Refueling After a Summer Workout
Whether your workout of choice is biking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, or just classic stair sets, refueling your body is a must. You’ve worked hard, you’ve broken a sweat, and what better way to reward yourself than a delicious bite. Swap staring at the exercise machine screen for the beautiful Pacific Ocean and next time you’re in Newport Beach for an outdoor workout, refuel and reward yourself at one of these local spots.
After a bike ride…
After a bike ride along the beautiful Newport coast, stop by Dory Deli to refuel for your ride back. Located right next to the Newport Pier, the deli serves up burgers, sandwiches, poke, and more using fresh and delicious ingredients. Their Seared Ahi Tuna Burger, stacked with shaved carrot and cucumbers, can’t be missed!
The only thing better than biking along the path on Balboa Island on a sunny day is following up the ride with a Honey Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich from American Junkie. Located on the Balboa Peninsula, this outdoor spot features harbor front dining and delicious bites. Their burger and BBQ pulled pork slider trios are also a super satisfying way to fill up after a workout.
After stand up paddle boarding in NB harbor or Back Bay…
After your next stand up paddle boarding session, you have to hit up Bluewater Grill. They have some of the freshest seafood in town (in fact, they were voted Best Seafood in Orange County!) and are situated right on the water in Cannery Village. Power your body with a savory Grilled Mahi Mahi Sandwich, a Crab “BLTA” (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado), or their juicy signature burger topped with a fried egg.
For stunning views of the harbor and the Back Bay preserve post-SUP, Back Bay Bistro is your place. Enjoy a Blackened Swordfish Sandwich, complete with cilantro lime aioli, or a rare blue fin ahi tuna salad to feel refueled and refreshed. As a plus, Back Bay has a retractable roof, allowing you to enjoy your meal al fresco year-round.
After hiking the Crystal Cove trails…
After hiking the gorgeous trails at Crystal Cove, celebrate your accomplishment at The Beachcomber Cafe. Located just a few steps from the sand, this Crystal Cove spot’s outdoor patio is the perfect place to hydrate with a refreshing cocktail and munch on lemongrass chicken skewers, served with shishito peppers, edamame salad, and a coconut peanut sauce, or a seared ahi sandwich.
If you haven’t tried Bear Flag Fish Co. yet, it has to be next on your list of places to try. Especially good for a post-hike meal, Bear Flag serves up protein-rich fresh seafood in the form of a taco, burrito, bowl, salad, you name it. Some of the best dishes to refuel after a hike include their crowd-favorite Ahi Poke, and the Bear Flag Burrito, made with panko crusted white fish, rice, beans, and avocado.
After running the Corona del Mar Stairs…
The market at Zinc offers so many delicious, healthy options it’s hard to choose just one. They have an epic deli and salad bar where you pay by the pound and can make your perfect sampler plate with their freshly made salads, vegetables, and entrees. This Corona del Mar spot also serves up a mean Mushroom Dijon Burger and a delicious Avocado Toast, complete with poached eggs, lemon dressed radish salad, butter, chives, onion, and lemon zest.
Located on PCH, Chronic Tacos serves up fresh, delicious tacos with generous portions. After breaking a sweat on the Corona del Mar stairs, pack in the protein with a taco, burrito, or a bowl-rito, if you’re looking to cut out some extra calories. Load it up with your favorite protein, whether that’s carnitas, pollo asado, shrimp, or veggies, Chronic Tacos has you covered.