Tasty Eats in the OC

There’s nothing like being able to pick up and go, working your way through and around SoCal! It’s one of the thing that our KPG Healthcare team members enjoy the most… along with the fabulous attractions and cuisines they are able to try while on the road, of course!


With that in mind, SoCal travelers will love trying some of the OC’s top tastes- and who could blame them? We, too, absolutely adore these hot spots and couldn’t resist sharing them for those hitting the 405 on their current commute!


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Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is an experience in and of itself, but we guarantee that, if you love Taiwanese food, you won’t be disappointed! The xiao long bao is the menu favorite by far; you can watch them being made in the open-window dumpling window when you arrive, and experiencing the pop of the soup dumplings in your mouth (caution: soooo hot, but soooooooo good!) just cannot be replicated. We also highly recommend the pork and shrimp shao mai, hot and sour soup, and the garlic broccoli. Come prepared to wait – or to shop in the adjacent mall – the line at this hot spot can stretch upwards of two hours on peak evenings!

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill

Meat lovers will adore the smoked meats and ambiance of the Huntington Beach favorite, known for its tri-tip and big bone-in steaks. Customer favorites include the Spencer steak and sides such as pork belly mac and cheese and creamed spinach. It’s a place that really embodies the farm to fire motto… and the patrons know it! Plan ahead if you’re circling by this hot spot! Reservations can be made online.


photo via www.travelcostamesa.com

Social Costa Mesa

Social in Costa Mesa is a pub-turned eatery that is driving conversation and enjoyment via carefully curated new American cuisine. Enjoy the best of all that SoCal has to offer – fresh seafood, crafted cocktails and more – and some great company in the all-star mixologist crew and the other Social patrons.


Coffee and pastry connoisseurs will love the flagship roastery located in SoCo and The OC Mix, serving a full menu of delicious coffee drinks paired with pastries from Mr. Holmes bakehouse. Folks will come for the free wifi and delicious coffees and stay for the chill vibes and the local artisan retail shops. Win-win!


photo via whatsgabycooking.com

Garlic and Chives

If you love Vietnamese, this secret strip mall restaurant will hit the spot – this unexpected gem draws the crowds and earns rave reviews on the regular! Try the top-10 Pomelo salad and the Holy Crunchy Chicken Wings- your belly won’t regret it!


So what do you think? Have you ever tried these places? Do you have other favorites? Let us know where you love to eat in the OC over on Instagram.



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