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Santa Barbara (32)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (20 Listings)

Adama
428 Chapala St (at downtown) ~ PH: 805-560-1348
Expensive-- Vegan, American, Mexican, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Bakery--- Additional Info: Vegan restaurant, bar and lounge, in-house gluten-free bakery. Opened since May 2011. Located in a building built in the 1920s and features different seating arrangements including rooms, alcoves, nooks, and crannies. Has a bakery counter, and breakfast is offered on weekends. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon 5-9pm, Tue-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm, 5-9pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Alchemy Cafe
35 W Haley (at Chapala, downtown) ~ PH: 805-899-8811
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Indian, Western, American, Fusion, Ayurvedic--- Additional Info: Located within the Alchemy Arts Center, the small cozy dining area has high ceilings, wooden tables, and large windows. The center offers healing treatments such as infrared sauna, acupuncture, and sensory deprivation chamber. The food menu features dishes inspired Indian and Western cuisines with seasonal soups and salads. Uses egg and dairy with a few vegan choices. Drinks include teas, smoothies, local kombucha, and an alchemy cooler (pineapple juice and coconut water blended with basil). Open Mon-Wed 8:30am-7pm, Thur-Sat 8:30am-8pm, Sun 8:30am-4pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Mesaverde
1919 Cliff Dr ~ PH: 805-963-4474
Moderate-- Lacto, Mediterranean, Fusion, American, Juice bar, Take-out--- Additional Info: Opened July 2014 this is a modern, plant-based cuisine restaurant. Its menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes includes items such as wild mushroom tacos, grilled polenta with braised garbanzo and baby okra, grilled kale, and pickled radish and summer squash. Makes a rose petal kombucha. Uses dairy, so vegans should inquire. Interior has an industrial and natural wood feel. The landscape is very tropical. Chef Greg Arnold from Los Angeles is at the helm. Prices moderate to slightly high. Open Mon-Sun 7am-10pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Book Ends Cafe
602 Anacapa St ~ PH: 805-963-3222
Inexpensive-- Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Small cafe on the upper patio at Antioch University with expansive view. Has a healthier focus, with lentil, quinoa, and chickpea types of salads as well as sandwiches. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Thur 8am-6:15pm, Fri-Sat 8am-3pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Galanga
507 State St (at Haley) ~ PH: 805-899-3199
Moderate-- Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Menu includes a small section of vegetarian dishes. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Hoffman Brat Haus
801 State St ~ PH: 805-962-3131
Inexpensive-- American, German, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Sausage and beer place. Has a vegetarian section on the menu with 3 flavors of Fieldroast brand vegan brats. Toppings include sauerkraut, caramelized onions, sweet peppers, spicy peppers. Also fries, soft pretzels, and pickles for sides. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Sun-Thur 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Le Petit Valentien
1114 State St ~ PH: 805-966-0222
Expensive-- French, Ethiopian, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. The restaurant is French most of the week, but on weekends for lunch, it is veg-friendly because it's Ethiopian food (different chef from the French restaurant chef). A few vegan dishes on weekends from 11:30am-2:30pm. The French food is not veg-friendly though. Has outdoor seating. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Museum Cafe
1130 State St (at Santa Barbara Museum of Art) ~ PH: 805-884-6487
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Cafe at the museum, has lacto-veg items and possibly will make substitutions upon request, so call ahead and ask. Accepts credit cards. Open Tue-Sun 11am-3pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Panino
834 Santa Barbara St ~ PH: 805-963-3700
Moderate-- Lacto, American, Western, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Sandwich shop that uses local fresh baked breads. Offers a few vegetarian sandwiches, a daily soup (often vegetarian), and a selection of fresh salads. Everything is made to order. Try the black & white panino or the mixed veggie sandwich. Vegans need to specify no dairy, mayonaise. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Pizza Guru
3534 State St ~ PH: 805-563-3250
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Pizzeria. Has Daiya vegan cheese and faux pepperoni and faux bacon. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 11am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Saigon In and Out
1230 State St (at downtown) ~ PH: 805-966-0916
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Vietnamese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Vietnamese food restaurant with a large dining room. Offers a separate, extensive vegetarian menu featuring many mock meat dishes - in soup, noodles, rice, and stir frys. Egg rolls are made with rice paper (no eggs). Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Savoy Cafe and Deli
24 W Figueroa St ~ PH: 805-962-6611
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Bakery, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Family operated restaurant, deli, bakery, and bar with a European market feel. Natural wood atmosphere with flowers, fountains, and dog friendly patio. Hot and cold food deli cases includes some vegan and gluten free dishes. Organic juices and beverages as well as local organic espresso. In-house-made bakery items using agave and maple include gluten free and dairy-free desserts. Soy, almond, rice milk available. Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-4pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Shang Hai
830 N Milpas St ~ PH: 805-962-7833
Moderate-- Ovo, Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Chinese restaurant in Santa Barbara. Has a separate and extensive vegetarian menu featuring tofu, veggies, and faux meat dishes. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Silvergreens
791 Chapala St ~ PH: 805-962-8500
Moderate-- Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Take-out, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Seasonal menus, will accommodate vegan and vegetarian requests and make substitutions. Reported veg items prepared separately. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Sojourner Cafe
134 E Canon Perdido ~ PH: 805-965-7922
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Mexican, American, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Uses fresh ingredients and is accommodating to vegetarian and vegan requests. One of the first places in Santa Barbara to be veg-friendly. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11am-10:30pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

TAP Thai Cuisine
2611 De la Vina St (at State St) ~ PH: 805-682-1114
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers an extensive menu with some vegan and vegetarian suitable food. Some items are clearly marked on the menu. Coconut milk and soymilk are used. Try their coconut ice creams, Panang and larb gai (ask for vegan). The atmosphere is simple, clean and modern, with eclectic murals and decor. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Thur 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 12-9:30pm, Sun 5-9:30pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

The Natural Cafe - Hitchcock Way
361 Hitchcock Way ~ PH: 805-563-1163
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Juice bar, American, Fast food, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Several locations in California. Extensive menu includes many vegetarian dishes: sandwiches, salads, pasta, smoothies, a veggie soup of the day (sometimes vegan). You can ask to veganize a dish using veganaise, etc. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun lunch and dinner.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

The Natural Cafe - State St
508 State St ~ PH: 805-962-9494
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Juice bar, American, Fast food, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Several locations in California. Extensive menu includes many vegetarian dishes: sandwiches, salads, pasta, smoothies, a veggie soup of the day (sometimes vegan). You can ask to veganize a dish using veganaise, etc. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun lunch and dinner.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Your Choice
3404 State St ~ PH: 805-569-3730
Moderate-- Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Thai food restaurant. Menu includes a vegetarian section. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon 5-9:30pm, Tue-Sun 11am-9:30pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Your Place
22 N Milpas St (at near the 101 Freeway) ~ PH: 805-966-5151
Moderate-- Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Thai menu. Has a vegetarian section. Try the Panang curry or the pra luck tofu. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)


Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (12 Listings)

Lassen's Natural Foods
5154 Hollister Ave (at Turnpike) ~ PH: 805-683-7696
Fresh fruits and vegetables including organic, vitamins and supplements, and more. Open Mon-Sat 9-8, closed Sun.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Lazy Acres Market
302 Meigs Rd ~ PH: 805-564-4410
A specialty foods market that stocks local and organic produce, vitamins, bulk staples. Has a bakery, deli, juice bar, espresso bar, salad bar. Another location in Long Beach. Open Mon-Sat 7am-11pm, Sun 7am-10pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Trader Joe's
3025 De La Vina St ~ PH: 805-563-7383
Part of a mid-size specialty food market chain. Has vegetarian and vegan food, some organic, natural personal hygiene products, household cleaners, vitamins, pet food, and more. Accepts credit cards. Open daily.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Tri County Produce
335 S Milpas St (at Cabrillo) ~ PH: 805-965-4558
Market offering selections in fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to some frozen foods, and wine. Has a country market feel. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 8am-7:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Whole Foods Market
3761 State St ~ PH: 805-837-6959
Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli, hot foods and salad bar, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, coffee bar, and more. Open daily.-- Rating: 2 HappyCow(s)

The Eco-Friendly House
W Figueroa St ~ PH: 805-895-1351
Eco-friendly master suite with view. All booking is done through its Airbnb.com account. -- Rating: Not rated yet

Breath of Life Oasis
Santa Barbara area ~ PH: 805-248-7099
Vegan personal chef and catering service. Call ahead. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Farmer's Market
700 State St (at Ortega in Old downtown) ~ PH: 805-692-1601
Specialty local groceries, including organic fruits and vegetables and "Tutti Frutti Farm" produce. Tuesdays summer hours 4-7pm; winter hours 3:30-6pm; Saturdays at Santa Barbara and Cota Street 8:30am-12:30pm. -- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Backyard Bowls
331 Motor Wy ~ PH: 805-845-5379
Acai bowls and smoothies bar. Has oatmeal, quinoa, and granola. Vegan except for honey and bee pollen. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Backyard Bowls - State St
3849 State St ~ PH: 805-569-0011
Acai bowls and smoothies bar. Has oatmeal, quinoa, and granola. Vegan except for honey and bee pollen. Accepts credit cards. -- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Juice Ranch
33 Parker Way ~ PH: 805-845-4657
Organic, raw, glass bottling, cold-pressed juice shop. Delivers. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 8am-6pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Kotuku Elixir Bar and Superfood Store
25 E De La Guerra St ~ PH: 805-897-3382
A drinks bar at the front of Divini Tree Yoga Studio which is housed in one of Santa Barbara's oldest buildings. Since Jun 2013. Offers smoothies, bottled cold pressed juices, and elixirs using superfoods and tonic herbs. Its grab n go case offers salads, bento boxes, raw desserts. Sells tonic herbs and a few superfood items. Small space, mostly grab n go. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 9am-7pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

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