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Get Your Foodie Fix at These Food Hall Favorites

Written By: Jane Adler Orange County Food Halls

Have a lot on your plate? Come take a lunch break, unwind from the day and stop by one of these classic Orange County food halls. With a variety of different options—think cheesy goodness, seafood specialties and sweet bites—it’ll be hard to choose just one dish to enjoy. 

 

A Lot on Your Plate Orange County Food Halls

This fantasy food land is chock-full of edible endeavors from sushi and scoops to smoked meats. Be sure to belly up to Burnt Crumbs for one of their between-the-bun bites like the spaghetti grilled cheese, which will stretch your imagination (and waistband) to new heights.

Lot 579
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

 

Fill up Your Tank Orange County Food Halls

This airport adjacent grub hub is the perfect pit stop before a big flight. Grab a treat from Sweet Combforts for a waffle-y, Instagram-worthy Belgian bellyfull.

Trade Food Hall
2222 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

Make a Mess Orange County Food Halls

If you’re feeling a little shellfish, swing by Mess Hall in Tustin for a finger-licking lobster roll that’s so good it should be against the claw.

Mess Hall Market
1705 Flight Way
Tustin, CA 92782

 

Something to Taco ‘Bout

This mega-market is a one-stop-shop if you are craving all things flavorful and adventurous. And if you’re in the mood to take a Mexican staple to the next level, try the newly-opened Hermosa Taqueria. Make sure to leave room for a creative cocktail—you know, just in queso. 

Union Market
2493 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782

 

Pack It on

This converted packing house features a myriad of merchants that serve everything from bubble tea to burgers. The liquid nitrogen sweet rice puffs from I Am are a freezing yet photo-worthy finger food.

Packing District
440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

 

This Is No Fad Orange County Food Halls

When an arcade meets an appetite, you get McFadden Public Market. Grab a pint and play some pinball before rubbing elbows over some ramen at Ramen Tokudai.

McFadden Public Market
515 N Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

Collage at South Coast Plaza

Leonard Chan is the man behind many of Orange County’s most iconic eateries, and he’s giving us the scoop on his latest curation, Collage at South Coast Plaza, which is aiming to open this spring.

Q: What is the concept for Collage?

Leonard Chan: There will be nine concise concepts at Collage, all super approachable by design, as we do not want anyone to shy away from trying any of the concepts. All of the menus, whether food or libations, will be carefully curated. Each spot will have its own identity and aesthetic, allowing for a dynamic and organic gathering space for people to dine, drink and socialize.

Q: You are featuring international, regional and local cuisine at this new food hall. What vendors do you hope to showcase?

LC: We wanted to find the right mix of concepts that would provide options for anyone, from casual dining to special occasions. Think Neo-American with a fusion twist. Some of the concepts are very chef-driven, so expect to see rotating seasonal menus and specials being dropped all year long.

Q: How will Collage differ from your average mall food court?

LC: We believe that we have designed a new experience that has not been seen in more traditional food halls. We are striving to achieve the ultimate dining experience for our guests while giving the tenants the utmost control of their space to create their own cultures and visions.

South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626