Mendocino Farms, a Los Angeles original for delicious and responsibly sourced sandwiches and salads, is making its way to Houston for its first location outside the Golden State.
The forthcoming outpost will debut in Rice Village at 5510 Morningside Drive sometime in 2019, according to the restaurant’s website. While more specific details weren’t available at press time, what Eater does know for sure is that the forthcoming eatery (replacing Nao Ramen) will serve up its popular SoCal menu of responsibly raised meats atop salads and in sandwiches, plus vegan and gluten-free options.
The restaurant touts its “artisan” partners — sourcing bread, salumi, and poultry from humane and sustainable family-owned operations in California — with a menu offering Americana classics like tuna melts, BLT, and roasted chicken sandwiches, but throwing in some Asian and Italian twists, like chicken and pork belly banh mi, plus sandwiches stuffed with tempeh or prosciutto and mozzarella.
When Mendocino Farms lands in Houston next year, it will join another imported sandwich shop, East Hampton Sandwich Co from Dallas, that debuted two locations in quick succession this summer. Stay tuned for Mendocino Farms’ official Rice Village opening date.