Though Anaheim is not technically part of Los Angeles County, many people consider it to be part of beautiful LA. LA folks tend to find themselves there a lot more often than intended, but it’s impossible not to since the city contains Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, the Anaheim House of Blues, and the Anaheim Convention Center, among many more hot spots.
With all the entertainment surrounding the city, it’s easy to forget one of the most essential things: food. In the rush of everything that’s happening, it is important to stop, breathe a little, and indulge in some good food.
Downtown Disney: Downtown Disney is the best place to go if you want to grab lunch or dinner after a long day at the Disneyland Parks or Resort. The multiple of food options and dozens of cute stores to shop in provide for hours of entertainment if you aren’t there for the parks either.
Rainforest Cafe: Rainforest Cafe is known for its amazing atmosphere and as a fun place to shop and look around due to its small aquarium and jungle-themed decor. The wait for a table is often extremely long, even outside of normal lunch and dinner hours. Also despite the popularity and great atmosphere, the food is only alright. The best foods to buy are the Awesome Appetizer Adventure, an easy-to-share variety plate of appetizers, and the Sparkling Volcano, which consists of a brownie mountain with ice cream, caramel sauce, hot fudge, and whipped cream.
Earl of Sandwich: If you’re looking for somewhere quick and cheap to eat, but also for a good meal, this is your place. Earl of Sandwich has a wide variety of – you guessed it – sandwiches, but the wraps are often a much better and healthier lunch that will still fill you up for hours. Regardless of what you order here, you cannot go wrong. Just make sure you try their special Earl Grey Lemonade, especially if it’s a hot day – you won’t regret it!
House of Blues Restaurant: Besides the amazing art pieces and decor, the House of Blues Restaurant is a great place to chill with friends. The artichoke and spinach dip is definitely a must-try.
Anaheim Packing District: This place is hipster and boho paradise at its finest. Everyone can find something they like in here and it is one of the best places in Anaheim to hang out, enjoy the cute decorations and chill atmosphere, and get a few bites to eat.
Crepe Coop: The customizable crepes here have unlimited options that you cannot go wrong with. I try something new every time and have yet to be unsatisfied. If you stop by, make sure to ask for their red velvet batter, which is seasonal but absolutely to-die for.
PopBar: Though the line can stretch outside of the Packing District’s doors, the long wait is well worth it. PopBar has an assortment of gelato and sorbet popsicles that can be full dipped, half dipped, or drizzled with dark, milk, white, or mint chocolate. Afterwards, there is a small selection of toppings you can choose for your popsicle. Though the concept is simple, PopBar beats most other ice cream places in the area and is a must-try in Anaheim.
Dulce de Leche “popGelato” with half-chocolate dip and waffle cone topping.