A few years back, many people thought that Orange County was a food desert. In their opinion, there were no great Orange County restaurants. And, this meant that many diners ended up at standard strip mall restaurants for sub-standard meals. But, in recent years, there has been an explosion of outstanding Orange County restaurants that offer a wide range of different dining options.
A Growing Market
Some of these outstanding Orange County restaurants are helmed by celebrity chefs. They’ve carved out a strong reputation and a large following in the already crowded Los Angeles dining market. Many of these chefs have decided that Orange County is the most attractive market to tap into. One recent opening has been Zach Geerson’s Journeyman’s Food & Drink that boasts strong and bright tastes with a heavy emphasis on fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Ethnic Cuisines Coming Right Up!
Many of these new Orange County restaurants offer ethnic or regional cuisine. This ensures that diners will have access to a variety of tantalizing foods and flavors. One of these regional cuisine restaurants is Chaak. Chaak has a wide range of Yucatan and Mayan specialties and a peek at their Instagram account will ensure that your mouth is watering! There has also been an explosion in the opening of new Asian restaurants in Orange County. Many of these restaurants specialize in one particular food product, such as dumplings, or a very specific regional niche.
These new restaurants also offer great drinks to pair with their food choices. Cocktails are carefully crafted and often have local or unusual ingredients.
Stop At Your Favorite Mediterranean Restaurant
The next time that you are looking for a dining spot in Orange County, do not hesitate to give one of these newly opened restaurants a try. But, also, make sure to visit some of your old standby favorites, such as Zait Bistro Laguna. We still offer the most delicious Mediterranean dishes in the area, all served in a warm and inviting environment.