Travel | Anaheim, CA: Eats

Monday, April 29, 2019

"Cultivate the habit of being grateful."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This trip was my third time in Anaheim. The first time, I was extremely out of my comfort zone due to the fact that it was my very first time traveling for work and my coworker and I were still finding our groove working together. After not attending the second year, and attending alone last year, my coworker and I attended together again this past year. I was curious to see how it would compare to our first Anaheim trip and it could not have been more different. We had so much fun together, both at the event, as well as during the in-between times, and I look back on this experience with utmost gratitude and positivity.

True Seasons Organic Kitchen | Restaurants in strip malls can be a little dicey. I found this restaurant, per usual, via Yelp, and was curious what to expect. When my coworker and I arrived, we were quite intrigued. The ambiance of the restaurant is very interesting, with the majority of the diners eating around the central "bar" area.

Even though it is not a vegetarian restaurant, the menu has so many amazing options to choose from. After debating quite a bit between the several options, my coworker and I placed our order. As an appetizer, we both ordered spicy steamed edamame. It is next level with such a great kick and is perfectly seasoned. For my main course, I ordered the vegan curry bowl, which came with brown rice, miso soup, and edamame. I never had miso soup before (except maybe once 20 years ago) and could have drank a gallon of it; it was so good. The curry had a nice, subtle sweetness, and hit the spot after a long day. 

For her entree, my coworker ordered the vegan hot pot. The vegan hot pot is a true dining experience where you are given a pot of broth of your choosing and a plate full of farm fresh vegetables. You are also given rice noodles, brown rice, and four dipping sauces. Essentially, you control your entire meal and make it to your liking. She was so engrossed in the process and loved her meal so much.

In addition, the staff is so super friendly and helpful. I loved that their menu is incredibly vegan and gluten-free friendly, and everything is so delicious. There aren't very many vegan friendly options in Anaheim and we can't wait to go back!


Taqueria by Tortilla Jo's | I'm a huge fan of Tortilla Jos restaurant and have always been hesitant to try the to-go taquiera. Since I'm vegan and gluten-free, I was worried that it wouldn't be as accommodating and would have lots of cross contamination. However, on Friday night after a long day of work, I was starving and needed to eat dinner as quickly as possible. My coworker ordered dinner via GrubHub, while I decided to run down to Tortilla Jo's. The line at the restaurant was super long, so I decided to try out the taquiera. I am officially now a convert!

I ordered two items (like I said, I was so hungry!), tacos and a bowl. Luckily, the gluten-free tortillas are also available at the taquiera. The preparers even change their gloves and place paper on the tortilla press to reduce the risk of cross contamination. I love how vegan and gluten-free friendly the taquiera is, along with the same high quality dishes as the restaurant. The portions are super generous and I definitely felt satisfied. 

The staff is super friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating about food allergies, and the food preparation line is super clean. I'm so happy I finally gave this place a shot. It's the perfect way to get your Tortilla Jos fix in on the go!



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