The packing House (Anahiem, CA)
If you're coming back from Disneyland and you have a hankering for some fancy ice cream or southern food, I'd head over to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in Anaheim, because there are better places to get food than the Packing House.
What to Do When You Get here
Walk around! There are two ice cream shops upstairs and a crepe shop below. Once that wears off you will soon realize that the Packing House is more of a second or third date type of place anyway. You bring people here to show them you know how to eat and you are interested in eating small portions of things. You do not want to meet someone here for drinks unless you're heading into the Blind Rabbit (a speakeasy styled restaurant/bar hidden behind wall of barrels inside the Packing House), and if you do come here to drink do it with friends or people you know because it is loud.
Now that I've gotten all that out of the way, here is what I like about this place. It's interesting, the entire warehouse if it can so be called, is a giant art piece where you can walk around and pick up a snack. The parking is free and there is plenty of it, albeit sometimes the lots are full and you have to park in the street. Never fear, there are many spaces and they are all as artsy looking as the Packing House is on the outside.
Inside The Packing House
Inside the Packing House is an assortment of food: hand made ice cream, ramen, vietnamese food, and an all time favorite southern food. Although there are places that do it more justice (Lucille's to name one) the staff is friendly and the food arrives quickly. Here is a snapshot of the Tri Tip, collared greens and mashed potatoes I got at George's Restaurant
Not too shabby, it wasn't cooked the way I liked it in the beginning so the manager brought me out another one promptly and I was satisfied. My friends and I roamed around a little bit and had some ice cream. All in all it was a successful outing, it's more affordable than Disneyland and if I could use one hashtag to describe the place I would use #hipster. But that doesn't mean it's a bad thing it just means there will be plenty when you visit.