Putting Portola, Pie-Not, Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream and Burnt Crumbs in one space is winner enough. But throw in a meat shop, a cupcakery, Italian food and a beer bar, and you might forget you’re just a five-minute walk away from the Pacific. And then you look out the doors, and remember that Pacific City in Huntington Beach is the mall with it all!
21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (714) 930-2345; www.gopacificcity.com.
Readers’ Choice: 4th Street Market