Shelby Barone: Allergy-Friendly Bean Sprouts Cafe at Discovery Cube OC
Families visiting Discovery Cube OC can now enjoy healthy dining options at the all-new Bean Sprouts Cafe. The Cafe is centrally located in the middle of the center and offers families creative and healthy dishes, savory sandwiches, and features a full coffee bar. The onsite restaurant is much more than just a place for a quick snack, but a premier dining destination to have a full and enjoyable meal with your children.
During our recent visit to explore the fun holiday centered learning event, “Spooky Science,” we stopped at Bean Sprouts for lunch. We began with our favorite “Crocamole” that featured 1/2 an avocado shell filled with freshly made guacamole and vegetables designed like a crocodile. My children were thrilled to eat their veggies during lunch when prepared in a fun and unique way.
Once the kids were done fueling their growing bodies with nutritious vegetables, they had a freshly made pizza for lunch. The best part – they offer gluten-free pizza so that parents with children who suffer from food allergies can also enjoy pizza at Bean Sprouts. When it comes to food allergies, Bean Sprouts is one of the leaders in the community of understanding the importance of knowing the ingredients in your children’s food. At the register is a binder that contains detailed allergy information on all the foods served at Bean Sprouts, and is available to all parents to review before ordering food.
The restaurant is not just for kids, and features fresh, and delicious sandwiches for parents. My tastebuds were tantalized with every bite of the “Chicken Pesto Chango” sandwich. The sandwich was filled with fresh grilled children, mozzarella, nut-free pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes inside of a soft ciabatta roll. The sandwich was paired to perfection with a crisp side salad that I enjoyed while sipping on a cup of iced tea.
Finally, we ended lunch with a delicious cake pop. The kids savored every bite of their delicious dessert before running off into Discovery Cube OC to learn while having fun. Bean Sprouts also offers a wide variety of grab-n-go snacks and a coffee bar to help parents get a little extra fuel before leaving to put the kids down for an afternoon nap.
Now that Discovery Cube OC has an onsite healthy dining destination; families can make a day out of their experience. I guarantee that you’ll be hooked after dining at Bean Sprouts and want to consider purchasing a annual family membership so you can enjoy dining at Bean Sprouts throughout the year.
This blog post was written by and all the photos are by Shelby Barone. You can read her blog, OC Mom Blog, here.