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10 Best Breakfast Burritos in Santa Barbara

We asked a nearly impossible question—and you answered! “Where is the best breakfast burrito in Santa Barbara?” you say?  On Instagram, fans of @VisitSantaBarbara passionately told us where to get their favorite breakfast burritos, which…

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9 Pop-Up Eateries in Santa Barbara

From bagels and baked goods to burgers and ice cream sundaes, the following 10 pop-ups have earned loyal followings for their creative, quality fare. Foodies in the know strategize their schedules to ensure they don’t miss a bite, and with a little advanced Instagram reconnaissance, so can you.

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20+ Best Burgers in Santa Barbara

We’ve rounded up a guide to the best burgers in Santa Barbara, covering the full spectrum from elevated fast food and refined fare to smash burgers, veggie burgers and cult favorites.

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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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MICHELIN Spotlight Shines on Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County joined the prestigious ranks of MICHELIN-starred dining destinations in the newly released MICHELIN Guide California. Bell’s Los Alamos and Sushi-Bar Montecito each earned One MICHELIN Star, becoming the region’s first-ever…

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Restaurants with Amazing Wine Lists

Wine plays a starring role in Santa Barbara’s culinary landscape thanks to a thriving, world-class wine country located right in our backyard. Santa Barbara County is home to more than 200 wineries, many of which are small, family-owned and…

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Must-Try Goleta Restaurants

Known for its entrepreneurial spirit and down-to-Earth vibe, Goleta is home to several successful tech companies and the prestigious University of California Santa Barbara. A hub of innovation and big ideas, the “Good Land” is a laid-back city…

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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 line-up 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 ultimate crowd-pleasing comfort food, pizza never goes out of style. In fact, the dish only gets better as chefs reinvent classic forms and work their culinary magic to create enticing new flavor combinations and cleverly adapt to the demands of…

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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 is maximizing its outdoor dining space and has…

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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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Top Coffee Shops

Whether you need a quick espresso pick-me-up or a relaxing morning latte, there’s no better way to get an early start than with a hot cup of java brewed on-site. Coffee lovers can rejoice when visiting, as Santa Barbara’s coffee scene offers a…

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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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The Foodie

If tasting your way through a destination is your kind of adventure, then you definitely qualify as a Food & Wine Vacationist. And Santa Barbara is your dream culinary paradise. Between the organic farmers, boutique cattle ranchers,…

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Restaurants on State Street

As the epicenter of Santa Barbara’s culinary, shopping and social scene, it’s no wonder that State Street is also home to some of the area’s most memorable restaurants, cafés and eateries. Whether you’re craving fresh sushi, spicy sea scallop curry, or melt-in-your-mouth burritos mojados, with so many choices, you’re sure to find a spot on State Street that satisfies your palate.

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Santa Barbara Originals

Classics are deemed classics for a reason, and that stands true for the original Santa Barbara eateries that have been an essential part of the fabric of the community for decades. Whether they serve the stiffest drinks in town, specialize in…

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Healthy Eats in Santa Barbara

Wholesome, nourishing cuisine goes hand-in-hand with the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Here’s a guide to the top 10 spots where you can nosh on health-conscious fare that will feed mind, body and soul.

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Find the Epicenter of Fresh in Santa Barbara

The postcard-perfect setting and sun-soaked weather are reason enough to fall for Santa Barbara, but the incredible variety of local food and wine will inspire your true devotion. With access to some of the best home-grown produce and seafood anywhere, Santa Barbara’s chefs have made the entire region a destination for cuisine that showcases incomparably fresh ingredients. From the iconic taquerias on Milpas Street to five-star Italian fare found northwest of the city in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, you’ll discover delicious places to eat and drink no matter where your adventures take you.

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Sip & Savor in
The American Riviera

Santa Barbara’s stunning views are best paired with a crisp pour of Pinot. It wouldn’t be a weekend visit to The American Riviera® without a self-guided wine tour around Santa Barbara’s world-renowned wineries and tasting rooms. After all,…

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Cocktails in Santa Barbara

Photo Credit: Test Pilot by Instagram fan blob_t Santa Barbara’s cocktail culture is on par with our award-winning craft beer scene and highly sought-after regional wines. The art of mixology is elevated by a talented pool of makers and…

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Seafood Lovers’
Guide to SB

The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the west coast’s richest sources of marine life thanks to Mother Nature’s handiwork and the community’s longtime dedication to environmental protection. The diversity of wild-caught regional delicacies runs…

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Margaritas in Santa Barbara

Whether you’re quenching your thirst after a long hike or lifting a glass to celebrate a special occasion, these watering holes have got you covered—on the rocks, with salt…or however you take your margarita!

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