Burgers, breakfasts, hot dogs, and other classic diner dishes get a vegetarian spin at Dharma's Restaurant. The kitchen staff stocks the pantry with as many organic ingredients as possible, including grains, fresh vegetables, and soy-protein products that have not been genetically modified or ever seen by cows. For breakfast, organic tofu is scrambled with thai curry spices, kalamata olives, or pesto. Whole-wheat buns embrace burgers formed from tempeh or spicy tofu and topped with vegan cheese and soy mayo. Chefs create a map of international flavors by saut?ing baked tofu with thai peanut sauce or salsa, or simmering the cubes in curry and serving with papadam. Most items have vegan alternatives available, and a separate menu highlights gluten-free recipes.
Owner and chef Ayoma Wilen took the reins at Pearl of the Ocean in 2010, and that year, the restaurant was named Best New Restaurant by both the Santa Cruz Weekly and Santa Cruz Good Times. And in 2013, she garnered the Best Chef America award. Focusing on fresh, organic ingredients, Ayoma oversees the vegetarian-focused menus that outline delectable arrangements of locally sourced ingredients, including some culled from the area?s farmers markets, and Sri Lankan spices. These arrangements are manifested in dishes as colorful and complex as a 20-sided Rubik?s Cube. Pearl of the Ocean?s staff also pours a variety of libations and non-alcoholic beverages, such as the spicy chai tea, and their signature drink, Kiss of the Island Princess, is composed of Montresor Prosecco, hibiscus flower, and love potion.
From a business started in 1979 inside a tiny house on Mission Street, Saturn Cafe has grown into a green-certified restaurant filled with decorated tables, colorful booths, and a retro feel. Every night chefs whip up local and organic ingredients into vegan and vegetarian versions of traditional American diner staples.
In the kitchen, cooks prepare award-winning fries in trans-fat free oil that they recycle into bio-diesel fuel, and craft a BLT on sourdough with fakin' bacon. Skilled hands assemble omelets with organic eggs, red onions, and red chard, and whip up vegan and vegetarian milkshakes to wash down wheat- and gluten-free bites.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Shun Feng Restaurant in Santa Cruz is sure to hit the spot.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Shun Feng Restaurant.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Shun Feng Restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Your large group can all sit together at Shun Feng Restaurant.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from Shun Feng Restaurant.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Shun Feng Restaurant for catering.
Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Shun Feng Restaurant.
Shun Feng Restaurant makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Affordable food or tasty food? Shun Feng Restaurant doesn't make you choose.
Santa Cruz's Pacific Thai Santa Cruz offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Pacific Thai Santa Cruz is a fine restaurant selection for those craving healthy, gluten-free food.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Pacific Thai Santa Cruz — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Pacific Thai Santa Cruz.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
For the tastes of Pacific Thai Santa Cruz from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
At Pacific Thai Santa Cruz, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
The food at Pacific Thai Santa Cruz is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
Pacific Thai Santa Cruz has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Santa Cruz's Asian Rose Cafe is the place to go.
Asian Rose Cafe is creating combinations that will work for any diet you're on.
At Asian Rose Cafe, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Dress up for your night on the town so you can feel great while you eat great.
Or, take your grub to go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Asian Rose Cafe as well.
At Asian Rose Cafe, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
Prices are downright affordable at Asian Rose Cafe, with most items well under the $15 mark.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Asian Rose Cafe.