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Mendocino Farms
Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms

9.115 reviews
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Salad, Deli & Sandwich
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444 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 627-3262
http://mendocinofarms.com/citibank-building/
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Love the vegan banh mi! The sandwiches here are made with high quality ingredients and the staff really cares about providing an enjoyable experience. The prepared salads and soups ... Read more
are also great and very vegan and vegetarian friendly. They have a unique variety of artisan sodas to go along with their exquisite menu selections.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I don’t really live near any Mendocino Farms but I always get it from one near my workplace. I love how their menus are seasonal and they different ingredients to create new salads and sandwiches. Can I rave about their catering packages? It has everything! Assorted sandwiches, salads and many more. My favorite sandwich is their Peruvian steam sandwich and salad wise the Avocado and Quinoa ensalada. I will not be bored with Mendocino Farms!

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I was looking for a nice, quick and healthy lunch while staying in downtown Los Angeles and stumbled upon this place, and it was a great discovery! The prices are in line with L.A. standards, expect to pay around $12-$15 per person for lunch. I opted for the "blue plate special" which was a half sandwich and a side salad (lots to choose from) or one of 2 daily soups. I opted for a Chicken MBT sandwich and curried cous cous salad.

My sandwich was fresh and flavorful and had shaved chicken breast, fresh mozzarella cheese, delicious marinated red peppers, basil pesto, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, greens on ciabatta. The bread and tomatoes were nothing special but the ingredients were incredibly high quality, especially the pesto and balsamic (I will ask for extra next time)! The portion size of the sandwich was just right. The curried cous cous side was huge, like a large deli portion. I ate about half of it and kept the rest to have later. I thought my lunch was a decent value at $11.

The ordering process was simple and efficient. Once I had ample time to peruse the menu, a friendly employee helped take my order on an iPad. I was given a pager and was told that once your pager buzzes, you head to the pickup counter, grab your bag, then proceed to the cash register to pay. It took about 6 minutes for my pager to buzz. I jockeyed for a spot in the register line (dang Angelenos busted in front of me TWICE!), but I finally got a chance to pay.

The restaurant is located in the middle of a large group of high-rise offices, so the line can get pretty long but the kitchen is fast and they are adept at handling the rush of takeout orders. There are a few tables inside and a couple outside in the courtyard that's shared with the neighboring Starbucks.

I really enjoyed my lunch here and I will definitely stop back by when I'm in downtown Los Angeles again.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I was introduced to Mendocino when I moved out to LA a couple years ago. I enjoy eating here when I get that soup and sandwich craving. Although their prices are a little higher than I think the food is worth, every now and then I don't mind splurging here. Quality ingredients and great service make coming here worth the extra $$.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is a great place to grab a quick bite for lunch. The prices aren't too bad, but the food tastes pretty fresh and healthy. The lines might look long, but they actually move pretty quickly. So don't worry, you'll make it in and out within 15 minutes.

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Many locations!!! Fresh, delicious, and yummy sandwiches and salad

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I've never really been huge on sandwiches but over the years, I've grown to enjoy them especially from places that serve up a more gourmet styled ones and Mendocino Farms definitely does that.

I came for the soft-opening event for the DTLA location at Figat7th and was able to sample a few of the sandwiches. I decided on the Braised Lamb Sandwich since I'm a lamb fan and I thought this sandwich was really quite good. The braised lamb was tender, flavorful and moist which was a big plus for me because if there's one thing I hate, it's a dry sandwich. I hate anything that is dry in texture which I find most sandwiches are. I really enjoyed eating this sandwich, however, and would consider ordering it again next time. The combination of the lamb, red onions and leafy greens was really good.

I also was able to sample the Curry Couscous and a Pasta Shell side and both were pretty darn delectable.

The punch I had to wash everything down was pretty special too.

The sandwiches served here are quite fresh tasting and they use quality ingredients. They get creative here with the various types of sandwiches that are offered so I feel everyone would be able to find something they like. Even if you're not a huge sandwich eater like me, something will strike your fancy. I will definitely be back which believe me, is saying a lot, especially coming from a quasi sandwich-hater like me.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

This place has single-handedly turned me into a sandwich lover.

Large slices of melted brie, truffle mushroom risotto, perfectly cooked asparagus and fresh tomatoes - all in a crunchy panini. Hot damn. I loved every bite. O even ate (or more like licked off) the bits and pieces that fell out of my panini onto my wrapper.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Love the vegan banh mi! The sandwiches here are made with high quality ingredients and the staff really cares about providing an enjoyable experience.

The prepared salads and soups are also great and very vegan and vegetarian friendly. They have a unique variety of artisan sodas to go along with their exquisite menu selections.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

My favorite sandwich spot in the whole entire universe.

First off, let me get this out of the way: Pork belly banh mi is not very good. I personally think it's overhyped. The Pork belly is shredded/dry-ish and the peanut sauce aioli makes the sandwich a little heavy with texture and flavors. I think at one time this sandwich was good, but I think it's not the best here.

My faves so far:
- Prosciutto & Roasted Chicken - incredibly thinly sliced salty prosciutto with soft roasted chicken. I'm a huge fan of the crunch in this sandwich because the honey roasted almonds.
- Papa Mario's Italian Deli Sandwich - a different style of an italian deli classic, with 2 types of salami's and 1 type of ham. I dream about this sandwich before I go to bed, I wish I were lying.
*I also hear their BLT is awesome which is something I need to try next time.

They are great with substitutions, and you can substitute any sandwich (even a grilled cheese) with a honey wheat tortilla wrap or other kinds of bread. Perfect for the picky eater

I have never encountered a rude Mendocino worker, either over the phone or at the cashier. They are polite, helpful, and personable.

Parking in the Watercourt/California Plaza is a pain in the ass, but there is a fairly close parking entrance on 5th. I highly recommend street parking because they charge an arm and a leg for the parking garages there. Mendocino Farms does not validate :(

They also have a secret menu and daily specials that you definitely should explore/ask about.
Working in DT, I plan on trying every sandwich :)

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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Love Mendocino Farms! There are 2 in the downtown area - one is bigger and more of a sit-down, but both locations are good.

The sandwiches here are delicious! So flavorful and fresh. I really like the chicken MBT sandwich for something lighter. If you want something heavier with lots of flavor, try the bbq pulled pork. The kurabuta pork belly sandwich is good too!

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