05 March 2011

Mendocino Farms Menu Hacking

I've been reading about Mendocino Farms for a few years and finally made it to their newer Marina Del Ray location today.  Its nearly impossible to spot with a poorly designed sign that is hidden behind a tree, but its about next to the Starbucks.  They politely greet you in line and take your order.  We hacked the soyrizo vegan wrap subtracting the soyrizo, vegenaise and adding a bean mix along with a cabbage mix.  The vegan tortilla seems a bit fatty/flaky so next time we'll try a vegan bread.  Don't forget the chipotle sauce!  Also, ask them not to spray your burrito or sandwich with oil before pressing it!



7 comments:

quarrygirl said...

did they have the vegan shwarama when you were there?! it's baked falafel...really good.

BTW, speaking of menu hacking, check out hugo's again! they have a new "build a bowl" option where you can get brown rice, oil-free hot beans, and steamed vegetables. plus, they have loads of oil-free sauces.

victw said...

Have you folks written a guide to "hacking" that I've missed. If not - please consider it. You seemed to have made it an art form.

I eat low fat plant based at home - but when we go out I cave if there aren't any obvious selections.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Lex said...

I'll work on a guidance post. I wrote a chapter in my upcoming book about it, though. The biggest thing is just mustering up the courage to ask and doing it in a polite method. "Its ok if you can't, but I have a bad reaction when I eat anything with oil in it, so I was wondering if you could ask the chef if there is anything he can boil/steam/bake for me" is a good start.

quarrygirl said...

upcoming book?!?! WHAT WHAT?

Lex said...

@qg. Vegans will prob never see it! Its for fooling carnies into eating healthy :)

Customer said...

@qg you've been hittin' up this place like Crazy on foursquare..lol:D

Anonymous said...

High maintenance!!!!

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