Cruffins, Matcha Donuts and Lobster Mac N’ Cheese: The Trendiest Foods to Try in SoCal Locale Magazine Editors October 16, 2017 Spread the loveGet Your Phone Ready! These Trendy Dishes Are Going to Boost Your Likes Written By: Olin Chow Trendy Foods Photographed By: Ed Visions Trendy Foods We’ve all seen the Instagram foodie pictures, and from time to time have partaken in snapping a quick photo of a beautiful meal we are about to indulge in. Whether it’s Cruffins from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse or a cup full of bright green matcha from Holy Matcha, we’ve got you covered with trendy foods from LA to San Diego that were tailor made for your California lifestyle. So grab a fork, a napkin and, of course, your phone, because these dishes are about to be your new go-to spots. Arrachera Chilaquiles at URBANA Mexican Gastronomy & Mixology Photo By: Ed Visions Photo By: Ed Visions Photo By: Ed Visions Located at the Anaheim Packing House, you’ll find some of the most flavorful Mexican dishes at URBANA. Come here for the ambiance, stay here for the Chilaquiles. With crisp tortillas smothered in queso fresco, crema, pico de gallo, and arrachera skirt steak topped with a fried egg, you will not leave hungry! Tacos on Tacos: Head to URBANA for Taco Tuesday where they’re serving up everything from Cauliflower Tacos to Chicken Mole Tacos. The best part? You get two for $5! Cruffins at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse A post shared by Mr Holmes Bakehouse (@mrholmesbakehouse) on Sep 20, 2017 at 6:12pm PDT Let them eat Cruffins! A cross between a croissant and a muffin, this sweet treat will delight your taste buds. These melt-in-your-mouth desserts come in multiple flavors including Chocolate Passionfruit Cream, Blackberry Port Jam and Smoked Vanilla Cream. Pork Pesto Pizza at Il Barone Sicilian Street Food Photography By: Randi Slusher You can’t go wrong with pizza—especially when it’s topped with crispy prosciutto! The Pork and Pesto Pizza from Il Barone is topped with homemade pesto, toasted bread crumbs, prosciutto cotto, fennel sausage and pepperoncini aioli with dough that is cooked to perfection. Yum! Grilled Octopus at Five Crowns Photo By: Chad Mellon For the more daring, the Grilled Octopus at Five Crowns makes for the perfect start to your meal. With favas, scallions and lemon vinaigrette, you’re going to keep coming back for more! Gold Flaked Donut at Birdies A post shared by Birdies (@birdiesdtla) on Sep 19, 2017 at 9:45am PDT This donut is a sinful pleasure of carbs with a touch of Midas! At $100 a pop, this 24 karat gold donut will fill your Insta followers with food envy. Be sure to call 48 hours ahead to order! Lobster Mac N’ Cheese at Surfside Venice A post shared by Surfside Venice (@surfsidevenice) on Aug 30, 2017 at 3:39pm PDT Surfside Venice is serving up Lobster Mac N’ Cheese with a sustainably harvested amount of thick, Canadian lobster with chives, penne pasta, panko breadcrumbs and three-cheese sauce to finish off this comfort dish. Shack Poutine Fries at Carnitas’ Snack Shack A post shared by Carnitas’ Snack Shack (@carnitassnacks) on Jun 12, 2017 at 3:19pm PDT Satisfy your inner child with these seasoned French fries topped with juicy pulled pork, crispy-diced bacon and covered in white cheddar bacon gravy. Forget the calories; your cheat day is long overdue! Crazy Loaded Hot Dogs at Dog Haus A post shared by Dog Haus (@doghausdogs) on Oct 11, 2017 at 6:18pm PDT Hit this restaurant for your carb cravings! These delicious, top quality dogs are the crème de la crème of hot dogs. Order their Sooo Cali with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado nestled between grilled Hawaiian rolls. Matcha Donut at Holy Matcha A post shared by HOLY MATCHA™ (@holymatchaa) on Sep 17, 2017 at 10:37am PDT Heaven does exist and it’s inside of Holy Matcha! Freshly brewed in front of your eyes, the matcha is both rich and satisfying. Pair it with one of their matcha donuts, both vegan and gluten free, for the ultimate brunch. Antioxidants for Days: Holy Matcha offers more than just its good looks. Matcha has over 100 times the amount of antioxidants as regular green time, and helps fight disease and lower stress. San Germán at Casa de Bandini A post shared by Casa de Bandini (@casadebandini) on Jul 26, 2017 at 12:55pm PDT Who doesn’t love a good pineapple picture? At Casa de Bandini, pineapple lovers will be pleasantly surprised to find the San Germán. This award winning dish comes with shrimp sauteed in butter, brandy and pineapple mixed with a creamy wine sauce over a bed of arroz amarillo, all served in a halved pineapple—that’s right.