Anaheim Packing District

Anaheim Packing District | Atsuna Matsui

Anaheim Packing District | Atsuna Matsui

Anaheim Packing District | Atsuna Matsui

Today is a very special day. It is the launch of my very first blog, which I’m both very excited and nervous for! Since I haven’t written anything noteworthy in quite awhile, I am a little rusty at writing long pieces and coming up with something eloquently might prove to be a little difficult, but bare with me.

First and foremost, I’d like to discuss with you guys my experience at making a pit stop in the OC area for the Anaheim Packing District. I actually just came back last month from participating in an exchange program in Japan and moved to LA. But prior to that, I have lived in the OC area during my college days, and now, let me tell you, for the most part, I grew to have a disdain for the lack of culture in the OC and always dreamed of moving out of this city.

For the most part, I can put up with the ultra-conservative nature of the OC, but my primary critique is how packed the area is with generic businesses and how homogenized practically everything is from architecture to demographic. There is little to no versatility in the products, food, and people, which makes a curious mind and imaginative heart like myself, hard to assimilate in. Nevertheless, there was a sense of nostalgia when I visited this city once again. The identical buildings of olive, tan, burgundy color schemes; the wide, pristine roads that ensured safe driving: the abundance of greenery detected, literally every block or so. Although it isn’t something I miss, but there’s something very endearing and family-oriented about this county, in comparison to the legendary, iconic Los Angeles.

The Anaheim Packing District is a little quaint space filled with an assortment of restaurants located in the middle of a suburban location. It is a safe and well-kept environment with some wannabe hipsters here and there, but overall, it exudes a positive ambiance and wholesome vibe. The restaurant here are fairly casual and the menu is better suited for lunch meals in my opinion. And trying the Popbar is a must! Although there is practically always a long line for the place, it goes by really fast and the sweet foodgasm you experience is just absolutely well-worth the wait.

The decor and interior design of this location resonates with the architectural themes of the OC area, which are plantation, sustainability, and eco-friendliness. The building was designed in a way in which the entire top panel of the roof is made of glass so that each layer of floors would be well-lit by natural lighting. The plethora of indoor hanging plants and dominant use of wooden materials for flooring and furnitures makes it feel like you’re entering a garden. With swinging chairs, rocking chairs and soft, cushioned sofas, it furthers adds to the casual, relaxed experience for customers.

For all these reason, I definitely suggest coming during the noon time or the afternoon for the most valuable experience. Although during its peak hours there’s some wait time for your food to come out, finding parking is always a breeze! If you’re in the Anaheim area in the daytime, I definitely think its worth checking out for families to spend time with their kids or even just for friends to kick it and hang out.


Anaheim Packing District

440 S Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805

(714) 533-7225

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