FV foodie guide 2020

Are you a foodie? Live close to Fountain Valley? We got options for you!

Think you’ve eaten your way through your city? Let us surprise you! We’ve got some great restaurants that are sure to cross every palette, even the little picky ones. Vote in the comments for your favorites and decide whose the breakfast hero, lunch leader and champion of the dinner showdown!

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The holidays are a great time to enjoy your mornings and eat a laid-back breakfast with the family. We found two breakfast hot spots in Fountain Valley for vegan-friendly food and old school, down-home cooking.


?Black Bean?

Black Bean is known for their free of guilt guarantee. Black Bean allows you to enjoy something without feeling unhappy that you are doing something bad. This is backed by their devotion to avoid meat, dairy, egg, and animal cruelty; to lessening our ecological footprint, gas emissions, and global warming causes; and to employing fair trade principles.

Black Bean serves impossible and beyond meat substitutes and they do it right! Try their breakfast tacos and taste for yourself! Four tortillas topped with American ‘cheese’, house made tofu scramble, ‘bacon’ bits, salsa and guacamole that fill your tummy and let your conscious eat in peace.

For more guilt free vegan food check out the full menu HERE.

?Marie Callender’s?

Get a FREE cup of albondigas soup on Wednesdays when you redeem through the Experience FV app. Download HERE for great deals and local connections.

Marie Callender’s is a staple of family memories and they haven’t stopped serving them! Sunrise Skillets, eggs Benedict and their signature Marie’s Classic Bacon Quiche keep Marie’s in our top 5 breakfast spots in Fountain Valley.

Check the daily specials at Marie Callender’s HERE.


As the weathers cools down these hot lunch spots will have you feeling fire. We’ve got exclusives from Fountain Valley’s finest for FREE food! Read below and eat on.


?Kech Cafe?

FREE garlic bread slice @ Kech Cafe with pesto or marinara pasta entree purchase! Download the Experience FV app HERE and claim your FREE garlic bread!

Kech Cafe is a neighborhood favorite and a secret superstar. Chosen as one of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The US for 2015 and Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US for 2018, Kech Cafe has been serving the Fountain Valley and surrounding communities since 2012.

Kech Cafe is known for their vegan garlic sauce (traditional Lebanese Toum) and is a Mediterranean (Lebanese-Armenian) inspired café. Homemade food utilizing recipes that have been passed down from generations, Kech Cafe serves sandwiches, wraps (on thinnest Armenian lavash), salads, pizzas, handcrafted lavender lemonade, side salads, pasta and more.

Located within the Circle K at the Shell Gas Station, Kech Cafe is a completely independent, licensed, and permitted café operation.

Keep up with Kech on his website HERE!

?Sushi Koto?

Sushi Koto is ran by a Japanese chef, Frank, who adopted the name after he helped bring the original Koto Sushi come to America. When Koto Sushi went back to Japan, Frank stayed and continued to serve traditional Japanese food for Orange County.

Known for Chirashi, everything that comes out of Sushi Koto’s kitchen is beautiful and delicious. Check out their New Years traditional Oshechi buffet which includes taro sake, champagne and beer.

Check out all of Sushi Koto’s beautiful dishes HERE.

?Dickey’s BBQ?

Buy a 3 meat plate and get a 1 meat plate FREE @ Dickey’s BBQ on the Experience FV app. Download HERE for exclusive deals only in FV!

Dickey’s keeps smoking to bring Fountain Valley the best ‘cue this side of the Rio Grande. The holiday specials are always yummy, large and down home. The lunch specials change everyday and their famous yellow cup is refillable. Grab extra napkins for that BBQ sauce on your face!

Check out Dickey’s full menu HERE.


Slow down and spend some time with the family at these laid back neighborhood restaurants. We found the best living food in Orange County, a hot pot BUFFET and some Argentinian flair!


?Au Lac?

In 1997, Mai Nguyen began operating Au Lac in Fountain Valley with a special mission in mind. Her experience in overcoming serious illness with a plant-based diet fueled her desire to promote healthy eating to her community. Driven by her passion for good food and good health, she put a plant-based twist on traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

Au Lac is one of the oldest all vegan restaurants in Orange County and they are still the best. The living raw foods on the menu are filling and super tasty. Intimidating for the first time, it’s ok! The waiters teach you how to eat everything and afterwards you wonder how they make everything taste sooo good.

See Au Lac’s full living foods menu HERE.


$3 OFF all you can eat buffet @ Shabuya! Download the Experience FV app HERE and get $3 off your favorite hot pot buffet.

Anytime there’s a buffet we’ll be there. Shabuya popped up on our radar with their HOT POT BUFFET! What?! We knew we had to try this experience and we weren’t disappointed.

This place is swanky and family-style at the same time. Hip interiors and lighting lend this place to a cool late night spot with friends and co-workers that transfers seamlessly into a day time retreat for families and weekend brunching.

Everyone gets their own bowl to hit the buffet and fill up with EXACTLY what you want. Waiters will serve you the broth and meat and then it’s go time.

Check out Shabuya’s menu HERE.

?Cambalache’s Argentine Grill?

Cambalache’s serves Fountain Valley with Argentinian and Italian based food with real recipes from Argentina and Italy.

Cambalache’s is ALWAYS doing something. The 29th of every month they have a gnocchi special. Tuesday’s are 1/2 price traditional Argentine empanadas. Wednesday’s are BOGO pizza. The specials don’t stop.

Check out Cambalache’s full menu HERE.


This food editor ALWAYS saves room for dessert and on the quest for the perfect cookie we found a bakehouse right in the heart of Fountain Valley and Thai-influenced ice cream. Bon Appetit!



Get 10% off a dozen or more items @ Paderia Bakehouse. Download the free Experience FV app HERE and get 10% off today!

The owners of Paderia want everyone to be able to have the best of their homelands food, whether they can travel there or not. With this mission, Paderia Bakehouse was born.

Travels around the world to find the best, most authentic recipes are what fill the cases at Paderia. Stop in to find something that reminds you of home and is re-created PERFECTLY.

Check out Paderia’s special menu items and daily baked goods HERE.

?Rollin’ Creamery?

Get your event catered with rolled ice cream and take $100 off @ Rollin’ Creamery with the Experience FV app. Download HERE and save at tons of local FV businesses.

The owners of Rollin’ Creamery were roaming the streets of Thailand when they came upon a street vendor selling rolled ice cream. Mesmerized by watching ice cream go from a liquid into a solid right in front of their eyes, they knew Fountain Valley would appreciate it just as much as they do!

Rollin’ Creamery is a great spot to drop in for a hand rolled experience with unique ice cream flavors and toppings. Never be bored when you’re rollin’.

Keep up with Rollin’ Creamery on their Facebook HERE.

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Are you a foodie? Live close to Fountain Valley? We got options for you!