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In 2013, a member of  Assistance League of Santa Ana envisioned a singular event to celebrate the regeneration and vibrancy of the Santa Ana restaurant scene. The Best Taste of Santa Ana was the culmination of a remarkable effort by Assistance League members in partnership with some of the city’s restaurants, cafes and bakeries. Not only did the event draw attention to the culinary diversity of Santa Ana, but it also raised money for Assistance League of Santa Ana programs and projects, which have been helping Santa Ana families, children and the elderly for 80 years.

Four years later, the Best Taste of Santa Ana 2017  had a broad reach into Orange County communities, and was a delicious success! On Saturday, May 20, 2017, in the heart of the city, over 800 people indulged their taste buds at Assistance League of Santa Ana’s 4th Annual Best Taste of Santa Ana. As in past years, fun-loving attendees – dare we say foodies – enjoyed tastings, spirits, and entertainment in a lively and engaging environment. At the 2017 event, there were multiple participating restaurant stations, spirits and continuous entertainment. The outdoor venue, the opportunity to sample a variety of foods from some of Santa Ana’s most popular restaurants, cafes and bakeries, and the flair with which it was presented, delighted attendees. Even the warm weather didn’t dampen the energy and enthusiasm.

See what you’ve been missing and join us next Spring for the 5th Annual Best Taste of Santa Ana. In the meantime, visit the Food and Drink page to see the participating restaurants and click on their logos to find out more about their good food and near-by location.