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Wax Paper Brings Takeaway Sandwiches to Frogtown This September


The upcoming Wax Paper, Frogtown
The upcoming Wax Paper, Frogtown
Wax Paper
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

There’s been a small new takeaway sandwich shop in the works for Frogtown for some time now, but as The Eastsider reports there’s been no movement on Wax Paper as of late. Hopefully everything gets sorted out soon enough, because the neighborhood is still pretty desperate for an affordable lunch option.

The eventual plan is for the river-adjacent Wax Paper to tuck into some shipping containers as part of an incoming mixed-use project, with an arrival for the takeout business targeted for September. But with windows still papered over and a fence up around the place, the Eastsider says the timing could be a bit off — not to mention the necessary paperwork that's still pending with the city which would allow the building to, y'know, actually convert into a restaurant space.

Regardless, Wax Paper should land soon enough, bringing with it freshly made carry-out options from Peter Lemos, who previously worked with Eastside spots like L&E Oyster Bar. In the meantime, you can follow along with the construction on their Instagram account.

Wax Paper Co.
2902 Knox Ave.
Los Angeles, CA