Mendocino Farms

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 2 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns + 5 more

450 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Directions

(949) 548-2500
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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    July 20, 2017

    GF options are indicated on menu (substitute GF bread). Staff seems knowledgeable. Fast. Fresh. Had Vegan Banh Mi without lemonaise - tasty and crunchy. GF bread was ok - better as a small salad.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 22, 2016

    Vegan Friendly, with many sandwich options

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    3 rating
    October 15, 2017

    175 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    I've spoken to a manager here and been told they prepare everything on shared equipment. There's even a sign stating that the GF options aren't free from cross contamination. I'd be very careful here if you have Celiac.

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    1 rating
    October 02, 2017

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Cross contamination is the norm. Not Celiac safe I'm

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 22, 2017

    631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Good sandwich on grilled gf bread. I had the Prociuttio and Mary's chicken with pesto. I'll let you know later if I get sick.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 08, 2017

    444 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    It's a nice place and the staff try their best to accommodate but NOT SAFE FOR CELIACS.

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    5 rating
    April 18, 2017

    444 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    super good gluten free bread for yummy sandwiches and plenty of salad options. Bustling eatery in a cute location. Recommended if you want to feel like a normal sandwich eater. :)

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    1 rating
    November 20, 2016

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Used to eat here all the time and be fine. The last 4 times (over the course of several weeks) I ate a gluten free (allergy indicated) Italian Love Sandwich and I had a gluten reaction each time!!! Something has changed and I obviously cannot go back anymore. BEWARE!!!

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    4 rating
    October 21, 2016

    631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Many GF salad options and they have GF bread as well. This particular location says that if you notify them you are ordering for an "allergy" they will assign one employee to make the order themselves (as opposed to the normal production line) in order to minimize risk of contamination. The kitchen is open and viewable as in all locations so you can see if they're doing it right. Worth mentioning the food here is really good!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 07, 2016

    631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Not celiac friendly. They take zero precautions for cross contamination. It's specifically stated that it's not safe for celiacs. So how they can label it as gluten free is silly. All these positive reviews are clearly by a bunch of people who have a made up allergy.

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 06, 2016

    7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

    Maybe not celiac friendly, as they told me there could be some cross contamination. But for my wheat allergy, I don't notice this sort of thing. Very tasty GF sandwich and salad. I also sampled a GF chicken tortilla soup, which I hope to try another time. Friendly people too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 20, 2016

    4187 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

    They have things clearly marked and have gf bread. Love their sandwiches and salads.

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    5 rating
    April 12, 2016

    631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    The sandwiches & salads here are so good! They use bread from Rising Hearts bakery (extra charge) & when you order gluten-free & specify that it's an allergy they change their gloves & such. The menu is clearly marked with what can be made gluten-free. It's the only place I ever order GF sandwiches from. So good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 02, 2016

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Amazing gluten free bread. Love this place.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    March 13, 2016

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Asked employee about CC issues when walked in, was assured they use separate panini presses for GF & wheat products. Placed order, then told by man behind counter, they use same press, wouldn't put anything in it to prevent CC, & showed us the statement on their menu stating they used shared equipment. Needless to say, we left. This is not Gluten Free, you can offer as many GF products as you want, but when you don't try to prevent CC, it's NOT Gluten Free.

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    5 rating
    February 06, 2016

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Yum! Their gluten free bread is pretty good. Turkey club with avocado!! They have an allergy button that they push and the workers lay down a piece of paper and change their gloves to accommodate you. They usually have a gluten free soup too.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    January 10, 2016

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    I wanted to try this place but was immediately informed that they don't take precautions to prevent cross-contamination.

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    5 rating
    November 20, 2015

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    I got the gluten free tuna melt with no red onions. The bread was so tasty, with a sweet nutty flavor, and the veggies were fresh and colorful. The tuna melt was made with veganaise, so I didn't have to worry about my food, it was perfect. :)

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    5 rating
    September 27, 2015

    7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

    Best sandwiches i ever had!! And All option for Gluten Free :)!!!

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    5 rating
    May 21, 2015

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    Probably my favorite sandwich place ever! All their food is from local farms. Even their beer, soda and chips are fun brands that you don't see everywhere. Their sandwiches are unique and delicious and their gluten free bread is pretty good. Several gluten free sandwich items that are clearly marked and they're sensitive to allergies.

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    1 rating
    February 27, 2015

    444 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    very disappointed, it is not gluten-free, they share all equipment with gluten containing foods.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 16, 2015

    175 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    My favorite sandwich shop ever!!!! Gluten free bread, and sandwiches are clearly labeled as GF and/or VThey always ask whether it is an allergy or a preference because they will change gloves and preparation surface for safety if needed.My favorite sandwich is the Prosciutto and Free Range Chicken!!!

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    5 rating
    August 06, 2014

    444 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    One of the most delicious sandwiches I've ever eaten and creative flavorful salads. I ordered the Steak BLT sandwich and the Quinoa Beet salad. Both items were outstanding. I'll come back many times. They have many clearly marked GF items on menu and offer very good GF bread for the sandwiches. If you let them know you have celiac or an allergy, they handle your food with care and make it separately in GF zone.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 22, 2014

    7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

    Superb sandwiches with a gluten free bread option. The many ingredients that are gluten free are marked as such. Mention that you have the allergy and someone will prepare it with new gloves, etc. to avoid cross contamination - never had a problem with that so far. Sometimes the gluten free sandwiches take a little longer - just call ahead and pick it up.

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    5 rating
    March 07, 2014

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    They have great gf bread and my favorite salad is the farm salad with tons of vegetables and a great dressing! Yum

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    5 rating
    February 15, 2014

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    My favorite gf sandwiches! Mmm the gf bread they use is from a local bakery :)

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    August 19, 2013

    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

    I actually loved the food but although they have a dedicated toaster for the gluten-free bread, they did not know about having a separate station for the sandwiches; my concern is with cc with the sauces and knives. However, after talking to the manager, they seemed open to improving. I'll follow up!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Deli
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
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