If you live or work in downtown LA or in Marina Del Rey, you have a new favorite sandwich shop. I developed a love of sandwiches when I did my junior year abroad in England. The first time I bit into a Coronation Chicken Salad sandwich with mango chutney, the flavor combination blew me away. When I lived in New York, I had a pretty good version of this sandwich at least once a month at Pret A Manger. I was so excited when I went to the Mendocino Farms Grand Opening blogger event at Waterside, Marina Del Rey and saw the Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich on the menu. If it's anything like all the other items I tried that day, I know it will be bursting with umami! Mendocino Farms sources all of their ingredients locally so the salads of the day depend on what was available at the local farmers markets that day.
H is a very picky eater so it said a lot about the food that he ate over 10 meatballs. He will reject meatballs if they aren't just right and Mendocino Farms passed the test! R, on the other hand, is a eating fanatic and was eating everything the entire time, stopping only for a few jam sessions. I can't really describe how great the food is, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves. The drinks are awesome too--when was the last time you went to a sandwich shop with Boylan's soda on tap? I can't wait to go back. Currently the kid's menu is only available at the Marina Del Rey location. Mendocino Farms also celebrated opening of their new location by hosting the inaugural kids club meeting at Waterside Marina Del Rey. The children's band Rhythm Child was there--the boys had a blast after H accepted he couldn't go up on the stage and perform with them. The band puts it out there that children can appreciate real music and they do! My Gym was also there with a fun obstacle course.
LooHoo's-Asian Comfort Food
Loo Hoo's sources its ingredients from local farmers and producers to ensure fresh, high quality ingredients. It uses natural, farm raised meats that have been humanely raised with no growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-product feeds. If you live in Ventura County or the Santa Clarita Valley, you can find Loo Hoo's at your local farmer's market:
THURS: Thousand Oaks Farmer's Market, at the Oaks Mall (1:30-6:30pm)
SUNDAY: College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Lot 8 (8am-noon).
If you live farther away in the Los Angeles area, Loo Hoo's is available to cater your next event. You can pick from their current products listed below, or let them design a special Asian Comfort Food® themed menu for your next event!
- LooHoo's ® Original (Cindy's family recipe)
- The Mondu Twist (a Korean style dumpling inspired by a trip to Korea)
- The Veggie - (Another LooHoo’s® creation, 'cause everyone needs their veggies!)
- Fresh Ramen Noodles
- Soba Noodles
- Thai Red Curry Noodles
- Mabo Ramen
- LooHoo's ® Magic Dumpling Dipping Sauce™ (Original and Spicy)
- Hot n' Sour
- Chinese Beef Noodle Soup
- LooHoo's® 'Shroom-Tastic Veggie Noodle Soup™
I did not receive compensation for this post. I was fortunate enough to taste the food from Mendocino Farms and Loohoos for review purposes.