Time to eat! Best new eateries around UCI

H2O Poke Grill
13262 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 544-0066


Love the big craze about the Southern California spin on a traditional Hawaiian dish called “poke”? There is a new Poke restaurant that opened up in Irvine called “H2O Poke Grill” on Jamboree at Tustin Market Place. Here you “Build your own” poke bowl, which include 5 different steps in creating your dish from choosing your base, to your fish, your flavors, fruits and veggies, to your toppings. The price range is under $10.

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Churned Creamery
The District, 2493 Park Ave #21, Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 203-5226

crocreamLocated inside the Union Market within the District, Churned Creamery is a hit. Different from the famous “Cronut” (Croissant + Donut), Churned creates the “CroCream” (Croissant + Ice Cream). Churned has flavors such as Bananas Foster pie, organic matcha green tea, California pistachio, coconut cream Nutella, maple walnut butter, strawberry crumble, salted butter caramel, tiramisu and more.

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Snooze An A.M. Eatery
3032 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 415-6269


Located at the Tustin Market Place, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery re-energizes the way you think, feel, and ultimately eat breakfast. Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over in creativity; service radiating fun and knowledge throughout. Their goal is to bring you the best breakfast and lunch experience around.

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Blackmarket Bakery
211 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 571-0801

Blackmarket Bakery

Blackmarket Bakery offers a selection of fresh, whole-foods based items that are pleasing to the body and the mind. By using baking fundamentals – butter, flour, sugar and eggs (all blackmarket goods during WWII, thus the name) – Chef Rachel focuses on delivering a culinary experience that revolves around natural ingredients, complex textures, and global flavors. Her incredible cakes and fresh breads are just a few of the items that showcase her culinary genius.

In addition to her homemade pastries and scrumptious tarts, Blackmarket in Santa Ana also offers an array of breakfast items, sandwiches, and salads. To accompany these savory dishes, Blackmarket Santa Ana serves a selection of hard cider and craft beers on tap and by the bottle.

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