For decades, Anaheim’s 1919 citrus-packing plant sat empty. But then Shaheen Sadeghi–the Orange County entrepreneur behind The LAB and The Camp, Costa Mesa’s trendsetting outdoor shopping centers–set his sights on renovating the Spanish colonial landmark. “It’s a huge part of our cultural history,” Sadeghi says. In May 2014, after four years of overhauls, it reopened as the Anaheim Packing House, a food hall with kiosks for local produce, meats, cheeses, and chocolates along with mini restaurants serving everything from Korean hot pots to waffle sandwiches. As with all of Sadeghi’s projects, the charm is in the details: Vintage Sunkist labels and orange trees in wooden planters reflect the House’s heritage.
440 S. Anaheim Blvd.