Taste an amazing array of handcrafted culinary delights at the Santa Barbara Public Market. Located in a bright and modern LEED-certified space in the heart of downtown, this bustling food hall showcases the incomparable bounty of California’s Central Coast region. You’ll find a wide selection of artisanal food and drinks to please any palate, all locally sourced and conveniently located under one roof.
Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, light or hearty, the Public Market is brimming with tempting choices. Enjoy delectable Thai- and Taiwanese-inspired noodle bowls and dumplings at Empty Bowl Noodle, or try the fresh and inventive Mexican fare from Corazon Cocina. If you’re craving Italian, Chef Dario Furlati serves up fantastic wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta. Chefs Justin West and Jason Carter dish out at West Coast Barbeque at Soul Cal Smokehouse. Ready for dessert? Head to Enjoy Cupcakes or Rori’s Artisanal Creamery for a decadent treat. Afterward, kick back and relax in The Garden (an urban-contemporary beer garden) with a delicious brew—there are 41 on tap to choose from.
Before you go, don’t forget to take a little taste of Santa Barbara home with you: Specialty olive oil from Il Fustino, organic java from Green Star Coffee or a local bottle from Wine + Beer are all excellent options.
Directions, Parking and Hours
The Santa Barbara Public Market is located in the cultural and performing arts district of downtown Santa Barbara at 38 W. Victoria Street and Chapala, part of the Alma del Pueblo mixed-use development. There is ample underground parking available, along with nearby street parking. The Public Market is open every day: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Note that individual merchant hours may vary.
Public Market Events
The Santa Barbara Public Market is also home to a commercial kitchen, and hosts a variety of special public events throughout the year, including wine, cheese and beer tastings, cooking classes, demonstrations and live music. Check the Event Calendar to find out what’s happening during your visit. Private event space is also available for any occasion, including weddings, receptions or business meetings; learn more about private events here.