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Sustainable Beachside Dining at Slapfish in Laguna Beach

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Seafood + Sustainability = perfection

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Just minutes away from our house in Aliso Viejo, we have discovered our new favorite dining destination for sustainable seafood at Slapfish in Laguna Beach. The all-new restaurant is located right in the heart of Laguna Beach at the corner of PCH at Broadway.

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Our favorite feature of the restaurant is that is a “grab and go” style restaurant where families can get a healthy lunch and bring it just steps away to their family on Main Beach. Our family has been spending summer days on Main Beach in Laguna for years, and have been waiting for a healthy “grab and go” alternative to the Johnny Rockets on the corner.
While gearing up for summer, we headed down to Laguna to try the menu options at the new restaurant, and we discovered a wide variety of family-friendly seafood dining options that your kids are going to love.

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I first started dinner with a cup of their warm clam chowder. The cup of chowder was packed full of fresh fish floating in a warm creamy soup. This was quite possibly the best clam chowder that I have ever had in Orange County, and will be my go-to dish to enjoy on a cool summer evening.

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Since I had heard so much about the chowder fries at Slapfish, I had to give them a try. I have to be honest that they are not for those “on a diet” but will be worth a “cheat night.” The chowder fries come in a deep bowl filled with crispy french fries smothered in clam chowder and topped with a bed of crispy bacon – it doesn’t get much better than that.

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Then it was time to try the popular Slapfish lobster roll. I have been trying to eliminate gluten from my diet, so I ordered it “protein style.” Instead of the lobster being hugged inside of a warm freshly baked roll, the lobster came presented on a bed of crispy green lettuce. There was enough lobster in the roll to feed three people, and was the freshest seafood dishes that I have had in a long time. You can either order with the bread or without – either way – you will not be disappointed.

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Finally, I wanted to try something on the lighter side so I ordered a grilled shrimp taco. Did I mention that they are only $5? That’s right – they are! The taco came loaded with a large amount of freshly grilled shrimp on a bed of cabbage inside of a warmed corn tortilla. This is now my #1 lunch item to grab and head down to the beach this summer in Laguna!

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When planning your next day at the beach in Laguna, plan on walking over to Slapfish to bring a healthy lunch for your family to enjoy while taking a break from jumping in the crashing waves.

Slapfish is located at 211 Broadway in Laguna Beach.

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