Happy Friday! Sharing a recent visit to a new yummy spot in Orange County. Yalla is a new fast-casual restaurant specializing in authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant, environmentally-friendly space. With locations in the Bay Area (Fremont, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Dublin) and LA (Burbank, Culver City), I had a chance to visit the Seal Beach location.
Upon entering, I definitely noticed the inviting interior that includes a live lemon tree, in-store herb wall, and a colorful display of seasonal sides and salads.
During my media visit, we were greeted with samples of sides and salads and selection of beer and wine. I learned that Yalla incorporates traditional Mediterranean spices and flavors along with classic grilling techniques. The restaurant offers a build-your-own Pita Wrap, Salad, or Yalla Plate, including skewers, sauces, and toppings, as well as an option to add a selection of Mediterranean side dishes. It's perfect for foodies who like choices and sampling everything.
I tried the chicken skewers, rice, Moroccan carrot salad, beet and kale, and tabouli and falafel. Everything was so delicious and flavorful. The serving was big too so perfect for hungry foodies.
For dessert, the restaurant serves Soft Serve Greek Yogurt with the option to add toppings, such as their beloved Chopped Baklava or brownies. The Greek Yogurt was unlike any other yogurt you've tried. It was tart yet creamy. While dining here , you definitely have to save room for their yummy dessert.
12420 Seal Beach Blvd
Seal Beach, CA
(Editor's Note: Many thanks to wagstaff worldwide Los Angeles for the invitation and Yalla Medi Seal Beach for their hospitality.)