By: Celeste Duran
When you're hungry you tend to crave any type of food you see, so what better place to eat then Crave Restaurant. It is located on 4th Street in Santa Ana.
They are right next to the Nicholas Academic Center and they are interconnected. It is a fairly new restaurant, it is only 3 years-old. They also have a bakery inside the restaurant. Their menu was formed by the owner, so they are home recipes. Their menu consists of pastas, soups, salads, and sandwiches. In their bakery they have cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. They have fair prices for the portion sizes. It may not please you but, it is good to try new things.
According to the customers, Crave has delicious, fresh, homemade food. “I think Crave is a great place.The food Is really delicious” said Alfredo Mar who finds the restaurant excellent. “It is really good in general for any type of food,” said Alfredo Mar. He is not the only person who says the service is pretty good. “The service is good, during lunch time,they are pretty efficient and fast,” said Lluvia Duran. There was once a time that they served Lluvia Duran a bad bowl of soup. When she asked about it to the waiter, they gave her a completely new bowl and an extra bowl for the bad quality. Most of the costumers recommend that everyone should try it. “If you are in the area and need to get something to eat, I recommend it,” said Belerofonte Mar.
There is a lot to know about the restaurant. They serve breakfast and lunch all day. “Our sandwiches and salads seem to be very popular,” said the manager. The owners seem friendly and passionate about the food industry and community. “I think they are really passionate people,” said the manager. There are many delicious meals, but there has to a be a customer favorite. “Our kale salad seems to be very popular even though it's just kale,” said the manager. The combos and soups also are very popular. The restaurant does not have a wide variety of food but it makes up for it.
Over all Crave is customer loved and vegan friendly restaurant. It is pretty new, but has had a lot of customers and it's location is key. Since 4th Street is a popular and active street, you can be on the street and maybe visit the restaurant for a try. They are family friendly, have great cooks, and everything is homemade. They are unlike any restaurant you would see on 4th street. “People say they crave it, they love it” said the manager.
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