‘Hoods: Up-and-Comer in Downtown Anaheim

Everywhere you look in downtown ANAHEIM, there’s a new spot to eat, drink, or shop.
Eco Now Downtown Anaheim
Eco Now in Downtown Anaheim.

Photo courtesy of Eco Now.


The popular Torrance brewery known for its IPAs opened its second location in the former Anaheim Brewery space in December. The rotating taps—set up in front of huge windows that offer a glimpse of the brewery’s gleaming metal tanks—always include a few juicy, fruity hazy IPAs with colorful names such as Never Sleep and Glitter Yellow Hop, along with other Belgian-style brews like the Feminist, a tripel made with hibiscus. 336 S. ANAHEIM BLVD.


Glass and aluminum refillable containers, plus a variety of plant-based, locally sourced soaps, detergents, and cleaning products to fill them with, dominate the shelves at this zero-waste shop. Like the original location in Costa Mesa, it also stocks all kinds of other eco-friendly products—from basic mesh produce bags to wool sponges, hemp cat toys, and unbleached diaper cloths—in a well-organized, warmly lit space. 207 W. CENTER ST. PROMENADE, 714-603-7980

**GOOD TO KNOW – Eco Now offers everything from reusable straws
to bulk refills. You can shop online with free shipping on orders of $50 or more.


Ultra-fresh toppings and house-made dough take the pizzas at this takeout spot on the Center Street Promenade to the next level: The veg- etarian pie ($11 to $16), for instance, is smothered in fresh bell peppers, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, red onion, and whole basil leaves. Unexpected options include the tikka pizza, with chicken or paneer and creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella, roasted red bell peppers, scallions, and cilantro ($12 to $19). 179 W. CENTER ST. PROMENADE, 714-603-7365


The spacious patio and bright, cheerful dining room draw plenty of diners to the Texas- style barbecue restaurant, which opened in October. But the smoked meats—brisket, short rib, rack of lamb, pastrami, and turkey—grab the spotlight. Order them in tacos and burritos ($13 to $20), in sandwiches ($11 to $31), or on their own with sides such as street corn and waffle fries ($5 to $7). Pair with the creative (and cleverly named) cocktails. 195 W. CENTER ST. PROMENADE, 714-603-7194

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