Packing House at the Anaheim Packing District

Anaheim Packing District

The Anaheim Packing District is tucked within our own little historic community called the Anaheim Colony. The Packing District comprises the Packard Building, the Farmers Park and the Packing House.

Anaheim Packing District with Anaheim Packing House

The Packard Building, formerly the Packard Showroom, is home to Umami Burger and Anaheim Brewery.

The Packard Building at the Packing District Anaheim located in Downtown Anaheim
The Historic Packard Building

Umami Burger offers great hamburgers with exciting twists. Anaheim Brewery offers great beers with a dash of history. The brewery and it’s recipes date back to 1870. National Prohibition shut Anaheim Brewery down in 1920. It wasn’t until 2010 when Barbara and Greg Gerovac sought to bring the brewery back, offering fresh, local brewed beer to Anaheim residents and visitors.

The Farmer’s Park is a two-acre park sandwiched between the Packard Building and the Packing House.

Farmers Park Redwood Boardwalk
The Redwood Boardwalk at the Farmers Park

The park features a community vegetable garden, beautiful landscaping, a redwood boardwalk for leisurely strolls and even an outdoor ping pong table. Farmer’s Park hosts many events including Farmer’s Park Flicks outdoor movie nights, Annual Halloween Parade Float viewing areas, a German Christmas Market and a Sunday Farmer’s Market taking place every Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The revitalized Packing House had its grand opening on May 31st, 2014, during which 20 culinary stores opened shop and served up their best. Each shop is unique in its offerings. From Indian food to gourmet ice cream and raw vegan juice to bulk foods and spices, this food court has your craziest cravings covered.

cappuccino from Cafecito Orgánico
A gorgeous and delicious Cafecito Orgánico cappuccino

Our favorites include Cafecito Orgánico for their cappuccinos, the Iron Press for the amazing waffle sandwiches and Pop Bar for out of this world popsicles, if you can brave a long line.

Restaurants at the Packing House open at 10:30am but you can pick up juice and coffee starting at 9:00am.

Here are some sweeping shots of the Packing District’s Packing House:

The beautiful, trendy decor and signage within the airy warehouse make for an exciting, invigorating experience, day or night. The Packing House is a great place to grab a snack, take a date, have a meal with friends or even break out the laptop and get some work done with free WiFi available.

In this video, ABC covers a bit of the history and the construction of the Packing House food hall as well as the cuisine offerings.

Packing House Grand Opening at the Anaheim Packing District in Downtown Anaheim
The Packing House had its Grand Opening May 31st, 2014

The Packing House building used to be the premier citrus processing facility in Orange County.

The old railway tracks that carried the produce from the warehouse are still there, though no longer in use. An old open-air railway car sits on the tracks now and serves as a patio and dining space for the restaurants inside, namely Adya Indian food, which has a dedicated seating area at one end.

The building is surrounded by orange trees to commemorate the Packing House’s historical significance to Orange County.

For more information, check out this article Sarah wrote on the Anaheim Packing District. Also, be sure to “Like” the Anaheim Packing District Facebook page for updates, events and general fun.

The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805.

 

Happy travels!

-Long and Sarah, Vacation in Anaheim

2 thoughts on “Anaheim Packing District”

  1. I personally love the Chinese hot plate place, “Rolling Boil” where I typically order the Regular Salmon hot pot. I probably go once every week!

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