The Santa Barbara lifestyle is all about quality over quantity. This is especially true for restaurants where fresh local organic ingredients are prized beyond anything else. That is why when guests ask us about all-natural, organic, healthy restaurants in Santa Barbara we get excited.
Here’s our list of our top organic, vegan, vegetarian and healthy restaurants in Santa Barbara. Insider tip: nearly all of them are walking distance from Hotel Santa Barbara!
The Middle Child – Farmers market fresh ingredients, with vegetarian options.
Named because of its location between Santa Barbara’s two farmers markets, The Middle Child sources every ingredient either from the market or from the actual farmers themselves. They have formed such good relationships with our local farmers they often get the crème of the crop. A quick walk up Cota Street from the hotel.
Savoy Café & Deli – All organic, with vegetarian options.
Considered the best organic salad bar in town, Savoy Café & Deli is a lunchtime favorite among locals looking for a healthy meal in Downtown, Santa Barbara. You’ll find house-made classics, soups and made-to-order sandwiches.There’s also plenty of gluten-free fare, including irresistible desserts.
Scarlett Begonia – Sustainable, organic and quality ingredients. Vegetarian options available.
Scarlett Begonia is a favorite among the Santa Barbara brunch scene. With its Parisian-like setting in a hidden Santa Barbara courtyard it’s no wonder diners love to spend their weekend mornings there. Organic ingredients are at the heart of its eclectic menu featuring healthy and inventive spins on brunch classics.
Mesa Verde – Plant based, vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten-free.
Mesa Verde is one of our favorite go-to spots for vegan digs in a hip, upscale setting. The cuisine is 100% plant-based and their chefs make sure to spotlight locally harvested and in-season ingredients with a nod to flavors of Spain, Sicily, North Africa and the Middle East. From the pulled smoked mushroom to the spring risotto, even non-vegan diners will find themselves coming back time and time again.
Honey B – Playful, plant-based cuisine.
Located on the Antioch rooftop one block from the hotel, The Honey B is a playful take on healthy, organic, affordable fare in Santa Barbara. With a 90% vegan kitchen that sources locally and organically, their delicious bowls and salads, unique vegan treats, smoothies, and gourmet waffle sandwiches – yep, you heard the last part right – are a standout in the plant-based community.
Lilac Patisserie – Dedicated gluten-free bakery and cafe.
In a bright and airy setting right on Santa Barbara’s State Street, you’ll find Lilac Patisserie, known for its beautiful cakes, pastries, and delicious breakfast & lunch options. The best part? They are 100% gluten free and everything is made with the finest, high-quality ingredients available. The result? Delicious treats and light fare that your sweet tooth and tummy will thank you for.
Green Table – Matcha bar, organic, gluten-free and vegetarian, with raw options.
With the largest selection of matcha blends in the State of California, Green Table carries its green philosophy of eating all natural, organic, and nutritious cuisine to all facets of its menu. Vegan veggie parm, white quinoa tabouli salad, and half a dozen flavors of organic matcha lattes are just some of the delicious highlights you’ll find on their menu. Within walking distance of the hotel.
Vegan GreenGo – Vegan and vegetarian Mexican food.
VeganGreenGo is Santa Barbara’s first vegan Mexican joint serving up meatless tacos, burritos, nachos and more. With plenty of spice and flavor, this hidden gem located on upper State Street is the first vegan Mexican food of its kind in Santa Barbara.
Would you rather skip the sit down meal and drink all organic juice?
Healthy restaurants in Santa Barbara can be found all over town. If you have a favorite vegan or vegetarian restaurant, we would love to know in the comments below.
Looking to book a reservation at one of these healthy restaurants in Santa Barbara? Ask our concierge team located in the lobby to assist you during your stay.