O.C. Neighborhoods: What’s New in Downtown Fullerton

O.C. Neighborhoods: What’s New in Downtown Fullerton

Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Downtown Fullerton, long a shopping destination for antiques and vintage furniture, has been adding more restaurants and boutiques to the mix the past few years. Check out what the 128-year-old city currently has to offer by visting these diverse spots.

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Cauliflower fritas with roasted garlic aoli at El Americakano restaurant in Fullerton, CA. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux

 

 

El Amerikano

The owners of the Greek restaurant Kentro also own this Latin American cafe. Try the manchego salad with Jidori chicken, dates, avocado, jalapeno, and Champagne vinaigrette ($11), or the cauliflower fritas with manchego and garlic aioli ($7). 100 S. Harbor Blvd., 714-525-2126, elamerikano.com

 

 

 

 

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Wine by the glass at The Twisted Vine in Fullerton, CA. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux

 

 

The Twisted Vine

This wine bar sells dozens of interesting varieties from France, Spain, Italy, Napa, and the Central Coast by the glass ($9 to $25). Pair your pinot with brie baked in a sourdough bowl ($14), or dark chocolate mousse ($6). 127 W. Commonwealth Ave., 714-871-1200, twistedvinewines.com

 

 

 

 

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Giving keys, necklace items at Share & Do Good in Fullerton, CA. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux

 

 

 

Share & Do Good

From its new digs in the historical Chapman Building, this boutique sells accessories made by companies that help others. Giving Keys necklaces ($35 and up), for example, are made by people transitioning out of homelessness. 110 E. Wilshire Ave., 714-305-5582, shareanddogood.com

 

 

 

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Vintage ribbon at Gilding The Lily in Fullerton, CA. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux

 

 

Gilding the Lily

This tiny shop stocks antique glass and stone beads, colorful vintage ribbons from Switzerland and France, antique buttons, and other goodies. It’s fun to browse even if you’re not crafty. $5 to $12. 305 N. Harbor Blvd., 714-680-8893, vintagedesignresource.com

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