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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Where To Eat: Mendocino Farms

If you want a killer sandwich, look no further than Mendocino Farms.  The farm to table sandwich shop always has a line out the door.  It is because the sandwiches are inventive, fresh, and delicious.  They are all about the sandwich and take down home favorites and twist them into gourmet versions without pretense.  Their salads are equally unique with fresh flavors.  It is a great place if you are with non vegans who prefer meat on their sandwich, but Mendo also offers four vegan sandwich options on their menu.  Three of the items are on their permanent menu and one of their seasonal sandwiches is always vegan.  They also serve at least 2 vegan salad options.

Here are the details:

Info: 4726 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey; (310) 822-2300; 
They also have locations in downtown LA, West LA and West Hollywood.

Setting: Casual and busy.  The kitchen is open so you can see all the action going on.

Service: Super friendly

Kids menu: Yes!

Prices: Sandwiches range from $8.85 - $9.85 and salads are between $9 - $11

What I order: The Traditional Vegan Club is my favorite (tempeh bacon, smashed avocado, vegenaise, pickled red onion, tomatoes and greens on buckwheat), but I also love their Vegan Shawarma (chickpea shawarma, bean puree, tzatzki, red onions, cucumber, tomatoes, and romaine in a vegan tortilla wrap).

You must check these guys out the next time you are in the mood for a sandwich.  It makes lunch anything but boring.