The Disneyland Resort has its fair share of fine dining spots, with price tags to match. But if you’re looking for an overwhelming array of creative, high-quality eats at affordable prices, a true foodies’ Fantasyland is found a few miles up the road at the Anaheim Packing House, which you can sample from home with our video highlights tour.
Unofficial Guide researchers love good food and invest a fair amount of time scouting new places to eat. And because food at Disneyland Resort (all of the Disney complex, including the theme parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney) is so expensive, we (like you) have an economic incentive for finding palatable meals off campus. The blocks surrounding the parks host a glut of familiar fine-dining and fast-casual options, but good ethnic dining is woefully underrepresented.
That’s where the Anaheim Packing House (440 S. Anaheim Blvd., ☎ 714-533-7225; open daily, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.) comes in. The keystone of the up-and-coming Anaheim Packing District is a century-old Sunkist citrus warehouse that has been reborn as a trendy urban food hall, not unlike New York’s Chelsea Market.
The packing District is filled with more than two dozen independent eateries and bars. Here are a few we can recommend:
We like the chicken and naan at Adya Fresh Indian Flavors,…
…salmon poke at Orange Tei,…
and the shaved snow dessert from i am.
On weekends, locals pack the house, as well as the neighboring Packing District’s farmers’ park and breweries, jockeying for scarce parking spots.
Instead, use a ride-share service from your hotel, or park for free at the City Hall garage and hail a FRAN electric micro-van for a free ride around the block.
While you await your opportunity to dig in at the Anaheim Packing House in person, whet your appetite with these video highlights from our most recent walking touring of the complex:
For all there is to see and do at Disneyland, check out The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland by Seth Kubersky with Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa, and Guy Selga Jr. All Disneyland fans should also check out The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream by Sam Gennawey.