Where to Eat in Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, CA is filled with wonderful restaurants you can’t find anywhere else. Açaí bowls are located on [almost] every corner, and there are restaurants where you can sit outside any time of the year.

Without further ado, here are some great eats around Newport Beach you need to try if you’re in the area.

Provenance, located right in Newport Beach, is healthful, contemporary, and innovative. Their menu changes based upon the season, and they are diligent in sourcing lots of local ingredients. I’m in love with their Spiced Squash & Pumpkin platter, and their beet salad is amazing. Even bread & butter, usually a basic item, is divine at Provenance; it melts in your mouth!

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Dinner menu @ Provenance

Mother’s Kitchen
Mother’s Kitchen has seven locations along the southern coast of California. They offer healthy eats that can be vegetarian, vegan, or meat-including based upon your preference. I love their Tahini Fusion Wrap, which is a whole wheat wrap that has tempeh, avocado, and brown rice.

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Grilled tempeh, bean sprouts, tomatoes, spinach, brown rice, and avocado wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla

Puesto is fun, funky, and fresh. I love the atmosphere of their restaurant, which has architecture that is inspired from today’s Mexico City. My favorites are the Zucchini & Cactus taco and Mango-Limón drink! I’d also recommend their guacamole, and I can’t wait to try their spiced nuts with honey. Puesto has four locations in southern California (i.e., Los Olives Irvine, La Jolla, San Diego, and Santa Clara).

Frozen Bananas
A trip to Balboa Island wouldn’t be complete without a chocolate-covered frozen banana. My favorite has chopped almonds sprinkled on top! Frozen bananas are healthier than popsicles, and are perfect for cooling yourself from the warm, California sun. Sweet and covered in chocolate, what could be better?

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Frozen bananas on Balboa Island can be found here 🙂
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A visit to Newport Beach would not be complete without a stop to Balboa Island!
Chocolate-covered frozen banana with crushed peanuts
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View from the ferry to Balboa Island

Paradise Bowls
A spot for getting açaí bowls, Paradise Bowls also has freshly made smoothies and pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls. I love their Chocolate Arc açaí bowl! Next time I am trying Coconut Breeze 🙂 Their environment is healthy, clean, and tropical.

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A portion of the menu @ Paradise Bowls
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Chocolate Arc bowl

Located right in Newport Beach near the water, I love buying my favorite açaí bowl from Sambazon and eating it on Newport Pier. Sambazon values sustainability and sources organic ingredients. They are also knowledge on the health benefits of açaí and sell their products in grocery stores all over the country. My favorite açaí bowls are the Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana bowl (of course) and the Coconut Mango bowl! ❤

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Coconut Mango bowl
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View from Newport Pier
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Coconut Mango and Burnquist Berry bowls

Places I haven’t been but would like to try —

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Malvina2att.net says:

    You are hired to write for me any day. You make the food sound so appealing and leaves you wanting to eat it all. Great job !!!! Dolores Grunigen


  2. Completely agree. Balboa Island = frozen bananas!


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