Irvine Spectrum Center
670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA
If shopping is considered the ultimate retail therapy, Irvine promises major rehabilitation! This fashionista haven truly has something for everyone from the casual shopper on the hunt for a great bargain to those seeking the finest luxury goods.
Given the city's large Asian demographic, it is no wonder that excellent Chinese, Japanese, and Korean markets can be found in town, giving locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a scope of products and ingredients that reach far beyond what can be found on the international aisle of most grocery stores. Shoppers at these markets are given a taste of what one might find in the markets of the Far East, both literally and figuratively.
From the sweetest strawberries grown along the coast to the plumpest peaches and nectarines hanging from fruit trees in the Central Valley, there is an abundance of fresh produce grown in California. Farmers and artisans share these goods at Farmers Markets. These open-air markets pop up during the week in parking lots and open town squares across Irvine and Orange County. They are free to visit and are a reliable place to shop for the freshest produce, prepared food, and artisan crafts. It’s a great way to meet local farmers, sample the freshest fruits and veggies, and find hand-made artisan crafts, all in the fresh SoCal sunshine.