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A Vegan’s Guide to Santa Cruz- Places To Relish On Vegan Food

by | January 2, 2019

Santa Cruz, California is an amazing get-away for many not just from Nor Cal, but from around the world. You could spend a day at the beach boardwalk, go to the magical Mystery Spot, go hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains, or even just explore all of the independently owned shops throughout town. After spending four years in the beach town, I’m here to offer a vegan’s guide to Santa Cruz on how to accomplish a full day of plant based eating while there.

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A Vegan’s Guide to Santa Cruz

Breakfast- The Bagelry

Opening early in the morning, you’ll want to make sure that you’re the first in line at this local-favorite in order to get your favorite bagel before they sell out. With options between a plain bagel with a spread of your choice or a bagel sandwich, you’ll have a filling, on-the-go breakfast. You can enjoy the deliciousness of a housemade Tofutti (vegan, tofu-based cream cheese) or a creamy hummus on your bagel. Don’t forget to ask them to toast your bagel for the ultimate experience. This eatery also sells coffee and various soft drinks for your convenience. It is important to note that they do only accept cash, however!

Brunch/Lunch- Café Delmarette

Do like the locals do and grab a coffee and a meal over at Café Delmarette, located a very short walk away from the metro station. With both outdoor and indoor seating, the unpredictable Californian weather should pose no threat to your brunch time activities. I recommend ordering a latte because their latte art is oh so Instagrammable. If you happen to sleep in due to a late surfing session from the night before, fear not because they have a plethora of delicious lunch options on their menu featuring soups, salads and, sandwiches if you miss their breakfast menu.

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Dinner/Dessert- Saturn Café

Birthed in 1979, the Saturn Café is another gem in this beach town where you can indulge an exclusive menu of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options that the whole family will be sure to enjoy. You can enjoy an all-vegan soup-of-the-day, a delicious burger, or a grilled mushroom sandwich. Many menu items can be made vegan by request, just ask your server for any modifications you may need. For dessert, enjoy one of their signature vegan milkshakes topped with vegan whipped cream. If you’re unable to make it to Santa Cruz, there is also a Saturn Café location in Berkley, California.

Have you ever visited Santa Cruz? Do you have a few more suggestions to add to this vegan’s guide to Santa Cruz? Let me know in the comments below.


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