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An afternoon in the Anaheim Packing District (in pictures)

If you have an afternoon to spare, make your way down to Anaheim. This city is in Orange County, Los Angeles and is home to Disneyland, the Honda Center (hockey) and the Angel Stadium (baseball).

Yesterday, we visited Anaheim downtown. It had a nice feel to it. In the downtown area is the Packing District which has historical landmarks, parks and the Anaheim Packing House - one of the last remaining (Sunkist) citrus packing warehouses in Orange County which has been preserved.

Valet was $5 so we parked in that section and made our way to the packing house.

This photo below is the inside of the packing house. It has two levels - upstairs and downstairs with a ton of indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of restaurants. There are also entertaining spaces like a tiki bar outside and a tiny music performance stage inside - what vibrancy this place will promise after the pandemic?!!

The beauty about this warehouse food court lies in its eclecticity and its dedication to culture. And the beautifully placed plants!! You will find restaurants celebrating Thai and Mexican cuisines to Italian gelatos, Indian and British food.

One thing that unmistakably meets the eye is the decor. There are cultural elements everywhere - from stories and lanterns to wall designs and artifacts.

We had a hard choosing what to eat! Eventually, Anya and I had Thai food from the White Elephant and Puneet picked up a PoBoy, Southern influences and all at Georgia soul food.. There were plenty of vegetarian options and also opportunities to try out interesting drinks and ice creams.

Outside, in the park area, we saw these two restaurants which also had great menus and wonderful outdoor seating. We will plan to eat at 18 Folds next time!

I would say, this is a great place to spend your afternoon. OR you could grab a bite and then drive over to the Orange outlets for some (slightly) guilt-free shopping.


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Hey there! I am Komal Kapoor,

LA-based Indian-American who loves to share experiences in food, world travel, wellness and luxury!


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