Local Resources

*recognized with VEG OUT award for offering earth-friendly, plant-based meals

 

Vegan Restaurants

Cafe Gratitude in downtown Santa Cruz features delicious bowls, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and desserts! 

*Veg on the Edge in downtown's Abbott Square creates a west African twist on wraps, burgers, bowls, and salads. 

Hidden Peak Teahouse is a full-service tea house in downtown Santa Cruz. They offer sit-down tea service and snacks, retail tea and more.

*Malabar is an industrial-chic eatery serving vegetarian Asian-fusion fare and tropical drinks.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Dharma's restaurant in Capitola is known worldwide for its healthy, fresh, organic vegetarian foods, and generous portions! 

*Saturn Cafe has been serving up awesome vegetarian and vegan comfort food to students, locals and tourists since 1979. 

Veg-friendly Restaurants

*Salsa's Taco Bar

*Sawasdee Thai Cuisine

*Cafe El Palomar

*Habanero's Bar & Grill

*Charlie Hong Kong

*Ambrosia India Bistro

Meetup Groups

The Friendly Vegans

Eat for the Earth

This Whole Food Plant Based Life

Vegans Together

Vegan Meetup Group of Santa Cruz

Facebook Groups

Santa Cruz Vegans

Vegans of the Bay

What Broke Vegans Eat

South Bay Vegans

Veg-friendly Grocery Stores

Staff of Life

New Leaf Community Markets

Food Bin

Wild Roots Market

Aptos Natural Foods

Whole Foods Market

Meal Preparation and Delivery Service

The Open Hearth

Plant-based Doctors and Registered Dieticians

Dr. Daniel Marcus, Physical Med and Rehab - Sutter Health/PAMF

Dr. Paul Ware, Psychiatrist - Sutter Health/PAMF

Dr. Jackie Busse, Pediatritian - Sutter Health/PAMF

Dr. Andrew Smythe, Osteopathic Med - Dignity Health

Dr. Jay Pennock, Functional Medicine - Navigator Medical Consultancy

Jocelyn Dubin, Registered Dietician, Nourish