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The Anaheim Packing House Photo Tour

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I had wanted to go back to the Anaheim Packing House as soon as we left the parking lot on our first visit.  The 1,000+ crowd streaming in from the grand opening was a bit too much for me so decided that I would visit mid-week.  I arrived at 11:00 and saw an inviting sign outside the packing house announcing open daily at 10:30.

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It was already 80 degrees out and I was dreading going into a closed off building filled with restaurants as I imagined them producing more heat for me to cope with.

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I walked up the stairs of the packing house; I was greeted by a friendly security guard.

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He opened the door for me and wished me a good morning.  As I entered the building I was transported into a beautiful greenhouse.

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The vaulted ceilings are made of glass and have plants floating from the raptures.

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While I walk and admire the farm like décor, I realized how cool and bright the building was.  I could enjoy the sun and light while also staying cool.

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It felt as if I were in a dream, as if I were floating in a beautiful secret garden – a secret garden filled with history and best of all FOOD!

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The Anaheim Packing House is the restored Sunkist mill from 1919.  Located at 400 S. Anaheim Blvd, it is a unique gathering place that serves as a culinary center for artisan food purveyors.

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I decided to walk by each one and learn a little bit about the restaurant and what they serve.

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The beauty of the packing house is that you and your party can get foods from the numerous options and then sit anywhere you like from the park in the back or a swing down below.

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On weekend they also provide live entertainment.

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Located Upstairs:

ADYA offers guests delicious food, craft beer and a creative wine list in a modern, chic space. The menu will showcase fare influenced by all regions of India, combining traditional styles of cooking with the fresh produce of California. It will consist of savory chaats and salads as well as curries and tandoori specialties like naan and kebabs. www.adyaoc.com

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Pop Bar handcrafts Gelato, Sorbetto & Yogurt on a stick.  They are all natural, made fresh daily with real fruit, no artificial flavorings, no preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup.  They also have kosher, vegan and gluten-free options. pop-bar.com/cms.php?page=locations

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Hammer Workshop & Bar is a tractor drawn trailer converted into a bar and parked under the eaves of a rustic metal shed that sits in the center of the packing house. It specializes in cocktails built with craft spirits and locally sources fruits and vegetables.

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The Chippy Fish & Grill offers only the highest quality ingredients and prides itself for fresh, made to order foods. Their large, top quality cuts of fresh fish are dipped in a special ingredient batter and served up crisp, golden brown covering piping hot. www.thechippyfishnchips.com

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The Iron Press serves up scrumptious savory and sweet waffle­ sandwiches. Along with their waffles, they offer 24 specialty local and imported beers on tap. www.theironpress.com

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Walking into Ecco, opening in fall 2014, will be like visiting a Naples pizzeria or your favorite local tavern. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a memorable meal or to share a drink with friends. They also have a location at the CAMP in Costa Mesa. www.eccopizza.com

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Cafecito works with coffee producers that are certified Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, as well as non-certified producers that grow coffee sustainably and compensate their workers fairly. Cafecito is committed to bringing out the full potential of each coffee they have to offer and ensuring they are upholding the highest quality standards with every cup they serve. www.cafecitoorganico.com

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ORANGE TEI is a gourmet Japanese restaurant offering variety of original sushi rolls and special RAMEN produced by Ramen Master Shigetoshi Nakamura. The name ORANGE TEI was given to celebrate the historic Anaheim Valencia Orange Packing House. “TEI” means “space for relax and enjoy” in Japanese. www.facebook.com/orangetei

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Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream has been an Orange County tradition since 1972. All of their ice cream is crafted onsite at their original shop in Santa Ana, using the richest cream from local dairies. I’ve been going to Han’s location in Santa since I was a kid and seriously they have the best ice cream ever!  I was so happy to see it at the Anaheim Packing House.   www.facebook.com/welovehans

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Lemon Drop Pressed Juicery & Farm Shoppe is a fresh juice bar and vegetable stand. Farm-fresh ingredients will be squeezed into delicious juices, sourced primarily from local organic farms. Pick up a cleansing juice, produce for a salad or an apple on the go!

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Black Sheep opening in fall 2014 will be a full service cheese shop stocked full of artisan cheeses and sandwiches.  Their mission is to establish community spirit, insure superb customer service, and make Cheesemongers out of you. www.thecellarsite.com

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Dark180 is a chocolate alchemist, the dark magician of chocolate. They search for the best chocolate in the world and bring it to you.

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Located Downstairs:

Wheat & Sons Butcher/Rotisserie is the creation of Ashly Amador and Nate Overstreet who share a passion to offer locally sourced organic meats and produce, rotisserie items, market inspired sandwiches and sausages, and award winning Charcuterie. www.facebook.com/wheatandsonsbutcher/rotisserie

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Rolling Boil is a traditional hot pot restaurant with a contemporary air. Inspired by garden fresh ingredients, local veggies are served up in garden pails. The open environment and ambiance of Rolling Boil is a great choice for veteran hot pot goers or newbies. www.eatrollingboil.com

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The Sawleaf Café opening fall 2014 wants to share multi-generational fresh, healthy and delicious Vietnamese food with the world!  Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, and Banh Mi, a Vietnamese sub style sandwich, will be the focus of Sawleaf Café. They will also have a great selection of handcrafted and bottled specialty drinks. www.sawleaf.com

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Kettlebar opening in fall of 2014 will be serving your favorite Southern dishes cooked in an exhibition kitchen with steam kettles. For updates check out their website at www.kettlebar.com .

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 The Blind Rabbit is a speakeasy themed bar and restaurant located under The Iron Press.  Its door is actually hidden but if you find the rabbit you will be able to enter this classic 1920’s establishment which provides specialty cocktails and gourmet eats. theblindrabbit.com

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Buy N’ bulk carries hundreds of products. We actually did a review of their location in Fountain Valley and you can read Angela’s review at this link https://ocmomblog.com/buy-n-bulk-comes-orange-county/ .  Buy N’ bulk carries everything from spice to nuts to cereals, grains, and treats. Perfect for snacks and building a repertoire of at-home cooking needs. www.bnbfoods.com

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Georgia’s Soul-Delicious! Restaurant features Southern style gourmet comfort food, serving dishes that are deeply rooted in the traditions of the South. Georgia’s Restaurant has a bluesy, jazzy, casual dining atmosphere with good food, southern hospitality and a friendly welcome. www.georgias-restaurant.com

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Kroft has a mission to reinvent comfort food, making familiar dishes with an innovative twist, using fresh, local, organic, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. Offering an array of market-inspired sandwiches and poutines, Canadian-French specialty fries.  www.facebook.com/TheKroft

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For more information about The Anaheim Packing House please visit their website at http://anaheimpackingdistrict.com/packing-house .

I’m an OC mom of two and photographer. I love living in Southern California and want to expose my children to all that it offers. I love taking my kids on adventures and capturing their every moment so much so that my kids find it odd if I don’t take their pictures. You can see my work on facebook.com/photosbynaz.

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