Hot Eats! Restaurant Tips for Upland, Irvine & Ontario

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There are many factors to consider when shopping new home in the Golden State. If you’re a foodie, access to fantastic eateries is a big on. After all, eating out and enjoying great food is a big part of the Southern California culture and lifestyle.

With such incredible diversity, So Cal offers restaurants featuring every cuisine from around the world. There’s never a reason to have bored taste buds around here!

In this post, we’d like to share a few hot spots you might not have tried yet near three Taylor Morrison new home communities in California. They’re tasty and affordable.

Get your knife & fork ready and prepare to chow down without breaking the bank.

Unique Flavor Combinations in Upland, CA

Westridge at Sycamore Hills | 1636 Burlington Place, Upland, CA 91784  | Learn More >> 

  • Giuseppe’s Restaurant
  • 2433 North Euclid Avenue in San Antonio Heights

If something different is what you’re after, look no further than Giuseppe’s. This isn’t just any old Italian restaurant. It’s Italian but with a twist. A tasty twist. Where else can you order mouthwatering lasagna and koobideh kabobs?

Fusing Italian and Persian cuisines into a never-before-tasted treat has proven to be an instant success. In fact, it’s so delicious it’s a wonder that no one had ever thought of it before. Two of the world’s oldest recipes coming together for a Middle Eastern Mediterranean masterpiece. If you’re wondering where the idea came from, it’s simple. An Iranian family took over the pizzeria in 1997 and slowly added Persian cuisine to the menu.

  • Foxy Noodles and BBQ
  • 507 North Mountain Ave in Upland

Wow! Don’t be fooled by Foxy’s strip mall location. If you love Thai food, you’ll soon become a regular of this soon-to-be-famous Asian fusion eatery. Whether you’re a curry fan or after a hot plate of barbecued Thai-style chicken, there are no boring meals on the menu.

Along with all that pleasure for your mouth, the presentation at Foxy Noodles and BBQ is outstanding. Beautiful food served by friendly staff in a modern yet casual environment and available for take-out. Be sure to try the papaya salad and save room for a smooth and delightful Thai tea.

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Slow Cooked Goodness in Irvine, CA

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  • Fire Breather BBQ
  • 22722 Lambert Ste. 1702 in Lake Forest

You don’t need to hop on a plane to Texas to experience the best in slow-roasted meats and delicious sides. Fire Breather BBQ is the real deal, right here in Lake Forest, California. Their menu is simple and easy. Choose from brisket, pulled pork, succulent ribs, tri-tip or chicken and add one or more of your barbecue favorites. Beans, apple slaw, potato salad and roasted sweet potato. All your bases are covered.

This is the kind of place where you just don’t need a big menu. Do a few things and do them well.

The next time you’ve got a hankering for fall-off-the-bone tender meats and friendly home style cooking, park your saddle at Fire Breather and grab an extra pile of napkins.

  • Fukada
  • 8683 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine

There’s a lot of great Japanese food near Irvine but one particular joint stands out among the crowd. Named by OC Weekly as one of the Top 10 places to enjoy Asian noodles in Orange County, Fukada specializes in serving fresh soba and udon made with organic ingredients. You’ll need to come more than once because the portions are big and you’ll want to try both the spicy tuna and the all-natural beef.

Be prepared for a short wait if you plan to visit around dinnertime. Fukada is popular and they don’t take reservations. Don’t worry, it’s worth a little patience to get a table.

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Order a Baker’s Dozen

Meadowood at Park Place | 4884 S Swallowtail Lane Ontario, CA 91762 | View Community >>  

  • Home Pie Bakery & Café
  • 1960 S Archibald Avenue in Ontario

Not every meal needs to be a fancy sit-down affair. Sometimes all you really care about is the taste of the food!

Home Pie Bakery & Café is a great little spot if you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or when you want to phone in an order for something to go. Sweet or savory, whatever comes out of Patty’s oven is a huge hit.

The pot pies and beef wellington are local favorites but they also serve delicious sandwiches on fresh baked breads and a variety of healthy salads, too. And if your sweet tooth is asking for a sticky bun and coffee, Home Pie will knock it out of the park. Other tempting desserts include an amazing assortment of gourmet cookies, chocolate cake or cheesecake.

  • Little Buddha Thai Kitchen
  • 6237 Pats Ranch Rd Ste East in Mira Loma

The owners of Little Buddha Thai Kitchen aren’t shy about their intentions. Their goal is to serve Thai food that is not only delicious, but truly enlightening. They aim to be as exotic and flavorful as Thai cuisine. Flavorful is the perfect way to describe the food here. One taste and you’ll understand why we’ve included them as a must-try restaurant in Ontario, CA.

Their menu is extensive so you could easily come to Little Buddha every day of the week and never run out of exciting new meals to choose from. The pad see ew and panang curry are especially popular.

There are a lot of options for Thai food in So Cal but this little gem is worth the drive, even if you don’t own a new home in Ontario, CA at Meadowood at Park Place.

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So Many Choices to Tempt Your Palate – Bon Appetit!

With all these scrumptious options to choose from, which one do you want to try first? Let us know in the comments and share your favorite Upland, Irvine and Ontario restaurant recommendations, too!

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