Orange County in California is the perfect destination for Arabic and Halal cuisine.
Dubai, UAE (1st of April, 2019) — Arab travelers need look no further than Orange County, California - known worldwide as “The OC” - for their next foodie vacation. Home to an Arab-American enclave known as “Little Arabia”, The OC boasts one of the country’s most tantalizing collections of halal restaurants in the U.S.
“California is home to the largest Middle Eastern immigrant population in the U.S., with one of the hot spots right here in The OC,” says OCVA President Ed Fuller. “The Little Arabia District celebrates Arab culture and cuisine in the heart of Orange County, so visitors craving a taste of home have their pick of fantastic Halal cuisine in multiple cities throughout the region.”
Little Arabia in Anaheim comprises ethnic markets, Halal butcher shops, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, hookah lounges, clothing stores, beauty salons and much more. Arab-American expats have been drawn to the region for decades and it’s now a beacon for travelers seeking a taste of Arabian culture.
Below are a few restaurants and cafes in Little Arabia:
● Koftegi (Turkish Mediterranean); 816 S. Brookhurst Street, Anaheim; (714) 635-4353; Koftegi has paired their fresh baked goods and breads with simple, fresh ingredients and 100% halal meats to create a simple, yet elevated dish. Each menu item is their take on traditional Lebanese and Turkish cuisine to create a unique Mediterranean flavor experience.
● El Mahroosa Restaurant & Hookah Cafe (Middle Eastern); 930 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim; (714) 991-9200; El Mahroosa Restaurant & Hookah Café located in the heart of Little Arabia District in Anaheim, California is Orange County’s own authentic Middle Eastern restaurant. They serve only the freshest and highest quality meats and vegetables for their food. They also serve all of your favorite hookah brands and flavors including Alfakher, Starbuzz and Nakhla.
● Nara Bistro (Middle Eastern); 1220 S Brookhurst St., Anaheim; (714) 991-6800; Nara Bistro is a lively corner lounge & hookah bar serving Middle Eastern fare, with regular DJs & dancing.
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