Natural Foods Community Market in Cambria's East Village. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-8:30pm. Kitchen hours 9am-5pm.

31 Reviews

First Review by letsgetfree


Points +32

19 Sep 2023

Fantastic vegan options

Excellent selection of salads, cakes and sandwiches etc. My wife had an amazing bagel and I had a spinach croissant ( sounds weird but tasted good) . The staff were very helpful and the food all looked to be extremely fresh.

Pros: Service, Selection, Prices for the quality



Points +92

10 Mar 2023

The kitchen’s in the back!

They offer several plant-based options. We only tried the black bean burritos since they are also GF but they were so amazing that we repeated the order the next day. Make sure that you order it with vegan cheese! Also they have V GF CARROT CAKE!

Pros: Large portions, Quickly prepared, Can order ahead and pick it up

Cons: Pricy


Points +112

19 Aug 2022

Great choices for takeout

We were staying at The Rigdon House and walked over to pick up food at Soto’s before happy hour. Lots of great choices. Reasonably priced.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-19

Pros: Lots of fresh vegan choices, Relatively well priced

Cons: None


Points +145

14 Aug 2022

Great vegan market

Stopped here daily while visiting Cambria for fruit for morning granola and lunch takeout. Their tomato poke salad had me stumped as I was sure I was eating tuna and had to verify it was tomato. Highly recommend!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Fresh fruits and vegetables , Great takeout and outside seating


Points +259

27 Jul 2022

Solid vegan grocery haul

There were so many vegan options! I enjoyed their chickpea tuna salad, plant based California cashew, plant based Cuesta curry, and some a bunch other snacks! A great place to stock your hotel fridge with some tasty treats!

Pros: A lot of vegan options, Deli fresh choices too, Friendly staff


Points +170

20 Jul 2022

Great food, great cookies

The vegan paninis are amazing, the vegan burritos are very good.

The cookies are almost too good, and they are incredibly hard to resist

Pros: Lots of great vegan options, Good variety of food, Reasonably priced for the area


Points +79

11 Jul 2022

Vegan go to market

While staying in Cambria there aren’t many options. This store has an amazing selection of vegan groceries as well as a great little pre made and made to order selection. They really have made a strong push for healthy/vegan. Try the tuna, poke bowl, or the chik’n salad. The zucchini bread and chocolate chip cookies were great too. They were very helpful s d extremely friendly.

Pros: Go to vegan stop, Healthy and delicious, Friendly help


Points +178

27 Jun 2022

Cute health food store with deli

I had hard time finding a vegan place to eat in Cambria. So glad to find this place. Always saved by Health food stores. We ordered it the bean burger and potatoe breakfast burrito. Also had salted chocolate chip cookies recommended and a nutty muffin. The bean burger was tasty on a chewy bread. It was a bit mushy and it squeezed out when you bite into it but was tasty. Potato burrito was filling like a giant samosa . It was a little bit too salty for me but I am someone who hardly add salt to my food so probably ok for others. Also salty chocolate chip was very salty too but after brushing the salt off it was fine. The muffins were tasty though a bit oily so probably not good if you want to eat oil free. They had other vegan sweets like brownies and peanut butter cookies all vegan.

Pros: Good amount of vegan options


Points +26

23 May 2022


Got the black bean burger. Delicious with fresh toppings. Hubs inhaled his burrito. Will stop back before we leave town to try something else.

Pros: Good portions

Cons: No real seating


Points +63

21 May 2022

So much variety!!

Got their chick’n nugs, California cashew and chick’n salad (so good), and vegan curry chickn salad! Cute market with a ton of vegan faves. Will return!

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Has both ready-made and frozen meals

Cons: Little pricy


Points +435

03 May 2022

Try their cookies!

I stopped here to get bread and their vegan cookies. I already tried the chocolate chip cookie and it was out of this world. Super recommended!

Haven't tried anything else yet but worth the stop for just that cookie.

Pros: Location , Vegan nums


Points +33

15 Mar 2022

Best Burger out there!!!

In love with Sotos Cafe - will go out of my way into Cambria for their Big Sur black bean burger, it’s incredible. Also have an amazing “poke” bowl made from tomato’s! Can make most things vegan, super accommodating and friendly staff!! great vegan treats in their dessert case too! Cannot recommend enough!

Pros: lots of vegan options , super friendly

Cons: no seating - cafe in back of market


Points +89

16 Jan 2022

Awesome so many vegan options!!

Lot of Vegan finds like Vegan Rob’s and other cool brands. Nice Vegan stuff on the menu at the back of the market. I got vegan robs cauliflower chips and the Vegan sushi hand rolls at the deli thing in the back. Super yummy food and cute little place would go lots more times. 🥗 #Veganuary

Pros: Super yummy vegan food lots of options, Cool vegan brands, Super cute kind place


Points +2435

14 Oct 2021

Only for cookies

We checked another bakery in town and could not find vegan baked goods. True Earth Market had 5 varieties of vegan cookies! It can be hard to find vegan baked goods and this market was able to satisfy my cravings! BTW, the market looked very well stocked with other vegan goods.

Pros: Vegan cookie options!, Yummy.


Points +41

03 Aug 2021

A must for vegans in Cambria

This was my 1st stop in Cambria to buy groceries & lunch, based on Happy Cow's recommendations. It's not totally vegan but indeed has many options and they will modify anything, just tell them. The staff appears to take vegan needs very seriously which is always a relief. The food tasted delicious, original, and fresh & was enjoyed by non-vegans as well; the curry "chickn" salad is yummy on a baguette.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: A bit on the pricey side


Points +16

02 Jul 2021

So many options

The staff was super helpful and accommodating. 1st day I got their burrito potatoes, veggies, avocado with vegan pepperjack cheese, and a breakfast muffin, so good! 2nd day I got the black bean burger with a kale side salad craisins almond slices, vegan feta, and tossed in a vegan Ceasar dressing. Wish I had asked for a full size salad. I just wanted to keep eating it. The flavor was so good! Haven't had Ceasar dressing in 4 years since going vegan. So this was amazing

Pros: Lots of vegan options. Even Vegan treats., Good portion size.

Cons: A little pricey, but the quality and portions, are very worth it.


Points +1138

17 May 2021

Agree with other reviewers

This market/deli has the best vegan options for getting BLD and for getting vegan items for cooking your own meal or for grabbing picnic food.

I got the Paso ‘Poke’ bowl and the hub got the Bean burger. Both are so delicious without any faux meat or fish commercial products. The use of tomato for vegan tuna is brilliant. The poke bowl was beautiful and delicious. The combination of tomato tuna, sushi rice, cucumbers, shredded cabbage, avocado, sesame seeds, sriracha Mayo was perfect. It is like eating vegan sushi without the nori. The bean burger was also big and satisfying.

The service was friendly and helpful.

I highly recommend!

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-17

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-17

Pros: Delicious, Creative in providing vegan options , Big portions


Points +243

29 Nov 2020

Super vegan market and deli

Plenty of fresh, frozen and to order vegan food

Pros: Reasonable price , Something for now, something for later, Vegan bakery items


Points +20

11 Nov 2020

happy with vegan breakfast burrito

great vegan breakfast burrito and good service


Points +578

19 Jul 2020


If staying in Cambria, I would recommend stopping at Soto's for your vegan needs. There aren't many vegan options in Cambria and the restaurants that do, have limited hours. So, if in need of some vegan goods, I would say to stop here, get some ingredients for sandwiches, and keep it in your hotel refrigerator. Soto's also has vegan baked goods, snacks, and a Cafe area with clearly marked vegan foods.

Pros: Options, Local, organic produce

Cons: Pricey


Points +17

14 Nov 2019

Biscuits and GRAVY!

Ok this place has the BEST VEGAN Biscuits and Gravy I have EVER had. Their friendly, they're fast, and they're just generally amazing.

Pros: Vegan options, Easily accessible

Cons: A bit expensive.


Points +86

26 May 2019

Amazing stop for all vegan needs.

They have it all. Their baked cookies are so delicious.


Points +16

21 Apr 2019

Things changed...

I stop in here when I am driving from SF to LA and this time something went terribly wrong. There was a young pretty, tall blond girl making the sandwiches and I was behind someone who ordered a chicken sandwich. I watched her make their food, then she used the SAME KNIFE to make the vegan sandwich. That is disgusting and I will never trust them again. This is a basic health rule even if you aren't vegan it is vile. All I saw were a bunch of young kids working, seems like the adults have left it to the kiddies to run. Big mistake!

Cons: Horrible staff who doesn't care about the food.


14 Nov 2019

Instead of writing a bad review did you talk to them? Did you request a clean knife? Did you try and educate them vs just being rude?


Points +60

09 Feb 2019

So many vegan options

This little grocer had some vegan options our local Whole Foods doesn’t even carry. Great store and tasty food.


Points +113

30 Dec 2018

Great fresh food!

They have vegan cheese and vegan chicken, need I say more!? But seriously good hot food. The pesto chicken pizza was delicious, the bread is so fresh. They also offer vegan CBD chocolates which were great. They even have deserts!


Points +101

26 Oct 2018

just a good place to grab vegan food

Its not a restaurant, only a market with a kitchen that you can buy take-away lunch/dinner.
I took the rawsberry cupcake and it was amazing and took the "tuna" chikpea sandwich.

Pros: lots of vegan options


Points +28

19 Aug 2018


We were visiting the area last night! I got the Vegan Naan Pesto Pizza with Vegan chicken was so yummy😄The strawberry cupcake was awesome too!!

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