Mendocino Farms Sandwich Market, known for their farm-to-table sandwiches and supporting local farms & artisans, recently opened its 10th restaurant at Irvine’s University Center! Their goal is help everyone eat “healthier” by featuring a chef-driven menu that changes with the seasons and offering high quality ingredients at affordable prices. We recently sampled their menu and was excited to check out their new location, because it was designed by parents to incorporate a family-friendly dining experience. Now we really don’t have an excuse when we’re dining out to eat healthy!
Peruvian Steak Sandwich
Looking for an option with a nice kick to it? Their Peruvian Steak Sandwich includes a spicy aji amarillo marinated steak with Oaxacan cheese, herb aioli, red onions, tomatoes, and shredded lettuce served on a panini-pressed torta bun. It’s equally as tasty as the sandwich mentioned above. If you like it hot, you’ll like this one.
On the Kid’s Menu
Affordable Kid’s Meals include a kid’s sandwich, a side, and drink for only $4.95. Children can choose from Turkey & Cheddar, Grilled Cheese, Salami & Provolone, Ham & Provolone, house made Peanut Butter & Local Jelly (Strawberry Rhubarb Jam from Coldwater Canyon Provisions) on Quinoa Wheat Bread, served with a side of fresh fruit, and a beverage.
Free Samples from their Weekly Seasonal Specials
They have additional
seasonal soup and deli salad specials which rotate weekly and include a Spicy Dijon Potato Salad, the Drake Farm’s Feta with
Basil Pesto Shells, and Curried Couscous with Roasted Life’s A Choke
Farm’s Cauliflower & Carrots. Ask for a free sample! Seasonal specials can be found online
Fan of the Day!
How fun is
this? Frequent diners can be pleasantly surprised as staff members
select a random “Fan of the Day” to win a complimentary meal on the
house. All the members made an
announcement which can be heard throughout the restaurant. I experienced one just for fun, and it made me feel extra
special. (I couldn’t help but smile).
Open for lunch and dinner daily
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
More about Mendocino Farms:
Founded in 2005 by Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, Mendocino Farms is a Southern California-based sandwich concept that promotes a farm-to-table philosophy by using local, seasonal ingredients in its menu. Mendocino Farms aims to offer “more than a sandwich” by creating community gathering places where friends, families, and coworkers can come together over a good meal, and maybe even learn something new about a local farm or a special season.