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Mendocino Farms

Restaurants, Sandwich shops Fairfax District
4 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
"Not so fried" chicken sandwich at Mendocino Farms
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman "Not so fried" chicken sandwich at Mendocino Farms

Time Out says

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.



Address: 175 S Fairfax Ave
Suite B
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 11am-9pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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Some might say Mendocino is a bit pricey for a sandwich but I think they are 100% worth it. My favorite is the vegan Bahn Mi - I am not a vegan or vegetarian but order it almost everytime. I also love the couscous salad - it's a tad spicy but in a great way. The sandwiches usually fill me up on their own so I'd recommend splitting a side or even just getting a free sample of the couscous. This location has easy parking with validation in the lot by trader joes.


Mendocino Farms is like Panera but better. It's a great casual lunch spot if you're looking for something quick while still being relatively healthy and somewhere you can sit and eat for a moment. My favorites are the Not So Fried Chicken sandwich & the curried cous cous side. Pretty much you can't go wrong with anything on the menu though. 

This is one of my favorite sandwich spots! I recommend the Modern Tuna "Almost Melt" and the Enlightened Falafel Wrap wth a side of the couscous or shells.


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! 


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.


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. 


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.


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?

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