Mendocino Farms

Restaurants, Sandwich shops Fairfax District
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Mendocino Farms
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
"Not so fried" chicken sandwich at Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms is a sandwich shop on culinary steroids. Along with the standard classics like meatball subs and ham and cheese, the shop has gained a solid cult following with unique offerings like their "Not so fried" chicken sandwich, an outstanding pork belly banh mi, and their vegan offerings. Mendo, as it's affectionately called, even added a smokehouse to produce in-house pastrami and other smoked delicacies. You're going to want to leave Subway behind for this one.


Venue name: Mendocino Farms
Address: 175 S Fairfax Ave
Suite B
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 11am-9pm
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There are Mendocino Farm’s all over town, but you can expect a line at any given one if it’s lunch hour. Great for a catch-up lunch or going with someone you just met (you order in line then pay at the register so there’s no awkward reaching for the bill scenario)

The sandwiches are always good and they give you the option to have it on a salad instead of bread. Also by the register is a salad case, which they allow you to sample from in case you want a side of something! 

Cezara P

This is a great lunch option! They have delicious salads and sandwiches but I suggest placing your order an hour prior to when you want to eat. There's always a long wait, but definitely worth it.

Jakob N. Layman

No one does fast-casual, chef-driven, seasonal farm-to-table dinning like Mendocino Farms. Their menu is bursting with flavor and you can always expect their highest quality out of their sandwiches and salads. Their house-made sodas kind of suck though. 

Kate W

We always order Mendo for special office lunches: it's not too pricey, but it's more elevated (and more filling) than normal mid-day options. They have great seasonal options and enough veggies/vegan menu items to satisfy every palate.

Michael J

More elevated than a standard deli sandwich but not overly sophisticated, Mendo is easily LA's best sandwich chain. The "not so fried" chicken sandwich and the farm club always satisfy, as do their seasonal selections. The free salad samples while you wait are just icing on the cake—er, aioli on the ciabatta?