SAJ’s top favorite OC Lunch Spots

IRVINE

 

Wholesome Choice (aka Little Dubai) Food Court: Especially good for Indian food and many many deserts. Downside the dining area is the front of a grocery store with a view of the parking lot.

http://www.wholesomechoice.com/FoodCourt/i/foodcourt.php

 

Papaya Thai Bistro : super yummy, kinda crazy Asian-centric (in a good way) shopping center

http://www.yelp.com/biz/papaya-thai-bistro-irvine

 

Urban Plates : Trendy $10 a plate, fun, delicious

http://www.urbanplates.com/

 

CORONA DEL MAR

 

Le Pain Quotidien Fashion Island : lots of places for kids to walk around and look at fountains, coy fish etc…

http://www.yelp.com/biz/le-pain-quotidien-newport-beach

 

Bamboo Bistro : super yummy, not so kid-friendly

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bamboo-bistro-corona-del-mar#query:Best%20Restaurants

 

Thai Del Mar : super yummy, tiny hole in the wall, sometimes not even open, best for take out for walk to the park or beach

http://www.yelp.com/biz/thai-del-mar-restaurant-corona-del-mar

 

PF Changs Fashion Island : home of lettuce wraps and free drinks for kids!

http://www.pfchangs.com/Locations/LocationDetail.aspx?sid=1200&checked=1

 

COSTA MESA

 

Gypsy Den at the Lab : Hipsterville but yummy and lots of fun things for kids to walk around and play on/in

http://www.gypsyden.com/#/location

 

Taco Mesa on 19th Street : pretty good Mexican food and awesome wall art for instagramming. Also across the street from my favorite thrift store.

http://www.tacomesa.com/locations.php

 

 

ORANGE

 

Cafe Lucca : They have latte art!  And pretty good salads and seasonal fare. Plus Old Town Orange is really fun to walk around.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-lucca-orange

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