Vanessa Hudgens, Who Has Oakland Tie, Is On Live With Kelly And Ryan

The Vanessa Hudgens Sandwich was once one of the celebrity meals of choice in Uptown Oakland.

Vanessa Hudgens, the famous Salinas, California-born singer and actress best known for Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series, was on Live With Kelly And Ryan, this morning.

Vanessa Anne Hudgens is known for a lot of things, from her Hollywood Records contract to her first album going gold, to her current role in the movie Second Act with Jennifer Lopez.

On ABC’s Live With Kelly And Ryan, Hudgens sported a holiday sweater in the spirit of Christmas that read “Get Lit,” and talked about Second Act, where she plays “Zoe,” a seemingly ruthless corporate executive and rival to Lopez as “Maya.” “I love J-Lo, and wanted to say (to her character self) “You don’t say that to Jennifer Lopez!”

But, with all of her head-line-grabbing activities, there’s one fact that, before today, has done without note: she is the focus of a sandwich at Ike’s Love and Sandwiches store at 2204 Broadway in Uptown Oakland.

The Vanessa Hudgens Sandwich at Ike’s Love and Sandwiches

The Vanessa Hudgens Sandwich has Halal chicken, BBQ sauce and cheddar, and served with dirty sauce, lettuce and tomato.

The Vanessa Hudgens Sandwich was her only tie to Oakland. So, this makes for a great trivia question at The Alley at 3325 Grand Avenue: what was Vanessa Hudgens best known for in Oakland? Answer: The Vanessa Hudgens Sandwich!

Stay tuned.

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