Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market has perfected the sandwich restaurant. With five Los Angeles locations, Mendocino is becoming a staple, an institution, a place you know you can count on for a consistently great meal. More than just serving a slew of excellent sandwiches, Mendocino has effectively incorporated local and seasonal eating into their menu. Combine seasonal and local ingredients with superb and diverse cooking and you simply have the perfect sandwich restaurant. And if great sandwiches aren’t enough, Mendocino has also perfected the lunchtime restaurant experience; samples are free and encouraged, food is served quickly and is consistently great, the restaurants are large, inviting, and comfortable. and the Boylan soda fountain is one the best things to grace a restaurant in a very long time.
Tip: The pork belly bánh mì is perhaps their best sandwich; sample any and all the sides or meats you want before ordering; you can ask for two sides in one container; every sandwich we’ve tried is spectacular.
Metro: Most locations are easily accessible by major bus lines; Mendocino Farms Fairfax location is across the street from the Farmer’s Market, one of the best outdoor, permanent farmer’s markets you’ll ever come across, and the Grove, a popular, outdoor shopping mall.By Scott Lerner Scott@TheLaTravelGuide.com