Linked to the "Good Food" Downtown Anaheim venture, Healthy Junk is a modern, chic So Cal eaterie for all kinds of foodies- officially declared ones and those otherwise. Noteworthy of HJ is its health-conscious twist on American junk food classics, such as the hamburger, French fries, pizza and Americanized tacos. Yes, all menu ingredients are fresh, natural, vegetarian, vegan and even gluten-free. Surely, from a meat-eater perspective, the offerings here cannot completely copy the grubbin' capabilities of junk food but does satisfy with flavor. Replace a desire of a beef patty best, perhaps with the Portobello (mushroom) Burger.
On the menu, "Green stuff" salads are quite attractive- like the Mighty Kale featuring rainbow quinoa and seasonally added mango cleverly named "Long Live Caesar" salad " with Snack Junk" Sides include yummy yam fries, skinny fries with skin (yes! Love that dirty skin), crispy "chicks" (HJ vegan chicken tenders) and kale (K) chips. The salt level can be a bit much for some. I had to brush mine off a bit with the napkin, but when I didn't they were still edible for my liking.
If the idea of vegan scares you but are willing to try, Healthy Junk is real delight and well worth seeking out. It is a bit hidden, in the shared "Good Food" food court space in downtown Anaheim. Mix in here with the locals, mainly AT&T and Ana city workers across the way who draw in a good bulk of restaurant patrons.
All major menu items are under $10.
The cheese used in entrees is called "chez". Not real dairy cheese. Does a decent job of imitating the consistency of cheese at least.
There is a new juice bar here that is attractive especially for happy hour, featuring non-dairy juices and smoothies. Cheers!
WiFi is available within the Good Food court on the patio, though may be kind of inconsistent.
Open 11 AM- 8 PM
Favorite Dish: Go very local and get the " Anaheim Chili Burger "or "Anaheim Chili Cornbread" (with non-dairy butter and Agave). The burgers are very filing and come with pickle and carrot salad.
Skinny Fries- big portion, crisp and mealy itself. Organic Ketchup and other sauces available for dipping.
If you are heading to Disneyland, make sure to have breakfast at IHOP! It is located directly infront of the crosswalk going to the main gate of Disneyland.
The food and the service were excellent.
There is also a place to sit at the front with an umbrella on it. There is a pond and a manmade waterfall to block the crowd on the street. It makes your cool while you are eating at the front of the restaurant. The temperature when we were there was hot so having this waterfall and water accessory at the front make us feel cooler.
Favorite Dish: Definitely, the breakfast at IHOP in Anaheim is the best! We had the regular pancakes with maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. There was fruit toppings, too that were given to us.
The juice was excellent and the coffee was freshly brewed!
The waiters and waitresses were excellent and they really took good care of us. The server when we were there was Blanca. She made sure that we had our coffee refilled!
By the way, if you have a survey, make sure to do it on your IPad and you get free pancakes to bring back to your hotel for snacks for the kids!
What to do in Anaheim and hungry and need to eat lunch? eat at panda express that is!
Panda Express is the most succesful fast food chain of the American Chinese Type of Cuisine and at present has more than 1,200 branches from coast to coast and at hawaii. It is the largest Chinese fast food restaurant chain in the United State with mainly American Chinese type of cuisine but with huge servings on a budget too!
Favorite Dish: The chain offers a variety of food such as Orange chicken, Beijing Beef, Mandarin Chicken, and Kung Pao chicken and the best deal is that you can have combo meals of each like a two viand combo meal or a 3 viand combo meal that costs from $ 7.99 for a two combo meal and $ 9.99 for a 3 combo meal. Combo meals are served with fried rice, steamed rice, chow mein, or mixed vegetables.
there are a variety of dining and snack options inside the disneyland theme park and at the California Adventure and at Downtown Disney that you will no go hungry while walking and riding all the attractions you like but since this is a theme park, prices are so inflated by more than 50% than comparable costs of the food and drinks outside the parks.
here is a listing of some of the various restaurants and snack counters at Disneyland and California Adventure: (list via wikipedia)
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Jolly Holiday Bakery
Main Street Cone Shop
Plaza Inn (formerly the Red Wagon Inn)
Tiki Juice Bar
French Market Restaurant
Mint Julep Bar (non-alcoholic)
Royal Street Veranda
Blue Bayou Restaurant
The Golden Horseshoe Cafe
Stage Door Cafe
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
River Belle Terrace
Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue
Grandma Sara's Kitchen
Rackety's Raccoon Saloon
Village Haus Restaurant
Favorite Dish: they have and international medley of foods, snacks and drinks plus desserts and they range from mexican churros, soft pretzels, bagels, popcorn, burgers, fries and more. again the prices are higher than outside but you cannot bring your own food when going to the theme parks.
Highlights include fire-grilled citrus chicken, carne asada and chicken tamales, soft tacos monterrey, burrito sonora and fajitas ensaladas. The Kid's and Toddler's Menus feature bean and cheese burrito, chicken taco and arroz con pollo. We dined here and had the bean cheese burritos with rice and beans. Very filling, but very expensive too.
We dined here because they always have what my boys like to eat and plus the price of the meals is always reasonable. Plus, this Denny's was right next door to our resort..awesome. It was huge and very clean. The folks here are always so kind and friendly.
Favorite Dish: Bacon Avocado Burrito
Crispy bacon, avocado, scrambled egg, our smoky cheese blend, freshly made pico de gallo and a chipotle sauce hand-wrapped in a large flour tortilla. Grilled and served with crispy hash browns.
Build Your Own Grand Slam®
Pick any FOUR items and make it your own. Slam Items: Bacon Strips (Two), Buttermilk Biscuit, Buttermilk Pancakes (Two), Eggs (Two), English Muffin, Grits, Hash Browns, Oatmeal with Milk, Sausage Links (Two), Slices of Toast (Two), Turkey Bacon Strips (Two). Fit Fare® Options: Chicken Sausage Patty (One), Egg Whites (Two), Hearty Wheat Pancakes (Two). Premium Items (may require additional cost): Grilled Ham Slice; Seasonal Fruit (selection may vary); Yogurt.
Bacon Cheddar Burger
A classic burger topped with crisp bacon and Cheddar cheese. Served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onions. Served with your choice of wavy-cut French fries, hash browns, seasonal fruit or dippable veggies.
The design of Village Haus mirrors the classic opening sequence from Pinocchio. Search for hidden treasures in nooks and crannies like real puppets, cuckoo-clocks, and wood carved knick-knacks. We ate here because there was plenty of room outside and inside. It was expensive, but very good. The boys were very satisfied with their hamburger and pizza meals.
This restaurant's atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. The service was great and so was the food. Think we all goobled up everything on our plates. Especially the boys. Our waiter was so wonderful because I think he could tell how tired and hungry we all were. He was really sweet in accomodating the boys! It is located right in the hotel and the entrance is obvious once your in the lobby. You can't miss it. So try it out!
Favorite Dish: John and I had good old fashion hamburgers and fries. The boys opted for chicken tenders and fries. They gave you these huge portions, so you do get your monies worth here!
iHOP stands for 'International House Of Pancakes'.
It is an American chain, so nothing unique, but I really enjoyed the food.
The staff are friendly and the majority of the seating is spacious.
The menu has many choices and I would suggest ordering a 'short stack' as a side (three pancakes) instead of a 'tall stack' (a lot more pancakes!). There are 'healthy options' to choose from too.
The resturant I went to was clean, with a calm and happy atmosphere. It's great for groups and for children.
It's also in a great location - on the way to Disneyland.
Favorite Dish: Ooooh, cheese & ham omelette with a short stack side and black coffee.
The omelette just melts in your mouth and has lots of flavour.
The pancakes, in my opinion, are to die for! A a knob of butter or syrup, cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!
Coffee not bad and has free re-fills.
Over-all, a very filling meal. I left very satisfied
OK, so it is not the most ideal place to dine if you want to have an intimate, romantic dinner, except if you are a couple who happen to be taking the kids to Disneyland. Nicely, Naples is not within the actual park itself. Located along Downtown Disney row, Naples is not too fancy to be elegant yet not too ordinary.
Though I do put Naples as an Italian choice, it really is not very, very authentic Italian- rather another "California-style" eaterie. Yet , what you get on the plate (not in the shape of Mickey Mouses's head, thankfully!) is tasty as Italian would be neat to see tehe menu items listed in Italian
Favorite Dish: Pizza Margerita!!- tomato and basil
(pomodoro e basilico)
Either a tasty option for the family or for a romantic date, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen will leave you palette peppered and pleased. Located in Downtown Disney, the Jazz Kitchen has been a staple to the now attractive dining city of Anaheim.
Just steps away from the Grand California Hotel, the Jazz Kitchen is where to go for your settle your craving for catfish, excellent crab cakes and to fix your sweet tooth fixin' for a beignet or rich bread pudding (my fave). If you are coming with the kids, some safe choices is an order of cornmeal crusted chicken strips, in keeping with the New Orleans flavor, instead of offering the typical hamburger.
Perhaps the Jazz Kitchen should be called the Grand Chateau because of the splendid, immaculate interior of the dining rooms and patio areas. By far, this is the magnificent place to dine in the immediate Disney area. Catch festive live music especially on weekends and nightly.
3 course meals are less than $30- including dessert!
Favorite Dish: Everything taste so richly delicious but I recommend
Blackened Chicken Spring Rolls
Blackened Chicken breast, caramelized onions, fire roasted corn, Napa cabbage & pepper jack cheese, in a crispy wonton wrapper. Served with Creole honey mustard and avocado mousse
Dusted in seasoned breadcrumbs, fried and served with Parmesan cheese and a Creole Marinara
This is a restaurant that just opened so they are still working out the kinks. It's a nice quiet place that's decorated in a tropical style.
The food was great. The food took awhile to get to us. But our waitress, Pavithra, more than made up for the delay by being nice. The food is very authentic. It's spicy. It's tastes like a very good home cooked meal.
They also deliver for free within 10 miles of the restaurant. You can order ahead too if you look at the online menu: http://www.wadiyausa.com/menu.html
In addition to the Sri Lankan dishes, they also serve some Indian dishes like Tandoori chicken.
Favorite Dish: I had the vegetarian Kothurotti(chopped flat bread stir-fried with carrots, onions, spices and egg. It was great very spicy and flavorful.
My sister had the Biriyani (long grain rice flavored with saffron and cooked with lamb, chicken, veggies, or shrimp) .
The Lumprais(rice boiled in stock, and mixed with meat and/or vegetables and then baked in a low oven after it is wrapped in a banana leaf) is good too.
They have lamb, beef, chicken, and vegetarian options for most of their dishes.
We also got a lamb curry on the side. It was nicely marinated and very tender.
The presentation was great with the rice coming molded into nice shapes and garnished with leaves.
For desert you can try the juggery cake, woodapple ice cream, or caramel cream.
See URL within this review for menu selections etc.
We've never been disappointed in the many many times ( at least 6 visits ) we have eaten here on our vacations. We usually start everday in Anaheim at Mimi's for breakfast.
Across the street from Disneyland, you can fill up with good for you ( not a greasy spoon joint ), generous portions of food to last you most of the day.
We haven't eaten lunch or dinners here, but the menu looks appetizing and if as good as breakfasts we're sure to try at some point, but we really enjoy Casa Garcia's for dinner ( also see my review )
Mimi's ( Anaheim ) decor is themed. One room being Tuscany, another New Orleans, another Country-style and so on.
Nice, clean, comfortable, friendly and family oriented.
We happen to be in this neighborhood and grabbed a bite to eat. To our surprise, the food was pretty good and we enjoyed a great glass of wine. I enjoyed the mushroom ravioli. It was delicious! My boyfriend ordered the Fettuccini Gorgonzola which was also very tasty. Located in Anaheim, it's no where near Disneyland. It's the northern part of Anaheim.
This is where you can have Breakfast with Minnie and friends. The food is so-so. I was alittle disappointed. The best part is not the food but that the kids can take pictures with the Disney characters. You dont have to wait in line and they come to your table. My son loved that. Personally I preferred Goofys Kitchen even though it was alittle more expensive.
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Favorite Dish: I didnt really have a favorite dish from here. But I did like the Disney characters coming to our table. I dont think I would come here again. Once was enough. I wasnt that impressed with the food.
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