Anaheim Packing District – #IPW19 – Anaheim, California

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As a delegate at the IPW19, one of the mandatory requirement for each delegate is to sign up for a Sunday Media Tour. There were a number of different tours that each delegate can choose from. Since I am a huge foodie, I chose the IPW Culinary Foodie Tour. And I was so glad that I choose this foodie tour and it was definitely a great choice. The reason? We got to visit 2 amazing restaurants in a sit down setting, having a 5-course meat along with different signature beverages. That was heaven!

Both restaurants we visited are called “Urbana” and “The Blind Rabbit”, both are located inside the historic Anaheim Packing House. Urbana is a Mexican restaurant serving good tacos, tequila and specialty cocktails. The Blind Rabbit is a Speakeasy bar with a secret hidden entrance.

Let’s talk about the Anaheim Packing House! The Anaheim Packing House was formerly a Sunkist citrus-packing facility that was built in 1919. However, it was later abandoned for decades and until recently, the building has been reborn into a multi-storey food hall, with entertainment spaces for live music and events.

 

Inside the revitalized Packing House, you will see 20+ upscale food stalls serving high quality food and beverages from different ethnics. You could order Chinese food, Mexican food, Japanese food, Korean food, Indian food and much more. You can also buy decors, home accessories at various local stores. I got enjoy some live acoustic music during my visit there.

You can read my food & tequila tasting at Urbana here.

The Blind Rabbit, what is it? No, it’s not eating rabbit meat. Instead, it’s a hidden Speakeasy bar that serves signature cocktails and food in an unexpected secret room inside the Anaheim Packing House. Check out how secretive The Blind Rabbit at this link here.

After spending a few hours tasting different drinks and food at both Urbana and The Blind Rabbit, we were given a voucher to order our won Hans Homemade Ice Cream. What a feast! What a dining experience! I was told that in the past, there were many packing houses. But they were either abandoned, demolished or forgotten. Anaheim Packing House is the only packing house left standing in Anaheim. Thus, it’s historic and it’s very important in the Anaheim community.

Anaheim Packing District
Website: www.AnaheimPackingDistrict.com
Address: 440 S. Anaheim Blvd. | Anaheim CA 92806

Urbana Anaheim
Website: www.UrbanaAnaheim.com
Inside the Anaheim Packing House

The Blind Rabbit
Website: www.TheBlindRabbit.com
Inside the Anaheim Packing House

The Foodie Media Tour and the incredible IPW19 experience were provided by the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW. However, as always, the opinions expressed in this post is entirely my own.

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