Best Seasonal Eats In Huntington Beach
The warm, spicy tastes of fall are here, from pumpkin everything to roasted seasonal veggies. Here are some of the best sweet and savory dishes around town.
SeaLegs Wine Bar
SeaLegs Wine Bar never disappoints, be its sophisticated events, wine selection, or inventive California fare. This season, they've added a Pumpkin French Toast special to their brunch menu. Pair it with "The Basic Bitch," a pumpkin spice cocktail of Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka, housemade horchata, and pumpkin puree, topped with whipped cream and nutmeg, or their pumpkin infused bourbon—poured all month long.
SeaLegs Wine Bar // 21022 Beach Boulevard, #105, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-5700 // Monday-Friday, 4-11:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Every fall Bruxie features its signature seasonal treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bruxie. Sandwiched between two crispy Belgian waffles await layers of spiced cheesecake filling, candied pecans, and ginger snap cookie crumble. A generous dollop of sweet cream accompanies the sugary and salty sandwich—all coated in a light dusting of powdered sugar. Also on the menu is their Pumpkin Spice Shake made with real Wisconsin frozen custard, and a Pumpkin Spiced Latte topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. The seasonal trio is available October 14 through November 29.
Bruxie // 180 5th Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 657-215-3559 // Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Back on the menu for the season are Secret Spot's "famous pumpkin pancakes," made gluten-free, topped with pumpkin butter and apple walnut compote, and served with a side of potatoes. They're happy to make them vegan, just ask!
Secret Spot // 3801 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 // 562-592-4494 // Daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa's resident California cuisine restaurant is plating a Spiced Pumpkin French Toast this season, topped with apple cranberry compote, slivered almonds, and a dusting of powdered sugar. But they're not stopping there. They've created several seasonal dishes, including Crispy Chickpea Fries (shaved parmesan and Spanish salsa verde dipping sauce), Roasted Beet Salad (arugula, mandarin orange segment, feta, pistachio crumbles with orange blackberry dressing), Morning Naan (pork belly scramble, arugula, radicchio, bacon jam, and maple Sriracha spread on toasted naan bread), and a Gluten-Free Roasted Pear Almond Tart (dark chocolate, California almond granola over whipped vanilla Greek yogurt). Fork's up!
Watertable // 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-845-4776 // Monday-Friday, 6:30-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m.
New on the Huntington Beach culinary scene, Bangkok Avenue features a Pumpkin Curry on its menu, described as "a classic curry with fresh Kabosha pumpkin and basil." You choose the protein—chicken, pork, tofu, shrimp, filet mignon, salmon, or seafood—and heat level. Served with a side of steamed or brown rice. We recommend splurging on the coconut rice.
Bangkok Avenue // 17221 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-841-9567 // Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Known for its gourmet burgers, Eureka is plating Fried Chicken Sliders this season, layered with, wait for it, herbed mashed potatoes, lightly fried chicken, confetti slaw, and spicy reaper chili sauce. The season is served.
Eureka! // Bella Terra, 7631 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-230-3955 // Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Nobody puts fall in the corner! At The Corner, they've cooked up an entire fall menu, featuring Artichoke & Garlic Au Gratin, Deviled Eggs, Roasted Beet Salad, Classic Kale Caesar, Heirloom Tomato Tartare, Slow Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Lemongrass Pork Belly. They've even slipped a pumpkin offering onto their dessert menu by way of a Pumpkin Spice Cake with maple glaze. Pair your meal with a Dark & Stormy, Old Fashioned, or one of their featured red wines.
The Corner // 8961 Adams Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 // 714-968-6800 // Monday & Tuesday, 3-10 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, noon-midnight.
Warming up the Huntington Harbour, Red Table is plating a Butternut Squash Ravioli this season, as well as sweetening up its dessert menu with a Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake through October. Wash it down with an Oktoberfest brew or a warm red from their wine list.
Red Table // 16821 Algonquin Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 // 714-846-4700 // Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m.
The famed doughnut shop never holds back during any season, and this fall they're baking up the following pumpkin rounds: glazed, cream cheese, chocolate, chocolate with sprinkles, vanilla, and vanilla with sprinkles. Vegan options include all of the above except for cream cheese and sprinkles. Did we mention they make their treats from scratch?
The Donuttery // 17420 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-847-7000 // Hours: Daily, 24/7
Great Dane Baking Company
Warning: Scrolling through the bakery's Instagram feed induces heavy drooling. They've got several sweet treats in the oven this season, including an Orange Velvet Cake (available in slices and cake pops), Pumpkin Spice Eclair, Pumpkin Spice Cake Pop, Pumpkin Caramel Cake, and the "I'll Diet When I'm Dead Bar," made with pumpkin spice sugar cookie, brown sugar crust, pumpkin spice Rice Krispies, and caramel.
Great Dane Baking Company // 6855 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-842-1130 // Tuesday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.