Where to Find the Trendy Food You See on Instagram

Written By: Adriana Chavez Fountain Valley Restaurants

If you could describe the food scene in Fountain Valley, it would be creative with a mix of culture. There’s nothing typical about these restaurants and what they bring to the table. These spots take ordinary desserts and dishes we know and love and give them a twist that we didn’t know we needed. Whether you need something new for lunch or want a sugar rush, there is plenty to try. Fountain Valley may be tucked inside Orange County, but their food is making the area a standout. Take a look at these spots to satisfy your cravings.

Paderia Bakehouse

If you have an Instagram, chances are you’ve seen these desserts pop-up on your feed and have been craving them ever since. With everything fresh-from-scratch, high quality ingredients and treats from around the world, this is one bakehouse you’re sure to remember. Try any of their ooey gooey cookies, or their popular filled Malsadas, a Portuguese sugar dusted donut that the perfect shade of golden brown, and filled with your choice of delicious flavors.

18279 Brookhurst St Ste 1
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
949.478.5273 | www.paderiabakehouse.com


Birthdae Cake

Just by the name you know you’re in for a real treat. Birthdae Cake is not your typical ice cream shop. These handmade and organic cones come in variety of flavors including 50 Shades, a mixture of brownie pieces, crushed oreos, cookie dough, and green vanilla, and their signature Birthdae Cake ice cream. But besides frozen treats, one of Birthdae Cake’s popular menu item is popcorn and with all of it’s rainbow goodness, it’s almost too pretty to eat. They seasonally change their menu, so it’s a spot that will keep you coming back.

16051 Brookhurst St Suite D
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
866.210.0830 | www.birthdaecake.com


Rollin’ Creamery

At Rollin’ Creamery, ice cream is shown in a whole new, refreshing perspective. Their ice cream comes in rolls, a traditional Thai-style. They feature many of the flavors you already enjoy like Cookies-N-Creme and Mint Chocolate Chip. Not only will you find ice cream rolls in your cup, but a wide option of toppings paired with their unique combinations. The Pineapple Chamoy is a hot menu item for it’s fruity taste but also comes with a tamarind candy stick. But if you want something to gulp down, grab one of their colorful iced milk teas.

17908 Magnolia St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.203.7021 | www.instagram.com/rollincreamery


Afters Ice Cream

Afters is taking over Southern California but Fountain Valley is where it all began. Making their mark on the food scene with their popular Milky Bun, ice cream inside a donut is exactly what can satisfy your sweet tooth. But what makes it even more delicious is that they don’t stuff their Milky Buns with any kind of ice cream. Afters offers handcrafted ice cream flavors that are just as popular on their own. Experience their ice cream inspired by popular drinks such as Jasmine Milk Tea and Vietnamese Coffee. Or go straight for their staple — the Cookie Monster.

18030 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Project Poke

Lunch doesn’t have to be boring and Project Poke knows that. They don’t just feature a traditional poke bowl, instead they give more out-of-the-ordinary options like their Poké Burrito and Sushi Donut. These eye-catching items will not only look amazing on Instagram, but will also fill your stomach with goodness. The Sushi Donuts come with different fillings inside from spicy tuna and avocado, to imitation crab. If you’re looking for a small, quick bite, Project Poke also serves Crispy Spam Musubis to munch on the go.

16051 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92705
714.486.3809 | www.instagram.com/projectpokeco


Fusion Bites

Located inside the Ayres Hotel, Fusion Bites is the perfect example of taking a dish and recreating it to something greater. Taking inspiration from all over Asia, you’ll find deconstructed bite-sized version of dishes that are full of flavor in every bite. At Fusion Bites, it’s important you taste all the rich ingredients in a single bite. Their top menu item is their Steamed “Bao” Bun and Brioche Bun Sliders, which comes in Original “Pho,” 16 Hour Pork Belly, Umami, American, and Kim Jung. If you want an infusion of different cultures, try the quesadilla made with kalbi braised shredded beef, cheese, caramelized onions, and topped with sour cream and kimchi salsa.

17550 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.486.3809 | www.fusion-bites.com

Shin Sen Gumi

If you’re in the mood for something more traditional, Shin Sen Gumi is the place to visit. Bringing out the best of Japanese food and culture, Shin Sen Gumi wants to spread classic dishes to new people. From the traditional sushi dish to Hakata Ramen, you’ll get a taste of Japanese culture in each bite. Shin Sen Gumi has locations scattered around Southern California, so make sure to stop by and catch one of their many specials that are often updated.

18315 Brookhurst St. #1
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.962.8952 | www.shinsengumigroup.com


Glee Donuts and Burgers

Want a restaurant that’s a one-stop shop? Glee Donuts and Burgers has all the goods you crave in one place. With its mom and pop feel, they cook up big flavor for a casual sit down. For breakfast, grab any of the breakfast favorites including donuts. Or change it up with Glee Donuts own Stinkin Bagel, which comes with cream cheese, grill garlic with olive oil, parsley, and their Glee Sauce. To live up to its name, Glee Donuts and Burgers serves several burger combinations.

9475 Heil Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.531.0288 | www.gleednb.com


The Recess Room

The Recess Room knows the importance of unwinding, and they set the mood when you come to wine and dine. Started by a group of five childhood friends, The Recess Room is where good moments are just as important as the food. Gathering their ingredients from their on-site garden, you will find a modernized American take on tapas. Besides growing their own ingredients, they work with local breweries to provide several different craft beers. The Recess Room takes reservations, so book your dinner before you miss out.

18380 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.377.0398 | www.therecessroom.com


Icy Cream Roll

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Ice cream can never get boring. Icy Cream Roll is the newest spot in Fountain Valley and it brings fun to these frozen treats. They don’t feature any of the typical flavors, instead they give them all a twist. Take a bite of Chocolate Truffles Delight, Matcha Green Tea, or their popular twist, Maple Bacon ice cream, all of which can be topped with items like their rainbow mochi. Visit Icy Cream Roll and take a break in one of their light up chairs.

16031 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

714.202.0303 | www.icycreamroll.com  


Crafted Donuts

Sweets lovers, you’ve met your match. Donuts keep pushing the boundaries and Crafted Donuts is making sure they leave their mark. Their donuts not only taste sweet, but they look sweet as well. Carefully crafted, these donuts feature many different designs from sports teams, characters, or bright color combinations. It doesn’t just stop there, they also serve up an Oreo Cupcake donut that has a cookie on the inside. Crafted Donuts is very popular so plan a visit early in the day before they sell out.

18011 Newhope St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.277.3656 | www.instagram.com/crafteddonuts


Craved Tea House

If you’re in the mood for a drink, but a coffee shop won’t cut it, head to Craved Tea House that offers up many options. From classic teas, such as green tea and black tea, that can be taken hot, cold, shaken, as a fresh blend, or with milk. Get refreshed with a Mint Strawberry shaken tea, or go for the Avocado Junkie, the best way to consume avocado. Craved Tea House has many drinks that have pieces of fresh fruit, plus you can grab some fries as a snack.

16501 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.839.8919 | www.instagram.com/cravedteahouse
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