Neighborhoods: Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra


Made from scratch daily, the velvety ice creams and sorbets served at this Danish chain often include flavors such as tart blood orange, rich salted caramel,
and fluffy coconut
($3.50 for one scoop).
7821 Edinger Ave.,

Lorna Jane
The pretty-yet-functional workout clothes ($40 to $160) in bright neon and soft pastels are perfect to wear to the free yoga, Pilates, and barre classes held in the studio behind
the shop—and while
running errands afterward.
7777 Edinger Ave., 714-890-4499,


This taqueria from the owners of Sol Cocina specializes in Mexican street food. Enjoy wood-grilled ancho chili chicken tacos ($10.50) and margaritas ($8 to $10), perfect for sipping near the patio fire pit.
7631 Edinger Ave.,

Sweet XO

Part sweet shop, part boutique, it combines an eclectic collection of unusual gifts— everything from kitchen gadgets to bubble bath—with a vast selection of desserts, including cupcakes, frozen yogurt, and candy.

7631 Edinger Ave., 714-893-1854,

Photographs by Amanda DeFrancis

*This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue.*

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