Subject: 'Alternate options for vegans @ regular restaurants'
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 05:56 PM PST
Although I do believe you should always support the veg/an establishments first, Santa Cruz is full of restaurants that have great vegan options. In fact, unless you are in a chain burger joint, you can get at least one thing vegan in almost every restaurant in town. Good alternatives with many vegan options are;
*Planet Fresh - Cedar st. @ Locust - mexican food with a healthy natural twist. Vegan options include baked tofu, artichoke hearts, and more. Vegan beans and Rice.
*The Bagelry - 3 locations, Cedar st. @ Maple/ Soquel @ Bay-Porter(Capitola)/ Soquel @ Seabright - great selection of vegan spreads, some organic veggies, vegan bottled smoothies and juices.
*Walnut Ave. Cafe - Walnut Ave. btwn Pacific & Cedar - Nice cafe with patio seating and some nice vegan options for breakfast and lunch(tofu scramble / vegan club / vegan burger / vegan homefries)
*Cafe Brasil - Mission st. @ Almar - Brasilian cafe with a special menu section for tofu.
*Taqueria Las Palmas - Beach and Pacific(in front of the wharf) - One of Santa Cruz's oldest taquerias advertising vegan beans and rice for over 20 years. Many specified vegan menu items. Very inexpensive.
*Cafe El Palomar - In the Harbor Commercial Center - vegan beans and spanish rice, plus an amazing vegan tofu breakfast burrito, tofu scramble and tofu rancherra.
*Jalapenos - Laurel @ Pacific / Soquel @ Seabright - great mexican with vegan menu items. Vegan beans and rice.
*Leos - Brommer @ 17th ave. - small taqueria with vegan burrito and vegan tacos off the menu, plus a great salsa bar.
*Kick Back Cafe - Soquel @ Seabright - Great Cafe that makes awesome sandwiches and delicious wraps. Many Vegan options including Tofu/artichoke wrap, and a vegan barbecue tofu sandwich.(Also has 2nd location in Capitola on 41st ave.@ Portola - called the Chill Out Cafe)
- You may have noticed the corner of Soquel and Seabright coming up quite a bit. That's because this corner has 4 good vegan option restaurants on it, and the best health food store in town - Staff of Life, is literally right around the corner.
- Happy veg eatin.....
Subject: 'Finally, I visited Santa Cruz'
Posted by Chia on: Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 09:48 AM PST
I finally got the chance to visit Santa Cruz... I had anticipated so much, but it turned out to be a pretty low-key and mellow place. There are only a handful of vegetarian restaurants and some health food stores. One neat thing about Santa Cruz is that there are still lots of one-of-a-kind small, local businesses. It hasn't been taken over by corporate America yet.
Subject: 'Veggies places to live in Sanat Cruz?'
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at 05:57 AM PST
Are there any vegetarian communities or co-housing in Santa Cruz, CA?
Thanks in advance!
Subject: 'Asian Rose'
Posted by Guest on: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 06:12 AM PST
Just wanted to let you guys know asian rose is quite possibly the best vegan food in santa cruz! Also there is a great thai place, Sabieng Thai Cuisine 1218 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: (831) 425-1020. That is not all vegetarian, but have plenty of vegan/vegetarian selections. It is moderately price (2 carrots), probably only 1 carrot during lunch though (you can have a curry with tofu, rice, spring rolls, and peanut sauce all for under $10 during lunch). Excellent food. Thanks such a great site, I use it every time I travel!-Eric