[Los Angeles] Mendocino Farms - for the BEST badass sandwiches and salads!

Categories: Sandwiches, Salads, New American
Address: Multiple locations across California (mostly LA)
Location Visited: 175 S. Fairfax Ave Suite B, Los Angeles, California 90036
Date Visited: July 2017
Price: $$ 
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am–9pm

Summary: Where do I even begin to confess my love for Mendocino Farms? Mendo was my go-to spot back when I lived in LA from 2010-2015 for when I wanted something quick, fresh, healthy and hearty. As I'm typing this, I realize these attributes are rarely ascribed to a single restaurant as they're often conflicting. BUT NOT AT MENDOCINO FARMS! Using only fresh, organic ingredients (sourced in nearby farms - hence the name) and charging very reasonable prices, offering hefty portions and serviced some of the happiest staff I've ever seen in the F&B industry, this place will always be one of my favorites!

I miss it every day since I moved away from California. On a recent trip to LA, I brought a friend who's never tried Mendo and not only did he order a second sandwich after loving the first one (and these sandwiches are not small, I tell you), he wanted to come back again before we left on your short 4-day trip. It's that good!

Anyhow, back to the sandwiches. Mendo is incredibly accommodating - whether you're avoiding dairy, soy, gluten, nuts, or meat - they are happy to adapt. A heavenly place that caters to all dietary needs/restrictions/allergies. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free... come and they'll offer something ACTUALLY TASTY for you! 

Personal favorites (but you really can't go wrong with anything): Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi sandwich, Modern Tuna "Almost Melt," Peruvian Steak Sandwich, Save Drake Farm's Salad

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Mendocino Farms

Los Angeles

Peruvian Steak Sandwich ($11.25) - spicy aji amarillo marinated Creekstone Farms steak with Oaxacan cheese, herb aioli, red onions, tomatoes, shredded romaine on panini-pressed torta bun (avocado +$1)

Peruvian Steak Sandwich ($11.25) - spicy aji amarillo marinated Creekstone Farms steak with Oaxacan cheese, herb aioli, red onions, tomatoes, shredded romaine on panini-pressed torta bun
(avocado +$1)

Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi ($10.95) - playful take on the popular Vietnamese sandwich with braised, caramelized Kurobuta pork belly, housemade pickled daikon & carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos, chili aioli on panini-pressed ciabatta

Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi ($10.95) - playful take on the popular Vietnamese sandwich with braised, caramelized Kurobuta pork belly, housemade pickled daikon & carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos, chili aioli on panini-pressed ciabatta

Custom Salad - butter lettuce & romaine, shaved, roasted Mary's organic free range chicken breast, pink lady beets, green apples, cranberry sauce on the side SO FRESH AND TASTY! One of the best salads I've ever had. The produce really does matter. I've had similar salads before in terms of ingredients but they don't taste nearly as good. 

Custom Salad - butter lettuce & romaine, shaved, roasted Mary's organic free range chicken breast, pink lady beets, green apples, cranberry sauce on the side

SO FRESH AND TASTY! One of the best salads I've ever had. The produce really does matter. I've had similar salads before in terms of ingredients but they don't taste nearly as good. 

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