At Tillie Gort?s Cafe, the ingredients matter. This special emphasis is not a culinary ploy but a decision to serve people who want fresh, healthy fare that accommodates vegetarian, vegan, and wheat-free diets. The strategy has drawn flocks of hungry patrons and even inspired the Monterey County Weekly's Best of Monterey County to award Tillie Gort's with 17 consecutive nods as the area's Best Vegetarian Restaurant.
The house specials spotlight the cuisine?s discretion. On the middle-east combination plate, scoops of homemade hummus brush against spanish-saffron rice, a tabouleh salad, and the diner?s choice of grilled chicken or soy strips. With vegan cake alongside smooth, rich flan, this conscientious consideration extends to the dessert menu, from which vegetarians sate their sweet tooths and vegan clowns order materials for pie-in-the-face gags.
After a breakfast frittata, diners with french-roast coffee venture beyond the fa?ade?s floor-to-ceiling windows to the outdoor patio. Red-clay roofing tiles cast cool shade over tabletops that await elbows, books, and post-brunch kisses.
Enjoy tasty eats that meet vegetarian standards at Julia's.
Bring the whole family to Julia's, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Your large group can all sit together at Julia's.
Julia's offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
That's right! Julia's will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Julia's.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Julia's.
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.