Anaheim Packing House Favorites
The food-hall trend shows no sign of slowing down in Anaheim. Change is good, as new and popular eateries introduce exciting options for interested diners.
Offering upscale Mexican street food, Urbana's cozy space plays up the El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme throughout. Stop by for a handcrafted tequila cocktail, or relax and linger for dinner in this full-service dining room.
Unsung Brewing Company
Superheroes and beer team up across from the Packing House in a former marmalade factory. Have a core brew, or experiment with R&D on tap. The best part: Outside food is allowed. Comic books and communal seating make things easygoing.
714-406-3098; Unsung Brewing Company.
A younger sibling of the Instagrammable Snow Monster brand, expect picture perfect drinks and desserts for the young at heart. "Monster clouds" of cotton candy are the sweetest way to top off your beverage choice. Otherwise, request a reusable Mason jar memento.
714-582-6023; Mini Monster .
The Blind Rabbit
Hidden behind a wall of sake barrels is Anaheim's answer to a speakeasy. Make a proper reservation to enter this dimly lit room. You'll not only be impressed by a knowledgeable bar staff, but a kitchen that's just as competent. The Blind Rabbit.
Feeding the masses since day one, Kroft is best known for its serious fried-chicken sandwich and over-the-top french fry combinations. There's typically a line at this indulgent food hangout. Best when you have a serious appetite ... or friends sharing.
714-635-5900; The Kroft.
Chef Shachi Mehra's modern Indian cuisine is true to her culture, yet approachable to diners unfamiliar with kaathis and chaats. Take a seat at the counter and watch them at work, or head toward their outdoor patio for some fresh air.
Black Sheep GCB
A bar stool-only grilled cheese bar filled with high-quality ingredients is how Black Sheep does comfort. Include some tomato soup for a perfect pairing. The #2 of manchego, Spanish ham and quince is a balance of sweet and savory flavors.
714-53313850; Black Sheep GCB.
Good beer selections and tasty meat-and-bun creations are nearby in the Packard Building. Taste their carnitas burger (exclusive to Anaheim) or try an excellent ahi tuna version. Savory tastes are Umami's specialty, but get a real sugar soda for nostalgia.