Anaheim Packing House Opens International Foods, Crafted Beers, Vintage Wines,Specialty Shops, Music, Good Times




Michael Hepworth


By Tom Wright

Anaheim,CA(Perfect Travel Today)5/7/14/–A sampling of Anaheim Packing House gourmet eateries : The Kroft (gourmet sandwiches and specialty fries), Popbar (gourmet popsicles), Cafectio Organico (Guatemalan-style coffee), The Chippy (fish and chips), ADYA (unique Indian cuisine), Iron Press (waffle sandwiches), Ecco Pizza Shoppe (pizzeria), Wheat & Sons (local butcher), Orange Tei (gourmet sushi and Ramen), Rolling Boil (hot pot restaurant), revolutionary new bakery, Korean barbeque, surprisingly fresh juice bar, artisan cheeses and grilled cheese sandwiches, and more to follow.  

 The Anaheim brewing tradition also continues within The Packing House with bars The Blind Rabbit (speakeasy) and The Tool Shed (featuring unique organic wines).

 Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait summarizes The Anaheim Packing District project:  “The Anaheim Packing House is a beautiful community asset that will serve all of Anaheim’s residents and guests,” said Tait.  “My thanks go to a multitude of community leaders who, over time, made the renovation of this historic building and Packing District even greater than we could have imagined.  The Packing District will be a neighborhood place for the community to gather with family and friends, as well as giving us a place to celebrate our agricultural and entrepreneurial heritage.  My congratulations to all.”

 The Anaheim Packing District, located at 400 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, a unique gathering place for local food, drinks and music, includes the Packard Showroom, Farmers Park and The Anaheim Packing House. Built in 1919, the restored Packing House will serve as a culinary center that brings together artisan food producers and purveyors in a public market type setting. The Packard Showroom houses Anaheim Brewery and Umami Burger, now open. Farmer’s Park, an outdoor marketplace, will soon host an array of community activities such as outdoor concerts, movies, and seasonal festivals. Contact to keep abreast of Grand Opening details and upcoming events at the Packing House, or follow us on Facebook at AnaheimPackingDistrict or on Twitter @PackingDistrict.



Farmers Park, a beautiful two acre park featuring a grassy knoll, redwood boardwalk, community gardens and olive grove, was designed by award-winning landscape architect, Ken Smith. Connecting the two historic landmarks, the Anaheim Packing House and Packard Building, the Park offers a vibrant community gathering place for events such as a weekly Farmers Market, Farmers Park Flicks outdoor movies, Annual Halloween Parade Float viewing, German Christmas Market, and the summertime Farm Folk Festival.


 Backyard Patio seating  Sit back and enjoy the ride


International Foods, Handcrafted Beers and Wines..


Anaheim Packing House gourmet eateries OPEN DAILY


 Inside Books, Gourmet Jams, Bird Houses, Baskets, Flowers


Fresh Flowers for all Seasons


Pick up a bouquet for  your Love one…


Picnic baskets, stocked  up with,  deserts, sandwiches, favor wines..


Anaheim Packing House People’s Market Book, Flower Carts




Ashley Welcomes Anaheim Packing House Guests


A patch work of gourmet delights, nooks and crannies with secret places


The Grand staircase leading to  the top , a washed in natural light , we reach the summit, there the HAMMER bar, well placed to quench your thirst, with handmade beers, international foods and special crafted cocktails. A theme bar with farm and work tools surrounding the metal framed tool box, which is attached to a farm traitor, ready to roll…


HAMMER Tractor Pull



The view From The Top inside Anaheim Packing House International Foods Court


 Yes we have Fresh Fish would like a drink with that?


Hand crafted Beers, served with Love


Quite places to just sit and enjoy with friends


 You Feel Lucky,  jump down the Rabbit Hole


The Anaheim brewing tradition also continues within The Packing House with bars The Blind Rabbit (speakeasy)


Lemon Drop Pressed Juicery & Farm Shoppe is a surprisingly fresh juice bar and vegetable stand. Farm-fresh ingredients will be squeezed into delicious juices, sourced primarily from local organic farms. Pick up a cleansing juice or produce for a salad or an apple on the go!


Avocado Blackberry delight


Lemon Ginger Blast pepper kiss


Fresh tuna sashimi and salmon in bamboo shells


Southern California sunshine’s on Original Sushi Rolls Master Shigetoshi Nakamura..


The Kroft  The juice runs down your face, this is the real deal.



 The Kroft Comfort Food Reinvented Fresh Meat Daily


These treats are hard to beat, fresh all the way.


The Winner and still the best, Georgia’s Restaurant is a soul food restaurant Home Cooking,  just like grandmother, mother, daughter, and son-in-law .

“I said, just an old sweet song Keeps Georgia on my mind.” RC

Hugs all around for the family…

Dark 180 searches for the best chocolate in the world, around the world in 180 ways to eat chacolate






Sit and watch the world go by, people watching, drinks in your hand, friends by your side


A quite garden oasis, sun light and wifi


Lunch Tablets, Board Meetings, Group Parties


The downstairs garden natural light streaming in , open air market


Meet up for lunch or dinner and drinks, special events, Private Parties


Enjoy your time, swing to the music





Our large, top quality cuts of fresh fish are dipped
in a special ingredient batter and served up crisp, golden brown covering piping hot. Lemon, malt vinegar and homemade tartar sauce will surely leave your taste buds smiling!

We began our journey into coffee working with producers of sustainable coffee in Central America, roasting that coffee in small batches out of a garage in Los Angeles. Today we offer coffee from major coffee growing regions focusing on developing direct relationships with the producers to ensure fair and sustainable practices and exceptional quality coffee. We roast our coffee beans to maximize their characteristics of origin.
We are committed to serving great coffees, Grown on Earth by Humans.


Dark 180 is a chocolate alchemist, the dark magician of chocolate.

What’s in a name?
During our travels through Italy, we frequently heard chefs pronounce the word ecco while presenting food at the table. Ecco literally means “here it is” or “lo and behold,” a testament to the quality of food and the confidence of the chef. And here it is, around the table where some of the best memories in life happen with good friends, flavorful food, and great wine. Bring your friends. Or make some new ones.
Walking into Ecco is like visiting a Naples pizzeria or your favorite local tavern. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a memorable meal or to share a drink with friends. You can hang out and mingle with the guests and the staff. We serve lunch, dinner and a late afternoon intermezzo.

Georgia’s Restaurant is a soul food restaurant in Anaheim CA with a Southern style comfort food menu and a casual dining atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Georgia’s Soul-Delicious! Restaurant features Southern style gourmet comfort food, serving dishes that are deeply rooted in the traditions of the South. A new restaurant in Orange County, Georgia’s Restaurant has a bluesy, jazzy, casual dining atmosphere with good food, southern hospitality and a friendly welcome.

We’ve added an unexpected twist to our menu with tasty Brazilian-fusion entrees and appetizers; authentic garlic rice, Coxinha and Pastel. Come and sample our soul smothered chicken, fried chicken, St. Louis cut BBQ pork ribs, slow-cooked baked beans, collard greens, and sweet potato pie. Opening this summer in the Anaheim Packing District, Orange County CA.

Comfort Food


Comfort Food THIS, in your face with taste, the green stuff is over the top with herbs and secret oils hand rubbed, no napkins please, juicy all over…


One of the few remaining packing houses from the agricultural era for which Orange County is named, the Anaheim Citrus Packing House is a landmark in both County and City history. Built in 1919 at the edge of downtown Anaheim and along the Southern Pacific rail line, the Packing House was a hub of commerce for the area. Local farmers arrived to unload trucks of freshly picked citrus to begin the process of washing, grading and eventual packing into wooden crates. Once completed, the crated and labeled citrus would be loaded onto rail cars parked on the side of the building to be shipped nationwide.
The restored Packing House is planned as a food hall reminiscent of the great public markets of South America and Europe. These markets serve as a resource for the neighborhood (daily food production) and a community gathering space (restaurants and entertainment). The two level Packing House features a large central atrium with communal dining surrounded by cafes and kiosks of varying sizes as well as outdoor picnic gardens and a building-length dining porch looking out to the outdoor marketplace, Farmers’ Park.


Shaheen Sadeghi

Man On A Mission.

Anaheim Packing House

The Dreamer,Believer, Artist, Developer, Stewardship, and Community Activist. Transforming, reawakening the community to their history and the link back to their lives..

Thank you

Bolt Public Relations

Joanne Foster General Manager: Irvine


Michael Hepworth

287 S.Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Photography: Tom Wright