It’s been a long year for everyone as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned lives upside down. Like many industries, restaurants have been hit hard and are struggling to keep their doors open. More than 100,000 restaurants across the United States closed in 2020 alone, and the hard times aren’t over as many cannot fully reopen yet. 

Supporting local restaurants can help keep them afloat during the pandemic and beyond. Get some delivery or takeout, or enjoy the warm weather with outdoor dining. There are a lot of fantastic options in Fountain Valley, and you can’t go wrong if you start out with one of these three restaurants.

The Vox Kitchen

16161 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley

Supporting local restaurants is easy when the food is as delicious as the fare at The Vox Kitchen. You’ll find a wide variety of foods here, from elote to truffle fries and crab congee. Whether you’re looking to branch out and try new foods or just elevate your french fry game, The Vox Kitchen has something up your alley. The Vox Kitchen is open for outdoor dining and also offers delivery if you’d like to eat in, so you’ll have no trouble eating here during COVID-19.

The Recess Room

18380 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley

The Recess Room is the result of a childhood dream among friends, but you won’t feel like you’re back in the school lunchroom here—unless, of course, your elementary school served calamari, brisket tacos, and crab pasta. You will get a strong hometown vibe here, with drinks from local breweries and ingredients fresh from the onsite garden. Go ahead and indulge a little at The Recess Room—grab some takeout or have dinner and drinks in the outdoor dining area. You won’t regret it.

Istanbul Grill

18010 Newhope Street #D, Fountain Valley

Incredible Mediterranean food is only a short drive away from Serena Vista Apartments. Head over to Istanbul Grill for all the kebabs, babaganoush, and falafel your heart desires. Round out your meal with authentic drinks like salgam or Turkish coffee. Bring your adventurous kiddos along for the meal, too. They’ll love the kids’ menu, and the whole family will love the baklava and rice pudding for dessert. 

Supporting local restaurants is a fun and delicious way to feed your family as you stay safe during COVID-19. As you sample the local options, stay informed about local health restrictions and what restaurants are doing to maintain a safe environment

Image courtesy of The Recess Room