Going to your local Chipotle, Starbucks, or dare I say, Chick-Fil-A, can tend to get a little boring after a while. Being the adventure seeking and not to mention hungry college students that we are, there is always a never ending hunt for instagram worthy restaurants. Throughout Orange County there are so many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Here are ten delectable restaurants you wish you would have discovered ages ago.
The Kroft (Anaheim)
Comfort food Reinvented: At The Kroft expect comfort food with a twist! Their menu ranges from gourmet sandwiches, Fried Cheese curds, Chili Mac-N-Cheese, and more.
Dos Chinos (Downtown Santa Ana)
Dos Chinos consists of Asian and Mexican fusion creating the most delicious menu that will knock out those late night cravings. Be sure to try their Stoner Fries and their Sit Low Pho
Cauldron Ice Cream (Costa Mesa)
Cauldron Ice Cream will surely satisfy your sweet tooth with their amazing Puffle! A soft and warm bubble waffle with cold creamy ice cream inside.
Toro Burger (Santa Ana)
Toro definitely ads the fun to eating with their colorful hamburger buns ranging from red, green, black and white. One of their newest creations consists of the Noodle burger. A handcrafted ramen noodle burger with BBQ pork belly, angus beef, and mixed vegetables. Yum!
The Crepe Coop (Anaheim)
Explore you Parisian side with fresh crepes made at The Crepe Coop. Try their crepes, coffee, or tea to satisfy your breakfast (who are we kidding, lunch and dinner) needs.
U Jelly (Fountain Valley)
U Jelly is a recently new donut shop found in Fountain Valley specializing in extraordinary donut flavors such as the Taro Donut, the Strawberry Shortcake Donut, the Cookies and Cream Donut, and so many other mouth-watering flavors.
Seabirds Kitchen (Costa Mesa)
Now for my vegan friends out there, Seabirds Kitchen is a local organic vegan restuarant that originally started as a food truck. Their Purple Taquitos and Avocado Tacos are so rich with flavor, they will leave you wanting more.
KTCHN Downtown Santa Ana (Downtown Santa Ana)
KTCHN Downtown Santa Ana is not your typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner stop. Their amazing menu includes Fried Chicken Salad, Smoked Corn Beef and Egg, the BBQ Pork Breakfast Biscuit, and Lobster Toast.
Urban Seoul (Irvine)
Urban Seoul takes pride in their passion for food, which is clearly evident in their dishes such as their Loaded Fries. Criss-cut fries, spicy pork, cheese sauce, green onions, jalapenos, queso fresco, pickled red onions and cilantro all loaded into one dish. Sounds like a food coma waiting to happen.
SLAPFISH (Newport Beach)
SLAPFISH is known as a modern seafood shack throughout the OC. They are known for their very popular dish, the Lobster Roll. Made with 100% real lobster served with lemon mayo and warm butter.
Enjoy these amazing new spots and be sure to share your future instagram dishes by using #thevoice. May your hearts be full and your tummies even fuller.