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Instagramable Food and Drinks in Buena Park

A short ride from Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, the city of Buena Park is well-known for its major attractions like Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Soak City and dinner shows, but the excellent and affordable range of food options may be its best-kept secret. From purple waffles to witch themed cocktails Buena Park is filled with tasty and Instagram worthy food and drinks.

Myungrang Hot Dog

Myungrang is famous for their Korean-style hotdogs with exclusive flavors topped with their special sauces. I highly recommend their sweet chili or cheese mustard sauce! Myungrang means cheerful in Korean and their food sure does bring happiness after eating one of their signature dogs. Try their deep fried sweet potato, original crispy and chewy hot dog on a stick or a mozzarella filled hot dog. For a truly unique flavor try the squid ink and mozzarella hot dog.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm is well known for its thrilling coasters and shows and that its the birthplace of the boysenberry but locals come for their mouth-watering funnel cakes! Knott's fully loaded funnel cakes comes with powdered sugar, ice cream, topped with your choice of boysenberry, strawberry, or chocolate filling and is finished with whipped cream. California’s original theme park is filled with classic treats year-round as well as unique boysenberry creations.


Their stylish decor, tasty and perfectly plated drink and food menu items, makes them an Instagram worthy contender. Come for their world-renowned tea and coffee and stay for their delicious lineup of homemade food and pastries. Pair your purple Ube waffles topped with fresh fruit and purple Ube ice cream with an Ube latte from Basilur Tea and Coffee. They also offer out-of-this-world souffle pancakes, eggs benedict and afternoon tea feast that is a culinary delight unlike any other.

Ding Tea

This adorable tea house features authentic Taiwanese tea and a flower wall to snag a great pic. Try their delicious and refreshing lychee green tea with rainbow and lychee jelly, mango milkshake or monster boba latte. Ding Tea is known around the world for their exclusive menu featuring new and refined drinks. They offer a wide variety of milk tea, boba, coffee, fruit juice, shakes, and lattes.


When you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, Honeymee is the spot. Honeymee’s true milk ice cream is made with fresh California milk from a family-owned, Kosher-certified dairy farm and has been named one of the “Best Spots for Soft Serve and Custard” by Zagat. Try their signature dessert “Honeymee” that has true milk ice cream topped with locally-harvested honey and a 100% natural honeycomb chip.

In-Sit Coffee

This picture perfect coffee shop offers the best coffee options and avocado toast around. In-Sit's colorful and praise worthy avocado toast is made with fresh avocados finished with organic arugula, cherry tomatoes and chili flakes. You can get all of your coffee and tea favorites or try over ten uniquely flavored lattes including strawberry, rose, banana and coconut. For those hot summer nights get their lynchee peach iced shaker or premium milk affogato.


Mochinut offers Hawaiian style donuts a mix of Japanese mochi and American Donuts. These donuts are made with sweet rice flour and gives a crispy exterior with a chewy interior after they are fried. With their unique shape and taste such as matcha, black sesame, and ube -- these donuts are a must try. Also keep an eye out on their social media as they change their menu every 2 days.

Sweet Box

This walk-up stand is known for their delicious and picture worthy macarons. Sweet Box uses a rich, flavorful filling sandwiched between two perfectly baked macarons. Try a traditional flavor like vanilla or try something unique like their fruity pebble buttercream macarons. And on a hot day get their ice cream macaron sandwich in vanilla or green tea. If macarons are not your thing, try their famous dragon beard candy.

Yoshiharu Ramen

Named “Orange County’s Best Ramen” by the OC Register, Yoshiharu is an authentic Japanese noodle bar that offers ramen just the way you like it. Flavorful broths that are boiled for ten hours are topped with fresh vegetables and your choice of proteins. On a hot and sunny day try their cold ramen topped with sliced fried egg, wakame, cucumber, tomato, bean sprout, flavored egg, pork chashu, mustard sauce, and sesame seed.


Located at The Source OC, Don Melt offers a variety of dairy-free ice creams, croffles, mojitos mocktails, and lemonades with popping bobas. Enjoy a classic soft serve that comes in both 8 oz. and 12 oz. sizes, stacked high for your photo taking enjoyment. You can also try the croissant waffle hybrid that made our jaws drop.

Aburi Sushi

When you crave the freshest sushi, Aburi Sushi is your spot. With over two dozen rolls to choose from and a premium all-you-can-eat sushi experience for when you are really hungry, Aburi is there to provide a unique dining experience. Try the rainbow roll - tuna, salmon, albacore, tilapia, crab, cucumber, and avocado rolled together in a delicious bite.

Porto’s Bakery

A visit to Yelp’s #1 Restaurant and 4th Most Photographed Business in the Country is required when you come to Buena Park. Porto's Bakery & Cafe serves up delectable pastries, savory sandwiches, and specialty beverages. Their guava jelly cake roll features Almond joconde soaked with simple syrup rolled with guava jam and a sweet cream cheese filling, iced with toasted Swiss meringue and decorated with a raspberry and white chocolate details. Also noteworthy and picture ready is their famous potato balls and cheese rolls!

Protein Lab

Protein Lab was inspired by their love and passion for living well-balanced lives through healthy eating. Try the fruity kettlebells superfood bowl with fresh strawberries almond milk, vanilla whey, organic agave, non-fat yogurt and topped with fruity pebbles. They have a wide variety of delicious shakes, smoothies, superfood bowls and grab and go bites.


When you want your meal your way and interactive, dPot is the perfect option for Authentic Korean-style hot pot. Start by choosing your protein from options like Wagyu beef and pork belly, and then select a broth from five different options, three types of noodles, and all-you-can- eat vegetables. It's not just a meal its an experience that's not only perfect for the camera but for your belly as well.

Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong

Voted “The Absolute Best Korean BBQ” by Grub Street, Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong Buena Park serves up delicious food in a unique way. Start with your choice of beef or pork and cook it table top over hot coals. As the meat cooks, the ring around the hot grill gently melts cheese over a bed of corn, grilled vegetables and scrambled eggs.

Coffee Code

Voted “Best Coffee House” by OC Weekly, details are everything at Coffee Code. Hot beverages receive the Instagram-worthy latte art that made Coffee Code the winners of the U.S. Latte Art Championship. With only two U.S. locations, Coffee Code should be on the “must visit” list of any coffee devotee coming to Buena Park.

Monday to sunday cafe

Established in 1985 as a mom-and-pop business, Monday to Sunday Cafe has been serving traditional Korean shaved ice all over South Korea and the United States. Today at their perfectly decorated shop they have expanded to serve espresso, tea, lattes, specialty toast, and cakes. Their injeolmi toast is elegantly plated and topped with syrup, whipping cream and fresh fruit making it a show stopper. If you want something a bit lighter but still picture worthy then try their strawberry matcha shaved ice.

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner, located right outside the entrance to Knott’s Berry Farm has been serving up family-style meals since 1934. Try their traditional fried chicken dinner or their unique cheeseburger with a fried egg and topped with Mrs. Knott’s famous fried chicken drumstick. Be sure to save room for their signature boysenberry pie!

La Huasteca

Inspired by the La Huasteca region of Southern Mexico, the La Huasteca restaurant brings authentic Mexican cuisine to Buena Park. Try their Molcajete De Mariscos a rock stone pot filled with shrimp, octopus, lobster, freied mojarra, grilled vegetables, over a hot Mexican sauce or their Camarones A La Diabla with sautéed shrimp with spicy habanero chili sauce.

Sup Noodle Bar

Sup Noodle Bar is best known for their Pho, however they have a wide variety of delicious dishes. Try their chicken wings, shaken house fries with skinny fries topped with shaken beef belly, garlic, caramelized onions, sharp cheddar cheese and spicy tartar sauce or their Lomo Saltado with French fries, tomatoes, charred sweet red onions, white wine soy, homemade aji verde aioli, served with steamed white rice.

The Cauldron

Let The Cauldron cast a spell over your nighttime activities when you enjoy witch-themed drinks. Pick a spot around one of the fire pits at their outdoor patio or be transported back in time with antique furniture and a spell binding cauldron. Quench your thirst with a Knotty Kid, a magical splash of vodka & lemon poured over Boysenberry cotton candy and the Grey Witch, a floral mix of gin, champagne and crème de violette.
After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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