Simple Delights to Try in Garden Grove

Photograph Courtesy of Naz’s Halal Food

Naz’s Halal Food
The first California location of an East Coast chain started by a pair of cousins in Queens, New York, opened in December. Simple but flavorful Mediterranean food dominates the menu; rice bowls and gyros filled with chicken, lamb, kofta kebab, or falafel are topped with barbecue, white, green, or hot sauces. Open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s a favorite of the late-night crowd. 9764 Chapman Ave., 714-786-7000

Nem Rolls
Vegans rejoice when they see the menu at this new Vietnamese spot as protein choices for the made-to-order spring rolls ($8.95) include Impossible beef and chicken, along with the usual nem nuong (grilled pork), garlic shrimp, chicken, and beef. Filled with mixed greens, cilantro-lime white rice, pickled daikon and carrots, and fried wonton sheets, they’re wrapped in rice paper and served with house-made nem sauce. 12093 Brookhurst St., 714-590-1400

Little World
Kids can play all morning at the indoor playground, leave for a few hours, then come back in the afternoon with just one entry fee ($16.95). There’s plenty of room amid the huge climbing structures, slides, and arcade games for them to run and jump on the cushioned floor mats, plus a seating area where adults can keep an eye on their little ones while relaxing with a pastry or boba tea from the cafe. 9691 Chapman Ave., 714-591-5446

Thania Pro Nails
The nail techs here paint all kinds of intricate designs on their clients’ nails, from seasonal and holiday-themed art to more subtle but still eye-catching French tips. Gems big and small, metallic and iridescent accents, a rainbow of nail polish color options, and three-dimensional flowers and bows turn acrylics, gels, and even basic manicures and pedicures into art. Threading and waxing services are also available. 12103 Brookhurst St., 714-591-5172

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