EATS: Seabirds Kitchen
From its mobile origins and an early competitor on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, Seabirds Kitchen’s evolution to a brick and mortar has been warmly embraced by a loyal following and will soon open a coveted spot in South Coast Plaza’s home store wing. A pioneer in promoting vegan cuisine, founder and proprietor Stephanie Morgan’s focusis on showing how a plant-based diet can be completely satisfying with vegan offerings full of seasonal freshness and flavor. The casual, full-service eatery will offer lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Seabirds Kitchen’s Grilled Mushroom Taco
Menu highlights include Seabirds’ flavor-packed purple potato taquitos with chipotle sour cream, fermented curtido and almond feta; longtime fans covet the signature beer-battered avo taco. Popular brunch offerings are fluffy flax pancakes and a savory rosemary cheddar biscuit. Fresh blueberry mint lemonade is slightly sweetened with organic agave. On the menu for South Coast Plaza: a list of low-proof cocktails. Flavored simple syrups, shrubs and cold pressed juices will be made in-house to pair with spirits, kefir sodas and kombucha. “Great for those who want a fun and refreshing drink that won’t inhibit their shopping skills,” said Morgan. Sounds like a smart plan to us.