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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants: (19 Listings)

Alchemy Cafe

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
4.0 stars 2 reviews
35 W Haley (at downtown), Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-899-8811
Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun 9:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Indian, Western, American, Fusion, Ayurvedic

Located within the Alchemy Arts Center, its cozy dining area has high ceiling, wooden tables, and large windows. The center offers healing treatments such as infrared sauna and sensory deprivation chamber. The food menu features dishes inspired Indian and Western cuisines. 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). Moderate.

Mesaverde

  • Vegetarian Restaurant
5.0 stars 2 reviews
1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, California 93109
805-963-4474
Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Mediterranean, Fusion, American, Juice bar, Take-out

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. Moderate.

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Book Ends Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
602 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-963-3222
Mon-Thu 8:00am-6:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, American, Take-out, Non-veg

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. Inexpensive.

Hoffman Brat Haus

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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801 State St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-962-3131
Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:00pm, Sun 11:30am-10:00pm
Cuisine: American, German, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

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. Inexpensive.

Le Petit Valentien

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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1114 State St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-966-0222
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Cuisine: French, Ethiopian, Non-veg

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. Expensive.

Museum Cafe

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 1 review
1130 State St (at Santa Barbara Museum of Art), Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-884-6487
Tue-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, International, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

Panino

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
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834 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-963-3700
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Cuisine: Lacto, American, Western, Take-out, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

Pizza Guru

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 10 reviews
3534 State St, Santa Barbara, California 93105
805-563-3250
Mon-Fri 11:00am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Delivery, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. Pizzeria. Has Daiya vegan cheese and faux pepperoni and faux bacon. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

Saigon In and Out

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 7 reviews
1230 State St (at downtown), Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-966-0916
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Vietnamese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

Savoy Cafe and Deli

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
4.0 stars 2 reviews
24 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-962-6611
Mon-Fri 7:00am-7:00pm, Sat 8:00am-4:00pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Bakery, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

Silvergreens

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
791 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-962-8500
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Cuisine: Ovo, Lacto, Organic, American, Take-out, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

Sojourner Cafe and Restaurant

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 15 reviews
134 E Canon Perdido St (at Santa Barbara St), Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-965-7922
Tue-Sun 11:00am-10:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Ovo, Lacto, Mexican, American, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, veg options available. The menu is predominantly vegan and vegetarian and also has vegan choices in the daily specials. Serves unique dishes created using fresh ingredients. Buys organic produce from local growers, buys local wines and beers and coffee is fair trade organic. Opened in 1978, it was one of the first places in Santa Barbara to be vegan-friendly. Has a Sunday brunch with live music. Closed Mon. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Moderate.

TAP Thai Cuisine

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 3 reviews
2611 De la Vina St (at State St), Santa Barbara, California 93105
805-682-1114
Mon-Thu 11:00am-3:00pm, Mon-Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:30pm
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

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. Moderate.

The Natural Cafe - Hitchcock Way

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.5 stars 4 reviews
361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara, California 93105
805-563-1163
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Juice bar, American, Fast food, Non-veg

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. Inexpensive.

The Natural Cafe - State St

  • Vegetarian-Friendly
3.0 stars 11 reviews
508 State St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-962-9494
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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Juice bar, American, Fast food, Non-veg

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. Inexpensive.

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

Kotuku Elixir Bar and Superfood Store

  • Other Veg Stuff
4.0 stars 1 review
25 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-897-3382
Mon-Sun 9:00am-7:00pm

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.

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