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Expo West 2012: 10 places to eat in Anaheim

Expo West 2012: 10 places to eat in Anaheim

You cannot live on show-floor samples alone, so check out these dining spots when you're in Anaheim for Natural Products Expo West 2012.

Whether you need the right restaurant to impress a client, accommodate a large group or grab a quick bite before a meeting, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite picks near the Anaheim Convention Center.

  • Quick breakfast
    Grab a juice or smoothie at Juice It Up! (1801 E. Katella Ave.; 714.385.9900) or Jamba Juice (1570 S. Disneyland Dr.; 714.774.0521), or fresh bread at La Brea Bakery (1556 Disneyland Dr.; 714.490.0233).
  • Breakfast meeting
    Get a healthy start with local organic and natural ingredients such as cage-free eggs, Niman Ranch bacon, and açai-berry smoothies at Mix Restaurant in the nearby Anaheim Hilton (777 W. Convention Way; 714.750.4321).
  • Lunch-on-the-go
    Walk just one block from the convention center for the veg-friendly Indian buffet at Gandhi Palace in the Ramada Plaza Hotel (515 W. Katella Ave.; 714.808.6777).
  • Business lunch
    Mr Stox (1105 E. Katella Ave.; 714.634.2994) has long been known as the power lunch place among Anaheim locals. The oversized booths offer privacy for meetings, and the menu features California–inspired American fare, such as steak, crab cakes, club sandwiches and fresh salads.
  • Dinner on a budget
    At K’ya Street Fare in the boutique Hotel Ménage (1221 S. Harbor Blvd.; 714.758.0900), sample street food favorites from around the world, from Bangkok’s red curry and Seoul’s kim chee to Ensenada’s carnitas tacos and New Orleans’ gumbo—all for under $10.
  • Good for groups
    Eat family-style at King’s Fish House (1521 W. Katella Ave., Orange; 714.771.6655), which offers wild and sustainably farmed fish options. For authentic Vietnamese, take a short 5-mile cab ride to Brodard Chateau (9100 Trask Ave.; 714.899.8273) in Garden Grove’s Little Saigon neighborhood.
  • Perfect for clients
    Try the new and notable The Ranch Restaurant (1025 E. Ball Rd.; 714.817.4200) for the just-picked bounty from its own organic farm in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, formerly of Napa Rose, can suggest wines from the restaurant’s extensive cellar.

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