If you're searching for culinary delights this summer, Anaheim and Orange County are must-visit destinations! With our wide selection of beautiful dining spots and exciting food festivals, your taste buds are in for a treat. Here’s a guide to some of the top foodie favorites Orange County offers this summer.


Outdoor Dining Options

Poppy and Seed in Anaheim CA

Poppy and Seed 

  1. Poppy and Seed, Anaheim: Nestled within a greenhouse-like garden in Farmer’s Park, this Michelin-recognized, farm-to-table restaurant boasts a lush outdoor patio and dishes that creatively incorporate SoCal citrus flavors and sustainably sourced ingredients.
  2. Las Brisas, Laguna Beach: A local favorite since 1979, this Laguna Beach eatery offers classic California-Mexican fare alongside panoramic views of the coastline from its charming al fresco seating area, perfect for summer lunch and dinner.
  3. The Ramos House Cafe, San Juan Capistrano: Situated in the historic Los Rios District, this quaint cafe provides a delightful setting for breakfast, brunch, and lunch under a century-old Mulberry tree.


Food Festivals in Orange County

Taste of Japan GardenWalk AnaheimTaste of Japan at the Anaheim GardenWalk

  1. Taste of Japan – Anaheim: Running from June 21-23, this cultural celebration brings together over 50 of the most celebrated Japanese food vendors in Southern California! Expect a range of traditional dishes and Japanese street food, enhanced by live music, art exhibitions, vendors, and more, all at the STC Anaheim GardenWalk.
  2. Taste of the Town – Fullerton: This has been an annual fundraiser since 1979, showcasing some of the most celebrated restaurants from Fullerton, Anaheim, and Orange County through their signature dishes and special programming. Scheduled for June 14 this year, the event will feature unlimited samples, along with complimentary beer and wine tastings.
  3. Midsummer Foodie Fest – AnaheimPrepare to indulge in a mouthwatering array of offerings, from satisfying meals to tempting sweets, refreshing beverages, savory snacks, and beyond. Come hungry and leave satisfied at our extraordinary culinary extravaganza! The foodie festival is located in Downtown Anaheim's Center Street Promenade on July 20.
  4. 40th Annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off – Tustin: Mark your calendars because this massive chili-oriented street fair is set to take over the streets of Old Tustin on June 2. According to the International Chili Society, this celebration is the largest one-day chili cook-off in the country! Come with an empty stomach and get ready to indulge in a variety of mouthwatering chili recipes, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in fun activities for all ages. Don't miss your chance to be part of this flavorful and festive occasion and vote for your favorite chili recipes!


Specialty Food Halls and Markets

Urbana - Anaheim Packing HouseUrbana Inside the Anaheim Packing House

  1. Anaheim Packing House – Anaheim: Housed in a refurbished 1919 citrus-packing facility, this chic food court hosts over 30 local food vendors and bars. Offerings range from ramen and soul food to gelato on a stick, plus a speakeasy with a secret entrance. For foodies looking to spend a summer day tasting one-of-a-kind dishes, this is the place to be!
  2. OC Kosher Market – Tustin: This market serves up New York deli-style lunches and traditional Middle Eastern products, making it one of the OC’s most unique cultural hotspots. Dig into some of their homemade falafel and discover what they're all about! 
  3. Indo Ranch Restaurant & Grocery  Lake Forest: Known as the premier (and only) source for imported Indonesian foods in Orange County, this venue combines a fully stocked grocery store featuring essential Indonesian products with a popular restaurant offering over 50 unique dishes you won’t find anywhere else in the OC.
  4. SteelCraft  Garden Grove: SteelCraft brings together a collection of local eateries within a shared dining space. From Swagyu Burger to specialty burgers from Bird Talk to Beachwood Brewing and refreshing drinks from Tea Otter, there is something for everyone at the SteelCraft table. Check out their calendar for special events and live entertainment nights.


SteelCraft Garden Grove Garden for Live EntertainmentSteelCraft Garden Grove

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No matter your culinary preferences, Orange County offers something to satisfy every foodie's palate. With our diverse spread of restaurants and vibrant cultural events, you're sure to enjoy a deliciously unforgettable summer in Anaheim and the OC. Discover flavors from around the world and partake in unique dining experiences this summer!