Places to Eat in Santa Barbara, CA

Looking for something healthy to enjoy in Santa Barbara pre- or post-class?
Check out some of these local spots to fuel up.


1. Mesa Verde

1919 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA

Vegan restaurant with a unique menu filled with cuisine inspired by Middle Eastern fares. Opt for a table on the outdoor patio to score some beautiful views of the scenic area.

2. Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way
Santa Barbara, CA

La Cumbre Plaza, Calle Real Shopping Center

With several locations dispersed across Santa Barbara (and the Los Angeles area, if you’re an LA-native), this breakfast spot serving up healthy but hearty acai, breakfast bowls and smoothies is not to be missed. Great for a casual, quick bite, this cafe is highly recommended if you’re looking to fuel up before or after class.

3. thehoneyb

602 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA

This plant-based gem boasts a menu full of vegan and vegetarian twists on your favorite comfort foods. Dishes like lasagna layered with vegan chorizo and cashew cheese or cornbread waffles with chipotle-garlic jackfruit (known as SoulBread) will have your mouth watering all the way there.

4. The Natural Cafe

508 State St
Santa Barbara, CA

6990 Market Place Drive
Goleta, CA 93117

A local cafe with plant-based burgers that taste like the real thing? Yes, please! Visit either Santa Barbara location for a healthy, but equally robust, menu filled with a variety of foods sure to satisfy any craving.

5. Green Table

113 W. De La Guerra St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, organic…this healthy restaurant has it all. But wait, did we mention the Matcha Bar? Come for the food, stay for the specialty matcha drinks like Mint-Mocha and Chai-Caramel.


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