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Food & Drink Itineraries

Santa Barbara’s culinary experiences reach in every direction. Classic, contemporary, fresh, fusion, inventive, and vibrant are all words used to describe the vast food & drink scene in Santa Barbara. With six weekly farmers markets, sustainably harvested seafood that comes ashore every day, nearby ranchland, and local winemakers, brewers, and distillers, Santa Barbara is a truly flavorful place. Need help deciding where to start? Look no further. We’ve got you covered with these food & drink-themed Santa Barbara itineraries.

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New Restaurants in Santa Barbara

As far as we’re concerned, there’s always room for more good eats in our bountiful city surrounded by organic farms, family-run ranches, avocado and citrus orchards and the seafood-rich Santa Barbara Channel. You’re definitely going to want to sample what these new Santa Barbara South Coast restaurants are cooking up with the ingredients of the season. From casual to refined and everything in between, this fresh crop of eateries is ripe for your restaurant picking.

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12 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Santa Barbara

From fast-casual dining to luxurious feasts, Santa Barbara is known for its booming restaurant scene, especially those that are dog-friendly. And what better way to toast to a vacation in California paradise than with your beloved four-legged best friend? Keep this list of dog-friendly restaurants in Santa Barbara handy during your next trip to The American Riviera®; we promise they’re pup-approved.

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Mocktails in Santa Barbara

We’ve rounded up 10+ hot spots that have created thoughtful non-alcoholic drink recipes for their patrons. And if you’re in the market for local souvenirs to create zero-proof drinks at home, we’ve also included a list of makers whose shrubs and mixers make mocktail magic as well as a new local non-alcoholic wine.

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New Restaurants in Santa Barbara

As far as we’re concerned, there’s always room for more good eats in our bountiful city surrounded by organic farms, family-run ranches, avocado and citrus orchards, and the seafood-rich Santa Barbara Channel. From casual to refined and everything in between, this fresh crop of eateries is ripe for your restaurant picking!

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Buzzworthy Santa Barbara Bakeries

Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or on the hunt for a freshly baked, crusty baguette to complete your picnic spread, Santa Barbara abounds with bakeries that cater to every imaginable craving. From French, Danish, and Mexican…

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Sushi Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Any U.S. culinary destination worth its salt must have top-notch sushi in the mix, and we’re pleased to share that Santa Barbara’s lineup of good sushi restaurants keeps getting better and better.  No matter what the price point, the Japanese…

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Santa Barbara Pizza Guide

The Santa Barbara South Coast is home to quintessential pizza parlors that have been staples of the community for decades as well as a line-up of newer, innovative establishments and authentic Italian traditionalists.

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Outdoor Dining in Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara, there’s no better way to enjoy a meal than by pairing it with seaside views and the splendor of the great outdoors. Lucky for us (and you), Santa Barbara’s restaurant community continues to maximize its outdoor dining spaces…

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Eating Green in Santa Barbara

Eating “green” is one of the many ways to celebrate Earth Day in Santa Barbara this year. Our food choices are a very immediate, tangible way we can lessen our impact on the environment simply by prioritizing consuming regionally grown and…

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Tasty Ice Cream Shops

From classic treats to unexpected delights, Santa Barbara’s ice cream scene offers a bevy of delectable options to satisfy your cravings. Check out these six ice cream spots around town to savor Santa Barbara summertime (or any time) in the sweetest possible way.

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