damn good pizza. Brickhouse fans really had great things to say about their favorite spot and that earned them a spot in 

Brickhouse Pizza
7028 Bright Ave.
Whittier CA 90602
562-693-9523

Follow Brickhouse on FB

Great pic Laura W
Valentines Day is right around the corner!
XOXO

And there is your top 5 pizza joints in Whittier. They are all great and we are so lucky to have such great pizza options right here in Whittier. Make sure and try them all! A huge thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite pizza joint! Stay tuned for our next food vote. 

Honorable Mentions

Blaze Pizza is best Corporate Chain pizza in Whittier beating out Studio & Pieology

Barro's Pizza
Marco Polo - Fan Favorite
Shakey's on Washington Blvd
Joe Peep's
Amore Pizza
Ambrose - Not in Whittier