In honor of National Blueberry Month, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite dishes and drinks in Orange County featuring the antioxidant-packed fruit.
This cake doughnut evokes a blueberry muffin with a crème brûlée-esque crumbly glaze.
1614 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714-490-0718
Blueberry Danish Pancakes
Snooze, an AM Eatery
Buttermilk pancakes are filled with lemony cream cheese and topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream, and almond streusel.
3032 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714-415-6269, snoozeeatery.com
Peach + Blueberry Caramel Crumble
A scoop of vanilla ice cream is topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and oat and walnut crumble, then drizzled with housemade caramel.
2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-549-2584, seabirdskitchen.com
Freshly squeezed lemonade is packed with blueberries—Mason jar optional.
9430 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, 714-465-2057
Breakfast Carnitas Tacos with Blueberry Basil Habanero Salsa
The tacos are loaded with scrambled eggs, braised Bajío-style pork, avocado, Cotija cheese, and crema but the blueberry salsa is the real star of the dish.
Locations in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana; eatchow.com
Blueberry Lemon Creamsicle
Front Porch Pops
This frozen treat has a dark purple blueberry and lemon exterior and a creamy center.
4th street Market, Santa Ana, 714-614-2212
Beach Pit BBQ
It’s classic cornbread with a berry twist.
1676 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa, 949-645-7427, beachpitbbq.com
Char Grilled Lamb Chops with Blueberry Demi-Glace
Old Vine Café
Two Australian chops are topped with a dried blueberry demi-glace and come with a side of fried yucca.
2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-545-1411, oldvinecafe.com
Blue Bird Smoothie
This blueberry smoothie is made with almond milk, raisins, walnuts, and a splash of agave.
220 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, 949-478-3899, juicecrafters.com
Blueberry Quinoa Salad
A mix of kale, spinach, and quinoa is topped with spring blueberries, toasted almonds, blue cheese, and a blueberry balsamic vinaigrette.
20111 Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach, 714-963-7796, marketbroiler.com
This tropical drink is made with RumHaven coconut rum, lime juice, mint, fresh blueberries, and raw sugar.
422 S. Coast Highway., Laguna Beach, 949-715-1550, skyloftoc.com