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Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 13, 2013, 09:43:27 AM
At the request of others, here's the thread on good places to eat next to the Anaheim convention center (walking/ short taxi drive). Sounds like most will be staying close to the convention center/Disneyland. In downtime Disney you have the house of blues, espnzone, Catel, tortilla joes, Naples, jazz kitchen, and Earl of sandwich. In the garden walk, east of the con and about 5 minutes walking you have Cheesecake Factory, PF changs, McCormick Schmidt and bubba gump shrimp and some other places. South on harbor boulevard you have a red Robbin,  Joe's Crab Shack,Morton's, and other places. Ill post more places when I can remember or next time I'm up there taking the kids to Disneyland.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 13, 2013, 10:53:58 AM
Roscoe's should be open by March. Harbor and Orangethorpe so about 1-2 lights down the street.

If you have a car, you're only a few lights away from K-Town and Little Saigon for some Asian food...

Thanks for putting together the list yrzfan! I know that was the complaint last year that there weren't as many food options in Anaheim.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: TheTFReview on January 13, 2013, 11:58:56 AM
Definitely check out Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles when it opens for some major southern food goodness. Their Mac and Cheese is to die for. Also Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney is worth checking out. It's the only one on the west coast and their sandwiches are world class. Other than that, the food places are pretty generic down here.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 13, 2013, 12:32:05 PM
Of course you have the staple of fast food on harbor.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: alyssa on January 13, 2013, 01:44:15 PM
those bagets (sp?) sound like they're worth the trip....
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 13, 2013, 03:14:36 PM
They are. When they are fresh they taste mmmmmmmm. Just don't think about how bad they are for you when your face is covered in powder sugar and your fingers are coated in grease.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 13, 2013, 06:26:19 PM
My bad I forgot downtown Disney also has a rainforest cafe. The closest Starbucks to the con is going to be in hotel next to the con.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 14, 2013, 07:39:24 AM
It sounds like you pretty much have the list covered, Yrzfan!
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 14, 2013, 07:43:56 AM
I grew up and still live in Southern California. Been going to Disneyland since is was a kid, so know my way around a little.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: perc2100 on January 14, 2013, 04:16:05 PM
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At the request of others, here's the thread on good places to eat next to the Anaheim convention center (walking/ short taxi drive). Sounds like most will be staying close to the convention center/Disneyland. In downtime Disney you have the house of blues, espnzone, Catel, tortilla joes, Naples, jazz kitchen, and Earl of sandwich. In the garden walk, east of the con and about 5 minutes walking you have Cheesecake Factory, PF changs, McCormick Schmidt and bubba gump shrimp and some other places. South on harbor boulevard you have a red Robbin,  Joe's Crab Shack,Morton's, and other places. Ill post more places when I can remember or next time I'm up there taking the kids to Disneyland.

I really enjoy Napoles.  The restaurant is nice, and they have a next door carry-out place where you can get a panino or a slice on the go (for fairly inexpensive).  We go there often on our Disney trips (my family as Annual Passes so we come up from San Diego a few times a month).
There's also a great bakery at the end of Downtown Disney that is closest to the security checkpoint to get into the parks called La Brea Bakery.  They have good breakfast sandwiches & panini.  Another restaurant in Downtown Disney is the Rainforest Cafe: it's close to the far end of Downtown Disney, near the monorail.

There is a great restaurant inside the Disneyland Hotel called the 55 Steakhouse.  It's hardly ever crowded (right next to Goofy's Kitchen, a good character breakfast if you want to take the youngins and get the Disney experience) and has great food.  It's a little pricy, but it's yummy.

Here's the website for Downtown Disney dining: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney

In Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, there's a restaurant called PCH Grill that has some good pizza.  They also have a character breakfast.

*edit*
sorry: I didn't see you added Rainforest Cafe later in the thread.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 14, 2013, 04:47:53 PM
La brea just did a remodel. It's a nice small place to grab a bite. They make all their breads fresh. Napeols is kind of hit or miss on the service and quality of the food. Any of the restaurants in the Disney hotels will be great, but just remember it's Disney so you'll be paying a little extra. Each place is different you just need to pick what you want to eat. American, Mexican, Cajun, or Italian. 
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: kappolo on January 14, 2013, 04:51:49 PM
Any place with "diet-ish" food? I will probably be in diet mode at Wonder Con.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 14, 2013, 05:04:22 PM
Jamba Juice. Rest assured the places have salads and diet-ish dishes.  I think if you stay away from the con hot dogs and nachos you should be good.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 14, 2013, 08:01:58 PM
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Any place with "diet-ish" food? I will probably be in diet mode at Wonder Con.

it's socal. there will be plenty of diet options... :D
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 15, 2013, 07:34:50 AM
Those of you that will be traveling from out of town to WC post or message me what type of food you are looking for or things you want to do (nearest movie theater, other cool things to do besides disneyland, or shopping malls to send the half too while you attend the con).
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Sprzout on January 26, 2013, 12:00:08 PM
If you have a car, there are a BUNCH of eateries one exit south of the Disney Drive exit, at The City Dr. There's a mall there, The Block at Orange. Last I was there, they had a Market Broiler, which had some great seafood; they've also got an El Torito, a Friday's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Johnny Rocket's (There's also one at the GardenWalk if you don't have a car).

And if you want to make a 15 min. drive, there's a place in Tustin, on Newport Ave (on the east side of the 5 freeway) called Wahoo's Fish Tacos. BEST FISH TACOS EVER!!!
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 26, 2013, 12:05:49 PM
How long ago have you been at the block? It's kind of a dump. You have the same stuff on harbor that you do at the block. Wahoo's are all over.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 26, 2013, 12:07:53 PM
There is a wahoos closer on chapman.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: TheTFReview on January 26, 2013, 02:28:16 PM
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How long ago have you been at the block? It's kind of a dump. You have the same stuff on harbor that you do at the block. Wahoo's are all over.

The Block has really cleaned up over the past few years. It's one of the nicer outdoor shopping centers now-a-days. It's certainly more popular than GardenWalk.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 26, 2013, 05:16:52 PM
Ok when were you last there? Guess we've gone at different times. If people were coming from out of town I would suggest the spectrum over the block. It's much nicer and in a better area too.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: TheTFReview on January 26, 2013, 06:22:39 PM
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Ok when were you last there? Guess we've gone at different times. If people were coming from out of town I would suggest the spectrum over the block. It's much nicer and in a better area too.

I live in Tustin, I was actually at The Block, Downtown Disney, AND The Spectrum last week. I too prefer the spectrum over the block and Downtown Disney but the block certainly isn't a dump.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Sprzout on January 27, 2013, 12:04:56 AM
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Ok when were you last there? Guess we've gone at different times. If people were coming from out of town I would suggest the spectrum over the block. It's much nicer and in a better area too.

The Spectrum IS nicer, but you're looking at a half hour drive. I was never really impressed because it just seemed very shi-shi/upscale where the Real Housewives of Orange County would always hang out.

There are some nice eateries there, but it's a MUCH further drive than the Block.

And as for Wahoo's on Chapman, I didn't know about that one; I knew about the one near South Coast Plaza, the one at the Spectrum, the one on Main in Huntington Beach, and the one in Tustin. :-) I'll have to make a note of the Chapman one for the next time the wife and I go to Disneyland!
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 27, 2013, 08:27:59 AM
Sprouts the wahoo's on chapman is by the orange circle.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 27, 2013, 08:31:50 AM
TFR i live in Mission Viejo. I too was at Disneyland and the Spectrum last week too. Disneyland was a mess because of the half marathon and the spectrum was kind of nice had to go to apple store
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 27, 2013, 09:16:08 AM
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Sprouts the wahoo's on chapman is by the orange circle.

If you're gonna go out to there to eat, then Bruxie's is a nice option for waffle sandwiches. There's also Felix's for Cuban. It's probably a bit further out for the out of towners but if you have a car and want to get away from the crowds, it's a nice place to have a meal and then go for a walk. There's are a couple of bars (I'd probably recommend Haven Gastropub).
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 28, 2013, 12:30:31 PM
Orange circle is a cool area.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 28, 2013, 01:53:58 PM
Oh and definitely for the out of towners, try and hit up some of the food trucks. Most are on Twitter and will be out late. The two that I like most are Dos Chinos and Bacon Mania.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 28, 2013, 02:41:03 PM
I'm sure they will have a couple at the con.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 28, 2013, 03:22:02 PM
Bacon Mania? Now that's a place I *have* to try!
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 28, 2013, 10:01:13 PM
Down the 91 from the 57 is Slaters 50/50. It's been on a couple food shows about bacon. They have the bacon milkshakes and brownies.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 28, 2013, 10:30:49 PM
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Down the 91 from the 57 is Slaters 50/50. It's been on a couple food shows about bacon. They have the bacon milkshakes and brownies.

Anaheim Hills. There are a few imitations out there now. No one close to as good.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 29, 2013, 06:22:47 AM
They are opening another slater's in lake forest.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 29, 2013, 06:57:42 AM
Yup last SoCal one to go with Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach and Pasadena. Also one in San Diego. 
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 29, 2013, 07:24:16 AM
Hopefully the one in lake forest will do good like the others.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on January 29, 2013, 07:33:48 AM
Fun dinner option is to go a few miles down Garden Grove Blvd and check out some Korean BBQ all you can eat joints. There are a LOT of them but I'd probably recommend Cham Sut Gol or Go Go Ryeo. Best bet is to go with the brisket and the pork belly. If you want the traditional stuff, look for the kalbi beef (should be the marinated one) or the short ribs.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 29, 2013, 07:59:24 AM
There are alot of great places to eat in the area. Don't know how many visitors want to travel away from walking distance from the con.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Briarbun on January 29, 2013, 11:18:35 AM
Don't know if anyone mentioned this but a great breakfast pick-me-up is Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Express at Downtown Disney. The beignets are made fresh in the cafe and are absolutely to die for.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 29, 2013, 11:52:31 AM
And messy.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Briarbun on January 29, 2013, 08:05:07 PM
What you gotta do is grab a fork and a napkin when you a buy a bag. You hold the beignets with the fork while hovering over the napkin. I've got it down so I don't get messy at all, really.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 30, 2013, 06:10:49 AM
That's no fun. Best to eat with your hands.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Briarbun on January 30, 2013, 01:11:55 PM
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Ok when were you last there? Guess we've gone at different times. If people were coming from out of town I would suggest the spectrum over the block. It's much nicer and in a better area too.

I was there last week.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on January 30, 2013, 01:30:58 PM
It's always nice to walk around the spectrum. Granted at night it's pretty packed and with the two parking structures it's still a pain in the butt to find parking
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Sprzout on February 05, 2013, 12:21:54 AM
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Sprouts the wahoo's on chapman is by the orange circle.

Really? How did I ever miss that?!? I used to go hang out at the Circle during the summer, just to see the old cars that would cruise in the area. Maybe while I'm up there, I'll make a run that Fri. before Con opens...:) I wish I could remember the sushi restaurant that was there in the area - they served these things called "monkey balls", which were stuffed mushrooms rolled in tempura and then fried. They were GOOD!!!
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on February 05, 2013, 06:47:47 AM
The wahoo's is a couple blocks west of the circle
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 11, 2013, 01:00:48 PM
Roscoe's opening delayed to April.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: kappolo on February 11, 2013, 05:46:55 PM
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Roscoe's opening delayed to April.
That makes me sad :( [even though it's good because I will be on a diet]
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on February 13, 2013, 05:00:45 PM
Tomorrow I'll be going up to the convention center area.  I'll post a more detailed list of restaurants within walking distance of the hotels and convention center. What is one thing that's been missing from the earlier posts or you need more info on?
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on February 19, 2013, 04:10:07 PM
I know the past couple days have been crazy with SDCC badges sale an the upcoming Hotel sales opening next Tuesday. Hopefully this post will help the out of towners for WC. Sorry, it took a while for me to post the info, but finally was able to replace my laptop, which died before Christmas. Here is the complete list of restaurants in the area of the Anaheim Convention Center. For the sake of this post let's say the Convention Center is at the Intersection of Katella Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. Katella runs West/East from Interstate 5 Freeway to South Walnut Street, and Harbor runs North/South from Interstate 5 to Chapman Avenue. With that said, here we go.
Harbor between Interstate 5 and Katella:/b] On he East side of the street you have a Mimi's Café, Millie's Family Restaurant, McDonalds, IHOP, Captain Kids Buffett, Tony Romas, 24 Hour Subway, and a pizza place. On the West side of the street you have Disneyland, ABC Market, and a 7-11.
Harbor between Katella and Chapman:On the East side of the street you have an IHOP, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Coco's and Denny's. On the West side of the street is Overland Stake House, Morton's, Ruth Chris, Carl's Jr, Buca Di Peppo, Joe's Crab Shack, Outback Steak House, and a Red Robin.

Katella between Interstate 5 and Harbor: On the North side of the street you have Bubba Gump Shrimp, Cheesecake Factory, McCormick Schmidt's, P. F. Changs, California Pizza Kitchen,  Roy's Hawaiian Fusion, and Del Taco. On the South side of the street you have no restaurants.
Katella between Harbor and Walnut:On the North side of the street you have Disneyland and no restaurants. On the South side of the street you have Jolly Roger's Café, Denny's, Coco's, Tiffy's Family Restaurant, Maria's Pizza and Italian, and Wonderland Market.

Downtown Disney: You have ESPN Zone, Earl of Sandwich, House of Blues, Catal Restaurant, La Brea Bakery and Café, Napples Risorante, Rainforest Café, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, Tortilla Joe's, Haagen-Dazs, Jamba Juice, and Uva Bar.

Also for your last minute Cosplay needs and items left at home, you have a Target Store and Walgreen's Pharmacy at the intersection of Harbor and Chapman.

Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on February 19, 2013, 04:27:07 PM
Very nice list - thanks Yzrfan!

I live down the street so I don't really think about all the food places by here but there are a ton of options...
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on February 19, 2013, 04:33:40 PM
Been there many times before. Being  hungry at a con and you don't want to wait in line for a bad hamburger, broke ass nachos, and a $10.00 coke. Plus from my experience last year and at D23 the wait at the food court in the hotel was stupid. 
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Sprzout on February 26, 2013, 09:41:04 AM
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Captain Kids Buffet


I would try to avoid this place if you can. This place is scary. First experience is that the price listed on the door does NOT include the beverage station - it's an additional $2 (or at least it was the one time I went). Also, the food quality is questionable. There were makings for tacos on the day i went, and it had been sitting there for a while, untouched by anyone. I also got fried chicken that was pink on the inside.

That said, I would recommend the Subway if you just want a cheap lunch - easy walk from the Convention Center, open 24 hours, and you can get a $5 footlong sandwich and bring it with you to Con. :)
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on February 26, 2013, 09:47:30 AM
Ya, I've driven past it for the past 39 years and have never had a desire to try it.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Sprzout on February 26, 2013, 10:08:18 AM
I just remembered, there's a Carl's Jr. that's maybe a block and a half from the convention center itself, just south on Harbor Blvd., if you have a craving for a Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger. :)
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on February 26, 2013, 11:49:41 AM
Yes at harbor and Orangewood.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Jim Watari on March 07, 2013, 03:05:41 PM
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Down the 91 from the 57 is Slaters 50/50. It's been on a couple food shows about bacon. They have the bacon milkshakes and brownies.

There is a Slater's 50/50 in San Diego

https://slaters5050.com/locations/san-diego/
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on March 07, 2013, 03:13:30 PM
One just opened in Lake Forest. Went two weeks ago. Great food, but they were still working out the kinks in the service. The one in Lake Forest might be easier to get to then the one in Anaheim Hills for those going to WC.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 07, 2013, 03:21:21 PM
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One just opened in Lake Forest. Went two weeks ago. Great food, but they were still working out the kinks in the service. The one in Lake Forest might be easier to get to then the one in Anaheim Hills for those going to WC.

Huntington Beach too.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Devorah on March 07, 2013, 03:35:11 PM
If you have a car and some free time in Sunday, brunch on the Queen Mary is awesome. :)
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on March 07, 2013, 03:40:10 PM
Do the ghosts join you for brunch at the Queen Mary?
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Devorah on March 07, 2013, 04:11:11 PM
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Do the ghosts join you for brunch at the Queen Mary?

Yes, but there's plenty for everyone :)
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 07, 2013, 04:26:37 PM
Ghosts don't eat much. ;)
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on March 07, 2013, 05:06:30 PM
True. But that place still creeps me out.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Kevin Rutan on March 08, 2013, 06:40:49 AM
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Huntington Beach too.
Be warned, the one in Huntington Beach has very little parking.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on March 08, 2013, 09:25:20 AM
Is the one in HB in the big out door mall off the 405 and Beach? I forget the name of it. If so ya the parking sucks there. I highly recommend the bbb bacon burger.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Kevin Rutan on March 08, 2013, 01:30:29 PM
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Is the one in HB in the big out door mall off the 405 and Beach? I forget the name of it. If so ya the parking sucks there. I highly recommend the bbb bacon burger.
No, it's farther up Beach Blvd., closer to the beach. It's in a small area with a vet, self car wash and another restaraunt. The parking opens up a little after the vet closes. The one in Anaheim Hills is closer to the convention center and has more parking though.
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on March 08, 2013, 02:39:35 PM
Ya but you have  to deal with the 91 on a weekend. Wouldn't want to do that to anyone.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: EnchantedTikiGal on March 29, 2013, 11:19:21 AM
So, looking at Wondercon's webcam, there's food trucks lining the plaza. Can anyone confirm which trucks are there participating?
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 29, 2013, 11:26:54 AM
Barcelona on the go, bakery truck, chunk not chip and one other one. monster something?
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Khaaaaaaanh!!! on March 29, 2013, 11:27:32 AM
might be more later. those trucks got here early.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: EnchantedTikiGal on March 29, 2013, 01:57:33 PM
Thanks so much! Thrilled to see trucks out there, makes it so much easier to feed the family something each person likes
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: skeletim308 on March 29, 2013, 10:05:44 PM
Not really in walking distance but Carolina's Italian is fantastic and incredibly filling. Staff is great and they have over 300 beers! Ate there the last 2 nights. Make sure you have a fridge though the portions are ginormous. http://www.carolinasitalianrestaurant.com/
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 30, 2013, 09:12:21 PM
On our way out of Disney this morning we grabbed Earl of Sandwich and ate it in the arena. Awesome!
Title: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on March 31, 2013, 07:41:13 AM
Hope the info helped everyone out this weekend.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Sprzout on April 04, 2013, 12:10:52 AM
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Barcelona on the go, bakery truck, chunk not chip and one other one. monster something?

Those food trucks were pretty good. I got the Steak & Fries with chimichurri sauce from the Barcelona on the Go truck, and scarfed that stuff down. It was awesome.

Wife got a steak quesadilla with blue cheese and carmelized onions on it, and loved it.

Some friends of ours who went on Sat. & Sun. got some of the cream puffs, which they said were really good, but also REALLY messy - whipped cream was everywhere.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Bert Su on April 10, 2014, 09:43:40 PM
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I would try to avoid this place if you can. This place is scary. First experience is that the price listed on the door does NOT include the beverage station - it's an additional $2 (or at least it was the one time I went). Also, the food quality is questionable. There were makings for tacos on the day i went, and it had been sitting there for a while, untouched by anyone. I also got fried chicken that was pink on the inside.

That said, I would recommend the Subway if you just want a cheap lunch - easy walk from the Convention Center, open 24 hours, and you can get a $5 footlong sandwich and bring it with you to Con. :)
Thanks for the advice. I find it questionable too
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: susanml10881 on April 13, 2014, 01:10:29 PM
The food trucks are usually a good pick.. the lines can get long though. But if you don't want to leave the area, it's very convenient.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on April 13, 2014, 02:25:53 PM
The food court in the Hilton gets stupid. If they put the food trucks in the same area, then it's not too bad of an area for having room in line.


Stay golden Ponyboy.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Tipsister on April 13, 2014, 10:30:02 PM
I'm fairly new to this forum and this will be my first con ever!   So excited.  I'm wondering if any of you have any experience with pizza delivery to the Hilton.  I have a few friends coming to hang out on Wednesday night and thought that would be easy. 
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: mattnathaniel on April 14, 2014, 05:53:16 AM
There's really not that many good places to eat in Amaheim beside the norm of chain restaurants....the only thing I can think of is The Original Pancake House which is pretty far from the convention center. Gypsy Den and Healthy Junk are good too and they're not too far...from disneyland that is


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Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 14, 2014, 07:35:43 AM
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I'm fairly new to this forum and this will be my first con ever!   So excited.  I'm wondering if any of you have any experience with pizza delivery to the Hilton.  I have a few friends coming to hang out on Wednesday night and thought that would be easy.

I'd call and ask the Hilton front desk. They'll know which pizza places regularly deliver to the hotel.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: rando on April 15, 2014, 08:55:31 AM
They posted the list of food trucks at WonderCon in the toucan:

http://www.comic-con.org/toucan/28-when-do-we-eat

nom nom
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Yzrfan on April 15, 2014, 09:02:22 AM
10 of them


Stay golden Ponyboy.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: susanml10881 on April 15, 2014, 09:57:10 PM
Cool. They only had like 4 or 5 last year.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Mel on April 15, 2014, 10:19:14 PM
If anyone has extra time and would like to get "away" I really recommend Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel. It is wonderful. Themed to a tiki bar with great drinks and decent food. It's a real fun experience.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: seerakosumosu on March 28, 2015, 04:36:47 PM
The food trucks were great last year. Really enjoyed Tasting Spoon and have heard that Viking Truck is very good.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: MegaDoug on March 30, 2015, 08:36:32 PM
My Samwise and I ate at Tiffy's on the corner of Katella and West 2 years ago during Wondercon. We split one meal and one dessert, and had a nice time. Large portions, and leftovers. I am surprised at the bad reviews posted. I'd try it again but with a more critical eye.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: alyssa on April 11, 2015, 02:44:39 AM
I'll give a a+ for Roscos chicken and waffles
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: DRWHO42 on April 11, 2015, 07:13:31 AM

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I'll give a a+ for Roscos chicken and waffles
Agreed! I make a trip to one when I hit the LA area.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: TheBlackMamba on April 09, 2016, 11:26:11 AM
Late to the party, but where are the good fish tacos?
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 25, 2017, 09:57:09 AM
WONDERCON 2017 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #25: The Food Trucks Are Back at WCA 2017!

http://comic-con.org/toucan/25-food-trucks-are-back-wca-2017

Yep … the million-dollar question has been answered: that glorious array of food trucks will once again be present on the Grand Plaza at WonderCon Anaheim, right outside of the Anaheim Convention Center! This year’s group includes 15-count ‘em!-15 great trucks!

Scheduled to appear this year (line-up is subject to change):

    Barcelona On the Go (Latin Bistro)
    Burger Monster (Gourmet Burgers & Sliders)
    Chunk & Chip (Craft Ice Cream Sammichs)
    Cool Crave (Italian Ice and Other Desserts)
    Devilicious (Gourmet Sandwiches)
    Falasophy (Falafel and Hummus Bar)
    Kala (Artful Mexican Cuisine)
    Meat Up BBQ (Smoked Comfort Food)
    My Delight Cupcakery (Cupcakes)
    Slummin’ Gourmet (Modern Bistro Fare for the Streets)
    Spudrunners (Fries, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Cheese)
    Tasting Spoon (Gourmet Sandwiches)
    TJ’s Woodfire Pizza (Woodfire Pizza)
    Viking (Sausage, Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs)
    White Rabbit (Filipino Fusion)

Plus don’t forget the food vendors inside the Anaheim Convention Center, both in the Exhibit Hall and scattered throughout the lobbies on all 3 levels, and in the Arena!

In addition to the food in the Anaheim Convention Center and the food trucks outside during WonderCon, the show’s headquarters hotel, the Hilton Anaheim adjacent to the Convention Center, has a food court-which includes Sbarro, Baja Fresh Express, Just Grillin’, and Submarina-as well as a Starbucks, Mix Restaurant, and Mix Lounge. As the official headquarters hotel, the Hilton is also home to nighttime Games, Anime screenings, and the Hospitality Suite on Friday and Saturday nights. Stop in and enjoy the Games area on the second level in the Pacific CD Ballroom or relax with your friends at the Hospitality Suite on the fourth level, in the Avila and San Simeon rooms. Look for nighttime Anime screenings on Friday and Saturday, also on the fourth level in the El Capitan rooms. Please wear your WonderCon Anaheim badge for entry.

Also adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center is the Anaheim Marriott. This hotel features the nFuse restaurant, bar, and lounge, a Pizza Hut, and a Starbucks.

Next to the Disney theme parks is the Downtown Disney area. This group of shops, restaurants, and a multiplex movie theater is open to the public without a theme park admission (although you’ll have to pay for parking). There are numerous options for quick snacks and beverages, or enjoy fine dining in one of their many restaurants. Downtown Disney also includes a huge World of Disney store, stocked with a wide selection of Disney souvenirs and memorabilia, as well as other shopping options.

Right down the street from the Convention Center is The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk, which features Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, Fire + Ice Grill and Bar, Grasslands Meat Market, House of Blues Anaheim, Johnny Rockets, Kip Barry’s Cabaret, McCormick & Schmick’s Grille, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, P. F. Chang’s, Roy’s, and Sockerbit Sweet & Swedish, plus numerous shops and a multiplex theater.

The area around the Convention Center-Katella Ave., West St., Harbor Blvd., and Orangewood Ave.-also features numerous restaurants and shops.
Click here for info on how to buy your WonderCon Anaheim 2017 badges!

Badges are available online only and will not be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 25, 2017, 11:53:07 AM
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    TJ’s Woodfire Pizza (Woodfire Pizza)

Woodfire pizza made just for me? Awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 25, 2017, 05:15:20 PM
There is a great variety of food trucks. Devilicious is my favorite! I'm so excited! Now to figure out how to have them deliver to Graphitti Designs booth?!!!
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: tremendo on March 26, 2017, 12:10:38 AM
Read through this whole thread.. Whew! Thanks for the info, people!

First-time WonderCon attendee from out of town. Looks like most places discussed are $10+ meals, except for Subway (I think this is the closest one: 1770 S Harbor Blvd #136, Anaheim, CA 92802).

Any cheap taco shops within walking range? I'm hoping to spend less on food than on geeky goods. ;-)
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Mel on March 26, 2017, 08:15:26 AM
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Read through this whole thread.. Whew! Thanks for the info, people!

First-time WonderCon attendee from out of town. Looks like most places discussed are $10+ meals, except for Subway (I think this is the closest one: 1770 S Harbor Blvd #136, Anaheim, CA 92802).

Any cheap taco shops within walking range? I'm hoping to spend less on food than on geeky goods. ;-)

There isn't much cheap by WonderCon b/c it's right next to Disneyland, aka tourist trap and higher than normal prices. There is a pupusa shop down Katella aways near the freeway that I have passed for years and swear next time I'm at Disney I will eat there, but I always end up so tired I just want to go home and never have stopped. Who knows, I might get adventurous and walk down there during WC, but highly unlikely ahahah
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: shavri on March 28, 2017, 11:39:09 AM
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Read through this whole thread.. Whew! Thanks for the info, people!

First-time WonderCon attendee from out of town. Looks like most places discussed are $10+ meals, except for Subway (I think this is the closest one: 1770 S Harbor Blvd #136, Anaheim, CA 92802).

Any cheap taco shops within walking range? I'm hoping to spend less on food than on geeky goods. ;-)

Your best bet for tacos will be right out front if there are food trucks.  Unfortunately, everything within a few minute walk around the convention center will be overpriced.  I think there's a Baja Fresh in the Hilton which will most likely not be the best quality and overpriced--but may be worth not having to walk all over the place. If you are looking for dirt cheap street tacos (probably like $1.25 each), you'll need to walk a looong block or two (~.5 to 1 mile) south of the convention center down Harbor or West st towards Chapman.  There will be a ton of hole-in-the-wall Mexican places that way on major corners.  Highly recommend tamping down the tourist-y look and walking in a group if going at night. And may not be the cleanest spots.

A couple of other options:

Go with a service like doordash.com and order from farther away restaurants that'll deliver.  Get together with 3 or 4 other people to split the extra cost of the deliver fee across multiple people.  Honestly you'll probably pay the same amount as you would for the overpriced stuff right around the convention center but the food will be better.  I know for me at the end of a long con day, the idea of walking an extra mile or two to find a place to eat is almost unbearable.  I haven't stayed at one of the Anaheim convention center hotels because I live nearby, but you could ask the front desk when you check in or call them right now to see how people get food delivered.  You probably just need to meet the person in the valet area, but the hotel might let the person just park for a few minutes and they could deliver it straight to a room.

Split the cost of an uber/lyft with a couple of other people and go eat where you want.  There are a bunch of pick up/drop off areas in the valets of the hotels near the convention center.  There is so much amazing, super cheap food within a 15 minute drive of Disneyland once you get out of the tourist trap.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: hikanteki on March 28, 2017, 01:51:22 PM
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Any cheap taco shops within walking range? I'm hoping to spend less on food than on geeky goods. ;-)

There's Alerto's (though it looks like they recently changed their name to Sabrosada) at 1770 S Harbor and it's not very expensive.

Aside from Alerto's, Tanor Mediterranean (in the same plaza), and Roscoe's, I find the restaurants in the vicinity too overwhelmingly Americana diner-ish. I suppose that makes sense given its proximity to Disneyland. The food trucks will probably be much better options.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: tremendo on March 31, 2017, 12:20:01 AM
Thanks, hikanteki!

If I don't succumb to the temptation of the Food Trucks (convenience is usually pricy), my plan for cheap eats: Subway (1677 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802) and Sabrosada, right next to each other.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Mel on March 31, 2017, 05:53:39 AM
Here is the pupusa place I always mean to try.....will this be the trip????

https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-y-pupusas-anaheim
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: ocwankenobi on March 05, 2018, 01:11:52 PM
if you have a car of willing to uber there are some really legit and authentic chinese and korean (ayce bbq) within 15 minutes drive. 

5 and newport exit.  5 and culver.  5 and jamboree.  if you are interested PM me.  i live in the area that tis why. 
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 05, 2018, 04:34:08 PM
There's also Blaze pizza on Harbor and Katella. It's a build your own pizza under $10. Look for Groupon deals in the area too.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: ocwankenobi on March 05, 2018, 04:40:16 PM
forgot to mention the block is an outlet mall very close to Wondercon.  Basically Chapman and the 5.  Outlet mall with the standards Nike UnderArmor Adidas (i am a guy).  They have a Dave and Busters.  BJs.  I think its the closest Krispy Kreme if you want that.  Which you do............
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 05, 2018, 04:46:38 PM
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I think its the closest Krispy Kreme if you want that.  Which you do............

I only want Krispy Kremes if they are HOT. It's amazing how fast I can inhale a half dozen of those hot, fresh glazed donuts!

Plus every time I go into Krispy Kreme, I want to lie underneath that waterfall of hot icing with my mouth open like Homer Simpson...

(https://i.imgur.com/hZ6BczI.png)
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 05, 2018, 04:57:36 PM
I'm bringing doughnuts from the Donuttery (vegan ones too!) on Friday morning. Those blow the doors and roof off of Krispy Kreme.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: ocwankenobi on March 05, 2018, 05:01:40 PM
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I only want Krispy Kremes if they are HOT. It's amazing how fast I can inhale a half dozen of those hot, fresh glazed donuts!

Plus every time I go into Krispy Kreme, I want to lie underneath that waterfall of hot icing with my mouth open like Homer Simpson...

(https://i.imgur.com/hZ6BczI.png)

and you get one just for waiting in line lol.  look !  it's raining.............  donuts.....
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: ocwankenobi on March 05, 2018, 05:02:16 PM
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I'm bringing doughnuts from the Donuttery (vegan ones too!) on Friday morning. Those blow the doors and roof off of Krispy Kreme.

easy there.............  lol

 ;)
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 05, 2018, 05:12:03 PM
There's also Mi Casa on Orangewood and Harbor with prices under $10. Good food. It's not that far really. Easy walk
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: dolphina on March 06, 2018, 11:56:20 AM
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I only want Krispy Kremes if they are HOT. It's amazing how fast I can inhale a half dozen of those hot, fresh glazed donuts!

Plus every time I go into Krispy Kreme, I want to lie underneath that waterfall of hot icing with my mouth open like Homer Simpson...

(https://i.imgur.com/hZ6BczI.png)
LOL, but I agree, the only time to get Krispy Kreme is when they are hot. I have their app and it will tell me if they have their "HOT" sign on.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 17, 2018, 12:22:55 PM
https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/25-whos-hungry-wondercon-guide-years-food-trucks

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WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2018 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #25: Who's Hungry? A WonderCon Guide to This Year's Food Trucks!

Drumroll please! … The food trucks are back for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 ... and this time they're in TWO locations!

Let’s face it: Going to programs, standing in line, shopping in the Exhibit Hall, standing in line, and looking for back issue comics, and standing in line really works up an appetite! WonderCon Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center have you covered this year with a great selection of 15 food trucks (featuring 12 savory and 3 dessert options), appearing on the Grand Plaza outside!

Scheduled to appear this year (line-up is subject to change):

FRIDAY-SUNDAY ON THE GRAND PLAZA
Barcelona On the Go (Latin Bistro)
Burger Monster (Gourmet Burgers & Sliders)
Chunk & Chip (Craft Ice Cream Sammichs)
The Coconut Truck (Asian Street Food)
Cool Crafted (Italian Ice and Other Desserts)
Falasophy (Falafel and Hummus Bar)
Kala (Artful Mexican Cuisine)
Meat Up BBQ (Smoked Comfort Food)
Mess Hall Canteen (Gourmet Tater Tots, Salads, Grilled Cheese)
My Delight Cupcakery (Cupcakes)
Nostimo Greek (Greek/Mediterranean Cuisine
Spudrunners (Fries, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Cheese)
TJ’s Woodfire Pizza (Woodfire Pizza)
Viking (Sausage, Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs)

NEW FOR 2018: SECOND LOCATION!
FRIDAY-SUNDAY ON THE ARENA PLAZA
Broken Rice (Vietnamese Food)
Sana's Curry Bowl (Authentic Indian/Pakastani Cuisine)
Tasting Spoon (Gourmet Sandwiches)
The Shed (From Sol Agave) (Organic Mexican Food)
If food trucks aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other options:

• The Hilton Anaheim (our headquarters hotel!) has a food court. Choose from Sbarro, Baja Fresh Express, Just Grillin’, Submarina, and Starbucks. There you can also find Mix Restaurant and Mix Lounge.

• The Anaheim Marriott features nFuse Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, as well as a Pizza Hut and a Starbucks.

• Downtown Disney has a group of shops, restaurants (quick snacks and fine dining), and a movie theatre. After lunch or dinner, you can browse the World of Disney store for goodies!

• The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk is right down the street! Similar to a mall, there are numerous shops and a multiplex theatre. The restaurant list seems endless, and includes Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, McCormick & Schmick’s Grille, and Johnny Rockets, just to name a few.

Check out the Anaheim maps in the back of the WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Program Book ... with so many amazing food truck and restaurant options at and around the Anaheim Convention Center, you can explore new cuisines for days!

Click here for info on how to buy your WonderCon Anaheim 2018 badges!
Badges are available online only and will not be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Click here for WonderCon Anaheim 2018 hotel reservation information!
Make it a WonderCon Weekend and stay at one of our hotels with special rates!

Bookmark the WonderCon Front Page and Toucan for up-to-date information on WonderCon Anaheim 2018!

Posted on Mar 17, 2018
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: knight101 on March 15, 2019, 09:23:28 PM
I recommend a Mexican place called La Casa Garcia right around the corner of Harbor and Katella.  Very filling and a well stocked bar, too!
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: AzT on March 20, 2019, 10:25:58 AM
https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/14-food-trucks-are-back

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WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2019 TOUCAN TIPS! #14: The Food Trucks Are Back!

Let’s face it: Going to programs, shopping in the Exhibit Hall, and standing in line really works up an appetite. WonderCon Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center have you totally covered once again with a great selection of food trucks appearing on both the Grand Plaza (outside the main entrance to the ACC) and the Arena Plaza (over by the Arena)!

Scheduled to appear this year (line-up is subject to change):

GRAND PLAZA • FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    Barcelona On the Go (Latin Bistro)
    Burger Monster (Gourmet Burgers & Sliders)
    The Coconut Truck (Asian Street Food)
    Drizzle (Funnel Cakes and Ice Cream)
    Falasophy (Falafel and Hummus Bar)
    Kala (Artful Mexican Cuisine)
    Mastiff (Sausage Sandwiches)
    Mess Hall Canteen (Gourmet Tater Tots, Salads, Grilled Cheese)
    My Delight Cupcakery (Cupcakes)
    Nostimo Greek (Greek/Mediterranean Cuisine)
    Spudrunners (Fries, Baked Potatoes, and Grilled Cheese)
    TJ’s Woodfire Pizza (Woodfire Pizza)
    Viking (Sausage, Corn Dogs, Hot Dogs)
    Waffles de Liege (Gourmet Waffles)

ARENA PLAZA • FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    Broken Rice (Vietnamese Rice Dishes)
    Sanas Curry Bowl (Authentic Indian-Pakistani Cuisine)
    Sol Agave (Mexican Cuisine)
    Tasting Spoon (Gourmet Sandwiches)

Plus don’t forget the food vendors inside the Anaheim Convention Center, both in the Exhibit Hall, and scattered throughout the lobbies on all 3 levels, and in the Arena!

Click here for info on how to buy your WonderCon Anaheim 2019 badges!

Badges are available online only and will not be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Click here for WonderCon Anaheim 2019 hotel reservation information!

Make it a WonderCon Weekend and stay at one of our hotels with special rates!

Bookmark the WonderCon Front Page and Toucan for up-to-date information on WonderCon Anaheim 2019!

Posted on Mar 20, 2019
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Miss Kitty on March 20, 2019, 10:46:38 AM
Wow!!! That looks like it's over double what they have had in the past! Yum!

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Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: madfly on March 20, 2019, 11:26:32 AM
So glad Sol Agave will be there...Great Mexican food! And TJ's pizza is really good, too.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: Devorah on March 20, 2019, 01:14:35 PM
How are the lines usually at the food trucks?
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: alyssa on March 20, 2019, 01:29:09 PM
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How are the lines usually at the food trucks?
long
unless you go at off times
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: dag2121 on March 21, 2019, 11:58:32 PM
Fire+Ice is such a great place, highly recommended

The place has a salad bar, vegetable bar, meat, sea food and pasta/noodles, everything divided in sections as the food is raw.  You choose your food, vegetables and condiments, place everything in a bowl and take to the chef who then cooks right before your eyes. It's like a make your own dish buffet

https://fire-ice.com/menu/
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: marcia29 on April 09, 2019, 04:30:58 AM
This was my first Wondercon and I really liked the food trucks being right there.  I had a veggie sausage at Mastiff and it was delicious.  Would absolutely get that again.
Title: Re: Good places to eat in anaheim
Post by: lborgia88 on April 09, 2019, 07:42:54 AM
It was my first WonderCon too, and I also had Mastiff's veggie sausage sandwich -I agree, it was good!  And it was easy to take it with me into the Arena, Saturday morning, and eat it there.   At the SDCC, I pretty much survive on just nutrition bars and trail mix during days of panels.