Call for a FREE consultation with Betsy, 805-252-3656

Santa Barbara Restaurants

I still consider myself a newbie in this town, having lived in SB for less than a year after relocating from the East Coast.I’ve been slow to try many new places, because I prefer to make my own food, but when I do venture out, it’s usually because of someone’s recommendation.Finding ‘healthy’ fare in SB can be a challenge, but most places include items for the more discerning palate.The Natural Café is one of the first places I tried and although I don’t really consider it a favorite, it is a good standby.Fresco Café has several healthy options and I always find their food to be very fresh and flavorful.In Goleta, across from Trader Joes, there is a small place called Jungle George Grill that serves up tasty burgers and sandwiches.Their sides, such as sweet potato fries and onion rings, are ‘air popped’ NOT deep-fried.

Other Things Worth Noting…

John Dickson’s blog The Restaurant Guy is a great resource for restaurant info/reviews and food festivals.

Edible Santa Barbara a free magazine, found at the farmers market and local foodie shops, highlights the food culture in SB on a quarterly basis.

For the budget conscious, I recommend getting an SB Axxess Card.I share one with my brother and we periodically cash in on the “Buy 1, get 1 entree” at places around town.We bought ours at Lazy Acres.

Check out…you can purchase $25 gift certificates to area restaurants for ten bucks!

Don’t recycle that Clipper Magazine without a quick look through first!The latest one has coupons for Lazy Acres purchases. You can also find other coupons online at

By Maria Diaz, a Sunshine Wellness Chef

Print Friendly

Tags: ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Newsletter: Receive monthly realistic tips & recipes
Shopping List
Betsy's Shopping List
Available Now

We will never share your email.

Subscribe & receive Betsy's Shopping List now!
Betsy's Shopping List has all her staple healthy foods as well as the Dirty Dozen List so you know which produce is essential to buy organic.