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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of May 28, 2020

Empanadas from Colectivo Felix
Photo by Diego Felix

Here is the current status of many local restaurants, grocery stores and other food/drink vendors, as of the end of the day May 28.

Sad news: Capitola’s Paradise Beach Grille, which was closed for the last couple months due to shelter in place, will not reopen. It would have celebrated its 20th anniversary on Memorial Day.

Some of the items in this article with new or updated listings: restaurant re-openings like Michael’s on Main and Zachary’s; updates on Cat & Cloud Coffee, Chocolate, Crow’s Nest, Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria, Mission Hill Creamery, Pacific Thai, and Pretty Good Advice; and new listings for retail shops from Homeless Garden Project and The True Olive Connection (see Miscellaneous & Farms).

Please understand there will probably be some mistakes, as things are constantly changing. Note that I can’t include every Santa Cruz County business—this is a manual effort.

Please email tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

  • 11th Hour Coffee: takeout, delivery and curbside available daily 8am-2pm; menu includes breakfast items. 831-331-5273, https://eleventhhourcoffee.com/
  • Abbott Square Market: restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun 12-8pm for takeout, Santa Cruz,  831-600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos, 831-708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery, Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, menu features freshly baked pastries, coffee, brunch cocktails, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m., plus burgers, pasta, and steaks, 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Ambrosia India Bistro: takeout and delivery, both locations open, Aptos: Mon-Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 4:30-9pm, 831-713-2762, http://ambrosiaib.com/aptos/, Scotts Valley daily 4:30-8:30pm, 831-713-5594, http://ambrosiaib.com/scotts-valley/
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, http://aptosstbbq.com
  • Ashby Confections: takeout with curbside pickup, chocolates and other treats available, Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, order by calling 831-454-8299, texting 831-234-1171, or going online at ashbyconfections.com (products can be shipped as well). Ashby is also at two local farmers’ markets each week: Wednesday downtown & Sunday Live Oak.
  • Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café: delivery, order daily by 3pm and receive between 3-7pm, daily Scotts Valley deliveries plus Santa Cruz (Mon & Wed) and Felton (Tues & Thurs). Menu features traditional ice cream truck treats, Marianne’s ice cream, Pacific Cookie Company cookies, Ashby Confections goodies, Hidden Fortress organic coffee, and Rogue Pyes, https://auntlali.square.site/
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wed, Fri & Sun 4-7pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pickup (emergency first responders get a 50% discount), also now offering pantry items including toilet paper, flour, sugar, butter, coffee, charcuterie, jam, and salad dressing, 831-900-5031, http://badanimalbooks.com
  • Bagelry: downtown Santa Cruz location (320 Cedar St., 429-8049) reopened Fri 5/15; midtown (1636 Seabright Ave., 425-8550) & Soquel (4763 Soquel Dr., 462-9888) reopened Fri 5/22. Takeout hours for all: 8am-2pm
  • Bangkok West: takeout, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm & 5-9pm (can call to order from 4:30-8:30pm), Sat-Sun 11am-9pm (order by 8:30pm), 831-479-8297, http://bangkokwest.com/
  • Bantam: takeout Mon-Fri 4-8pm, reopened May 18, includes wood-fired pizza, family-style fried-chicken dinners, plus a self-described “physical mercantile” onsite with house-made breads and focaccia, pickles, and preserves, can order online or at restaurant, 831-420-0101, http://www.bantam1010.com
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Mon-Thurs 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for appetizers & drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: newest Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road. 831-612-6668 plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout daily 12-8pm, http://bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: BB has turned its dining room into a “mini market” with pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wed-Sun 12-7 pm. The restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun 12-7 pm for takeout or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799, http://bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • Britannia Arms of Capitola: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 10:30am-8pm, place orders at 831-464-2583, full menu and special orders available, https://www.facebook.com/britanniaarmscapitola/
  • Bruno’s Bar and Grill: takeout with curbside pickup (plus delivery for Scotts Valley residents), Wed-Sun 2-8pm, https://www.brunosbarandgrill.com
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting:  takeout and delivery Fri-Sun 12-4pm, must place orders ahead of time via online Google Form or by emailing scbuttercupcakes@gmail.com, cupcakes and mini-cookies (minimum order of 6 for each category), cakes, other treats, and bouquets from Bonny Doon Flowers, https://www.farmhousefrosting.com/
  • Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7am-5pm, 831-458-3020, http://butterybakery.com
  • Café Brasil: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 10 percent discount on all orders, 831-429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Cruz: takeout, recently expanded hours of daily 12-8pm, expanded menu with many choices plus kids’ menu, and wide selection of groceries (items by the pound like sugar, flour, polenta, tomatoes, skirt steak, and bacon; and selections priced by the item like half-gallon of milk, roll of toilet paper, etc.),831-476-3801, http://cafecruz.com
  • Café El Palomar:  takeout, Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm, 831-477-0371, https://www.cafeelpalomar.com/
  • Café Iveta: takeout and delivery, 9am-2pm, 831-713-5946, https://iveta.com
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery (via DoorDash), 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/ 
  • Carpo’s: takeout, 12-8 pm daily, http://carposrestaurant.com
  • Casa Nostra: takeout, daily 4-9pm, 831-609-6132, www.ristorantecasanostra.com
  • Cat & Cloud Coffee: takeout, Aptos daily 7am-4pm, Eastside location Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7am-4pm, Westside Mon-Thurs 7am-3pm, Fri-Sun 7am-5pm, https://catandcloud.com
  • Casa Rositas: takeout, Tues-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 3-8pm, 831-346-6907
  • Central Coast Juicery: Takeout and delivery. Order by texting 831-747-7085 or emailing (order@juicelocally.com)
  • Charlie Hong Kong: takeout (curbside pickup) or delivery, daily 12-9pm, they will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, 831-426-5664, http://charliehongkong.com
  • Chocolate: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Tues-Thurs & Sun 4-8pm, Fri-Sat 4-8:30pm, launched a new online ordering system May 26, visit https://chocolate-the-restaurant.square.site/. Also, they recently added “pastry-crust pizza” to the menu available in three varieties: Organic Marinara with house-made sausage, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella; Basil pesto with sundried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella; Gorgonzola cheese with artichokes, caramelized onions and Romano cheese. Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/
  • Cilantro’s: takeout, daily 11am to 7pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: takeout, reopened Mission St. location May 1, and Capitola Rd & Portola locations May 8, all locations open daily 7am-1pm, http://www.coffeetopia.com
  • Colectivo Felix: DeliveryFri-Sat 2-6pm empanada delivery to Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel; expanded menu now includes salads, desserts, produce boxes, and more.  Small delivery fee for other areas. https://colectivofelix.square.site/ or email (info@colectivofelix.com)
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout Tue-Sun 8am-2 pm, Aptos location open Fri-Sun 8am-2pm, https://companionbakeshop.com. Also offering a weekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tue or Thu. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.), https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order 
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery (DoorDash) Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10:30pm, 831-722-7220,  https://corralitospizzadelivery.com.
  • Cowboy Bar and Grill: takeout, Wed-Fri 2-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-8pm, 831-335-2330, https://www.feltoncowboy.com
  • Cremer House: closed until further notice, http://www.cremerhouse.com/
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout with curbside pickup, on Memorial Day they began expanded hours: now open daily 9am-9pm, includes family-size meals, also Beach Market next door open weekdays 9am-9pm, weekends 8am-9pm, 831-475-4560, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: takeout or delivery, Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri-Sun 11am-8pm (later hours on weekends starting May 29), recently added family-sized trays of American Saute and Bo Thai, 831-462-1717, www.dharmasrestaurant.com, online ordering at https://dharmasrestaurant.square.site
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlaps-Donuts/154065311271976
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout or delivery (UberEats), Tues-Sun 2-8pm, menu features pizza, burger, spaghetti, etc., plus occasional “dinner for two” with bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, pasta, and dessert, 831-475-8010, http://eastendpub.com
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058, http://pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout with curbside option, and delivery, Tues-Sun 12-8pm, 831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cuevas Express Foods, My Mom’s Mole, and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They publish weekly menus every Sat.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, open Tue-Fri 2-7:30pm, Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, http://elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7:30am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553,https://www.eltorobravocapitola.com/full-menu
  • Ella’s at the Airport: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun noon-7pm, 831-728-3282, menu includes family-size meals, https://www.ellasinwatsonville.com
  • Empire Grille: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 11am-8pm, 831-704-2130, http://empire-grille.com/
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 831-429-1856, http://engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, http://eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thurs night for delivery Mon and/or Thurs of following week, http://myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: Wed4-8pm they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fri 12-4pm, pickup of frozen beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call 626-549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout with curbside service, or delivery to Westside or Seabright with $10 fee, Tues-Sun 5-8pm, call 831-457-1677 after 4pm, website menu updated daily, wine is 30 percent off list prices, http://gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria: takeout, effective May 27 expanded hours and options, daily from 8am-5pm customers can use the front entrance to do in-person shopping (including new selections starting May 29 like hot breakfast egg croissants and a rotating “cheeseburger du jour” for the lunch hour), or people can do prepaid online ordering and pick up from the  back entrance daily 11am-5 pm, orders placed by 11am are available for pickup 2 days later (order by 11am Mon for pickup Wed, etc.), 831-462-1200, https://www.gaylesbakery.com
  • Golden City: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, order by phone 831-423-0688, or in person
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Fri early afternoon for following week, https://linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gilda’s: permanently closed
  • Gordo Gustavo’s Food Truck: takeout with drive-through pickup service (delivery also available), selling smoked meat by the pound, Mondays 11am-2pm at Shanty Shack Brewing. Pre-orders required; call 831-420-7396 or visit @gordo_gustavos on Instagram for details.
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, 831-466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food, pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); https://hanloh.square.site/
  • Harbor Café: takeout (reopened May 2 with limited menu), Fri-Mon 9am-1pm, call 831-475-4948 to order, see temporary menu on Instagram @theharborcafe
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30am-12:30pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, https://www.hiddenfortresscoffee.com/cafe-menu
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun 11:30am-7:30pm, 831-471-8787 https://www.holysmokescountrybbqandcatering.com/
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausage at Downtown (Wed) and Live Oak (Sun) farmers markets. Also, as of May 1 they are a “Thursday pickup spot” for Dirty Girl Produce’s CSA box (see dirtygirlproduce.com)
  • Hula’s Island Grill: takeout, reopened May 1, daily 3:30-8:30pm, credit cards only/no cash, call 831-426-4852 to order, see menu at HulasTiki.com, owners invite customers to “keep calm & carry out”
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: takeout, food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks, daily noon-6pm, order in person at café, or by phone, only two guests at a time are allowed in Ideal for pickup, 831-423-5271, http://www.idealbarandgrill
    India Joze: takeout Tues-Sat 5-8pm, 831-325-3633, http://Indiajoze.com/order/eat 
  • I Wok Bistro: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, 831-335-3430, https://www.iwokbistro.com
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11am and family dinner daily 5-7:30pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Java Junction: takeout, all three locations / hours vary, Seabright is daily 7am-3pm, 831-423-5282, Harbor (next to Crow’s Nest) is daily 7am-6pm, River St. is daily 7am-3:30pm http://www.javajunctioncoffee.com/Store-Locations.html
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: takeout, daily 7am-9pm, 831-425-1485
  • Johnny’s Harborside: takeout, starts May 29, Wed-Sun 3-8pm, items include burger or salmon burger for one, Cioppino or fresh fish for two, and reheatable selections by the quart such as clam chowder with six rolls, 831-479-3430, http://johnnysharborside.com
  • Kaito: takeout Tue-Sun 4-9pm, free delivery Tue-Thu 4-8pm (limited delivery area), 831-464-2586, https://www.smilekaito.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • Kickin’ Chicken: takeout & delivery Wed-Fri 6-11pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). http://kickinchickensc.com
  • Kitchen at Discretion: takeout, ready-to-eat food is available Thurs-Mon 11:30am-5pm, three-course prix fixe menu plus a la carte items, toasttab.com/discretion-brewing
  • La Posta: takeout with curbside pickup, recently expanded hours and selections, 3-7pm Fri-Sun, fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with directions), other ready-to-eat dishes, several pizzas, and dessert. Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: takeout/delivery including free delivery on orders of $75+ to limited areas from 4:30-7:30pm, daily (except Tues) 4:30-8:30pm, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” http://lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545 http://lailirestaurant.com
  • La Placa Family Bakery: takeout, Tues-Sun 8am-8pm, 831-609-6552, https://www.facebook.com/La-Placa-Family-Bakery-1560005784120099/
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, free delivery via subshuttleinc.com, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, full menu as well as family-sized lasagna and eggplant parmigiana (half-trays, order a day ahead), 831-425-2288, http://lilliansitaliankitchen.com 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Little Tampico: takeout or delivery (Grubhub or DoorDash), Tues-Sun 11am-8pm, food and margaritas,831-475-4700, http://www.littletampico.com
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: takeout and delivery, daily 12-8pm, food plus beer, 831-454-8306, http://lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, http://manuelsrestaurant.com 
  • Margaritaville: reopened May 8 for takeout, daily 12-7pm, full menu plus cocktails, beer and wine, 831-476-2263, margaritavillecapitola.com
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, three locations (1020 Ocean St., 218 State Park Dr., 104 Stockton Ave.) plus ice cream delivery to cities from Santa Cruz to Watsonville. Customers go online to order quarts, novelties, sundae kits, and “cookie sandwich kits” by 5pm for that night’s delivery, http://mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3:30-7:30 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182, see Instagram @mattiapizza04 for menu & details
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201, https://mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,https://www.mayasv.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  • Mentone: takeout from David Kinch’s new restaurant (174 Aptos Village Way), call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wed-Sat pickup (3:30-7pm), plus multi-course prix fixe dinner on Sundays (which can be preordered starting on Friday), http://mentonerestaurant.com
  • Michael’s on Main: takeout, reopened May 15, Tues-Sat 11am-7pm with burgers, pizza, salads, wine, beer, and more, plus family-size dinners from 4-7pm, 831-479-9777, www.michaelsonmain.com.
  • Mission Hill Creamery: takeout w/curbside pickup or delivery, effective May 24 hours are expanded: now daily 12-8pm, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, a sundae kit, and some of the ingredients that MHC uses in their products such as Dirty Girl Produce strawberries, Califia oat milk, and organic flour, http://missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals) https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako Sushi: takeout, reopened May 1, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30-8:30pm, Sat 4-8:30pm, 831-462-5288, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Mobo Sushi: takeout and delivery (DoorDash), daily 5-9pm, 831-425-1700, http://mobosushirestaurant.com/
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760, https://www.mountainmikespizza.com/
  • Mozaic: takeout or delivery (GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash), 12-7:30pm daily, 831-454-8663, http://www.mozaicsantacruz.com/
  • Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), 12-6pm Tues-Sun, menu includes to-go Boba Kits for making tea at home, 831-228-1588, https://mrzsteas.com/
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, http://nakasushi.org 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313, http://nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120, https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Oswald: reopened May 13 for takeout, Wed-Sat 4-8pm, oswaldrestaurant.com
  • Otoro Sushi: takeout or delivery (free for Scotts Valley residents), Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, free roll of toilet paper with $50 orders and $75 orders also get free hand sanitizer, 831-440-9040, https://www.facebook.com/OtoroSushiScottsValley/
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905, https://www.pacificcookie.com/
  • Pacific Thai: takeout and delivery, Thurs-Tues noon-8pm, 831-420-1700, http://www.pacificthaisantacruz.com/
  • Palm Deli: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 7am-2pm, 831-688-3354; ordering in person is okay but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. They will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, including cocktails to go, both locations, Santa Cruz 831-421-0507, Aptos 831-708-2036, http://theparishpublick.com 
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House takeout and Grab & Grill proteins are available for day-of ordering before 1:30pm and pick-up Tues-Sat from 3-7pm and Sun-Mon from 12-4pm. They are also doing “Grocery Bags” which rotate weekly (two choices, $30 each, one might include things like pasta, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, and paper goods like toilet paper, while the other has produce). These must be ordered by 3pm one day in advance and are available for pick-up on Tue & Thu from 3-7pm.  Pre-order by emailing (togo@pasatiempo.com) or by calling 831-459-9177, https://www.thehollinshouse.com/covid-19/.
  • Paula’s: takeout, daily 8am-12pm, 831-464-0741
  • Penny Ice Creamery: takeout, daily 1-8pm (downtown and Pleasure Point locations), selections include a sundae kit ($16, you get one pint of ice cream, chocolate sauce, organic whipped cream, and a couple other toppings), order at ice cream shop or online, https://www.thepennyicecreamery.com
  • People’s Coffee: takeout, daily 8am-5pm, 831- 464-2739
  • Persephone: takeout, lunch 11:30am-2pm Wed-Sat, dinner 3-5:30pm Thurs-Sat, order online the night before, or by phone the day of. Dinner selections include family meals (with entrée, salad, bread and cookies), 831-612-6511, https://www.persephonerestaurant.com/real-take-out-menu
  • Picnic Basket: takeout and delivery, daily 9am-3pm daily, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, http://pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002, https://www.pleasurepizzasc.com/pleasure-point/menus/
  • Point Chophouse: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, bottles of wine 30% off (must purchase food too), cocktails to go are also available, 831-476-2733, http://www.thepointchophouse.com/
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location permanently closed
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: takeout, or delivery via DoorDash, Sun-Thu 12-7:30pm & Fri-Sat 12-8pm, 831-476-7458, menu at http://ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available; customers can check when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: takeout, after a short closure they reopened May 28 & changed hours, now open Wed-Sun 9am-3pm, 831-226-2805, https://prettygoodadvicesoquel.com/
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559, http://realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: takeout, Thurs-Sun 4-9pm, pizza (no salads) plus draft beer in 32-ounce mason jars, 831-335-1500, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Ristorante Italiano: takeout, or delivery (DoorDash, UberEats), Sat-Wed 4-8:30pm, Thurs-Fri 11:30am-2pm & 4-8:30pm, 831-458-2321, https://www.ristoranteitalianosc.com/
  • Riva Fish House: limited takeout menu, plus beer and wine, daily 12-7pm, order takeout at 831-429-1223, in person at the restaurant, or https://www.rivafishhouse.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10am-3 pm,831-515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice https://rosiemccanns.com/santacruz
  • Roux Dat: reopened Capitola location May 12 for takeout, or delivery via DoorDash and UberEats, hours are Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, 831-295-6372, https://rouxdatcajuncreole.com/
  • Royal Taj: takeout, plus delivery through DoorDash and UberEats, daily 12-2:45pm, 5:30-9:15pm, 831-427-2666, https://www.royaltajsc.com/
  • Rumblefish: takeout, daily 11:30am-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm, online ordering with contact-free  pickup (you can order most of the menu online) or call in if you want something special like hand rolls, and get food at pickup window), 831-440-9240, http://www.rumblefish-sv.com
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214, http://salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • Samba Rock Acai Café: takeout, hours vary, 831-458-2224
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., takeout, daily 8:30am-4:30pm, 831-459-0100, www.santacruzcoffee.com
  • Saturn Café: takeout or delivery (GrubHub and UberEats), Thurs-Mon 12-8:30pm (sometimes close at 8 if it’s slow), including a “Pay What You can” special: if someone is low on funds, they can tell restaurant how much money they have (let’s say $3 or $5) and they will prepare something small & low-cost (this is an option if ordering by phone or in person), 831-429-8505, https://saturncafe.com/
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: takeout at the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz), daily from 11am. They take their last phone orders at 8:45pm weekdays and 915pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441, http://www.scopazzisrestaurant.com/
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484, https://seabrightdeli.com/
  • Sesame Korean Grill: UPDATED May 30, takeout, daily 11am-10pm, 831-454-8355, https://www.sesame-koreangrill.com/
  • Shadowbrook: temporarily closed, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online, https://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, http://sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine. Curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine is now occurring periodically. Contact 831-423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • Sotola Bar & Grill: takeout Thurs-Mon 12-8pm, reopened May 15, order by phone or online, 831-854-2800, http://www.sotolabarandgrill.com
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar is open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402, https://www.southpointseascape.com/
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 pm daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Star of Siam: takeout, 831-479-0366, https://www.starofsiamsoquel.net/
  • Steamer Lane Supply: takeout, curbside pickup available upon request, 9am-6:30pm, full menu plus specials, grab and go foods, take and heat carnitas taco kits for 2. Call in orders, 831-316-5240, or come in person for “touchless socially distanced transactions,” http://steamerlanesc.com/menucom
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952, http://surfcitysandwich.com
  • Sushi Garden: takeout at all four locations (Aptos, Capitola, Scotts Valley and Watsonvile), http://sushi-garden.com
  • Tacos Morenos: takeout, both locations, Santa Cruz location daily 11am-8pm (831-429-6095) & Capitola daily 10am-7pm, (831-464-8810)
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: daily 9am-7:30pm except Sun when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG @Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: daily 9am-8pm, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: takeout, both locations, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open Mon-Sat 10am-8:30pm, 831-465-8290, delivery through DoorDash
  • Taqueria Vallarta: takeout, all 4 locations – Soquel (831-457-8226), 41st Ave. (831-464-7022), Mission (831-426-7240), and Felton (831-335-4264), http://taqueriavallartaonline.com/           
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, offering 50% off regular prices (employees volunteered to work for free to keep restaurants open, so owner decided to give back to community). Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC, open 3-8pm), http://tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm, https://www.tortillaflatstogo.com/
  • Toya Sushi: takeout, Mon-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-8:30pm, sushi, Boba tea, and slushies,
  •  831-464-1818, old Yogurt Delite building on Mission St. (same owners who had Takara Sushi near Capitola Mall) www.toyasushi.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30am-9pm, full restaurant menu plus grab-n-go items to heat up at home, 10% discount on “restaurant menu” items (not grab-n-go) when you do takeout, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Union Foodie Truck: delivery Tues-Sat within Santa Cruz County with $4 fee for orders under $40, deadline to order is 1pm for same day delivery, menu posted weekly—selections include bagels, soup, pasta and take-and-bake hand pies and more, https://www.unionfoodietruck.com/
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808, http://vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Verve Coffee Roasters: takeout, Seabright location (Bronson St.), Pleasure Point/41st Ave., and Fair Ave. are open 7am-3pm. The Pacific Ave. branch is open 8am-4pm. The menu includes ready-to-drink coffee and tea, whole bean packages, and select grab-and-go and pantry items. Customers can order at https://instore.vervecoffee.com/, and pickup at each café’s designated window. People can also place orders in person at the pickup windows, and Verve is offering a daily free “drip quick cup of coffee” as a thank you to “dedicated frontline workers and teachers” at all of its re-opened cafes, https://www.vervecoffee.com/
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: takeout, Wed-Sat nights plus brunch on Sundays. To order call 831-515-7033 between 3-7pm, see menu at https://www.vimsantacruz.com. Also, owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is continuing to offer “whole celebration cakes” like chocolate peanut butter torte (she has been making cakes while the main restaurant was closed). Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to order desserts.
  • Walnut Avenue Cafe: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 8am-2pm, reopened May 18, order by phone, 831-457-2804, http://www.walnutavenuecafe.com
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Windmill Café: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, 831-464-4698, https://windmillcafesantacruz.com/
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to give pizza to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Your Place-Farm to Table: takeout, 3-9pm Tues-Sun, menu includes Family Meal with house salad, choice of salmon, sand dabs, meatloaf, or chicken Parmesan, and dessert, $50; recently launched a box lunch menu Fri-Sun 11:30am-2pm, 831-426-3564, https://www.facebook.com/yourplacesc or https://yourplacesc.com/
  • Zachary’s: takeout with curbside pickup, reopened May 28, Thurs-Sun 8am-1:30pm, some items from regular menu, plus new “shelter-oriented” items and bulk items (including housemade bread, coffee cake, jalapeño corn bread), 831-427-0646, Zacharyssantacruz.com
  • Zameen: takeout Thurs-Sun 12-7:30pm, re-opened Aptos (831-688-4465) and Pleasure Point (831-713-5520) locations May 14 (Watsonville will reopen this summer), order by phone or online, zameencuisine.com
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: takeout with curbside pickup option, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, 831-423-1711, http://zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account @whatsopensantacruz & the site http://whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com.

  • Aptos Natural Foods: 10am-7pm with senior hours of 8-10am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: open with groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831-713-5842, https://www.facebook.com/blackpointmarket/
  • Costco: has a priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Hours: 10am-6:30pm weekdays, 9:30am-6pm Saturdays, 10am to 6pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30am-7pm weekdays, 7:30am-6:30pm weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Del Pueblo Market: this small, family-owned market has a butcher counter, some grocery products, and some dairy and fresh produce (behind Jeffrey’s near Soquel/Capitola Rd), open daily 5am-5:30pm, 831-425-1829, https://www.facebook.com/delpueblomkt
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8am to 8pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8am to 9pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: General hours are 6am-10pm daily except from 6-9am Tuesday and Thursday: these areexclusive hoursfor seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9am to 8pm daily for most stores, 8-9am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now daily). The Aptos location is open 10am-6pm with 10-11am the designated “Community Care Hour” for seniors and vulnerable individuals. For all stores, there are temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy. Also—as of early May: New Leaf added a grocery pickup option to three of it stores (Aptos, Westside SC & Half Moon Bay) & is adding Capitola in June. Customers can order groceries through the Instacart app, select a pickup window, drive to the store and have their groceries brought to their car. Save $10 on your first New Leaf grocery pickup or delivery order of $35 or more with code NEWLEAF2020 through June 30, 2020. Learn more at www.newleaf.com/delivery.
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Scotts Valley Market: open, daily 8am-9:30pm, 831-438-4324, https://www.scottsvalleymarket.com
  • Seascape Foods: daily 8am-8pm, 831-685-3134, seascapefoodsaptos.com
  • Shopper’s Corner: 8-10am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10am–7pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9am-8pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am from Monday-Friday, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8am-9 pm), the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9am to 7pm daily plus an early shopping hour from 8-9am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmers’ Markets

For the first time, the downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday farmers market is offering—as of May 6—the Market Match Program, which offers customers with CalFresh cards a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10. An example: if a CalFresh customer swipes a card for $10 they receive 10 additional dollars in tokens at no charge. A $7 swipe equals a $7 match, and a $15 swipe equals a $10 match. These can only be used to purchase fresh produce. Now Market Match is available at all five Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets locations. Visithttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/.

The Wednesday Downtown, Saturday Westside and Sunday Live Oak marketsfrom Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open. They added a Senior Shopping period. This is 30 minutes prior to the market’s opening time, so it is from 12:30-1pm for the Downtown Market and 8:30-9am for the Westside and Live Oak markets.

The Tuesday Felton market opens June 2 and is offering the Market Match Program to customers with CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) cards. During a double match for June, people get two tokens for every EBT token, up to $10 (so $10 of EBT becomes $30; matching tokens are valid for fresh fruits and vegetables only).

The Saturday Scotts Valley market opens June 6.

Both the Felton and SV markets usually open in May, but the pandemic caused a delay. All markets are following strict safety guidelines. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19.

As of May 20, Belly Goat Craft Burgers is selling “burger boxes” at the weekly downtown SC, Westside SC, and Live Oak farmers markets. Made with organic ingredients and made-from-scratch sauces and sides, the boxes include local grass-fed beef, buns, condiments and seasonings. Customers will also have options to buy “chef-made relishes and savory jams, specialty cheeses and more.”

El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program hosts weekly booths at the Westside and Live Oak farmers’ markets; beginning the second weekend of June, the Saturday booths will switch between Westside and Scotts Valley. Late May & early June vendor appearances are Cuevas Express Foods at Westside May 30, Dos Hermanos Pupuseria at Live Oak May 31 and June 7.

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11:30am-5pm daily
  • East Cliff Brewing Co.: takeout (in person or by phone) and online ordering for pickup, open Mon-Thurs 3-7pm, Fri 1-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm, 831-713-5540, https://eastcliffbrewing.shopsettings.com/
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.: takeout, daily 12-6pm, a beer was released April 24: All Together – IPA (6.5%) in collaboration with Other Half’s All Together Beer Project, a double dry hopped w/ Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, & Cascade hops. From Humble Sea: “A worldwide collaboration brewed to support hospitality professionals struggling through the utterly insane times of COVID-19. $5 of every 4-pack goes to our furloughed staff to help them cope with the cost of living during this pandemic;” see humblesea.com to order for pickup or shipping.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping, https://www.nubobrew.com/
  • Sante Adairius: takeout, daily 12-6pm, rusticales.com.
  • Shanty Shack Brewing: beer drive-through, daily 10am-7pm, free roll of toilet paper when you spend $50, see web site for list of available cans, bottles and crowlers, 831-316-0800

Wine

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pickup at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Bargetto is open daily from noon-5pm. They offer a 30% discount with purchases of six or more bottles. To order or ask questions, call 888-400-9463 or email wineclub@bargetto.com
  • Bottle Jack Winery has several shelter-in-place specials and is offering takeout food on Saturdays. Buy 3 or more bottles of any wine and receive a 20% discount (30% for club members) and free local deliveries in Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. It’s also offering 4 different 6-pack specials featuring new releases of 2019 Viognier, 2018 Chardonnay, and a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon at a 33% discount for a limited time and free shipping with minimum 3-bottle purchase. The winery is partnering with Lago di Como Ristorante for advance food purchase and pickup at the Westside Tasting Room (328D Ingalls Street) on Saturdays, when it is also open for wine purchases and pickup (noon-3pm). Menu options include prepared foods like pastas and tiramisu, plus pizza kits and a la carte items. To order wines and food, go to bottlejackwines.com. Call 831-227-2288 or email info@bottlejackwines.com for more information.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. Visit https://www.integrity.wine/
  • Pelican Ranch Winery offers free delivery in Santa Cruz County to those who buy three or more items (at 20% discount) from the list at pelicanranch.com. Also, they are now doing personalized virtual wine tastings for two, via Zoom or phone. Tastings include three wines ($36) or four ($48). Call or text owner/winemaker Phil Crews at 831-332-5359.
  • Ser Winery has curbside pickup at the winery on Saturdays between 1-4pm and offers free shipping on orders of three or more bottles (plus a 20% discount on cases). Visit serwinery.comor call 831-901-7806.
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (12-3pm) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are continuing the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • VinoCruz wine bar, which recently added takeout food options including: Cheese & Charcuterie plates, Red Pepper Hummus w/ Pita, Olives, Toasted Nuts, and Take & Bake Flatbread Pizzas (call ahead to order), has expanded its hours. It’s open daily from 12-7pm for takeout and delivery (for the latter, restrictions apply). A limited food menu is available all day, with a full menu from 4-7pm. Wine, beer, and cider are available in bottles, to-go cups, growlers, and more, 831-426-8466, https://vinocruz.com/
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. Also, they have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside) open 10am-5pm daily except Mondays.
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They have expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Miscellaneous & Farms

  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop offers curbside pickup of select local, organic food items and health products. They also offer pickup at the four Santa Cruz area farmers markets they participate in, or delivery (for a fee) for Aptos, Corralitos and Watsonville residents. See https://app.barn2door.com/e/9jx6Q/all. The shop, at 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), is open 8am-5 pm Tues-Sat and 8 am-4pm Sun (closed Mon). Products at the farm store include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti-viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market (334 7th Ave.), which includes In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Order by phone at 831-476-5897. Hours are 8am-8pm Mon-Sat and
    9am-7pm Sun. Visit https://www.facebook.com/dekesmarket/ or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm is an online marketplace for local goods and offers pickups and deliveries every Wednesday and Thursday (this is recent; when they first launched it was just Wednesdays). Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Hakouya, makers of my favorite salad dressing (probiotic miso dressing, it’s good on salad, as a sauce for fish and more, dip for veggies, etc.) is temporarily offering free, local delivery of their products if you buy at least $30 worth. That miso dressing comes in two sizes: 11-ounce for $12, 8-ounce for $9. They sell handmade miso paste (red, white, barley, 250 grams) for $15 each, quick miso soup base for $15, and double fermented organic Soy Sauce Koji for $12. Email info@hakouya.com to order; see Hakouya.com to learn about products and browse recipes.
  • Homeless Garden Project recently reopened its Pacific Avenue (831-295-6328) retail shop for curbside pickup, open Fri-Sun 11am-4pm. Offerings include baking mixes, seasonings, jams, and teas made with herbs and spices grown on the organic HGP farm. Visit https://homelessgardenproject.org.
  • Live Earth Farm offers “Grab and Go” boxes (produce is pre-selected) at their farmers’ market booths—these include the downtown market on Wednesdays and Westside on Saturdays. The booths have a separate line for people buying boxes only. Contents change each week depending on availability.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com.
  • Mariquita Farm offers weekly Tuesday pickup options for its “Mystery Boxes” filled with fresh produce grown at its Watsonville farm. Past boxes have included things like French breakfast radishes, basil, summer squash, green garlic, purple Sicilian artichokes, Meyer lemons, and Spring onions. Possibly coming soon: tomatoes. Local areas for pickup include Santa Cruz, Seabright, and Soquel. For more information, call 831-840-9491 or email ladybugbuyingclub@mariquita.com. Also see https://mariquita.com/events/BuyingClub.html
  • Mutari Chocolate (504A Front St.) is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon-6 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts and special popups
  • Santa Cruz Fun Foods (on Instagram @santacruzfunfoods, or at www.santacruzfunfoods.com) now delivers amusement park treats) made by Whiting’s Foods (they’ve been doing Boardwalk food concessions for many years. Treats are delivered by Grubhub and DoorDash, and selections include churros, kettle corn, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Dippin’ Dots and cotton candy.
  • Sushi Market Sprouts: open 12-6pm Tues-Sat, the store (300 7th Ave.)—run by the same family that runs Kaito Restaurant—carries prepared packaged sushi & a few Japanese groceries & housewares, also refrigerated miso dressing from Hakouya, https://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-market-sprouts-santa-cruz
  • Toque Blanche: the store (1527 Pacific Ave) has hours of 11am-6pm daily. You can shop in person (maintaining a six-foot distance from other shoppers and staff) or place an order by phone (with curbside pickup), or order online. Contact 831-426-1351, and visit https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The True Olive Connection (106 Lincoln St.) is open two days a week for curbside pickup: Wed & Sat 10am-2pm. Customers can order olive oil, vinegar, and more by phone (831-458-6457) or online, https://www.trueoliveconnection.com
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola (1955 B-6 41st Ave., http://www.goaskjack.com/) is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697; hours are 10am-6pm Mon-Fri and 10am-5pm Sat.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of May 18, 2020

Chicken-sausage gumbo from Roux Dat in Capitola
which reopened May 12 for takeout food
Photo courtesy of Roux Dat

Here is the current status of many local restaurants, grocery stores and other food/drink vendors, as of the end of the day May 18.

Sad news: downtown Santa Cruz’s Pono Hawaiian Grill, which first opened in 2011 and was closed for the last couple months due to shelter in place, will not reopen. It was very challenging to cover rent and utilities, etc. at two locations. The Capitola branch, Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap (which opened in 2019 & has a variety of beer) will remain open. Pono fans are invited to support this still-open location.

Some of the items in this article with new or updated listings: Café Cruz, Colectivo Felix, Dharma’s, and Union Foodie Truck; a few restaurant re-openings like The Bagelry, Bantam, Sotola Bar & Grill, Walnut Avenue Café, and Zameen, and a food vendor selling burger boxes at farmers’ markets (see Farmers Markets section to read about Belly Goat Craft Burgers, which opened in Abbott Square Market earlier this year but has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic).

Please understand there might be some mistakes, as things are constantly changing. Note that I can’t include every Santa Cruz County business, as this is a manual effort.

Please email tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

  • 11th Hour Coffee: takeout, delivery and curbside available daily 8am-2pm; menu includes breakfast items. 831-331-5273, https://eleventhhourcoffee.com/
  • Abbott Square Market: restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun 12-8pm for takeout, Santa Cruz,  831-600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos, 831-708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery, Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, menu features freshly baked pastries, coffee, brunch cocktails, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m., plus burgers, pasta, and steaks, 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Ambrosia India Bistro: takeout and delivery, both locations open, Aptos: Mon-Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 4:30-9pm, 831-713-2762, http://ambrosiaib.com/aptos/, Scotts Valley daily 4:30-8:30pm, 831-713-5594, http://ambrosiaib.com/scotts-valley/
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, http://aptosstbbq.com
  • Ashby Confections: takeout with curbside pickup, chocolates and other treats available, Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, order by calling 831-454-8299, texting 831-234-1171, or going online at ashbyconfections.com (products can be shipped as well). Ashby is also at two local farmers’ markets each week: Wednesday downtown & Sunday Live Oak.
  • Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café: delivery, order daily by 3pm and receive between 3-7pm, daily Scotts Valley deliveries plus Santa Cruz (Mon & Wed) and Felton (Tues & Thurs). Menu features traditional ice cream truck treats, Marianne’s ice cream, Pacific Cookie Company cookies, Ashby Confections goodies, Hidden Fortress organic coffee, and Rogue Pyes, https://auntlali.square.site/
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wed, Fri & Sun 4-7pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pickup (emergency first responders get a 50% discount), also now offering pantry items including toilet paper, flour, sugar, butter, coffee, charcuterie, jam, and salad dressing, 831-900-5031, http://badanimalbooks.com
  • Bagelry: downtown Santa Cruz location (320 Cedar St., 429-8049) reopened Fri 5/15; midtown (1636 Seabright Ave., 425-8550) & Soquel (4763 Soquel Dr., 462-9888) reopening Fri 5/22. Takeout hours for all: 8am-2pm
  • Bangkok West: takeout, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm & 5-9pm (can call to order from 4:30-8:30pm), Sat-Sun 11am-9pm (order by 8:30pm), 831-479-8297, http://bangkokwest.com/
  • Bantam: takeout Mon-Fri 4-8pm, reopened May 18, includes wood-fired pizza, family-style fried-chicken dinners, plus a self-described “physical mercantile” onsite with house-made breads and focaccia, pickles, and preserves, can order online or at restaurant, 831-420-0101, http://www.bantam1010.com
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Mon-Thurs 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for appetizers & drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: newest Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road. 831-612-6668 plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout daily 12-8pm, http://bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: BB has turned its dining room into a “mini market” with pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wed-Sun 12-7 pm. The restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun 12-7 pm for takeout or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799, http://bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • Britannia Arms of Capitola: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 10:30am-8pm, place orders at 831-464-2583, full menu and special orders available, https://www.facebook.com/britanniaarmscapitola/
  • Bruno’s Bar and Grill: takeout with curbside pickup (plus delivery for Scotts Valley residents), Wed-Sun 2-8pm, https://www.brunosbarandgrill.com
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting:  takeout and delivery Fri-Sun 12-4pm, must place orders ahead of time via online Google Form or by emailing scbuttercupcakes@gmail.com, cupcakes and mini-cookies (minimum order of 6 for each category), cakes, other treats, and bouquets from Bonny Doon Flowers, https://www.farmhousefrosting.com/
  • Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7am-5pm, 831-458-3020, http://butterybakery.com
  • Café Brasil: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 10 percent discount on all orders, 831-429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Cruz: takeout, recently expanded hours of daily 12-8pm, expanded menu with many choices plus kids’ menu, and wide selection of groceries (items by the pound like sugar, flour, polenta, tomatoes, skirt steak, and bacon; and selections priced by the item like half-gallon of milk, roll of toilet paper, etc.),831-476-3801, http://cafecruz.com
  • Café El Palomar:  takeout, Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm, 831-477-0371, https://www.cafeelpalomar.com/
  • Café Iveta: takeout and delivery, 9am-2pm, 831-713-5946, https://iveta.com
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery (via DoorDash), 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/ 
  • Carpo’s: takeout, 12-8 pm daily, http://carposrestaurant.com
  • Casa Nostra: takeout, daily 4-9pm, 831-609-6132, www.ristorantecasanostra.com
  • Casa Rositas: takeout, Tues-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 3-8pm, 831-346-6907
  • Central Coast Juicery: Takeout and delivery. Order by texting 831-747-7085 or emailing (order@juicelocally.com)
  • Charlie Hong Kong: takeout (curbside pickup), daily 12-9pm, they will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, 831-426-5664, http://charliehongkong.com (also grubhub.comseamless.commobilebytes.comdoordash.com)
  • Chocolate: takeout/delivery (DoorDash) Tues-Sun 4-8pm (no longer doing Sunday brunch). Pickup info is https://chocolatesantacruz.com/picnic/, need to email order by 4pm for that night or call 831-427-9900 after 4. Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/
  • Cilantro’s: takeout, daily 11am to 7pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: takeout, reopened Mission St. location May 1, and Capitola Rd & Portola locations May 8, all locations open daily 7am-1pm, http://www.coffeetopia.com
  • Colectivo Felix: DeliveryFri-Sat 2-6pm empanada delivery to Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel; expanded menu now includes salads, desserts, produce boxes, and more.  Small delivery fee for other areas. https://colectivofelix.square.site/ or email (info@colectivofelix.com)
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout Tue-Sun 8am-2 pm, Aptos location open Fri-Sun 8am-2pm, https://companionbakeshop.com. Also offering a weekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tue or Thu. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.), https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order 
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery (DoorDash) Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10:30pm, 831-722-7220,  https://corralitospizzadelivery.com.
  • Cowboy Bar and Grill: takeout, Wed-Fri 2-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-8pm, 831-335-2330, https://www.feltoncowboy.com
  • Cremer House: closed until further notice, http://www.cremerhouse.com/
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout with curbside pickup daily 11:30am-8pm, includes family-size meals, also Beach Market next door 9am-8pm, 831-475-4560, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 11am-7pm, recently added family-sized trays of American Saute and Bo Thai, 831-462-1717, www.dharmasrestaurant.com, online ordering at https://dharmasrestaurant.square.site
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlaps-Donuts/154065311271976
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout or delivery (UberEats), Tues-Sun 2-8pm, menu features pizza, burger, spaghetti, etc., plus occasional “dinner for two” with bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, pasta, and dessert, 831-475-8010, http://eastendpub.com
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058, http://pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout with curbside option, and delivery, Tues-Sun 12-8pm, 831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cuevas Express Foods, My Mom’s Mole, and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They publish weekly menus every Sat.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, open Tue-Fri 2-7:30pm, Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, http://elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7:30am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553,https://www.eltorobravocapitola.com/full-menu
  • Ella’s at the Airport: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun noon-7pm, 831-728-3282, menu includes family-size meals, https://www.ellasinwatsonville.com
  • Empire Grille: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 11am-8pm, 831-704-2130, http://empire-grille.com/
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 831-429-1856, http://engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, http://eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thu night for delivery Mon and/or Thu of following week, http://myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: Wed4-8pm they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fri 12-4pm, pickup of frozen beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call 626-549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout with curbside service, or delivery to Westside or Seabright with $10 fee, Tues-Sun 5-8pm, call 831-457-1677 after 4pm, website menu updated daily, wine is 30 percent off list prices, http://gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Gayle’s Bakery: re-opened May 18, curbside and front door pick up, hours are 11am-5 pm daily for online, prepaid orders, 831-462-1200, https://www.gaylesbakery.com, orders placed by 11am are available for pickup 2 days later (order by 11am Mon for pickup Wed, etc.)
  • Golden City: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, order by phone 831-423-0688, or in person
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Fri early afternoon for following week, https://linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gilda’s: permanently closed
  • Gordo Gustavo’s Food Truck: takeout with drive-through pickup service (delivery also available), selling smoked meat by the pound, Mondays 11am-2pm at Shanty Shack Brewing. Pre-orders required; call 831-420-7396 or visit @gordo_gustavos on Instagram for details.
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, 831-466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food, pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); https://hanloh.square.site/
  • Harbor Café: takeout (reopened May 2 with limited menu), Fri-Mon 9am-1pm, call 831-475-4948 to order, see temporary menu on Instagram @theharborcafe
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30am-12:30pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, https://www.hiddenfortresscoffee.com/cafe-menu
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun 11:30am-730pm, 831-471-8787 https://www.holysmokescountrybbqandcatering.com/
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausage at Downtown (Wed) and Live Oak (Sun) farmers markets. Also, as of May 1 they are a “Thursday pickup spot” for Dirty Girl Produce’s CSA box (see dirtygirlproduce.com)
  • Hula’s Island Grill: takeout, reopened May 1, daily 3:30-8:30pm, credit cards only/no cash, call 831-426-4852 to order, see menu at HulasTiki.com, owners invite customers to “keep calm & carry out”
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks, daily noon-6pm. Place orders in person, at café, or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time are allowed in Ideal for pickup. http://www.idealbarandgrill
    India Joze: takeout Tues-Sat 5-8pm, 831-325-3633, http://Indiajoze.com/order/eat 
  • I Wok Bistro: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, 831-335-3430, https://www.iwokbistro.com
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11am and family dinner daily 5-7:30pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Java Junction: takeout, all three locations / hours vary, Seabright is daily 7am-3pm, 831-423-5282, Harbor (next to Crow’s Nest) is daily 7am-6pm, River St. is daily 7am-3:30pm http://www.javajunctioncoffee.com/Store-Locations.html
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7am-5pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Johnny’s Harborside: temporarily closed, may not reopen until June
  • Kaito: takeout Tue-Sun 4-9pm, free delivery Tue-Thu 4-8pm (limited delivery area), 831-464-2586, https://www.smilekaito.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • Kickin’ Chicken: takeout & delivery Wed-Fri 6-11pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). http://kickinchickensc.com
  • Kitchen at Discretion: takeout, ready-to-eat food is available Thurs-Mon 11:30am-5pm, three-course prix fixe menu plus a la carte items, toasttab.com/discretion-brewing
  • La Posta: takeout with curbside pickup, recently expanded hours and selections, 3-7pm Fri-Sun, fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with directions), other ready-to-eat dishes, several pizzas, and dessert. Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: takeout/delivery including free delivery on orders of $75+ to limited areas from 4:30-7:30pm, daily (except Tues) 4:30-8:30pm, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” http://lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545 http://lailirestaurant.com
  • La Placa Family Bakery: takeout, Tues-Sun 8am-8pm, 831-609-6552, https://www.facebook.com/La-Placa-Family-Bakery-1560005784120099/
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, free delivery via subshuttleinc.com, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, full menu as well as family-sized lasagna and eggplant parmigiana (half-trays, order a day ahead), 831-425-2288, http://lilliansitaliankitchen.com 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Little Tampico: takeout or delivery (Grubhub or DoorDash), Tues-Sun 11am-8pm, food and margaritas,831-475-4700, http://www.littletampico.com
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: takeout and delivery, daily 12-8pm, food plus beer, 831-454-8306, http://lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, http://manuelsrestaurant.com 
  • Margaritaville: reopened May 8 for takeout, daily 12-7pm, full menu plus cocktails, beer and wine, 831-476-2263, margaritavillecapitola.com
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, three locations (1020 Ocean St., 218 State Park Dr., 104 Stockton Ave.) plus ice cream delivery to cities from Santa Cruz to Watsonville. Customers go online to order quarts, novelties, sundae kits, and recently added “cookie sandwich kits” by 5pm for that night’s delivery, http://mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3:30-7:30 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182, see Instagram @mattiapizza04 for menu & details
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201, https://mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,https://www.mayasv.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  • Mentone: takeout from David Kinch’s new restaurant (174 Aptos Village Way), call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wed-Sat pickup (3:30-7pm), plus multi-course prix fixe dinner on Sundays (which can be preordered starting on Friday), http://mentonerestaurant.com
  • Mission Hill Creamery: takeout w/curbside pickup Tues-Sat 2-9 pm & Sun 2-7pm, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, and a sundae kit ($39.95, you get two pints of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, and five toppings from a list of 12), delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats, http://missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals) https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako Sushi: takeout, reopened May 1, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30-8:30pm, Sat 4-8:30pm, 831-462-5288, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Mobo Sushi: takeout and delivery (DoorDash), daily 5-9pm, 831-425-1700, http://mobosushirestaurant.com/
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760, https://www.mountainmikespizza.com/
  • Mozaic: takeout or delivery (GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash), 12-7:30pm daily, 831-454-8663, http://www.mozaicsantacruz.com/
  • Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), 12-6pm Tues-Sun, menu includes to-go Boba Kits for making tea at home, 831-228-1588, https://mrzsteas.com/
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, http://nakasushi.org 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313, http://nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120, https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Oswald: reopened May 13 for takeout, Wed-Sat 4-8pm, oswaldrestaurant.com
  • Otoro Sushi: takeout or delivery (free for Scotts Valley residents), Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, free roll of toilet paper with $50 orders and $75 orders also get free hand sanitizer, 831-440-9040, https://www.facebook.com/OtoroSushiScottsValley/
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905, https://www.pacificcookie.com/
  • Pacific Thai: takeout and delivery (Doorbell Dining or DoorDash), daily noon-8pm, 831-420-1700, http://www.pacificthaisantacruz.com/
  • Palm Deli: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 7am-2pm, 831-688-3354; ordering in person is okay but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. They will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, including cocktails to go, both locations, Santa Cruz 831-421-0507, Aptos 831-708-2036, http://theparishpublick.com 
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House takeout and Grab & Grill proteins are available for day-of ordering before 1:30pm and pick-up Tues-Sat from 3-7pm and Sun-Mon from 12-4pm. They are also doing “Grocery Bags” which rotate weekly (two choices, $30 each, one might include things like pasta, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, and paper goods like toilet paper, while the other has produce). These must be ordered by 3pm one day in advance and are available for pick-up on Tue & Thu from 3-7pm.  Pre-order by emailing (togo@pasatiempo.com) or by calling 831-459-9177, https://www.thehollinshouse.com/covid-19/.
  • Paula’s: takeout, daily 8am-12pm, 831-464-0741
  • Penny Ice Creamery: takeout, daily 1-8 p.m. (downtown and Pleasure Point locations), selections include a sundae kit ($16, you get one pint of ice cream, chocolate sauce, organic whipped cream, and a couple other toppings), order at ice cream shop or online, https://www.thepennyicecreamery.com
  • People’s Coffee: takeout, daily 8am-5pm, 831- 464-2739
  • Persephone: takeout, lunch 11:30am-2pm Wed-Sat, dinner 3-5:30pm Thurs-Sat, order online the night before, or by phone the day of. Dinner selections include family meals (with entrée, salad, bread and cookies), 831-612-6511, https://www.persephonerestaurant.com/real-take-out-menu
  • Picnic Basket: takeout and delivery, daily 9am-3pm daily, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, http://pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002, https://www.pleasurepizzasc.com/pleasure-point/menus/
  • Point Chophouse: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, bottles of wine 30% off (must purchase food too), cocktails to go are also available, 831-476-2733, http://www.thepointchophouse.com/
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location permanently closed
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: takeout, or delivery via DoorDash, Sun-Thu 12-7:30pm & Fri-Sat 12-8pm, 831-476-7458, menu at http://ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: temporarily closed (formerly doing takeout Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, 831-226-2805, https://prettygoodadvicesoquel.com/)
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559, http://realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: takeout, Thurs-Sun 4-9pm, pizza (no salads) plus draft beer in 32-ounce mason jars, 831-335-1500, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Ristorante Italiano: takeout, or delivery (DoorDash, UberEats), Sat-Wed 4-8:30pm, Thurs-Fri 11:30am-2pm & 4-8:30pm, 831-458-2321, https://www.ristoranteitalianosc.com/
  • Riva Fish House: limited takeout menu, plus beer and wine, daily 12-7pm, order takeout at 831-429-1223, in person at the restaurant, or https://www.rivafishhouse.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10am-3 pm,831-515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice https://rosiemccanns.com/santacruz
  • Roux Dat: reopened Capitola location May 12 for takeout, or delivery via DoorDash and UberEats, hours are Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, 831-295-6372, https://rouxdatcajuncreole.com/
  • Royal Taj: takeout, plus delivery through DoorDash and UberEats, daily 12-2:45pm, 5:30-9:15pm, 831-427-2666, https://www.royaltajsc.com/
  • Rumblefish: takeout, daily 11:30am-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm, online ordering with contact-free  pickup (you can order most of the menu online) or call in if you want something special like hand rolls, and get food at pickup window), 831-440-9240, http://www.rumblefish-sv.com
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214, http://salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • Samba Rock Acai Café: takeout, hours vary, 831-458-2224
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., takeout, daily 8:30am-4:30pm, 831-459-0100, www.santacruzcoffee.com
  • Saturn Café: takeout or delivery (GrubHub and UberEats), Thurs-Mon 12-8:30pm (sometimes close at 8 if it’s slow), including a “Pay What You can” special: if someone is low on funds, they can tell restaurant how much money they have (let’s say $3 or $5) and they will prepare something small & low-cost (this is an option if ordering by phone or in person), 831-429-8505, https://saturncafe.com/
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: takeout at the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz), daily from 11am. They take their last phone orders at 8:45pm weekdays and 915pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441, http://www.scopazzisrestaurant.com/
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484, https://seabrightdeli.com/
  • Shadowbrook: temporarily closed, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online, https://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/ or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, http://sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine. Curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine is now occurring every other Wednesday; the next dates are May 20 and June 3. Contact 831-423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • Sotola Bar & Grill: takeout Thurs-Mon 12-8pm, reopened May 15, order by phone or online, 831-854-2800, http://www.sotolabarandgrill.com
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar is open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402, https://www.southpointseascape.com/
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Star of Siam: takeout, 831-479-0366, https://www.starofsiamsoquel.net/
  • Steamer Lane Supply: takeout, curbside pickup available upon request, 9am-6:30pm, full menu plus specials, grab and go foods, take and heat carnitas taco kits for 2. Call in orders, 831-316-5240, or come in person for “touchless socially distanced transactions,” http://steamerlanesc.com/menucom
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952, http://surfcitysandwich.com
  • Sushi Garden: take-out at all four locations (Aptos, Capitola, Scotts Valley and Watsonvile), http://sushi-garden.com
  • Tacos Morenos: takeout, both locations, Santa Cruz location daily 11am-8pm (831-429-6095) & Capitola daily 10am-7pm, (831-464-8810)
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: daily 9am-7:30pm except Sun when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG @Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: daily 9am-8pm, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: takeout, both locations, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open Mon-Sat 10am-8:30pm, 831-465-8290, delivery through DoorDash
  • Taqueria Vallarta: takeout, all 4 locations – Soquel (831-457-8226), 41st Ave. (831-464-7022), Mission (831-426-7240), and Felton (831-335-4264), http://taqueriavallartaonline.com/           
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, offering 50% off regular prices (employees volunteered to work for free to keep restaurants open, so owner decided to give back to community). Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC, open 3-8pm), http://tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm, https://www.tortillaflatstogo.com/
  • Toya Sushi: takeout, Mon-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-8:30pm, sushi, Boba tea, and slushies, 831-464-1818, old Yogurt Delite building on Mission St. (same owners who had Takara Sushi near Capitola Mall) www.toyasushi.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30am-9pm, full restaurant menu plus grab-n-go items to heat up at home, 10% discount on “restaurant menu” items (not grab-n-go) when you do takeout, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Union Foodie Truck: delivery Tues-Sat within Santa Cruz County with $4 fee for orders under $40, deadline to order is 1pm for same day delivery, menu posted weekly—selections include bagels, soup, pasta and take-and-bake hand pies and more, https://www.unionfoodietruck.com/
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808, http://vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Verve Coffee Roasters: takeout, they recently reopened their cafes. Seabright location (Bronson St.), Pleasure Point/41st Ave., and Fair Ave. are open 7am-3pm. The Pacific Ave. branch is open 8am-4pm. The menu includes ready-to-drink coffee and tea, whole bean packages, and select grab-and-go and pantry items. Customers can order at https://instore.vervecoffee.com/, and pickup at each café’s designated window. People can also place orders in person at the pickup windows, and Verve is offering a daily free “drip quick cup of coffee” as a thank you to “dedicated frontline workers and teachers” at all of its re-opened cafes, https://www.vervecoffee.com/
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: takeout, Wed-Sat nights plus brunch on Sundays. To order call 831-515-7033 between 3-7pm, see menu at https://www.vimsantacruz.com. Also, owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is continuing to offer “whole celebration cakes” like chocolate peanut butter torte (she has been making cakes while the main restaurant was closed). Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to order desserts.
  • Walnut Avenue Cafe: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 8am-2pm, reopened May 18, order by phone, 831-457-2804, http://www.walnutavenuecafe.com
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Windmill Café: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, 831-464-4698, https://windmillcafesantacruz.com/
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to give pizza to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Your Place-Farm to Table: takeout, 3-9pm Tues-Sun, menu includes Family Meal with house salad, choice of salmon, sand dabs, meatloaf, or chicken Parmesan, and dessert, $50; recently launched a box lunch menu Fri-Sun 11:30am-2pm, 831-426-3564, https://www.facebook.com/yourplacesc or https://yourplacesc.com/
  • Zachary’s: closed during shelter-in-place, until further notice
  • Zameen: takeout Thurs-Sun 12-7:30pm, re-opened Aptos (831-688-4465) and Pleasure Point (831-713-5520) locations May 14 (Watsonville will reopen this summer), order by phone or online, zameencuisine.com
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: takeout with curbside pickup option, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, 831-423-1711, http://zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account @whatsopensantacruz & the site http://whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com.

  • Aptos Natural Foods: 10am-7pm with senior hours of 8-10am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: open with groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831-713-5842, https://www.facebook.com/blackpointmarket/
  • Costco: Effective April 8, Costco has a new priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Effective March 30, hours were reduced (closing earlier): 10am-6:30pm weekdays, 9:30am-6pm Saturdays, 10am to 6pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30am-7pm weekdays, 7:30am-6:30pm weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Del Pueblo Market: this small, family-owned market has a butcher counter, some grocery products, and some dairy and fresh produce (behind Jeffrey’s near Soquel/Capitola Rd), open daily 5am-5:30pm, 831-425-1829, https://www.facebook.com/delpueblomkt
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8am to 8pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8am to 9pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: General hours are 6am-10pm daily except from 6-9am Tuesday and Thursday: these areexclusive hoursfor seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9am to 8pm daily for most stores, 8-9am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now daily). Effective April 28, the Aptos location is open 10am-6pm with 10-11am the designated “Community Care Hour” for seniors and vulnerable individuals. For all stores, there are temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy. Also—as of early May: New Leaf added a grocery pickup option to three of it stores (Aptos, Westside SC & Half Moon Bay) & is adding Capitola in June. Customers can order groceries through the Instacart app, select a pickup window, drive to the store and have their groceries brought to their car. Save $10 on your first New Leaf grocery pickup or delivery order of $35 or more with code NEWLEAF2020 through June 30, 2020. Learn more at www.newleaf.com/delivery.
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Scotts Valley Market: open, daily 8am-9:30pm, 831-438-4324, https://www.scottsvalleymarket.com
  • Seascape Foods: daily 8am-8pm, 831-685-3134, seascapefoodsaptos.com
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of early April, they changed hours: now 8-10am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10am–7pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9am-8pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9am to 7pm daily plus an early shopping hour from 8-9am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmers’ Markets

For the first time, the downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday farmers market is offering—as of May 6—the Market Match Program, which offers customers with CalFresh cards a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10. An example: if a CalFresh customer swipes a card for $10 they receive 10 additional dollars in tokens at no charge. A $7 swipe equals a $7 match, and a $15 swipe equals a $10 match. These can only be used to purchase fresh produce. Now Market Match is available at all five Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets locations. In addition, May is DOUBLE MATCH month at the 3 currently open markets (downtown, Live Oak & Westside). For the duration of May, they match your first 10 EBT dollars with $2 of market match. This means a $10 EBT swipe becomes $30 ($10 EBT/$20 Match), a $7 swipe becomes $21 ($7 EBT/$14 Match), a $20 swipe becomes $40 ($20 EBT/$20 Match). Visithttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/.

The Wednesday Downtown, Saturday Westside and Sunday Live Oak marketsfrom Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open. They recently added a Senior Shopping period. This is 30 minutes prior to the market’s opening time, so it is from 12:30-1pm for the Downtown Market and 8:30-9am for the Westside and Live Oak markets. The markets are following strict safety guidelines. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19.

Beginning May 20, Belly Goat Craft Burgers is selling “burger boxes” at the weekly downtown SC, Westside SC, and Live Oak farmers markets. Made with organic ingredients and made-from-scratch sauces and sides, the boxes include local grass-fed beef, buns, condiments and seasonings. Customers will also have options to buy “chef-made relishes and savory jams, specialty cheeses and more.”

El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program hosts weekly booths at the Westside and Live Oak farmers’ markets. Upcoming vendor appearances are Hakouya at Westside May 23, and Cali Dawg at Live Oak May 24

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

The opening dates for the two “seasonal (not year-round) markets” operated by The Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets, Felton and Scotts Valley, have been postponed to the first week of June because of COVID-19. The Felton Market will begin June 2 and the Scotts Valley Market will open June 6.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11:30am-5pm daily
  • East Cliff Brewing Co.: takeout (in person or by phone) and online ordering for pickup, open Mon-Thurs 3-7pm, Fri 1-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm, 831-713-5540, https://eastcliffbrewing.shopsettings.com/
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.: takeout, daily 12-6pm, a beer was released April 24: All Together – IPA (6.5%) in collaboration with Other Half’s All Together Beer Project, a double dry hopped w/ Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, & Cascade hops. From Humble Sea: “A worldwide collaboration brewed to support hospitality professionals struggling through the utterly insane times of COVID-19. $5 of every 4-pack goes to our furloughed staff to help them cope with the cost of living during this pandemic;” see humblesea.com to order for pickup or shipping.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping, https://www.nubobrew.com/
  • Sante Adairius: takeout, daily 12-6pm, rusticales.com.
  • Shanty Shack Brewing: beer drive-through, daily 10am-7pm, free roll of toilet paper when you spend $50, see web site for list of available cans, bottles and crowlers, 831-316-0800

Wine

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pickup at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Bargetto is open daily from noon-5pm. They offer a 30% discount with purchases of six or more bottles. To order or ask questions, call 888-400-9463 or email wineclub@bargetto.com
  • Bottle Jack Winery has several shelter-in-place specials and is offering takeout food on Saturdays. Buy 3 or more bottles of any wine and receive a 20% discount (30% for club members) and free local deliveries in Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. It’s also offering 4 different 6-pack specials featuring new releases of 2019 Viognier, 2018 Chardonnay, and a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon at a 33% discount for a limited time and free shipping with minimum 3-bottle purchase. The winery is partnering with Lago di Como Ristorante for advance food purchase and pickup at the Westside Tasting Room (328D Ingalls Street) on Saturdays, when it is also open for wine purchases and pickup (noon-3pm). Menu options include prepared foods like pastas and tiramisu, plus pizza kits and a la carte items. To order wines and food, go to bottlejackwines.com. Call 831-227-2288 or email info@bottlejackwines.com for more information.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. The next session is 1-3pm May 24. Cost is $30 for one person or $50 for two. Visit https://www.integrity.wine/
  • Pelican Ranch Winery offers free delivery in Santa Cruz County to those who buy three or more items (at 20% discount) from the list at pelicanranch.com. Also, they are now doing personalized virtual wine tastings for two, via Zoom or phone. Tastings include three wines ($36) or four ($48). Call or text owner/winemaker Phil Crews at 831-332-5359.
  • Ser Winery has curbside pickup at the winery on Saturdays between 1-4pm and offers free shipping on orders of three or more bottles (plus a 20% discount on cases). Visit serwinery.com or call 831-901-7806.
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (12-3pm) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are continuing the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • VinoCruz wine bar, which recently added takeout food options including: Cheese & Charcuterie plates, Red Pepper Hummus w/ Pita, Olives, Toasted Nuts, and Take & Bake Flatbread Pizzas (call ahead to order), just expanded its hours. Formerly open four days a week with limited hours, it’s now open daily from 12-7pm for takeout and delivery (for the latter, restrictions apply). A limited food menu is available all day, with a full menu from 4-7pm. Wine, beer, and cider are available in bottles, to-go cups, growlers, and more, 831-426-8466, https://vinocruz.com/
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. Also, they have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside) open 10am-5pm daily except Mondays.
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They have expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Miscellaneous & Farms

  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop offers curbside pickup of select local, organic food items and health products. They also offer pickup at the four Santa Cruz area farmers markets they participate in, or delivery (for a fee) for Aptos, Corralitos and Watsonville residents. See https://app.barn2door.com/e/9jx6Q/all. The shop, at 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), is open 8am-5 pm Tues-Sat and 8 am-4pm Sun (closed Mon). Products at the farm store include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti-viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market (334 7th Ave.), which includes In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Order by phone at 831-476-5897. Hours are 8am-8pm Mon-Sat and
    9am-7pm Sun. Visit https://www.facebook.com/dekesmarket/ or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm is an online marketplace for local goods and offers pickups and deliveries every Wednesday and Thursday (this is recent; when they first launched it was just Wednesdays). Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Hakouya, makers of my favorite salad dressing (probiotic miso dressing, it’s good on salad, as a sauce for fish and more, dip for veggies, etc.) is temporarily offering free, local delivery of their products if you buy at least $30 worth. That miso dressing comes in two sizes: 11-ounce for $12, 8-ounce for $9. They sell handmade miso paste (red, white, barley, 250 grams) for $15 each, quick miso soup base for $15, and double fermented organic Soy Sauce Koji for $12. Email info@hakouya.com to order; see Hakouya.com to learn about products and browse recipes.
  • Live Earth Farm offers “Grab and Go” boxes (produce is pre-selected) at their farmers’ market booths—these include the downtown market on Wednesdays and Westside on Saturdays. The booths have a separate line for people buying boxes only. Contents change each week depending on availability.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.) If you buy one in April or May, they will donate a gift bag to a heroic community member (essential workers who put themselves at risk to help—medical workers, custodians, postal carriers, grocery store workers, and delivery drivers—they are taking nominees if you know someone). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com. Interested in supporting Center for Farmworker Families? They are doing a fundraising drive for grocery gift cards for farmworkers as the regular April supply distribution was cancelled.  Donate at farmworkerfamily.org/donate.
  • Mariquita Farm offers weekly Tuesday pickup options for its “Mystery Boxes” filled with fresh produce grown at its Watsonville farm. In the past, these have featured French breakfast radishes, green garlic, purple Sicilian artichokes, Meyer lemons, and Spring onions. Possibly coming soon: basil, summer squash, and tomatoes.

Local areas for pickup include Santa Cruz, Seabright, and Soquel. For more information, call 831-840-9491 or email ladybugbuyingclub@mariquita.com. Also see https://mariquita.com/events/BuyingClub.html

  • Mutari Chocolate (504A Front St.) is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon-6 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts and special popups
  • Santa Cruz Fun Foods (on Instagram @santacruzfunfoods, or at www.santacruzfunfoods.com) now delivers amusement park treats) made by Whiting’s Foods (they’ve been doing Boardwalk food concessions for many years. Treats are delivered by Grubhub and DoorDash, and selections include churros, kettle corn, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Dippin’ Dots and cotton candy.
  • Sushi Market Sprouts: open 12-6pm Tues-Sat, the store (300 7th Ave.)—run by the same family that runs Kaito Restaurant—carries prepared packaged sushi & a few Japanese groceries & housewares, also refrigerated miso dressing from Hakouya, https://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-market-sprouts-santa-cruz
  • Toque Blanche: the store (1527 Pacific Ave) has hours of 11am-6pm daily. You can shop in person (maintaining a six-foot distance from other shoppers and staff) or place an order by phone (with curbside pickup), or order online. Contact 831-426-1351, and visit https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola (1955 B-6 41st Ave., http://www.goaskjack.com/) is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697; hours are 10am-6pm Mon-Fri and 10am-5pm Sat.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of May 12, 2020

Dessert from La Placa Bakery in Ben Lomond,
which has savory and sweet items
Photo courtesy of La Placa Bakery

Here is the current status of many local restaurants, grocery stores and other food/drink vendors, as of the end of the day May 11.

Some of the items in this article with new or updated listings: a few Felton/Ben Lomond businesses like Casa Nostra, Cowboy Bar & Grill, Empire Grille, and Redwood Pizzeria; a few restaurant re-openings like Gayle’s Bakery and Margaritaville; and offerings from vendors like Live Earth Farm and Seascape Foods.

Please understand there might be some mistakes, as things are constantly changing. Note that I can’t include every Santa Cruz County business, as this is a manual effort.

Please email tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

11th Hour Coffee: takeout, delivery and curbside available daily 8am-1pm; menu includes breakfast items. 831-331-5273, https://eleventhhourcoffee.com/

  • Abbott Square Market: restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun 12-8pm for takeout, Santa Cruz,  831-600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos, 831-708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery, Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, menu features freshly baked pastries, coffee, brunch cocktails, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m., plus burgers, pasta, and steaks, 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Ambrosia India Bistro: takeout and delivery, both locations open, Aptos: Mon-Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 4:30-9pm, 831-713-2762, http://ambrosiaib.com/aptos/, Scotts Valley daily 4:30-8:30pm, 831-713-5594, http://ambrosiaib.com/scotts-valley/
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, http://aptosstbbq.com
  • Ashby Confections: takeout with curbside pickup, chocolates and other treats available, Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, order by calling 831-454-8299, texting 831-234-1171, or going online at ashbyconfections.com (products can be shipped as well). Ashby is also at two local farmers’ markets each week: Wednesday downtown & Sunday Live Oak.
  • Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café: delivery, order daily by 3pm and receive between 3-7pm, daily Scotts Valley deliveries plus Santa Cruz (Mon & Wed) and Felton (Tues & Thurs). Menu features traditional ice cream truck treats, Marianne’s ice cream, Pacific Cookie Company cookies, Ashby Confections goodies, Hidden Fortress organic coffee, and Rogue Pyes, https://auntlali.square.site/
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wed, Fri & Sun 4-7pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pickup (emergency first responders get a 50% discount), also now offering pantry items including toilet paper, flour, sugar, butter, coffee, charcuterie, jam, and salad dressing, 831-900-5031, http://badanimalbooks.com
  • Bagelry:  UPDATE MAY 13: downtown Santa Cruz location (320 Cedar St., 429-8049) will reopen Fri 5/15; midtown (1636 Seabright Ave., 425-8550) & Soquel (4763 Soquel Dr., 462-9888) will reopen Fri 5/22. Takeout hours for all: 8am-2pm
  • Bangkok West: takeout, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm & 5-9pm (can call to order from 4:30-8:30pm), Sat-Sun 11am-9pm (order by 8:30pm), 831-479-8297, http://bangkokwest.com/
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Mon-Thurs 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for appetizers & drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: newest Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road. 831-612-6668 plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout daily 12-8pm, http://bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: BB has turned its dining room into a “mini market” with pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wed-Sun 12-7 pm. The restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun 12-7 pm for takeout or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799, http://bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • Britannia Arms of Capitola: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 10:30am-8pm, place orders at 831-464-2583, full menu and special orders available, https://www.facebook.com/britanniaarmscapitola/
  • Bruno’s Bar and Grill: takeout with curbside pickup (plus delivery for Scotts Valley residents), Wed-Sun 2-8pm, https://www.brunosbarandgrill.com
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting:  takeout and delivery Fri-Sun 12-4pm, must place orders ahead of time via online Google Form or by emailing scbuttercupcakes@gmail.com, cupcakes and mini-cookies (minimum order of 6 for each category), cakes, other treats, and bouquets from Bonny Doon Flowers, https://www.farmhousefrosting.com/
  • Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7am-5pm, 831-458-3020, http://butterybakery.com
  • Café Brasil: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 10 percent discount on all orders, 831-429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Cruz: takeout food including soup, salads, sandwiches and dinners plus kids’ menu, and a wide selection of groceries (items by the pound like sugar, flour, polenta, tomatoes, skirt steak, and bacon; and selections priced by the item like half-gallon of milk, roll of toilet paper, etc.),Tues-Sun, 3-7pm, 831-476-3801, http://cafecruz.com
  • Café El Palomar:  takeout, Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm, 831-477-0371, https://www.cafeelpalomar.com/
  • Café Iveta: takeout and delivery, 9am-2pm, 831-713-5946, https://iveta.com
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery (via DoorDash), 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/ 
  • Carpo’s: takeout, 12-8 pm daily, http://carposrestaurant.com
  • Casa Nostra: takeout, daily 4-9pm, 831-609-6132, www.ristorantecasanostra.com
  • Casa Rositas: takeout, Tues-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 3-8pm, 831-346-6907
  • Central Coast Juicery: Takeout and delivery. Order by texting 831-747-7085 or emailing (order@juicelocally.com)
  • Charlie Hong Kong: takeout (curbside pickup), daily 12-9pm, they will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, 831-426-5664, http://charliehongkong.com (also grubhub.comseamless.commobilebytes.comdoordash.com)
  • Chocolate: takeout/delivery (DoorDash) Tues-Sun 4-8pm (no longer doing Sunday brunch). Pickup info is https://chocolatesantacruz.com/picnic/, need to email order by 4pm for that night or call 831-427-9900 after 4. Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/
  • Cilantro’s: takeout, daily 11am to 7pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: takeout, reopened Mission St. location May 1, and Capitola Rd & Portola locations May 8, all locations open daily 7am-1pm, http://www.coffeetopia.com
  • Colectivo Felix: DeliveryFri-Sat 2-6pm empanada (and other items) delivery to Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel.  Small delivery fee for other areas. https://colectivofelix.square.site/ or email (info@colectivofelix.com)
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout Tue-Sun 8am-2 pm, Aptos location open Fri-Sun 8am-2pm, https://companionbakeshop.com. Also offering a weekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tue or Thu. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.), https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order 
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery (DoorDash) Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10:30pm, 831-722-7220,  https://corralitospizzadelivery.com.
  • Cowboy Bar and Grill: takeout, Wed-Fri 2-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-8pm, 831-335-2330, https://www.feltoncowboy.com
  • Cremer House: closed until further notice, http://www.cremerhouse.com/
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout with curbside pickup daily 11:30am-8pm, includes family-size meals, also Beach Market next door 9am-8pm, 831-475-4560, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 11am-7pm, 831-462-1717, www.dharmasrestaurant.com, online ordering at https://dharmasrestaurant.square.site/,
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlaps-Donuts/154065311271976
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout or delivery (UberEats), Tues-Sun 2-8pm, menu features pizza, burger, spaghetti, etc., plus occasional “dinner for two” with bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, pasta, and dessert, 831-475-8010, http://eastendpub.com
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058, http://pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout with curbside option, and delivery, Tues-Sun 12-8pm, 831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cuevas Express Foods, My Mom’s Mole, and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They publish weekly menus every Sat.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, open Tue-Fri 2-7:30pm, Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, http://elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7:30am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553,https://www.eltorobravocapitola.com/full-menu
  • Ella’s at the Airport: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun noon-7pm, 831-728-3282, menu includes family-size meals, https://www.ellasinwatsonville.com
  • Empire Grille: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 11am-8pm, 831-704-2130, http://empire-grille.com/
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 831-429-1856, http://engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, http://eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thu night for delivery Mon and/or Thu of following week, http://myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: Wed4-8pm they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fri 12-4pm, pickup of frozen beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call 626-549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout with curbside service, or delivery to Westside or Seabright with $10 fee, Tues-Sun 5-8pm, call 831-457-1677 after 4pm, website menu updated daily, wine is 30 percent off list prices, http://gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Gayle’s Bakery: re-opening May 18, curbside and front door pick up, hours will be 11am-5 pm daily for online, prepaid orders, 831-462-1200, https://www.gaylesbakery.com. Starting May 14, customers can place pre-orders for May 18. After that, orders placed by 11am will be available for pickup 2 days later (order by 11am Mon, for pickup Wed, etc.).
  • Golden City: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, order by phone 831-423-0688, or in person
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Fri early afternoon for following week, https://linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gilda’s: permanently closed
  • Gordo Gustavo’s Food Truck: takeout with drive-through pickup service (delivery also available), selling smoked meat by the pound, Mondays 11am-2pm at Shanty Shack Brewing. Pre-orders required; call 831-420-7396 or visit @gordo_gustavos on Instagram for details.
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, 831-466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food, pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); https://hanloh.square.site/
  • Harbor Café: takeout (reopened May 2 with limited menu), Fri-Mon 9am-1pm, call 831-475-4948 to order, see temporary menu on Instagram @theharborcafe
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30am-12:30pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, https://www.hiddenfortresscoffee.com/cafe-menu
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun 11:30am-730pm, 831-471-8787 https://www.holysmokescountrybbqandcatering.com/
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausage at Downtown (Wed) and Live Oak (Sun) farmers markets. Also, as of May 1 they are a “Thursday pickup spot” for Dirty Girl Produce’s CSA box (see dirtygirlproduce.com)
  • Hula’s Island Grill: takeout, reopened May 1, daily 3:30-8:30pm, credit cards only/no cash, call 831-426-4852 to order, see menu at HulasTiki.com, owners invite customers to “keep calm & carry out”
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks, daily noon-6pm. Place orders in person, at café, or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time are allowed in Ideal for pickup. http://www.idealbarandgrill
    India Joze: takeout Tues-Sat 5-8pm, 831-325-3633, http://Indiajoze.com/order/eat 
  • I Wok Bistro: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, 831-335-3430, https://www.iwokbistro.com
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11am and family dinner daily 5-7:30pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Java Junction: takeout, all three locations / hours vary, Seabright is daily 7am-3pm, 831-423-5282, Harbor (next to Crow’s Nest) is daily 7am-6pm, River St. is daily 7am-3:30pm http://www.javajunctioncoffee.com/Store-Locations.html
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7am-5pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Johnny’s Harborside: temporarily closed, may not reopen until June
  • Kaito: takeout Tue-Sun 4-9pm, free delivery Tue-Thu 4-8pm (limited delivery area), 831-464-2586, https://www.smilekaito.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • Kickin’ Chicken: takeout & delivery Wed-Fri 6-11pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). http://kickinchickensc.com
  • Kitchen at Discretion: takeout, ready-to-eat food is available Thurs-Mon 11:30am-5pm,toasttab.com/discretion-brewing
  • La Posta: From 3-6pm Fridays and Saturdays, they are offering pick-up of fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, and three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with “easy to follow directions”). Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. It’s important to pre-order; they do sell out. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: takeout/delivery including free delivery on orders of $75+ to limited areas from 4:30-7:30pm, daily (except Tues) 4:30-8:30pm, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” http://lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545 http://lailirestaurant.com
  • La Placa Family Bakery: takeout, Tues-Sun 8am-8pm, 831-609-6552, https://www.facebook.com/La-Placa-Family-Bakery-1560005784120099/
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, free delivery via subshuttleinc.com, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, full menu as well as family-sized lasagna and eggplant parmigiana (half-trays, order a day ahead), 831-425-2288, http://lilliansitaliankitchen.com 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Little Tampico: takeout or delivery (Grubhub or DoorDash), Tues-Sun 11am-8pm, food and margaritas,831-475-4700, http://www.littletampico.com
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: takeout and delivery, daily 12-8pm, food plus beer, 831-454-8306, http://lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, http://manuelsrestaurant.com 
  • Margaritaville: reopened May 8 for takeout, daily 12-7pm, full menu plus cocktails, beer and wine, 831-476-2263, margaritavillecapitola.com
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, three locations (1020 Ocean St., 218 State Park Dr., 104 Stockton Ave.) plus ice cream delivery to cities from Santa Cruz to Watsonville. Customers go online to order quarts, novelties, sundae kits, and recently added “cookie sandwich kits” by 5pm for that night’s delivery, http://mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3:30-7:30 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182, see Instagram @mattiapizza04 for menu & details
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201, https://mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,https://www.mayasv.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  • Mentone: takeout from David Kinch’s new restaurant (174 Aptos Village Way), call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wed-Sat pickup (3:30-7pm), plus multi-course prix fixe dinner on Sundays (which can be preordered starting on Friday), http://mentonerestaurant.com
  • Mission Hill Creamery: takeout w/curbside pickup Tues-Sat 2-9 pm & Sun 2-7pm, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, and a sundae kit ($39.95, you get two pints of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, and five toppings from a list of 12), delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats, http://missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals) https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako Sushi: takeout, reopened May 1, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30-8:30pm, Sat 4-8:30pm, 831-462-5288, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Mobo Sushi: takeout and delivery (DoorDash), daily 5-9pm, 831-425-1700, http://mobosushirestaurant.com/
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760, https://www.mountainmikespizza.com/
  • Mozaic: takeout or delivery (GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash), 12-7:30pm daily, 831-454-8663, http://www.mozaicsantacruz.com/
  • Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), 12-6pm Tues-Sun, menu includes to-go Boba Kits for making tea at home, 831-228-1588, https://mrzsteas.com/
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, http://nakasushi.org 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313, http://nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120, https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Oswald: reopening May 13 for takeout, Wed-Sat 4-8pm, oswaldrestaurant.com
  • Otoro Sushi: takeout or delivery (free for Scotts Valley residents), Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, free roll of toilet paper with $50 orders and $75 orders also get free hand sanitizer, 831-440-9040, https://www.facebook.com/OtoroSushiScottsValley/
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905, https://www.pacificcookie.com/
  • Pacific Thai: takeout and delivery (Doorbell Dining or DoorDash), daily noon-8pm, 831-420-1700, http://www.pacificthaisantacruz.com/
  • Palm Deli: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 7am-2pm, 831-688-3354; ordering in person is okay but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. They will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, including cocktails to go, both locations, Santa Cruz 831-421-0507, Aptos 831-708-2036, http://theparishpublick.com 
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House takeout and Grab & Grill proteins are available for day-of ordering before 1:30pm and pick-up Tues-Sat from 3-7pm and Sun-Mon from 12-4pm. They are also doing “Grocery Bags” which rotate weekly (two choices, $30 each, one might include things like pasta, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, and paper goods like toilet paper, while the other has produce). These must be ordered by 3pm one day in advance and are available for pick-up on Tue & Thu from 3-7pm.  Pre-order by emailing (togo@pasatiempo.com) or by calling 831-459-9177, https://www.thehollinshouse.com/covid-19/.
  • Paula’s: takeout, daily 8am-12pm, 831-464-0741
  • Penny Ice Creamery: takeout, daily 1-8 p.m. (downtown and Pleasure Point locations), selections include a sundae kit ($16, you get one pint of ice cream, chocolate sauce, organic whipped cream, and a couple other toppings), order at ice cream shop or online, https://www.thepennyicecreamery.com
  • People’s Coffee: takeout, daily 8am-5pm, 831- 464-2739
  • Persephone: takeout, lunch 11:30am-2pm Wed-Sat, dinner 3-5:30pm Thurs-Sat, order online the night before, or by phone the day of. Dinner selections include family meals (with entrée, salad, bread and cookies), 831-612-6511, https://www.persephonerestaurant.com/real-take-out-menu
  • Picnic Basket: takeout and delivery, daily 9am-3pm daily, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, http://pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002, https://www.pleasurepizzasc.com/pleasure-point/menus/
  • Point Chophouse: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, bottles of wine 30% off (must purchase food too), cocktails to go are also available, 831-476-2733, http://www.thepointchophouse.com/
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location closed for the foreseeable future
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: takeout, or delivery via DoorDash, Sun-Thu 12-7:30pm & Fri-Sat 12-8pm, 831-476-7458, menu at http://ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available at Capitola location; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: temporarily closed (formerly doing takeout Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, 831-226-2805, https://prettygoodadvicesoquel.com/)
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559, http://realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: takeout, Thurs-Sun 4-9pm, pizza (no salads) plus draft beer in 32-ounce mason jars, 831-335-1500, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Ristorante Italiano: takeout, or delivery (DoorDash, UberEats), Sat-Wed 4-8:30pm, Thurs-Fri 11:30am-2pm & 4-8:30pm, 831-458-2321, https://www.ristoranteitalianosc.com/
  • Riva Fish House: limited takeout menu, plus beer and wine, daily 12-7pm, order takeout at 831-429-1223, in person at the restaurant, or https://www.rivafishhouse.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10am-3 pm,831-515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice https://rosiemccanns.com/santacruz
  • Roux Dat: reopened Capitola location May 12 for takeout, or delivery via DoorDash and UberEats, hours are Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, 831-295-6372, https://rouxdatcajuncreole.com/
  • Royal Taj: takeout, plus delivery through DoorDash and UberEats, daily 12-2:45pm, 5:30-9:15pm, 831-427-2666, https://www.royaltajsc.com/
  • Rumblefish: takeout, daily 11:30am-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm, online ordering with contact-free  pickup (you can order most of the menu online) or call in if you want something special like hand rolls, and get food at pickup window), 831-440-9240, http://www.rumblefish-sv.com
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214, http://salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • Samba Rock Acai Café: takeout, hours vary, 831-458-2224
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., takeout, daily 8:30am-4:30pm, 831-459-0100, www.santacruzcoffee.com
  • Saturn Café: takeout or delivery (GrubHub and UberEats), Thurs-Mon 12-8:30pm (sometimes close at 8 if it’s slow), including a “Pay What You can” special: if someone is low on funds, they can tell restaurant how much money they have (let’s say $3 or $5) and they will prepare something small & low-cost (this is an option if ordering by phone or in person), 831-429-8505, https://saturncafe.com/
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: takeout at the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz), daily from 11am. They take their last phone orders at 8:45pm weekdays and 915pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441, http://www.scopazzisrestaurant.com/
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484, https://seabrightdeli.com/
  • Shadowbrook: temporarily closed, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online, https://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/ or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, http://sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine. Curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine is now occurring every other Wednesday; the next dates are May ay 20 and June 3. Contact 831-423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar is open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402, https://www.southpointseascape.com/
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Star of Siam: takeout, 831-479-0366, https://www.starofsiamsoquel.net/
  • Steamer Lane Supply: takeout, curbside pickup available upon request, 9am-6:30pm, full menu plus specials, grab and go foods, take and heat carnitas taco kits for 2. Call in orders, 831-316-5240, or come in person for “touchless socially distanced transactions,” http://steamerlanesc.com/menucom
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952, http://surfcitysandwich.com
  • Sushi Garden: take-out at all four locations (Aptos, Capitola, Scotts Valley and Watsonville), http://sushi-garden.com
  • Tacos Morenos: takeout, both locations, Santa Cruz location daily 11am-8pm (831-429-6095) & Capitola daily 10am-7pm, (831-464-8810)
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: daily 9am-7:30pm except Sun when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG @Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: daily 9am-8pm, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: takeout, both locations, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open Mon-Sat 10am-8:30pm, 831-465-8290, delivery through DoorDash
  • Taqueria Vallarta: takeout, all 4 locations – Soquel (831-457-8226), 41st Ave. (831-464-7022), Mission (831-426-7240), and Felton (831-335-4264), http://taqueriavallartaonline.com/           
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, offering 50% off regular prices (employees volunteered to work for free to keep restaurants open, so owner decided to give back to community). Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC, open 3-8pm), http://tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm, https://www.tortillaflatstogo.com/
  • Toya Sushi: takeout, Mon-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-8:30pm, sushi, Boba tea, and slushies,
  •  831-464-1818, old Yogurt Delight building on Mission St. (same owners who had Takara Sushi near Capitola Mall) www.toyasushi.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30am-9pm, full restaurant menu plus grab-n-go items to heat up at home, 10% discount on “restaurant menu” items (not grab-n-go) when you do takeout, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808, http://vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Verve Coffee Roasters: takeout, they recently reopened their cafes. Seabright location (Bronson St.), Pleasure Point/41st Ave., and Fair Ave. are open 7am-3pm. The Pacific Ave. branch is open 8am-4pm. The menu includes ready-to-drink coffee and tea, whole bean packages, and select grab-and-go and pantry items. Customers can order at https://instore.vervecoffee.com/, and pickup at each café’s designated window. People can also place orders in person at the pickup windows, and Verve is offering a daily free “drip quick cup of coffee” as a thank you to “dedicated frontline workers and teachers” at all of its re-opened cafes, https://www.vervecoffee.com/
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: takeout, Wed-Sat nights plus brunch on Sundays. To order call 831-515-7033 between 3-7pm, see menu at https://www.vimsantacruz.com. Also, owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is continuing to offer “whole celebration cakes” like chocolate peanut butter torte (she has been making cakes while the main restaurant was closed). Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to order desserts.
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Windmill Café: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, 831-464-4698, https://windmillcafesantacruz.com/
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to give pizza to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Your Place-Farm to Table: takeout, 3-9pm Tues-Sun, menu includes Family Meal with house salad, choice of salmon, sand dabs, meatloaf, or chicken Parmesan, and dessert, $50; recently launched a box lunch menu Fri-Sun 11:30am-2pm, 831-426-3564, https://www.facebook.com/yourplacesc or https://yourplacesc.com/
  • Zachary’s: closed during shelter-in-place, until further notice
  • Zameen: UPDATE MAY 14: re-opening Aptos (831-688-4465) and Pleasure Point (831-713-5520) locations today, takeout Thurs-Sun 12-7:30pm, order by phone or online, zameencuisine.com
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: takeout with curbside pickup option, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, 831-423-1711, http://zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account @whatsopensantacruz & the site http://whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com.

  • Aptos Natural Foods: 10am to 7pm with senior hours of 8-10am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: open with groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831-713-5842, https://www.facebook.com/blackpointmarket/
  • Costco: Effective April 8, Costco has a new priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Effective March 30, hours were reduced (closing earlier): 10am-6:30pm weekdays, 9:30am-6pm Saturdays, 10am to 6pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30am-7pm weekdays, 7:30am-6:30pm weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Del Pueblo Market: this small, family-owned market has a butcher counter, some grocery products, and some dairy and fresh produce (behind Jeffrey’s near Soquel/Capitola Rd), open daily 5am-5:30pm, 831-425-1829, https://www.facebook.com/delpueblomkt
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8am to 8pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8am to 9pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: General hours are 6am-10pm daily except from 6-9am Tuesday and Thursday: these areexclusive hoursfor seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9am to 8pm daily for most stores, 8-9am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now daily). Effective April 28, the Aptos location is open 10am-6pm with 10-11am the designated “Community Care Hour” for seniors and vulnerable individuals. For all stores, there are temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy. Also—as of early May: New Leaf added a grocery pickup option to three of it stores (Aptos, Westside SC & Half Moon Bay) & is adding Capitola in June. Customers can order groceries through the Instacart app, select a pickup window, drive to the store and have their groceries brought to their car. Save $10 on your first New Leaf grocery pickup or delivery order of $35 or more with code NEWLEAF2020 through June 30, 2020. Learn more at www.newleaf.com/delivery.
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Scotts Valley Market: open, daily 8am-9:30pm, 831-438-4324, https://www.scottsvalleymarket.com
  • Seascape Foods: daily 8am-8pm, 831-685-3134, seascapefoodsaptos.com
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of early April, they changed hours: now 8-10am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10am–7pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9am-8pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9am to 7pm daily plus an early shopping hour from 8-9am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmers’ Markets

For the first time, the downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday farmers market is offering—as of Wed. May 6—the Market Match Program, which offers customers with CalFresh cards a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10. An example: if a CalFresh customer swipes a card for $10 they receive 10 additional dollars in tokens at no charge. A $7 swipe equals a $7 match, and a $15 swipe equals a $10 match. These can only be used to purchase fresh produce. Now Market Match is available at all five Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets locations. In addition, May is DOUBLE MATCH month at the 3 currently open markets (downtown, Live Oak & Westside). For the duration of May, they match your first 10 EBT dollars with $2 of market match. This means a $10 EBT swipe becomes $30 ($10 EBT/$20 Match), a $7 swipe becomes $21 ($7 EBT/$14 Match), a $20 swipe becomes $40 ($20 EBT/$20 Match). Visithttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/.

The Wednesday Downtown, Saturday Westside and Sunday Live Oak marketsfrom Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open. They recently added a Senior Shopping period. This is 30 minutes prior to the market’s opening time, so it is from 12:30-1pm for the Downtown Market and 8:30-9am for the Westside and Live Oak markets. The markets are following strict safety guidelines. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19.

El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program hosts weekly booths at the Westside and Live Oak farmers’ markets. Upcoming vendor appearances are Cuevas Express Foods at Westside May 16, Santa Cruz Balsamics at Live Oak May 17, Hakouya at Westside May 23, and Cali Dawg at Live Oak May 24

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

The opening dates for the two “seasonal (not year-round) markets” operated by The Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets, Felton and Scotts Valley, have been postponed to the first week of June because of COVID-19. The Felton Market will begin June 2 and the Scotts Valley Market will open June 6.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11:30am-5pm daily
  • East Cliff Brewing Co.: takeout (in person or by phone) and online ordering for pickup, open Mon-Thurs 3-7pm, Fri 1-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm, 831-713-5540, https://eastcliffbrewing.shopsettings.com/
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.: takeout, daily 12-6pm, a new beer was released April 24: All Together – IPA (6.5%) in collaboration with Other Half’s All Together Beer Project, a double dry hopped w/ Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, & Cascade hops. From Humble Sea: “A worldwide collaboration brewed to support hospitality professionals struggling through the utterly insane times of COVID-19. $5 of every 4-pack goes to our furloughed staff to help them cope with the cost of living during this pandemic;” see humblesea.com to order for pickup or shipping.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping, https://www.nubobrew.com/
  • Sante Adairius: takeout, daily 12-6pm, rusticales.com.
  • Shanty Shack Brewing: beer drive-through, daily 10am-7pm, free roll of toilet paper when you spend $50, see web site for list of available cans, bottles and crowlers, 831-316-0800

Wine

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pickup at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Bargetto is open daily from noon-5pm. They offer a 30% discount with purchases of six or more bottles. To order or ask questions, call 888-400-9463 or email wineclub@bargetto.com
  • Bottle Jack Winery has several shelter-in-place specials and is offering takeout food on Saturdays. Buy 3 or more bottles of any wine and receive a 20% discount (30% for club members) and free local deliveries in Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. It’s also offering 4 different 6-pack specials featuring new releases of 2019 Viognier, 2018 Chardonnay, and a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon at a 33% discount for a limited time and free shipping with minimum 3-bottle purchase. The winery is partnering with Lago di Como Ristorante for advance food purchase and pickup at the Westside Tasting Room (328D Ingalls Street) on Saturdays, when it is also open for wine purchases and pickup (noon-3pm). Menu options include prepared foods like pastas and tiramisu, plus pizza kits and a la carte items. To order wines and food, go to bottlejackwines.com. Call 831-227-2288 or email info@bottlejackwines.com for more information.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. The next sessions are 1-3pm on May 17 and May 24. Each session is $30 for one person or $50 for two. Visit https://www.integrity.wine/
  • Pelican Ranch Winery offers free delivery in Santa Cruz County to those who buy three or more items (at 20% discount) from the list at pelicanranch.com. Also, they are now doing personalized virtual wine tastings for two, via Zoom or phone. Tastings include three wines ($36) or four ($48). Call or text owner/winemaker Phil Crews at 831-332-5359.
  • Ser Winery has curbside pickup at the winery on Saturdays between 1-4pm and offers free shipping on orders of three or more bottles (plus a 20% discount on cases). Visit serwinery.comor call 831-901-7806.
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (12-3pm) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are continuing the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • VinoCruz wine bar, which recently added takeout food options including: Cheese & Charcuterie plates, Red Pepper Hummus w/ Pita, Olives, Toasted Nuts, and Take & Bake Flatbread Pizzas (call ahead to order), just expanded its hours. Formerly open four days a week with limited hours, it’s now open daily from 12-7pm for takeout and delivery (for the latter, restrictions apply). A limited food menu is available all day, with a full menu from 4-7pm. Wine, beer, and cider are available in bottles, to-go cups, growlers, and more, 831-426-8466, https://vinocruz.com/
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. Also, they have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside) open 10am-5pm daily except Mondays.
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They have expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Miscellaneous & Farms

  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop offers curbside pickup of select local, organic food items and health products. They also offer pickup at the four Santa Cruz area farmers markets they participate in, or delivery (for a fee) for Aptos, Corralitos and Watsonville residents. See https://app.barn2door.com/e/9jx6Q/all. The shop, at 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), is open 8am-5 pm Tues-Sat and 8 am-4pm Sun (closed Mon). Products at the farm store include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti-viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm is an online marketplace for local goods, and offers pickups and deliveries every Wednesday. Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Hakouya, makers of my favorite salad dressing (probiotic miso dressing, it’s good on salad, as a sauce for fish and more, dip for veggies, etc.) is temporarily offering free, local delivery of their products if you buy at least $30 worth. That miso dressing comes in two sizes: 11-ounce for $12, 8-ounce for $9. They sell handmade miso paste (red, white, barley, 250 grams) for $15 each, quick miso soup base for $15, and double fermented organic Soy Sauce Koji for $12. Email info@hakouya.com to order; see Hakouya.com to learn about products and browse recipes.
  • Live Earth Farm offers “Grab and Go” boxes (produce is pre-selected) at their farmers’ market booths—these include the downtown market on Wednesdays and Westside on Saturdays. The booths have a separate line for people buying boxes only. Contents change each week depending on availability.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.) If you buy one in April or May, they will donate a gift bag to a heroic community member (essential workers who put themselves at risk to help—medical workers, custodians, postal carriers, grocery store workers, and delivery drivers—they are taking nominees if you know someone). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com. Interested in supporting Center for Farmworker Families? They are doing a fundraising drive for grocery gift cards for farmworkers as the regular April supply distribution was cancelled.  Donate at farmworkerfamily.org/donate.
  • Mariquita Farm offers weekly Tuesday pickup options for its “Mystery Boxes” filled with fresh produce grown at its Watsonville farm. In the past, these have featured French breakfast radishes, green garlic, purple Sicilian artichokes, Meyer lemons, and Spring onions. Possibly coming soon: basil, summer squash, and tomatoes. Local areas for pickup include Santa Cruz, Seabright, and Soquel. For more information, call 831-840-9491 or email ladybugbuyingclub@mariquita.com. Also see https://mariquita.com/events/BuyingClub.html
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts and special popups (these have included brioche donuts on Sunday mornings)
  • Santa Cruz Fun Foods (on Instagram @santacruzfunfoods) recently started delivery of amusement park treats. Treats are delivered by Grubhub and DoorDash, and made by Whiting’s Foods (they’ve been doing Boardwalk food concessions for many years). Selections include churros, kettle corn, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Dippin’ Dots and cotton candy. See www.santacruzfunfoods.com.
  • Toque Blanche: store hours are 11am-6pm daily. They are offering curbside pickup at our Santa Cruz store, and shipping to customers with flat rate $9.99 shipping for orders over $50, or free shipping for over $99, 831-426-1351, https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697 after 10 am daily except Sunday.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of May 3, 2020

Ramen from The Kitchen at Discretion,
which recently reopened at Discretion Brewing
photo courtesy of Discretion Brewing

Here is the current status of many local restaurants, grocery stores and other food/drink vendors, as of the end of the day May 3.

Some of the several items in this article that are new since last time: Coffeetopia (some locations), Verve Coffee Roasters, Harbor Café, Hula’s, Mikayo Sushi and The Kitchen at Discretion have re-opened, and Aunt LaLi’s has expanded delivery areas. I added listings for vendors such as Ashby Confections, Ella’s at the Airport, Gordo Gustavo’s, Mobo Sushi, Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas, Tacos Morenos, and Taqueria Vallarta (restaurant section) & Mariquita Farm (Miscellaneous & Farms section).

Let’s try to support as many local businesses as we can during these challenging times—depending on our ability, of course: each person and family is different.

I hope everyone understands there will be some mistakes in my articles, as things are constantly changing. Note that I can’t include every Santa Cruz County business, as this is a manual effort.

Please email tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

  • 11th Hour Coffee: takeout, delivery and curbside available daily 8am-1pm; menu includes breakfast items. 831-331-5273, https://eleventhhourcoffee.com/
  • Abbott Square Market: restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun 12-8pm for takeout, Santa Cruz,  831-600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos, 831-708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery, Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, menu features freshly baked pastries, coffee, brunch cocktails, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m., plus burgers, pasta, and steaks, 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Ambrosia India Bistro: takeout and delivery, both locations open, Aptos: Mon-Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 4:30-9pm, 831-713-2762, http://ambrosiaib.com/aptos/, Scotts Valley daily 4:30-8:30pm, 831-713-5594, http://ambrosiaib.com/scotts-valley/
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, http://aptosstbbq.com
  • Ashby Confections: takeout with curbside pickup, chocolates and other treats available, Tues-Sat 11am-3pm, order by calling 831-454-8299, texting 831-234-1171, or going online at ashbyconfections.com (products can be shipped as well). Ashby is also at two local farmers’ markets each week: Wednesday downtown & Sunday Live Oak.
  • Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café: delivery, order daily by 3pm and receive between 3-7pm, just expanded from “Scotts Valley deliveries only” (daily) to also include Santa Cruz (Mon & Wed) and Felton (Tues & Thurs). Menu features traditional ice cream truck treats, Marianne’s ice cream, Pacific Cookie Company cookies, Ashby Confections goodies, Hidden Fortress organic coffee, and Rogue Pyes, https://auntlali.square.site/
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wed, Fri & Sun 4-7pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pick up. Emergency first responders get a 50% discount. Order at http://badanimalbooks.com
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Bangkok West: takeout, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm & 5-9pm (can call to order from 4:30-8:30pm), Sat-Sun 11am-9pm (order by 8:30pm), 831-479-8297, http://bangkokwest.com/
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Mon-Thurs 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for appetizers & drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: newest Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road. 831-612-6668 plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout daily 12-8pm, http://bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: BB has turned its dining room into a “mini market” with pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wed-Sun 12-7 pm. The restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun 12-7 pm for takeout or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799, http://bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • Britannia Arms of Capitola: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 10:30am-8pm, place orders at 831-464-2583, full menu and special orders available, https://www.facebook.com/britanniaarmscapitola/
  • Bruno’s Bar and Grill: takeout with curbside pickup (plus delivery for Scotts Valley residents), Wed-Sun 2-8pm, https://www.brunosbarandgrill.com
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting:  takeout and delivery Fri-Sun 12-4pm, must place orders ahead of time via online Google Form or by emailing scbuttercupcakes@gmail.com, cupcakes and mini-cookies (minimum order of 6 for each category), cakes, other treats, and bouquets from Bonny Doon Flowers, https://www.farmhousefrosting.com/
  • Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7am-5pm, 831-458-3020, http://butterybakery.com
  • Café Brasil: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 10 percent discount on all orders, 831-429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Cruz: reopened April 24, takeout food including soup, salads, sandwiches and dinners plus kids’ menu, and a wide selection of groceries (items by the pound like sugar, flour, polenta, tomatoes, skirt steak, and bacon; and selections priced by the item like half-gallon of milk, roll of toilet paper, etc.),Tues-Sun, 3-7pm, 831-476-3801, http://cafecruz.com
  • Café El Palomar:  takeout, Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm, 831-477-0371, https://www.cafeelpalomar.com/
  • Café Iveta: takeout and delivery, 9am-2pm, 831-713-5946, https://iveta.com
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery (via DoorDash), 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/ 
  • Carpo’s: takeout, 12-8 pm daily, http://carposrestaurant.com
  • Casa Rositas: takeout, Tues-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 3-8pm, 831-346-6907
  • Central Coast Juicery: Takeout and delivery. Order by texting 831-747-7085 or emailing (order@juicelocally.com)
  • Charlie Hong Kong: takeout (curbside pickup), daily 12-9pm, they will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, 831-426-5664, http://charliehongkong.com (also grubhub.comseamless.commobilebytes.comdoordash.com)
  • Chocolate: UPDATED MAY 7: takeout/delivery (DoorDash) daily 4-8pm (no longer doing Sunday brunch). Menu is updated daily on DoorDash. Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/ & pickup info is at https://chocolatesantacruz.com/wine-list/, need to email order by 4pm for that night’s dinner
  • Cilantro’s: takeout, daily 11am to 7pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: reopened Mission St. location May 1, takeout, daily 7am-1pm, Capitola Rd & Portola locations will open May 8, hours TBD, http://www.coffeetopia.com.
  • Colectivo Felix: DeliveryThu-Sat 3-6pm empanada, soup, and/or dip delivery to Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel.  Small delivery fee for other areas. https://colectivofelix.square.site/ or email (info@colectivofelix.com)
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout Tue-Sun 8am-2 pm, Aptos location open Fri-Sun 8am-2pm, https://companionbakeshop.com. Also offering a weekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tue or Thu. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.), https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order 
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery (DoorDash) Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10:30pm, 831-722-7220,  https://corralitospizzadelivery.com.
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout with curbside pickup daily 11:30am-8pm, includes family-size meals, also Beach Market next door 9am-8pm, 831-475-4560, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: reopened April 24, takeout or delivery (DoorDash) with a “somewhat limited menu” (as described by owner), daily 11am-7pm, 831-462-1717, online ordering coming in the future, www.dharmasrestaurant.com
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlaps-Donuts/154065311271976
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout or delivery (UberEats), Tues-Sun 2-8pm, menu features pizza, burger, spaghetti, etc., plus recently started partnering with local wineries to offer rotating “dinner for two” with bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, pasta, and dessert, 831-475-8010, http://eastendpub.com
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058, http://pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout with curbside option, and delivery, Tues-Sun 12-8pm, 831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cali Dawg, Dos Hermanos Pupuseria and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They publish weekly menus every Sat.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, open Tue-Fri 2-7:30pm, Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, http://elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7:30am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553,https://www.eltorobravocapitola.com/full-menu
  • Ella’s at the Airport: takeout with curbside pickup Tues-Sun noon-7pm, 831-728-3282, menu includes family-size meals, https://www.ellasinwatsonville.com
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 831-429-1856, http://engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, http://eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thu night for delivery Mon and/or Thu of following week, http://myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: Wed4-8pm they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fri 12-4pm, pickup of frozen beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call 626-549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout with curbside service, or delivery to Westside or Seabright with $10 fee, Tues-Sun 5-8pm, call 831-457-1677 after 4pm, website menu updated daily, wine is 30 percent off list prices, http://gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Golden City: takeout, daily 11am-9pm, order by phone 831-423-0688, or in person
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Fri early afternoon for following week, https://linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gayle’s Bakery:  UPDATED May 7: Gayle’s announced they are re-opening on May 18, curbside and front door pick up, hours will be 11am-5 pm daily for online, prepaid orders. https://www.gaylesbakery.com
  • Gilda’s: permanently closed
  • Gordo Gustavo’s Food Truck: takeout with drive-through pickup service (delivery also available), selling smoked meat by the pound, Mondays 11am-2pm at Shanty Shack Brewing. Pre-orders required; call 831-420-7396 or visit @gordo_gustavos on Instagram for details.
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, 831-466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food, pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); https://hanloh.square.site/
  • Harbor Café: takeout (reopened May 2 with limited menu), Fri-Mon 9am-1pm, call 831-475-4948 to order, see temporary menu on Instagram @theharborcafe
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30am-12:30pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, https://www.hiddenfortresscoffee.com/cafe-menu
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun, 831-471-8787 https://www.holysmokescountrybbqandcatering.com/
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausage at Downtown (Wed) and Live Oak (Sun) farmers markets. Also, as of May 1 they are a new “Thursday pickup spot” for Dirty Girl Produce’s CSA box (see dirtygirlproduce.com)
  • Hula’s Island Grill: takeout, reopened May 1, daily 3:30-8:30pm, credit cards only/no cash, call 831-426-4852 to order, see menu at HulasTiki.com, Hula’s invites everyone to “keep calm and carry out” 🙂
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks, daily noon-6pm. Place orders in person, at café, or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time are allowed in Ideal for pickup. http://www.idealbarandgrill
    India Joze: takeout Tues-Sat 5-8pm, 831-325-3633, http://Indiajoze.com/order/eat 
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11am and family dinner daily 5-7:30pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Java Junction: takeout, all three locations / hours vary, Seabright is daily 7am-3pm, 831-423-5282, Harbor (next to Crow’s Nest) is daily 7am-6pm, River St. is daily 7am-3:30pm http://www.javajunctioncoffee.com/Store-Locations.html
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7am-5pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Johnny’s Harborside: temporarily closed, may not reopen until June
  • Kaito: takeout Tue-Sun 4-9pm, free delivery Tue-Thu 4-8pm (limited delivery area), 831-464-2586, https://www.smilekaito.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • Kickin’ Chicken: takeout & delivery Wed-Fri 6-11pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). http://kickinchickensc.com
  • Kitchen at Discretion: UPDATED 5/7 — expanded hours: takeout, ready-to-eat food is available Thurs-Mon 11:30am-5pm, toasttab.com/discretion-brewing
  • La Posta: From 3-6pm Fridays and Saturdays, they are offering pick-up of fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, and three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with “easy to follow directions”). Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. It’s important to pre-order; they do sell out. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: takeout/delivery including free delivery on orders of $75+ to limited areas from 4:30-7:30pm, daily (except Tues) 4:30-8:30pm, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” http://lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545 http://lailirestaurant.com
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, full menu as well as family lasagna trays and specials (order meat or veggie family lasagna a day ahead), 831-425-2288, http://lilliansitaliankitchen.com 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: takeout and delivery, daily 12-8pm, food plus beer, 831-454-8306, http://lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, http://manuelsrestaurant.com 
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, both locations (1020 Ocean St. and 218 State Park Drive) plus ice cream delivery to cities from Santa Cruz to Watsonville. Customers go online to order quarts, novelties and recently added sundae kits by 5pm and need to be home between 6-9pm to receive delivery, http://mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3-7 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email (mattiapizza04@gmail.com). Delivery is free if you buy three or more pizzas.
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201, https://mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,https://www.mayasv.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  • Mentone: takeout from David Kinch’s new restaurant (174 Aptos Village Way), Call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11 am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wed-Sun pickup (4pm onward), plus new multi-course prix fixe dinner on Sundays, http://mentonerestaurant.com
  • Mission Hill Creamery: takeout w/curbside pickup Tues-Sat 2-9 pm & Sun 2-7pm, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, and a sundae kit ($39.95, you get two pints of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, and five toppings from a list of 12), delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats, http://missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals) https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako Sushi: takeout, reopened May 1, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30-8:30pm, Sat 4-8:30pm, 831-462-5288, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Mobo Sushi: takeout and delivery (DoorDash), daily 5-9pm, 831-425-1700, http://mobosushirestaurant.com/
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760, https://www.mountainmikespizza.com/
  • Mozaic: takeout or delivery (GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash), 12-7:30pm daily, 831-454-8663, http://www.mozaicsantacruz.com/
  • Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), 12-6pm Tues-Sun, menu includes to-go Boba Kits for making tea at home, 831-228-1588, https://mrzsteas.com/
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, http://nakasushi.org 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313, http://nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120, https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Oswald: reopening May 13 for takeout/delivery, gift certificates available online, oswaldrestaurant.com
  • Otoro Sushi: takeout or delivery (free for Scotts Valley residents), Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, free roll of toilet paper with $50 orders and $75 orders also get free hand sanitizer, 831-440-9040, https://www.facebook.com/OtoroSushiScottsValley/
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905, https://www.pacificcookie.com/
  • Pacific Thai: takeout and delivery (Doorbell Dining or DoorDash), daily noon-8pm, 831-420-1700, http://www.pacificthaisantacruz.com/
  • Palm Deli: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 7am-2pm, 831-688-3354; ordering in person is okay but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. They will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, including cocktails to go, both locations, Santa Cruz 831-421-0507, Aptos 831-708-2036, http://theparishpublick.com 
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House takeout and Grab & Grill proteins are available for day-of ordering before 1:30pm and pick-up Mon-Sat from 3-7pm and Sun from 2-5pm. They are also doing “Grocery Bags” which rotate weekly (two choices, $30 each, one might include things like pasta, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, and paper goods like toilet paper, while the other has produce). These must be ordered by 3pm one day in advance and are available for pick-up on Tue, Thu & Sat 3-7pm.  Pre-order by emailing (togo@pasatiempo.com) or by calling 831-459-9177, https://www.thehollinshouse.com/covid-19/.
  • Paula’s: takeout, daily 8am-12pm, 831-464-0741
  • Penny Ice Creamery: takeout, daily 1-8 p.m. (downtown) and Sat-Sun 1-8 p.m. (Pleasure Point), they recently added a sundae kit ($16, you get one pint of ice cream, chocolate sauce, organic whipped cream, and a couple other toppings), order at ice cream shop or online, https://www.thepennyicecreamery.com
  • People’s Coffee: takeout, daily 8am-5pm, 831- 464-2739
  • Persephone: takeout menu available Thu-Sun, menu items rotate, see https://www.toasttab.com/potter/v3 and order by 11am for same-day orders
  • Picnic Basket: takeout and delivery, daily 9am-3pm daily, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, http://pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002, https://www.pleasurepizzasc.com/pleasure-point/menus/
  • Point Chophouse: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, bottles of wine 30% off (must purchase food too), cocktails to go are also available, 831-476-2733, http://www.thepointchophouse.com/
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location closed for the foreseeable future
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: takeout, or delivery via DoorDash, Sun-Thu 12-7:30pm & Fri-Sat 12-8pm, 831-476-7458, menu at http://ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available at Capitola location; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: UPDATED MAY 7: temporarily closed (formerly doing takeout Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, 831-226-2805, https://prettygoodadvicesoquel.com/)
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559, http://realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: (Felton) closed for the foreseeable future, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Ristorante Italiano: takeout, or delivery (DoorDash, UberEats), Sat-Wed 4-8:30pm, Thurs-Fri 11:30am-2pm & 4-8:30pm, 831-458-2321, https://www.ristoranteitalianosc.com/
  • Riva Fish House: limited takeout menu, plus beer and wine, daily 12-7pm, order takeout at 831-429-1223, in person at the restaurant, or https://www.rivafishhouse.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10am-3 pm,831-515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice https://rosiemccanns.com/santacruz
  • Royal Taj: takeout, plus delivery through DoorDash and UberEats, daily 12-2:45pm, 5:30-9:15pm, 831-427-2666, https://www.royaltajsc.com/
  • Rumblefish: takeout, daily 11:30am-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm, online ordering with contact-free  pickup (you can order most of the menu online) or call in if you want something special like hand rolls, and get food at pickup window), 831-440-9240, http://www.rumblefish-sv.com
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214, http://salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • Samba Rock Acai Café: takeout, hours vary, 831-458-2224
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., takeout, daily 8:30am-4:30pm, 831-459-0100, www.santacruzcoffee.com
  • Saturn Café: takeout or delivery (GrubHub and UberEats), Thurs-Mon 12-8:30pm (sometimes close at 8 if it’s slow), including a “Pay What You can” special: if someone is low on funds, they can tell restaurant how much money they have (let’s say $3 or $5) and they will prepare something small & low-cost (this is an option if ordering by phone or in person), 831-429-8505, https://saturncafe.com/
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: takeout at the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz), daily from 11am. They take their last phone orders at 8:45pm weekdays and 915pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441, http://www.scopazzisrestaurant.com/
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484, https://seabrightdeli.com/
  • Shadowbrook: temporarily closed, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online, https://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/ or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, http://sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine. Curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine is now occurring every other Wednesday; the next few dates are May 6, May 20 and June 3. Contact 831-423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402, https://www.southpointseascape.com/
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Star of Siam: takeout, 831-479-0366, https://www.starofsiamsoquel.net/
  • Steamer Lane Supply: takeout, curbside pickup available upon request, 9am-6:30pm, full menu plus specials, grab and go foods, take and heat carnitas taco kits for 2. Call in orders, 831-316-5240, or come in person for “touchless socially distanced transactions,” http://steamerlanesc.com/menucom
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952, http://surfcitysandwich.com
  • Sushi Garden: take-out at Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville locations (open on various days), Scotts Valley location currently closed, http://sushi-garden.com
  • Tacos Morenos: takeout, both locations, Santa Cruz location daily 11am-8pm (831-429-6095) & Capitola daily 10am-7pm, (831-464-8810)
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: daily 9am-7:30pm except Sun when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG @Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: daily 9am-8pm, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: takeout, both locations, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open Mon-Sat 10am-8:30pm, 831-465-8290, delivery through DoorDash
  • Taqueria Vallarta: takeout, all 4 locations – Soquel (831-457-8226), 41st Ave. (831-464-7022), Mission (831-426-7240), and Felton (831-335-4264), http://taqueriavallartaonline.com/           
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, offering 50% off regular prices (employees volunteered to work for free to keep restaurants open, so owner decided to give back to community). Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC, open 3-8pm), http://tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm, https://www.tortillaflatstogo.com/
  • Toya Sushi: takeout, Mon-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-8:30pm, sushi, Boba tea, and slushies,
  •  831-464-1818, old Yogurt Delight building on Mission St. (same owners who had Takara Sushi near Capitola Mall) www.toyasushi.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30am-9pm, full restaurant menu plus grab-n-go items to heat up at home, 10% discount on “restaurant menu” items (not grab-n-go) when you do takeout, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808, http://vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Verve Coffee Roasters: takeout, they reopened their cafes over the last few days. Seabright location (Bronson St.), Pleasure Point/41st Ave., and Fair Ave. are open 7am-3pm. The Pacific Ave. branch is open 8am-4pm. The menu includes ready-to-drink coffee and tea, whole bean packages, and select grab-and-go and pantry items. Customers can order at https://instore.vervecoffee.com/, and pickup at each café’s designated window. People can also place orders in person at the pickup windows, and Verve is offering a daily free “drip quick cup of coffee” as a thank you to “dedicated frontline workers and teachers” at all of its re-opened cafes, https://www.vervecoffee.com/
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: re-opened on April 29 for takeout, Wed-Sat nights plus brunch on Sundays. To order call 831-515-7033 between 3-7pm, see menu at https://www.vimsantacruz.com. Also, owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is continuing to offer “whole celebration cakes” like chocolate peanut butter torte (she has been making cakes while the main restaurant was closed). Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to order desserts.
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Windmill Café: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, 831-464-4698, https://windmillcafesantacruz.com/
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to give pizza to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Your Place-Farm to Table: takeout, 3-9pm Tues-Sun, menu includes Family Meal with house salad, choice of salmon, sand dabs, meatloaf, or chicken Parmesan, and dessert, $50; recently launched a box lunch menu Fri-Sun 11:30am-2pm, and doing a Mother’s Day special menu, 831-426-3564, https://www.facebook.com/yourplacesc or https://yourplacesc.com/
  • Zachary’s: closed during shelter-in-place, until further notice
  • Zameen: Effective April 7, all locations are closed (previously, they re-opened Aptos location on March 26 for take-out food)
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: takeout with curbside pickup option, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, 831-423-1711, http://zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account @whatsopensantacruz & the site http://whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com.

  • Aptos Natural Foods has reduced hours of 10am to 7pm with senior hours of 8-10am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: open with groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831-713-5842, https://www.facebook.com/blackpointmarket/
  • Costco: Effective April 8, Costco has a new priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Effective March 30, hours were reduced (closing earlier): 10am-6:30pm weekdays, 9:30am-6pm Saturdays, 10am to 6pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30am-7pm weekdays, 7:30am-6:30pm weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Del Pueblo Market: this small, family-owned market has a butcher counter, some grocery products, and some dairy and fresh produce (behind Jeffrey’s near Soquel/Capitola Rd), open daily 5am-5:30pm, 831-425-1829, https://www.facebook.com/delpueblomkt
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8am to 8pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8am to 9pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: General hours are 6am-10pm daily except from 6-9am Tuesday and Thursday: these areexclusive hoursfor seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9am to 8pm daily for most stores, 8-9am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now daily). Effective April 28, the Aptos location is open 10am-6pm with 10-11am the designated “Community Care Hour” for seniors and vulnerable individuals. For all stores, there are temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, on April 13 they announced the Felton & Scotts Valley stores were adding Sunday morning to their senior hours, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Scotts Valley Market: open, daily 8am-9:30pm, 831-438-4324, https://www.scottsvalleymarket.com
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of early April, they changed hours: now 8-10am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10am–7pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9am-8pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9am to 7pm daily plus an early shopping hour from 8-9am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmers’ Markets

Update May 3: For the first time, the downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday farmers market is offering—as of Wed. May 6—the Market Match Program, which offers customers with CalFresh cards a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10. An example: if a CalFresh customer swipes a card for $10 they receive 10 additional dollars in tokens at no charge. A $7 swipe equals a $7 match, and a $15 swipe equals a $10 match. These can only be used to purchase fresh produce. Now Market Match is available at all five Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets locations. In addition, May is DOUBLE MATCH month at the 3 currently open markets (downtown, Live Oak & Westside). For the duration of May, they match your first 10 EBT dollars with $2 of market match. This means a $10 EBT swipe becomes $30 ($10 EBT/$20 Match), a $7 swipe becomes $21 ($7 EBT/$14 Match), a $20 swipe becomes $40 ($20 EBT/$20 Match). Visit http://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/.

The Wednesday Downtown, Saturday Westside and Sunday Live Oak markets from Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open. They recently added a Senior Shopping period. This is 30 minutes prior to the market’s opening time, so it is from 12:30-1pm for the Downtown Market and 8:30-9am for the Westside and Live Oak markets. The markets are following strict safety guidelines. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19.

El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program hosts weekly booths at the Westside and Live Oak farmers’ markets. Upcoming vendor appearances are Hakouya at Westside May 9, and Dos Hermanos Pupuseria at Live Oak May 10.

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

The opening dates for the two “seasonal (not year-round) markets” operated by The Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets, Felton and Scotts Valley, have been postponed to the first week of June because of COVID-19. The Felton Market will begin June 2 and the Scotts Valley Market will open June 6.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11:30am-5pm daily
  • East Cliff Brewing Co.: takeout (in person or by phone) and online ordering for pickup, open Mon-Thurs 3-7pm, Fri 1-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm, 831-713-5540, https://eastcliffbrewing.shopsettings.com/
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.: takeout, daily 12-6pm, a new beer was released April 24: All Together – IPA (6.5%) in collaboration with Other Half’s All Together Beer Project, a double dry hopped w/ Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, & Cascade hops. From Humble Sea: “A worldwide collaboration brewed to support hospitality professionals struggling through the utterly insane times of COVID-19. $5 of every 4-pack goes to our furloughed staff to help them cope with the cost of living during this pandemic;” see humblesea.com to order for pickup or shipping.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping, https://www.nubobrew.com/
  • Sante Adairius: takeout, daily 12-6pm, rusticales.com.
  • Shanty Shack Brewing: beer drive-through, daily 10am-7pm, free roll of toilet paper when you spend $50, see web site for list of available cans, bottles and crowlers, 831-316-0800

Wine

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pickup at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Bargetto is open daily from noon-5pm. They offer a 30% discount with purchases of six or more bottles. To order or ask questions, call 888-400-9463 or email wineclub@bargetto.com
  • Bottle Jack Winery has several shelter-in-place specials and just started offering takeout food on Saturdays. Buy 3 or more bottles of any wine and receive a 20% discount (30% for club members) and free local deliveries in Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. It’s also offering 4 different 6-pack specials featuring new releases of 2019 Viognier, 2018 Chardonnay, and a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon at a 33% discount for a limited time and free shipping with minimum 3-bottle purchase. The winery is partnering with Lago di Como Ristorante for advance food purchase and pickup at the Westside Tasting Room (328D Ingalls Street) on Saturdays, when it is also open for wine purchases and pickup (noon-3pm). Menu options include prepared foods like pastas and tiramisu, plus pizza kits and a la carte items. To order wines and food, go to bottlejackwines.com. Call 831-227-2288 or email info@bottlejackwines.com for more information.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. The next session is 1-3pm on Mother’s Day, May 10, and includes optional chocolate praline pairings from Donnelly Chocolates. One-person tasting kits are $30 or $40 including four chocolates; two-person kits are $50 or $60 with chocolate. Visit integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Winemaker-Led-Tastings.
  • Pelican Ranch Winery will offer delivery in Santa Cruz County to those who buy three or more items from the current wine menu. Call or text Phil (831-332-5359) to get this week’s selections.
  • Ser Winery has curbside pickup at the winery on Saturdays between 1-4pm and offers free shipping on orders of three or more bottles (plus a 20% discount on cases). The Aptos-based winery recently began collaborating with Feel Good Foods to offer takeout meals for curbside pickup. On May 9, Feel Good Foods will offer food from 1-4pm, and on May 10 FGF will offer a special 2-4pm Sunday pickup in honor of Mother’s Day: a wild salmon dinner Paired with 2016 Riesling. Also, Ser will be offering discounts on sparkling wine that weekend. Visit serwinery.com or call 831901-7806.
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (12-3pm) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are extending the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • VinoCruz wine bar recently added takeout food options including: Cheese & Charcuterie plates, Red Pepper Hummus w/ Pita, Olives, Toasted Nuts, Take & Bake Flatbread Pizzas and Flourless Chocolate Torte for dessert. Call ahead to order. Open 3-6 pm Tues, and Thurs-Sat. Order wine ahead for curbside pickup, or order at the store in person. They are offering discounts on select bottles, 831-426-8466, https://vinocruz.com/
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. Also, they have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside) open 10am-5pm daily except Mondays.
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They have expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Miscellaneous & Farms

  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop, effective April 22, offers curbside pickup of select local, organic food items and health products. They also offer pickup at the four Santa Cruz area farmers markets they participate in, or delivery (for a fee) for Aptos, Corralitos and Watsonville residents. See https://app.barn2door.com/e/9jx6Q/all. The shop, at 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), is open 8am-5 pm Tues-Sat and 8 am-4pm Sun (closed Mon). Products at the farm store include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti-viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm is a recently launched online marketplace for local goods, and offers pickups and deliveries every Wednesday. Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Hakouya, makers of my favorite salad dressing (probiotic miso dressing, it’s good on salad, as a sauce for fish and more, dip for veggies, etc.) is temporarily offering free, local delivery of their products if you buy at least $30 worth. That miso dressing comes in two sizes: 11-ounce for $12, 8-ounce for $9. They sell handmade miso paste (red, white, barley, 250 grams) for $15 each, quick miso soup base for $15, and double fermented organic Soy Sauce Koji for $12. Email info@hakouya.com to order; see Hakouya.com to learn about products and browse recipes.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.) If you buy one in April or May, they will donate a gift bag to a heroic community member (essential workers who put themselves at risk to help—medical workers, custodians, postal carriers, grocery store workers, and delivery drivers—they are taking nominees if you know someone). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com. Interested in supporting Center for Farmworker Families? They are doing a fundraising drive for grocery gift cards for farmworkers as the regular April supply distribution was cancelled.  Donate at farmworkerfamily.org/donate.
  • Mariquita Farm offers weekly Tuesday pickup options for its “Mystery Boxes” filled with fresh produce grown at its Watsonville farm. In the past, these have featured French breakfast radishes, green garlic, purple Sicilian artichokes, Meyer lemons, and Spring onions. Possibly coming soon: basil, summer squash, and tomatoes. Local areas for pickup include Santa Cruz, Seabright, and Soquel. For more information, call 831-840-9491 or email ladybugbuyingclub@mariquita.com. Also see https://mariquita.com/events/BuyingClub.html
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts and special popups (these have included brioche donuts on Sunday mornings)
  • Santa Cruz Fun Foods (on Instagram @santacruzfunfoods) recently started delivery of amusement park treats. Treats are delivered by Grubhub and DoorDash, and made by Whiting’s Foods (they’ve been doing Boardwalk food concessions for many years). Selections include churros, kettle corn, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Dippin’ Dots and cotton candy. See www.santacruzfunfoods.com.
  • Toque Blanche: store hours are 11am-6pm daily. They are offering curbside pickup at our Santa Cruz store, and shipping to customers with flat rate $9.99 shipping for orders over $50, or free shipping for over $99, 831-426-1351, https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697 after 10 am daily except Sunday.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of April 26, 2020

From Tramonti’s “Grab & Go” deli case:
Oven-roasted Mediterranean eggplant with tomatoes & kalamata olives
Photo courtesy of Tramonti

Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of April 26, 2020

Here is the current status of many local restaurants, grocery stores and other food/drink vendors, as of April 26 (as far as I know). Exciting news: I was at H&H’s retail shop yesterday buying fresh black cod, and they reminded me that commercial salmon season starts May 1, so they will be stocking salmon starting that day! I was first a customer of both H&H and Ocean2Table several years ago, and I highly recommend both of them (see Seafood section).

Some of the several items in this article that are new since last time: Dharma’s and Café Cruz opened back up on April 24—Café Cruz is doing a few groceries too—and Vim is re-opening April 29 (see Restaurants section). New restaurants to this list include Mozaic, Saturn Cafe and Toya Sushi (see Restaurants). There is news on a benefit beer release from Humble Sea, and I included info on these five drink vendors for the first time: Java Junction & Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co. (see Restaurants) East Cliff Brewing Co. and Shanty Shack Brewing (see Breweries), and Bottle Jack Winery (see Wine).

Sad news: long-standing restaurant Gilda’s on the Santa Cruz Wharf, run by the Stagnaro Family, has decided to permanently close.

Let’s try to support many local businesses so they can survive…and with this list, please understand there will be some mistakes as things are constantly changing. Also, I can’t include every Santa Cruz County business, as this is a manual effort.

Please email tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

  • 11th Hour Coffee: takeout, delivery and curbside available daily 8am-1pm; menu includes breakfast items. 831-331-5273, https://eleventhhourcoffee.com/
  • Abbott Square Market: all restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun 12-8pm for takeout, Santa Cruz,  831-600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos, 831-708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery, Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, menu features freshly baked pastries, coffee, brunch cocktails, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m., plus burgers, pasta, and steaks, 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Ambrosia India Bistro: takeout and delivery, both locations open, Aptos: Mon-Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun 4:30-9pm, 831-713-2762, http://ambrosiaib.com/aptos/, Scotts Valley daily 4:30-8:30pm, 831-713-5594, http://ambrosiaib.com/scotts-valley/
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, http://aptosstbbq.com
  • Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café: delivery via ice cream truck, order daily by 3pm and receive between 4-7pm, menu features traditional ice cream truck treats, Marianne’s ice cream, Pacific Cookie Company cookies, Ashby Confections goodies, Hidden Fortress organic coffee, and Rogue Pyes, only serving Scotts Valley for now but Santa Cruz and Felton delivery will be added soon, https://auntlali.square.site/
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wed, Fri & Sun 4-7pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pick up. Emergency first responders get a 50% discount. Order at http://badanimalbooks.com
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Mon-Thurs 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for appetizers & drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: newest Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road. 831-612-6668 plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout daily 12-8pm, http://bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: BB has turned its dining room into a “mini market” with pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wed-Sun 12-7 pm. The restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun 12-7 pm for takeout or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799, http://bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • Britannia Arms of Capitola: takeout with curbside pickup, daily 10:30am-8pm, place orders at 831-464-2583, full menu and special orders available, https://www.facebook.com/britanniaarmscapitola/
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting:  takeout and delivery Fri-Sun 12-4pm, must place orders ahead of time via online Google Form or by emailing scbuttercupcakes@gmail.com, cupcakes and mini-cookies (minimum order of 6 for each category), cakes, other treats, and bouquets from Bonny Doon Flowers, https://www.farmhousefrosting.com/
  • Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7am-5pm, 831-458-3020, http://butterybakery.com
  • Café Brasil: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 10 percent discount on all orders, 831-429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Cruz: reopened April 24, takeout food including soup, salads, sandwiches and dinners plus kids’ menu, and a wide selection of groceries (items by the pound like sugar, flour, polenta, tomatoes, skirt steak, and bacon; and selections priced by the item like half-gallon of milk, roll of toilet paper, etc.),Tues-Sun, 3-7pm, 831-476-3801, http://cafecruz.com
  • Café El Palomar:  takeout, Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm, 831-477-0371, https://www.cafeelpalomar.com/
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery (via DoorDash), 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/ 
  • Carpo’s: takeout, 12-8 pm daily, http://carposrestaurant.com
  • Central Coast Juicery: Takeout and delivery. Order by texting 831-747-7085 or emailing (order@juicelocally.com)
  • Charlie Hong Kong: takeout (curbside pickup), daily 12-9pm, they will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, 831-426-5664, http://charliehongkong.com (also grubhub.comseamless.commobilebytes.comdoordash.com)
  • Chocolate: takeout/delivery (DoorDash) daily 4-8pm, plus Sun brunch 10am-2pm. Menu is updated daily on DoorDash. Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/ & pickup info is at https://chocolatesantacruz.com/wine-list/
  • Cilantro’s: takeout, daily 11am to 7pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: Closed until further notice
  • Colectivo Felix: DeliveryThu-Sat 3-6pm empanada, soup, and/or dip delivery to Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel.  Small delivery fee for other areas. https://colectivofelix.square.site/ or email (info@colectivofelix.com)
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout Tue-Sun 8 am-2 pm, Aptos location (formerly closed) now open Fri-Sun 8 am-2pm, https://companionbakeshop.com. Also offering a weekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tue or Thu. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.), https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order 
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery (DoorDash) Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10:30pm, 831-722-7220,  https://corralitospizzadelivery.com.
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout with curbside pickup daily 11:30am-8pm, includes family-size meals, also Beach Market next door 9am-8pm, 831-475-4560, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: reopened April 24, takeout or delivery (DoorDash) with a “somewhat limited menu” (as described by owner), daily 11am-7pm, 831-462-1717, online ordering coming in the future, www.dharmasrestaurant.com
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlaps-Donuts/154065311271976
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout or delivery (UberEats), Tues-Sun 2-8pm, menu features pizza, burger, spaghetti, etc., plus recently started partnering with local wineries to offer rotating “dinner for two” with bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, pasta, and dessert, 831-475-8010, http://eastendpub.com
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058, http://pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout with curbside option, and delivery, Tues-Sun 12-8pm, 831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cali Dawg, Dos Hermanos Pupuseria and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They publish weekly menus every Sat.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, open Tue-Fri 2-7:30pm, Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, http://elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553,https://www.eltorobravocapitola.com/full-menu
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 831-429-1856, http://engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, http://eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thu night for delivery Mon and/or Thu of following week, http://myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: Wed4-8pm they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fri 12-4pm, pickup of frozen beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call 626-549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout with curbside service, Tues-Sat 5-8pm, call 831-457-1677 after 4pm, website menu updated daily, http://gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Fri early afternoon for following week, https://linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gayle’s Bakery: closed until further notice
  • Gilda’s: permanently closed
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, 831-466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food, pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); https://hanloh.square.site/
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30am-12:30pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, https://www.hiddenfortresscoffee.com/cafe-menu
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun, 831-471-8787 https://www.holysmokescountrybbqandcatering.com/
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausage at Downtown (Wed) and Live Oak (Sun) farmers markets
  • Hula’s: closed until further noticeIdeal Bar & Grill: takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks, daily noon-6pm. Place orders in person, at café, or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time are allowed in Ideal for pickup. http://www.idealbarandgrill
  • India Joze: takeout Tues-Sat 5-8pm, 831-325-3633, http://Indiajoze.com/order/eat 
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11am and family dinner daily 5-7:30pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Java Junction: takeout, all three locations / hours vary, Seabright is daily 7am-3pm, 831-423-5282, Harbor (next to Crow’s Nest) is daily 7am-6pm, River St. is daily 7am-3:30pm http://www.javajunctioncoffee.com/Store-Locations.html
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7am-5pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Johnny’s Harborside: temporarily closed, may not reopen until June
  • Kaito: takeout Tue-Sun 4-9pm, free delivery Tue-Thu 4-8pm (limited delivery area), 831-464-2586, https://www.smilekaito.com
  • Kickin’ Chicken: takeout & delivery Wed-Fri 6-11pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). http://kickinchickensc.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • La Posta: From 3-6pm Fridays and Saturdays, they are offering pick-up of fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, and three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with “easy to follow directions”). Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. It’s important to pre-order; they do sell out. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: takeout/delivery including free delivery on orders of $75+ to limited areas from 4:30-7:30pm, daily (except Tues) 4:30-8:30pm, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” http://lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545 http://lailirestaurant.com
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 4-8pm, full menu as well as family lasagna trays and specials (order meat or veggie family lasagna a day ahead), 831-425-2288, http://lilliansitaliankitchen.com 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: takeout and delivery, daily 12-8pm, food plus beer, 831-454-8306, http://lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, http://manuelsrestaurant.com 
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, both locations (1020 Ocean St. and 218 State Park Drive) plus ice cream delivery to cities from Santa Cruz to Watsonville. Customers go online to order quarts, novelties and recently added sundae kits by 5pm and need to be home between 6-9pm to receive delivery, http://mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3-7 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email (mattiapizza04@gmail.com). Delivery is free if you buy three or more pizzas.
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201, https://mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,https://www.mayasv.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  • Mentone: takeout from David Kinch’s new restaurant (174 Aptos Village Way), Call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11 am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wed-Sun pickup (4pm onward), plus new multi-course prix fixe dinner on Sundays, http://mentonerestaurant.com
  • Mission Hill Creamery: takeout w/curbside pickup Tues-Sat 2-9 pm & Sun 2-7pm, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, and a sundae kit ($39.95, you get two pints of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, and five toppings from a list of 12), delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats, http://missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals) https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako: closed until at least May 3, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760, https://www.mountainmikespizza.com/
  • Mozaic – Takeout or delivery (GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash), 12-7:30pm daily, 831-454-8663, http://www.mozaicsantacruz.com/
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, http://nakasushi.org 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313, http://nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120, https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Oswald: closed until further notice, gift certificates available online, oswaldrestaurant.com
  • Otoro Sushi: takeout or delivery (free for Scotts Valley residents), Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, free roll of toilet paper with $50 orders and $75 orders also get free hand sanitizer, 831-440-9040, https://www.facebook.com/OtoroSushiScottsValley/
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905, https://www.pacificcookie.com/
  • Palm Deli: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 7am-2pm, 831-688-3354; ordering in person is okay but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. They will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, including cocktails to go, both locations, Santa Cruz 831-421-0507, Aptos 831-708-2036, http://theparishpublick.com 
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House takeout and Grab & Grill proteins are available for day-of ordering before 1:30pm and pick-up Mon-Sat from 3-7pm and Sun from 2-5pm. They are also doing “Grocery Bags” which rotate weekly (two choices, $30 each, one might include things like pasta, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, and paper goods like toilet paper, while the other has produce). These must be ordered by 3pm one day in advance and are available for pick-up on Tue, Thu & Sat 3-7pm.  Pre-order by emailing (togo@pasatiempo.com) or by calling 831-459-9177, https://www.thehollinshouse.com/covid-19/.
  • Paula’s: takeout, daily 8am-12pm, 831-464-0741
  • Penny Ice Creamery: takeout, daily 1-8 p.m. (downtown) and Sat-Sun 1-8 p.m. (Pleasure Point), they recently added a sundae kit ($16, you get one pint of ice cream, chocolate sauce, organic whipped cream, and a couple other toppings), order at ice cream shop or online, https://www.thepennyicecreamery.com
  • Persephone: takeout menu available Thu-Sun, menu items rotate, see https://www.toasttab.com/potter/v3 and order by 11am for same-day orders
  • Picnic Basket: takeout and delivery, daily 9am-3pm daily, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, http://pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002, https://www.pleasurepizzasc.com/pleasure-point/menus/
  • Point Chophouse: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 3-7pm, bottles of wine 30% off (must purchase food too), cocktails to go are also available, 831-476-2733, http://www.thepointchophouse.com/
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location closed for the foreseeable future
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: takeout, or delivery via DoorDash, Sun-Thu 12-7:30pm & Fri-Sat 12-8pm, 831-476-7458, menu at http://ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available at Capitola location; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: takeout Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, 831-226-2805, https://prettygoodadvicesoquel.com/
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559, http://realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: (Felton) closed for the foreseeable future, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Riva Fish House: limited takeout menu, plus beer and wine, daily 12-6pm, order takeout at 831-429-1223, in person at the restaurant, or https://www.rivafishhouse.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10 am-3 pm,831-515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice https://rosiemccanns.com/santacruz
  • Royal Taj: takeout, plus delivery through DoorDash and UberEats, daily 12-2:45pm, 5:30-9:15pm, 831-427-2666, https://www.royaltajsc.com/
  • Rumblefish: takeout, daily 11:30am-2:30pm & 5-8:30pm, online ordering with contact-free  pickup (you can order most of the menu online) or call in if you want something special like hand rolls, and get food at pickup window), 831-440-9240, http://www.rumblefish-sv.com
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214, http://salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • Samba Rock Acai Café: takeout, hours vary, 831-458-2224
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., takeout, daily 8:30am-4:30pm, 831-459-0100, www.santacruzcoffee.com
  • Saturn Café: takeout or delivery (GrubHub and UberEats), Thurs-Mon 12-8:30pm (sometimes close at 8 if it’s slow), including a “Pay What You can” special: if someone is low on funds, they can tell restaurant how much money they have (let’s say $3 or $5) and they will prepare something small & low-cost (this is an option if ordering by phone or in person), 831-429-8505, https://saturncafe.com/
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: takeout at the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz), daily from 11am. They take their last phone orders at 8:45pm weekdays and 915pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441, http://www.scopazzisrestaurant.com/
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484, https://seabrightdeli.com/
  • Shadowbrook: closed until at least May 1, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online, https://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, http://sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine. Curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine is now occurring every other Wednesday; the next few dates are May 6, May 20 and June 3. Contact 831-423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402, https://www.southpointseascape.com/
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Star of Siam: takeout, 831-479-0366, https://www.starofsiamsoquel.net/
  • Steamer Lane Supply: takeout, curbside pickup available upon request, 9am-6:30pm, full menu plus specials, grab and go foods, take and heat carnitas taco kits for 2. Call in orders, 831-316-5240, or come in person for “touchless socially distanced transactions,” http://steamerlanesc.com/menucom
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952, http://surfcitysandwich.com
  • Sushi Garden: take-out at Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville locations (open on various days), Scotts Valley location currently closed, http://sushi-garden.com
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: daily 9am-7:30pm except Sun when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG @Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: daily 9am-8pm, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: takeout, both locations, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open Mon-Sat 10am-8:30pm, 831-465-8290, delivery through DoorDash
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, offering 50% off regular prices (employees volunteered to work for free to keep restaurants open, so owner decided to give back to community). Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC, open 3-8pm), http://tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm, https://www.tortillaflatstogo.com/
  • Toya Sushi: takeout, Mon-Thurs 12-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-8:30pm, sushi, Boba tea, and slushies,
  •  831-464-1818, old Yogurt Delight building on Mission St. (same owners who had Takara Sushi near Capitola Mall) www.toyasushi.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30am-9pm, full restaurant menu plus grab-n-go items to heat up at home, 10% discount on “restaurant menu” items (not grab-n-go) when you do takeout, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808, http://vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: re-opening on April 29 for takeout, open Wed-Sat nights plus brunch on Sundays. To order call 831-515-7033 between 3-7pm, see menu at https://www.vimsantacruz.com. Also, owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is continuing to offer “whole celebration cakes” like chocolate peanut butter torte (she has been making cakes while the main restaurant was closed). Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to order desserts.
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to give pizza to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Your Place-Farm to Table: takeout, 3-9pm Tues-Sun, menu includes Family Meal with house salad, choice of salmon, sand dabs, meatloaf, or chicken Parmesan, and dessert, $50; also just launched a box lunch menu Fri-Sun 11:30am-2pm, and doing a Mother’s Day special menu, 831-426-3564, https://www.facebook.com/yourplacesc or https://yourplacesc.com/
  • Zachary’s: closed during shelter-in-place, until further notice
  • Zameen: Effective April 7, all locations are closed (previously, they re-opened Aptos location on March 26 for take-out food)
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: takeout with curbside pickup option, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, 831-423-1711, http://zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account @whatsopensantacruz & the site http://whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com.

  • Aptos Natural Foods has reduced hours of 10am to 7pm with senior hours of 8-10am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: open with groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831-713-5842, https://www.facebook.com/blackpointmarket/
  • Costco: Effective April 8, Costco has a new priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Effective March 30, hours were reduced (closing earlier): 10am-6:30pm weekdays, 9:30am-6pm Saturdays, 10am to 6pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30am-7pm weekdays, 7:30am-6:30pm weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Del Pueblo Market: this small, family-owned market has a butcher counter, some grocery products, and some dairy and fresh produce (behind Jeffrey’s near Soquel/Capitola Rd), open daily 5am-5:30pm, 831-425-1829, https://www.facebook.com/delpueblomkt
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8am to 8pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8am to 9pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: General hours are 6am-10pm daily except from 6-9am Tuesday and Thursday: these areexclusive hoursfor seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9am to 8pm daily, 8-9am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now daily). There are now temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, on April 13 they announced the Felton & Scotts Valley stores were adding Sunday morning to their senior hours, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of early April, they changed hours: now 8-10am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10am–7pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9am-8pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9am to 7pm daily plus an early shopping hour from 8-9am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmers’ Markets

The Wednesday Downtown, Saturday Westside SC and Sunday Live Oak marketsfrom Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open. They recently added a Senior Shopping period. This is 30 minutes prior to the market’s opening time, so it is from 12:30-1pm for the Downtown Market and 8:30-9am for the Westside and Live Oak markets.

The markets are following strict safety guidelines. I went to the Live Oak market April 12 (my first time at a farmers market since the pandemic) and was pleased with all the 6-foot markers (tape on ground, etc.), and masks/gloves on various vendors. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19.

Also, El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program hosts weekly booths at the Westside and Live Oak farmers’ markets. Upcoming vendor appearances are Dos Hermanos Pupuseria at Westside May 2 (I recently tried their pupusas & loved them!), and Santa Cruz Balsamics at Live Oak May 3.

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

The opening dates for the two “seasonal (not year-round) markets” operated by The Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets, Felton and Scotts Valley, have been postponed to the first week of June because of COVID-19. The Felton Market will begin June 2 and the Scotts Valley Market will open June 6.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11am-4pm daily
  • East Cliff Brewing Co.: takeout (in person or by phone) and online ordering for pickup, open Mon-Thurs 3-7pm, Fri 1-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm, 831-713-5540, https://eastcliffbrewing.shopsettings.com/
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.: takeout, daily 12-6pm, a new beer was released April 24: All Together – IPA (6.5%) in collaboration with Other Half’s All Together Beer Project, a double dry hopped w/ Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, & Cascade hops. From Humble Sea: “A worldwide collaboration brewed to support hospitality professionals struggling through the utterly insane times of COVID-19. $5 of every 4-pack goes to our furloughed staff to help them cope with the cost of living during this pandemic;” see humblesea.com to order for pickup or shipping.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping, https://www.nubobrew.com/
  • Sante Adairius: takeout, daily 12-6pm, rusticales.com.
  • Shanty Shack Brewing: beer drive-through, daily 10am-7pm, free roll of toilet paper when you spend $50, see web site for list of available cans, bottles and crowlers, 831-316-0800

Wine

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pick up at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Bottle Jack Winery has several shelter-in-place specials and just started offering takeout food on Saturdays. Buy 3 or more bottles of any wine and receive a 20% discount (30% for club members) and free local deliveries in Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. It’s also offering 4 different 6-pack specials featuring new releases of 2019 Viognier, 2018 Chardonnay, and a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon at a 33% discount for a limited time and free shipping with minimum 3-bottle purchase. The winery is partnering with Lago di Como Ristorante for advance food purchase and pickup at the Westside Tasting Room (328D Ingalls Street) on Saturdays, when it is also open for wine purchases and pickup (noon-3pm). Menu options include prepared foods like pastas and tiramisu, plus pizza kits and a la carte items. To order wines and food, go to bottlejackwines.com. Call 831-227-2288 or email info@bottlejackwines.com for more information.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. The next date is April 19. Cost is $30 for one person or $45 for two and includes tasting kits that are shipped to your home or picked up at the winery (135 Aviation Way) plus a Zoom video link to watch and interact with Hoover. Visit integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Winemaker-Led-Tastings. Also, Integrity has a “Survival Wine Pack” for $159. Visit www.integrity.wine.
  • Pelican Ranch Winery will offer delivery in Santa Cruz County to those who buy three or more items from the current (as of 4/25) wine menu. Call or text Phil (831-332-5359) with selections from the following: 1) 2017 Chardonnay SC Mtns ($24); 2) 2018 Gewürztraminer ($21); 3) 2018 Pinot Noir SC Mtns ($38); 4) 2017 Pinotage ($26); & 5) 2014 Cinsault TWO bottles ($22)
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (12-3pm) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are extending the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • VinoCruz The wine bar recently added takeout food options including: Cheese & Charcuterie plates, Red Pepper Hummus w/ Pita, Olives, Toasted Nuts, Take & Bake Flatbread Pizzas and Flourless Chocolate Torte for dessert. Call ahead to order. Open 3-6 pm Tues, and Thurs-Sat. Order wine ahead for curbside pickup, or order at the store in person. They are offering discounts on select bottles, 831-426-8466, https://vinocruz.com/
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. Also, they have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside) open 10am-5pm daily except Mondays.
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They recently expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop, effective April 22, offers curbside pickup of select local, organic food items and health products. They also offer pickup at the four Santa Cruz area farmers markets they participate in, or delivery (for a fee) for Aptos, Corralitos and Watsonville residents. See https://app.barn2door.com/e/9jx6Q/all. The shop, at 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), is open 8am-5 pm Tues-Sat and 8 am-4pm Sun (closed Mon). Products at the farm store include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm is a recently launched online marketplace for local goods, and offers pickups and deliveries every Wednesday. Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Hakouya, makers of my favorite salad dressing (probiotic miso dressing, it’s good on salad, as a sauce for fish and more, dip for veggies, etc.) is temporarily offering free, local delivery of their products if you buy at least $30 worth. That miso dressing comes in two sizes: 11-ounce for $12, 8-ounce for $9. They sell handmade miso paste (red, white, barley, 250 grams) for $15 each, quick miso soup base for $15, and double fermented organic Soy Sauce Koji for $12. Email info@hakouya.com to order; see Hakouya.com to learn about products and browse recipes.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.) If you buy one in April or May, they will donate a gift bag to a heroic community member (essential workers who put themselves at risk to help—medical workers, custodians, postal carriers, grocery store workers, and delivery drivers—they are taking nominees if you know someone). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com. Interested in supporting Center for Farmworker Families? They are doing a fundraising drive for grocery gift cards for farmworkers as the regular April supply distribution was cancelled.  Donate at farmworkerfamily.org/donate.
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts
  • Santa Cruz Fun Foods (on Instagram @santacruzfunfoods) recently started delivery of amusement park treats. Treats are delivered by Grubhub and DoorDash, and made by Whiting’s Foods (they’ve been doing Boardwalk food concessions for many years). Selections include churros, kettle corn, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Dippin’ Dots and cotton candy. See www.santacruzfunfoods.com.
  • Toque Blanche: store hours are 11am-6pm daily. They are offering curbside pickup at our Santa Cruz store, and shipping to customers with flat rate $9.99 shipping for orders over $50, or free shipping for over $99, 831-426-1351, https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697 after 10 am daily except Sunday.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of April 18, 2020

Recent offerings from Tortilla Flats
photo courtesy of Tortilla Flats Facebook page

Hi again. Here is the latest status of many local restaurants, grocery stores and other food/drink vendors. Some highlights: the restaurant section includes new info on sweet treats from Aunt LaLi’s & The Penny Ice Creamery, lots of Mexican options such as Taqueria Michoacan and other spots including Paula’s; a few farmers markets are opening 30 minutes early just for seniors; the grocery store section has new details for family-owned Del Pueblo Market; brewery info now includes Nubo; wine info now includes Vinocruz; and the “Other/Miscellaneous” section includes delivery of Hakouya products and Boardwalk-style foods.

Let’s hope all of our local businesses can stay afloat! The list is current as of the end of the day yesterday, April 18. Please understand there will be some mistakes: things are constantly changing. Also, I can’t possibly include every single business in Santa Cruz County, as this is a manual effort.

Please email tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

  • 11th Hour Coffee: takeout, delivery and curbside available daily 8am-1pm; menu includes breakfast items. 831-331-5273, https://eleventhhourcoffee.com/
  • Abbott Square Market: all restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun 12-8pm for takeout, Santa Cruz (831) 600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos (831) 708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: UPDATED APRIL 20 takeout and delivery new hours — Tue-Sun 10am-7pm, expanded menu with freshly baked pastries, coffee, brunch cocktails, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m., pasta and steaks added to dinner options, 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, http://aptosstbbq.com
  • Aunt LaLi’s Mobile Café: UPDATED APRIL 20 delivery via ice cream truck, order daily by 3pm and receive between 4-7pm, menu features traditional ice cream truck treats, Marianne’s ice cream, Pacific Cookie Company cookies, Ashby Confections goodies, Hidden Fortress organic coffee, and Rogue Pyes, only serving Scotts Valley for now but Santa Cruz and Felton delivery will be added soon, https://auntlali.square.site/
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wed, Fri & Sun 4-7pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pick up. Emergency first responders get a 50% discount. Order at http://badanimalbooks.com
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Mon-Th 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for appetizers & drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: new Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road (831-612-6668) plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout daily 12-8pm, http://bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: BB recently turned its dining room into a “mini market” offering pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wed-Sun 12-7 pm. The restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun 12-7 pm for takeout or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799, http://bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlaps-Donuts/154065311271976
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout or delivery (UberEats), Tues-Sun 2-8pm, menu features pizza, burger, spaghetti, etc., plus recently started partnering with local wineries to offer rotating “dinner for two” with bottle of wine, appetizer, salad, pasta, and dessert, 831-475-8010, http://eastendpub.com
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058, http://pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout with curbside service, and delivery, Tues-Sun 12-8pm, 831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cali Dawg, Dos Hermanos Pupuseria and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They publish weekly menus every Sat.
  • El Palomar: UPDATED 4/20: takeout with curbside service, closed Mondays, open Tue-Fri 2-7:30pm, Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, http://elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553, https://www.eltorobravocapitola.com/full-menu
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 831-429-1856, http://engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, http://eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thu night for delivery Mon and/or Thu of following week, http://myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: Wed4-8pm they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fri 12-4pm, pickup of frozen beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call 626-549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout with curbside service, Tues-Sat 5-8pm, call 831-457-1677 after 4pm, website menu updated daily, http://gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Fri early afternoon for following week, https://linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gayle’s Bakery: closed until further notice
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, (831) 466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: closed for a few days, online store will reopen at 12pm Sat April 25, https://hanloh.square.site/
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun, 831-471-8787 https://www.holysmokescountrybbqandcatering.com/
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausage at Downtown (Wed) and Live Oak (Sun) farmers markets
  • Hula’s: closed until further notice
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks, daily noon-6pm. Place orders in person, at café, or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time are allowed in Ideal for pickup. http://www.idealbarandgrill
    India Joze: takeout Tues-Sat 5-8pm, 831-325-3633, http://Indiajoze.com/order/eat 
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11am and family dinner daily 5-7:30pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7am-5pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Johnny’s Harborside: temporarily closed, may not reopen until June
  • Kaito: takeout Tue-Sun 4-9pm, free delivery Tue-Thu 4-8pm (limited delivery area), 831-464-2586, https://www.smilekaito.com
  • KFC: takeout, (831) 476-1170
  • Kickin’ Chicken: takeout & delivery Wed-Fri 6-11pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). http://kickinchickensc.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • La Posta: Effective April 7, they changed their offerings, reducing days and selections. It’s important to pre-order; they do sell out. From 3-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, they are offering pick-up of fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, and three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with “easy to follow directions”). Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: Changed hours effective April 6 – now open daily (except Tue) 4:30-8:30pm, takeout/delivery including free delivery on orders of $75+ to limited areas from 4:30-7:30pm, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” http://lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545 http://lailirestaurant.com
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, Tuesday-Sunday 4-8pm, full menu as well as family lasagna trays and specials (order meat or veggie family lasagna a day ahead), 831-425-2288, http://lilliansitaliankitchen.com 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Mon-Thu 2-8pm, Fri-Sat 12-9pm & Sun 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: takeout and delivery, daily 12-8pm, food plus beer, 831-454-8306, http://lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 8316884848, http://manuelsrestaurant.com 
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, both locations (1020 Ocean St. and 218 State Park Drive) plus ice cream delivery to cities from Santa Cruz to Aptos. Customers go online to order quarts and novelties by 6pm and need to be home between 6-8:30pm to receive delivery, http://mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3-7 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email (mattiapizza04@gmail.com). Delivery is free if you buy three or more pizzas.
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201, https://mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,https://www.mayasv.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  • Mentone: takeout from David Kinch’s new restaurant (174 Aptos Village Way)  Call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11 am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wed-Sun pickup (4pm onward), http://mentonerestaurant.com
  • Mission Hill Creamery: takeout w/curbside pickup Tues-Sat 2-9 pm & Sun 2-7pm, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, and a recently added sundae kit ($39.95, you get two pints of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, and five toppings from a list of 12), delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats, http://missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals) https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako: closed until at least May 3, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760, https://www.mountainmikespizza.com/
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, http://nakasushi.org 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313, http://nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120, https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Oswald: closed until further notice, gift certificates available online, oswaldrestaurant.com
  • Otoro Sushi: takeout or delivery (free for Scotts Valley residents), Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm, free roll of toilet paper with $50 orders and $75 orders also get free hand sanitizer, 831-440-9040, https://www.facebook.com/OtoroSushiScottsValley/
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905, https://www.pacificcookie.com/
  • Palm Deli: takeout or delivery (DoorDash), daily 7am-2pm, 831-688-3354; ordering in person is okay but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. They will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, including cocktails to go, both locations, Santa Cruz 831-421-0507, Aptos 831-708-2036, http://theparishpublick.com 
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House  UPDATED APRIL 20 Takeout and Grab & Grill proteins are available for day-of ordering before 1:30pm and pick-up Mon-Sat from 3-7pm and Sun from 2-5pm. They are also doing “Grocery Bags” which rotate weekly (two choices, $30 each, one might include things like pasta, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, and paper goods like toilet paper, while the other has produce). These must be ordered by 3pm one day in advance and are available for pick-up on Tue, Thu & Sat 3-7pm.  Pre-order by emailing (togo@pasatiempo.com) or by calling 831-459-9177, https://www.thehollinshouse.com/covid-19/.
  • Paula’s: takeout, daily 8am-12pm, 831-464-0741
  • Penny Ice Creamery: takeout, daily 1-8 p.m. (downtown) and Sat-Sun 1-8 p.m. (Pleasure Point), they recently added a sundae kit ($16, you get one pint of ice cream, chocolate sauce, organic whipped cream, and a couple other toppings), order at ice cream shop or online, https://www.thepennyicecreamery.com
  • Persephone: takeout menu available Thu-Sun, menu items rotate, see https://www.toasttab.com/potter/v3 and order by 11am for same-day orders
  • Picnic Basket: takeout and delivery, daily 9am-3pm daily, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, http://pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002, https://www.pleasurepizzasc.com/pleasure-point/menus/
  • Point Chophouse: takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sun 3-7pm, bottles of wine 30% off (must purchase food too), cocktails to go are also available, 831-476-2733, http://www.thepointchophouse.com/
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location closed for the foreseeable future
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: takeout, or delivery via DoorDash, Sun-Thu 12-7:30pm & Fri-Sat 12-8pm, 831-476-7458, menu at http://ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available at Capitola location; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: takeout Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, 831-226-2805, https://prettygoodadvicesoquel.com/
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559, http://realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: (Felton) closed for the foreseeable future, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Riva Fish House: limited takeout menu, plus beer and wine, daily 12-6pm, order takeout at 831-429-1223, in person at the restaurant, or https://www.rivafishhouse.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10 am-3 pm,(831) 515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice https://rosiemccanns.com/santacruz
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214, http://salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • Samba Rock Acai Café: takeout, hours vary, 831-458-2224
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: takeout at the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz), daily from 11am. They take their last phone orders at 8:45pm weekdays and 915pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441, http://www.scopazzisrestaurant.com/
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484, https://seabrightdeli.com/
  • Shadowbrook: closed until at least May 1, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online, https://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/ or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, http://sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine, opening approximately once a week for people to do curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine. Contact 831-423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402, https://www.southpointseascape.com/
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Steamer Lane Supply: takeout, curbside pickup available upon request, 9am-6:30pm, full menu plus specials, grab and go foods, take and heat carnitas taco kits for 2. Call in orders, 831-316-5240, or come in person for “touchless socially distanced transactions,” http://steamerlanesc.com/menucom
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952, http://surfcitysandwich.com
  • Sushi Garden: take-out at Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville locations (open on various days), Scotts Valley location currently closed, http://sushi-garden.com
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: daily 9am-7:30pm except Sun when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG @Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: daily 9am-8pm, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: takeout, both locations, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open Mon-Sat 10am-8:30pm, 831-465-8290, delivery through DoorDash
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, offering 50% off regular prices (employees volunteered to work for free to keep restaurants open, so owner decided to give back to community). Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC, open 3-8pm), http://tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm, https://www.tortillaflatstogo.com/
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30am-9pm, full restaurant menu plus grab-n-go items to heat up at home, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808, http://vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: main restaurant is closed but owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is doing take-out and delivery of “celebration cakes and desserts” including brownies and cookies, on a sliding scale. They are also selling bottles of wine. Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com.
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to provide pizzas to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Zameen: Effective April 7, all locations are closed (previously, they re-opened Aptos location on March 26 for take-out food)
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: takeout with curbside pickup option, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, 831-423-1711, http://zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account @whatsopensantacruz & the site http://whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com

  • Aptos Natural Foods has reduced hours of 10 am to 7 pm with senior hours of 8-10 am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), effective April 20 face masks are required for customers, aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: open with groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831-713-5842, https://www.facebook.com/blackpointmarket/
  • Costco: Effective April 8, Costco has a new priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Effective March 30, hours were reduced (closing earlier): 10 am-6:30 pm weekdays, 9:30 am-6 pm Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10 am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30 am-7 pm weekdays, 7:30 am-6:30 weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Del Pueblo Market: this small, family-owned market has a butcher counter, some grocery products, and some dairy and fresh produce (behind Jeffrey’s near Soquel/Capitola Rd), open daily 5 am-5:30pm, 831-425-1829, https://www.facebook.com/delpueblomkt
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8 am to 8 pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8 am to 9 pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: General hours are 6 am-10 pm daily except from 6-9 am Tuesday and Thursday: these areexclusive hoursfor seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9 am to 8 pm daily, 8-9 am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now daily). There are now temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, on April 13 they announced the Felton & Scotts Valley stores were adding Sunday morning to their senior hours, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of early April, they changed hours: now 8-10 am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10 am – 7 pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, beginning April 20 you must wear a face mask or covering to enter the store, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9 am to 7 pm daily plus an early shopping hour from 8-9 am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmer’s Markets

The Wednesday Downtown, Saturday Westside SC and Sunday Live Oak markets from Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open. They recently added a Senior Shopping period. This is 30 minutes prior to the market’s opening time, so it is from 12:30-1pm for the Downtown Market and 8:30-9am for the Westside and Live Oak markets.

The markets are following strict safety guidelines. I went to the Live Oak market April 12 (my first time at a farmers market since the pandemic) and was pleased with all the 6-foot markers (tape on ground, etc.), and masks/gloves on various vendors. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19.

Also, El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program hosts weekly booths at the Westside and Live Oak farmers’ markets. Upcoming vendor appearances are My Mom’s Mole at Westside April 25, and Cali Dawg at Live Oak April 26.

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11am-4pm daily
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.: takeout, daily 12-6 pm, humblesea.com.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping, https://www.nubobrew.com/
  • Sante Adairius takeout, daily 12-6 pm, rusticales.com.

Wineries & Wine Bar

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pick up at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. The next date is April 19. Cost is $30 for one person or $45 for two and includes tasting kits that are shipped to your home or picked up at the winery (135 Aviation Way) plus a Zoom video link to watch and interact with Hoover. Visit integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Winemaker-Led-Tastings. Also, Integrity has a “Survival Wine Pack” for $159. Visit www.integrity.wine.
  • Pelican Ranch Winery will offer delivery in Santa Cruz County to those who buy three or more items from the current (as of 4/19) wine menu. Call or text Phil (831-332-5359) with selections from the following: 1) 2018 Chardonnay Unoaked ($15); 2) 2018 Zinfandel Rose TWO bottles ($30); 3) 2015 Pinot Noir Babcock ($45); 4) 2016 Pinotage ($26); & 5) 2016 Zinfandel($22)
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (12-3pm) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are extending the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • VinoCruz UPDATED APRIL 20: They are adding takeout food options including: Cheese & Charcuterie plates, Red Pepper Hummus w/ Pita, Olives, Toasted Nuts, Take & Bake Flatbread Pizzas and Flourless Chocolate Torte for dessert. Call ahead to order. Open 3-6 pm Tues, and Thurs-Sat. Order wine ahead for curbside pickup, or order at the store in person. They are offering discounts on select bottles, 831-426-8466, https://vinocruz.com/
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. They have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside).
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They recently expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop, 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), has reduced its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays). Products include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm is a recently launched online marketplace for local goods, and offers pickups and deliveries every Wednesday. Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Hakouya, makers of my favorite salad dressing (probiotic miso dressing, it’s good on salad, as a sauce for fish and more, dip for veggies, etc.) is now offering free, local delivery of their products if you buy at least $30 worth. That miso dressing comes in two sizes: 11-ounce for $12, 8-ounce for $9. They sell handmade miso paste (red, white, barley, 250 grams) for $15 each, quick miso soup base for $15, and double fermented organic Soy Sauce Koji for $12. Email info@hakouya.com to order; see Hakouya.com to learn about products and browse recipes.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.) If you buy one in April or May, they will donate a gift bag to a heroic community member (essential workers who put themselves at risk to help—medical workers, custodians, postal carriers, grocery store workers, and delivery drivers—they are taking nominees if you know someone). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com. Interested in supporting Center for Farmworker Families? They are doing a fundraising drive for grocery gift cards for farmworkers as the regular April supply distribution was cancelled.  Donate at farmworkerfamily.org/donate.
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts
  • Santa Cruz Fun Foods (on Instagram @santacruzfunfoods) recently started delivery of amusement park treats. Treats are delivered by Grubhub and DoorDash, and made by Whiting’s Foods (they’ve been doing Boardwalk food concessions for many years). Selections include churros, kettle corn, chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Dippin’ Dots and cotton candy. See www.santacruzfunfoods.com.
  • Toque Blanche: store hours are 11am-6pm daily. They are offering curbside pickup at our Santa Cruz store, and shipping to customers with flat rate $9.99 shipping for orders over $50, or free shipping for over $99, (831) 426-1351, https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697 after 10 am daily except Sunday.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of April 11, 2020

One of several “Bakers Box” selections from Companion Bakeshop
Photo courtesy of Companion Bakeshop

Hi there. During Shelter In Place, here’s the latest status of many local restaurants and other businesses. Hope it helps you simultaneously support local businesses and nourish yourselves—it’s current as of the end of the day yesterday, April 11 (as far as I know—please understand there will be some mistakes as things are constantly changing). Note that some updates have been made for menus, etc. under restaurant listings.

Please email me at tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections for me, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

  • Abbott Square Market: all restaurants are currently closed
  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun noon to 8 pm for takeout, Santa Cruz (831) 600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos (831) 708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery 4-8 pm Tues-Sunday, two lines open 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com/
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, aptosstbbq.com
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30 pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday from 4-7 pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pick up. Emergency first responders get a 50% discount. Order at badanimalbooks.com.
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Barceloneta: takeout from 4-7pm Wednesday to Saturday, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Monday-Thursday 2-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for Appetizers & Drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: 11 am-7 pm daily, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: new Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road (831-612-6668) plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout from noon to 8 pm, bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: Last week, BB turned its dining room into a “mini market” offering pantry essentials including milk, eggs, flour, pasta, produce, marinated meats, paper goods and half price bottles of wine. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday noon-7 pm. As they’ve been doing for the last few weeks, the restaurant is serving food Wed-Sun noon-7 pm for take-out or curbside pickup, with delivery to the greater Aptos area on qualifying orders over $75, 831-662-9799 bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • The Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7 am to 5 pm, butterybakery.com, 831-458-3020
  • Café Brazil: 8 am to 3 pm daily, 10 percent discount on all order, (831) 429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery, 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7 pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/
  • Carpo’s: noon to 8 pm daily, carposrestaurant.com
  • Charlie Hong Kong: noon-9 pm, takeout (curbside pickup). They will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, charliehongkong.com
  • Chocolate: takeout/delivery daily 4-8pm. They use DoorDash for delivery; menu is updated on DoorDash every day at noon, and there are daily specials Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/ & pickup info is at https://chocolatesantacruz.com/wine-list/
  • Cilantro’s: daily 11 am to 7 pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: Closed until further notice
  • Colectivo Felix: Thursdaythrough Saturdayempanada, soup, and/or dip delivery to Santa Cruz residents, https://colectivofelix.square.site/
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout 8 am-2 pm daily except Mondays, Aptos location (formerly closed), now open Friday-Sunday 8 am-2pm, companionbakeshop.com. Also offering aweekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tuesday or Thursday. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.),https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery, 831-722-7220,  https://corralitospizzadelivery.com
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout daily with curbside pickup 11:30 am-8 pm, also Beach Market next door 9 am-8 pm, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: closed for the foreseeable future
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, 11 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday-Thursday, until 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 831-479-3388, https://www.dynastysantacruz.com
  • East End Gastropub: takeout, visit eastendpub.com for details
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: 11 am-8 pm, takeout/delivery only, with curbside pickup for online orders, pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: open for takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout,831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cali Dawg, Dos Hermanos Pupuseria and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They are publishing weekly menus every Saturday.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, daily noon to 6 pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, open 7 am to 8 pm, (831) 462-1308
  • Engfer Pizza Works: 4-9:30 pm daily except Monday, 831-429-1856, engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, 8 am to 4 pm daily, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thursday night for delivery Monday and/or Thursday of following week, myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: 4-8 pm Wednesdays they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fridays from noon-4 pm, they’re doing frozen pickup of beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call (626) 549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout from 11:30 am-2 pm & 5-7:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 831-457-1677, gabriellacafe.com
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: take out daily except Saturday, 831-475-9191 or https://www.scgardendeli.com
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275, www.goldenpalacesantacruz.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Friday early afternoon for following week, linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gayle’s Bakery: closed until further notice
  • Habit Burger Grill: take-out and delivery from 10:30am-9:00pm daily, (831) 466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); pre-order at hanloh.square.site
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: daily except Mondays, free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, 831-471-8787
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3 pm for pickup 4-7pm Thursday-Saturday, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews, pasta, and (uncooked) sausages at Downtown (Wednesday) and Live Oak (Sunday) farmers markets
  • Hula’s: closed until further notice
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: Daily noon-6 pm, takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks. Orders can be placed in person at café or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time will be allowed in Ideal for pickup. www.idealbarandgrill.com
    India Joze: open for takeout Tues-Sat from 5-8 pm, 831-325-3633, Indiajoze.com/order/eat
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11 am and family dinner daily 5-7:30 pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: there’s a current promotion—if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you will receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7 am to 5 pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Kaito: 4-9 pm daily except Monday, takeout plus delivery to limited areas – delivery ends at 8 pm, https://www.smilekaito.com/
  • KFC: open for takeout, (831) 476-1170
  • Kickin’ Chicken: Currently located at the Food Lounge (serving out of the backdoor on Chestnut St.). Delivery & takeout Wed-Fri 6-11 pm & Sat-Sun 4-9pm, kickinchickensc.com
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • La Posta: Effective April 7, they changed their offerings, reducing days and selections. From 3-6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, they are offering pick-up of fresh sourdough bread loaves, bottles of wine, and three pasta options (ready to warm at home, with “easy to follow directions”). Visit lapostarestaurant.com for menu. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782, lapostarestaurant@gmail.com.
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: Changed hours effectiveApril 6 – now open daily except Tuesdays 4:30-8:30 pm, takeout/delivery including free delivery to limited areas, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, lailirestaurant.com
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout with curbside pickup, Tuesday-Sunday 4-8 pm, 831-425-2288, full menu as well as family lasagna trays and specials (order meat or veggie family lasagna a day ahead), lilliansitaliankitchen.com
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: 8 am-1 pm, takeout, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Monday-Thursday 2-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: food and beer pickup and delivery noon to 8 pm daily, lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, manuelsrestaurant.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivering from 3-7 pm daily; place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email (mattiapizza04@gmail.com). Delivery is free if you buy three or more pizzas.
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout continues, both locations (1020 Ocean St. and 218 State Park Drive) and they recently began ice cream delivery, covering cities from Santa Cruz to Aptos. Customers go online to order quarts and novelties by 6 p.m. and need to be home between 6-8:30 p.m. to receive delivery, mariannesicecream.com
  • Mentone: David Kinch’s new restaurant opened March 25 with takeout only at 174 Aptos Village Way, mentonerestaurant.com. Call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11 am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wednesday-Sunday pickup (4 pm onward)
  • Mission Hill Creamery: 2-9 pm Tues-Sat, 2-7 Sun, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, and a recently added sundae kit ($39.95, you get two pints of ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, and five toppings from a list of 12), takeout with curbside pickup or delivery via GrubHub, DoorDash, and UberEats, missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout,831458-2222,https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Miyako: closed until at least May 3, https://miyakocapitola.com
  • Monster Pot: reopened April 10 with takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via monsterpostsc.com, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-8:30 pm, nakasushi.org
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Pacific Cookie Company: cookies and treats to go and offering curbside pick-up; order at 831-429-6905
  • Palm Deli: open daily 7am-2pm — delivery (DoorDash) or takeout; for the latter, you can order in person but phone orders are preferred for safety/limiting time people spend in the deli. 831-688-3354, they will add in any drinks, chips, grocery items, to the “ready-to-eat food orders” – including Glaum eggs since they are the owners of Glaum Egg Ranch down the road (which is also still open). See https://www.thepalmdeli.com/ and https://glaumeggranch.com/
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, both locations, theparishpublick.com
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House is doing take-out dinner. thehollinshouse.com/restaurant
  • Persephone: take-out menu now available Thursday through Sunday (used to be Fri-Sat). Menu items rotate, see https://www.toasttab.com/potter/v3 and call by 11 a.m. to place order for that day.
  • Picnic Basket: 9am-3pm daily, takeout or delivery, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart Various locations open for takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859, pleasurepizzasc.com/downtown/menus
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: downtown location closed for the foreseeable future
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: (Capitola) noon to 7:30pm. Sunday-Thursday, noon to 8 pm Fri-Saturday, 831-476-7458, menu at ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: takeout daily 11 am-7 pm
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Monday-Friday 11 am-2 pm and 5-9 pm, Saturday-Sunday noon to 9 pm, 831-427-2559, realthaisantacruz.com
  • Red Apple Café: 8 am-3 pm daily, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Redwood Pizza: (in Felton) closed for the foreseeable future, http://www.redwoodpizza.com
  • Riva Fish House: limited take-out menu, plus beer and wine, order takeout at (831) 429-1223 or https://www.rivafishhouse.com, or in person at the restaurant from noon-6 pm daily
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, 10 am-3 pm,(831) 515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: takeout and delivery, (831) 426-9930, https://rosiemccanns.com
  • Sabieng Thai: food to go from 3-8 pm daily, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery, salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout,831-888-6697
  • Sawasdee & Sawasdee By The Sea: the original Soquel spot (5050 Soquel Dr.) & second location (101 Main St., Santa Cruz) are both open daily for takeout from 11 a.m. They take their last phone orders at 8:45 pm weekdays and 915 pm weekends. Soquel: 831-462-5051, http://sawasdeesoquel.com, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com
  • Scopazzi’s: noon to 7 pm Wednesday-Sunday, new takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with sausage or meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441
  • Seabright Deli: 11 am-7 pm daily, walkup window and curb service, 831-515-7484
  • Shadowbrook: closed until at May 1
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,http://showtimepizzeria.com
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30 pm, online ordering https://www.shunfengsantacruz.com/or by phone 831-423-3688 or 831-423-9888
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30 pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: Effective April 5, food service has now stopped (formerly doing takeout) but wine continues: Wine shop staff are available by phone to take orders for bottles of wine, opening approximately once a week for people to do curbside pickup for pre-ordered and pre-paid wine. Contact (831) 423-2020 or info@SoifWine.com.
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar open daily 7 am to noon, limited bar menu 4-8pm Thurs-Sun but may soon add Wednesday, southpointseascape.com
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307, www.star-bene.com
  • Steamer Lane Supply: Because they are located in a State Park, SLS had to close its traditional location 4/9 and will reopen 4/16. Meanwhile, it began delivery 4/10 for those who live between Westside and Ocean St. Call 831-316-5240. Hours are 4-7:45 pm daily. Visit web site for menu and details, http://steamerlanesc.com.
  • Surf City Sandwich: 10:30 am-3 pm, takeout or delivery, see surfcitysandwich.com.
  • Sushi Garden: Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville locations open for take-out on various days, Scotts Valley location currently closed, sushi-garden.com 
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: 9 am to 7:30 pm daily except Sunday when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: 9 am-8 pm daily, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz: both locations are open for takeout, http://www.taqsc.com
  • Taqueria Tepeque: open for takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Taqueria Michoacan: takeout, open daily except Sunday, (831) 465-8290
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary,https://www.togos.com
  • Tony & Alba’s: offering food at 50 percent off, at Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz stores, takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery. Call 831-439-9999 (SV) or 831-425-8669 (SC) to order, menu at tonyandalbas.com
  • Tortilla Flats: call 831-476-1754 starting at 1 pm to place order; pick up between 4-8 pm, tortillaflatstogo.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30 am-9 pm, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7 am-1 pm daily except Sunday, order by phone 831-477-1341 or online https://the-ugly-mug-109327.square.site
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Westside location),https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, 831-458-9808, plus delivery via DoorDash, vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Village Host Pizzeria: Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) locations open daily 11 am-9 pm, takeout and delivery, https://villagehost.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: main restaurant is closed but owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is doing take-out and delivery of “celebration cakes and desserts” including brownies and cookies, on a sliding scale. They are also selling bottles of wine (and they did a special prix fixe takeout Easter brunch). Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to place an order.
  • Wasabi Sushi: open for takeout and offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), (831) 515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Woodstock Pizza: open for take-out and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to provide pizzas to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Zameen: Effective April 7, all locations are closed (they had temporarily re-opened Aptos location as of March 26 for take-out food)
  • Zoccoli’s Deli: take-out and curbside Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm, closed Sundays, 831-423-1711, zoccolis.com

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account whatsopensantacruz & the site whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with these–just sharing resources).

Grocery stores

Note: Several local stores offer delivery service for a fee through InstaCart. These include Costco, Lucky, New Leaf, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Target. Visit https://www.instacart.com.

  • Aptos Natural Foods has reduced hours of 10 am to 7 pm with senior hours of 8-10 am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: still open for business, groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831- 713-5842
  • Costco: Effective April 8, Costco has a new priority policy for healthcare workers & first responders. During all open hours, Costco members who are healthcare workers and first responders (such as police officers, EMTs and firefighters) will be allowed to move to the front of any line to enter the warehouse. Effective March 30, hours were reduced (closing earlier): 10 am-6:30 pm weekdays, 9:30 am-6 pm Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10 am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30 am-7 pm weekdays, 7:30 am-6:30 weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8 am to 8 pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hours are 8 am to 9 pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • Lucky: general hours are 6 am-10 p.m. daily except from 6-9 am Tuesday and Thursday: these are exclusive hours for seniors and guests with compromised health; 831-462-6917, www.luckysupermarkets.com
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9 am to 8 pm daily, 8-9 am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now Monday-Friday). There are now temporary store capacity limits and new waitlist technology that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/stay-healthy
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of early April, they changed their hours: now 8-10 am for seniors and those at high risk, and 10 am – 7 pm for the general public, http://www.shopperscorner.com/
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), starting this week the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9 am to 7 pm daily. On March 30 they began hosting an early shopping hour from 8-9 am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmer’s Markets

The Wednesday Live Oak, Saturday Westside SC and Sunday Live Oak markets from Santa Cruz Community Farmers Markets are currently open with normal hours. They are following strict safety guidelines. I went to the Live Oak market April 12 (my first time at a farmers market since the pandemic) and was pleased with all the 6-foot markers (tape on ground, etc.), and masks/gloves on various vendors. Read more athttp://www.santacruzfarmersmarket.org/sc-community-farmers-markets-and-covid-19(content was updated April 11).

The Saturday Aptos/Cabrillo College market, also open with regular hours, is utilizing safety measures such as hand sanitizer and hand washing stations. Farmers and vendors are wearing gloves. Keep up to date via their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MBFarmersMarket/.

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11 am to 4 pm daily
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co. is to-go only. Hours are daily noon to 6 pm. Visit humblesea.com.
  • Sante Adairius is offering to-go sales, from noon to 6 pm daily. Visit rusticales.com.

Wineries

  • Alfaro Family Vineyards has curbside pick up at the winery by appointment, and on Saturdays between 1-3 p.m. For mail orders, they offer discount shipping ($2 per bottle) and select discounts on purchases over $250. Visit alfarowine.com or call 831-728-5172.
  • Integrity Wines is offering in-home wine tasting with winemaker Mark Hoover. The next date is April 19. Cost is $30 for one person or $45 for two and includes tasting kits that are shipped to your home or picked up at the winery (135 Aviation Way) plus a Zoom video link to watch and interact with Hoover. Visit integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Winemaker-Led-Tastings. Also, Integrity has a “Survival Wine Pack” for $159. Visit www.integrity.wine.
  • Pelican Ranch Winery will offer delivery in Santa Cruz County from April 8-14, to those who buy three or more bottles from the Wine Flight list. Wines available are 2017 Chardonnay ($25), 2018 Gewürztraminer ($20), 2018 Zinfandel Rosé ($18), 2017 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mt ($36), and 2016 Zinfandel ($21). Call or text winemaker Phil Crews at 831-332-5359. He is offering free shipping to the rest of the U.S. for orders of $75 or more.
  • Silver Mountain Vineyards is holding Saturday hours (noon-3 p.m.) for both its tasting rooms, Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, to buy and pick up wine. Also, they are extending the “Irish Green Sale” for five wines including 2015 Chardonnay, Tondré, and 2011 Pinot Noir, Tondré. Call (408) 353-2278 or visit http://www.silvermtn.com.
  • Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery has complimentary shipping with any 2 bottle or more purchase, and 25% off any four bottles or more. Pick up can be arranged at the winery by appointment, 408-560-9343, wrightsstation.com

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

  • H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. They have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside).
  • Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They recently expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Other

Jam from Love Cultivated
Photo courtesy of Love Cultivated
  • Blossom’s Farmstore and Coffeeshop, 2904 Freedom Blvd. (Watsonville/Corralitos), has reduced its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (closed Mondays). Products include fresh, organic veggies and fruit from their own and other local farms; Dirty Girl Tomato sauce; fresh bread, seasonal homemade soups, salads and frittatas; Kombucha; coffee, and organic and biodynamically grown tea. They also carry immune system boosting herbal supplements and probiotics/ferments, essential oil sprays and salves (antibacterial and anti viral), and respiratory system healing tonics (all made from Blossom’s Farm herbs), 831-319-4048 or facebook.com/blossomsfarmstorecorralitos.
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or dekesmarket.com
  • EatLocal.Farm, an online marketplace for local goods, recently launched. The second week of pickups and deliveries is April 8. Customers buy seasonal produce and items from farms and vendors like Aptos Farm, Borba Family Farms, Fogline Farm, New Natives Nursery, and Wild Poppies Olive Oil. Visit https://eatlocal.farm/.
  • Love Cultivated has several Spring Collection gift boxes including one with homemade jams and marmalades (others contain soaps, etc.) If you buy one in April or May, they will donate a gift bag to a heroic community member (essential workers who put themselves at risk to help—medical workers, custodians, postal carriers, grocery store workers, and delivery drivers—they are taking nominees if you know someone). As always, they are donating 5% of sales (not just gift box proceeds) to the Center for Farmworker Families. Visit www.love-cultivated.com. Interested in supporting Center for Farmworker Families? They are doing a fundraising drive for grocery gift cards for farmworkers as the regular April supply distribution was cancelled.  Donate at farmworkerfamily.org/donate.
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts
  • Sushi Market Sprouts: still open, they carry prepared packaged sushi (same family that runs Kaito Restaurant) & a few Japanese groceries & housewares, also refrigerated miso dressing from Hakouya, https://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-market-sprouts-santa-cruz
  • Toque Blanche: store hours are 11am-6pm daily. They are offering curbside pickup at our Santa Cruz store, and shipping to customers with flat rate $9.99 shipping for orders over $50, or free shipping for over $99, (831) 426-1351, https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • The Vitamin Center in Capitola is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697 after 10 am daily except Sunday.

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Santa Cruz County food & drink changes & closures, as of April 1, 2020

Pasta to go from Lago Di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria
photo courtesy of Lago Di Como

Hi everyone. Thanks to everyone who has emailed me with more restaurants to add, and to those who have thanked me for all the energy I’m spending on these lists. Both are appreciated!

I am publishing new articles as often as I can, to help everyone during this pandemic / shelter in place. Here’s the latest list—current as of the end of the day yesterday, April 1. As always, email me at tara@santacruzfoodie.com if you have information to share, or corrections for me, for future articles.

Restaurants & other food vendors

(listed alphabetically)

  • Akira Sushi: both locations are open Wed-Sun noon to 8 pm for takeout, Santa Cruz (831) 600-7093, https://www.akirasantacruz.com/, & Aptos (831) 708 2154, https://www.akiraaptos.com/
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery 4-8 pm Tues-Sunday, two lines open 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901, https://www.alderwoodsantacruz.com
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery, aptosstbbq.com
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30 pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135, http://avantisantacruz.squarespace.com
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, 831-226-2350, http://www.backninegrill.com/
  • Bad Animal Books: Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday from 4-7 pm, take-out “family meals” with curbside pick up. Emergency first responders get a 50% discount. Order at badanimalbooks.com.
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Barceloneta: started doing takeout April 1, pickup is 4-7pm Wednesday to Saturday, 831-900-5222, https://eatbarceloneta.square.site/
  • Beach Street Pizza & Bar: takeout, curbside pickup and delivery, Monday-Thursday 2-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-7pm. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 4-7pm for Appetizers & Drinks. 831-471-8530, www.beachstreetpizzaandbar.com
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: 11 am-7 pm daily, https://www.beerthirtysantacruz.com/
  • Betty Burgers: new Aptos location, 415 Trout Gulch Road (831-612-6668) plus two other locations (41st Ave. and Seabright) are doing takeout from noon to 8 pm, bettyburgers.com. Downtown location is closed.
  • Bittersweet Bistro: open Wednesday-Sunday noon-7 pm for take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery (on orders over $75), 831-662-9799 bittersweetbistro.com.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • The Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7 am to 5 pm, butterybakery.com, 831-458-3020
  • Café Brazil: 8 am to 3 pm daily, 10 percent discount on all order, (831) 429-1855, http://cafebrasil.us/
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery, 831-458-1212, http://www.cafemare.com/
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7 pm, 831-688-6238, http://cafesparrow.com/
  • Carpo’s: noon to 8 pm daily, carposrestaurant.com
  • Charlie Hong Kong: noon-9 pm, takeout (curbside pickup). They will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers, charliehongkong.com
  • Chocolate: takeout/delivery daily 4-8pm. They use DoorDash for delivery; menu is updated on DoorDash every day at noon, and there are daily specials Delivery info is at https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/ & pickup info is at https://chocolatesantacruz.com/wine-list/
  • Cilantro’s: daily 11 am to 7 pm, 831-761-2161, https://cilantroswatsonville.com
  • Coffeetopia: Closed until further notice
  • Colectivo Felix: Thursday through Saturday, empanada, soup, and/or dip delivery to Santa Cruz residents, https://colectivofelix.square.site/
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout 8 am-2 pm daily except Mondays, Aptos location closed, companionbakeshop.com. Also offering aweekly “Bakers Box” where you order & pay in advance and pick up on Tuesday or Thursday. Three different bakery product boxes are available along with several “add on” items (organic milk, hot sauce, etc.),https://companionbakeshop.com/shelter-box-order
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout daily with curbside pickup 11:30 am-8 pm, also Beach Market next door 9 am-8 pm, http://www.crowsnest-santacruz.com/
  • Dharma’s: closed for the foreseeable future
  • East End Gastropub: takeout, visit eastendpub.com for details
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: 11 am-8 pm, takeout/delivery only, with curbside pickup for online orders, pleasurepizzasc.com
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: open for takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Jardin: takeout,831-477-9384, https://www.eljardinrestaurant.net/
  • El Pájaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator: (412 E. Riverside Dr. Watsonville) Daily pop-up takeout program launched April 1 to support small food businesses (Cali Dawg, Dos Hermanos Pupuseria and more), which rotate and offer lunch and dinner. Customers place and pay for food orders ahead of time. For menus and more info, see @elpajarocdc on IG or FB. They will publish weekly menus every Saturday.
  • El Palomar: takeout with curbside service, daily noon to 6 pm, see Instagram & Facebook @elpalomarrestaurant for specials including family packages. Pacific Ave. entrance is closed– enter through Front Street entrance, adjacent to the Soquel/Front Parking Garage, 831-425-7575, elpalomarsantacruz.com
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, open 7 am to 8 pm, (831) 462-1308
  • Engfer Pizza Works: 4-9:30 pm daily except Monday, engferpizzaworks.com
  • Erik’s Deli: takeout, online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery are available at four locations, hours vary: Aptos 831- 688-5656, Capitola 831-475-4646, Santa Cruz 831-462-1919, and Scotts Valley 831-438-4646, eriksdelicafe.com
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, 8 am to 4 pm daily, 831-684-0266, https://www.thefarmbakerycafe.com/
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thursday night for delivery Monday and/or Thursday of following week, myfoodsmith.com
  • Full Steam Dumpling: 4-8 pm Wednesdays they have ready-to-cook ramen dinner (just cook noodles), dumplings, and limited sides. Delivery or pick up on Chestnut St. behind Santa Cruz Food Lounge. Fridays from noon-4 pm, they’re doing frozen pickup of beef Gyoza, vegan Gyoza & Char Siu Bao at discounted prices. Pickup on Chestnut St. Text or call (626) 549-5574
  • Gabriella Café: takeout from 11:30 am-2 pm & 5-7:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 831-457-1677, gabriellacafe.com
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Friday early afternoon for following week, linktr.ee/goldenrootskitchen
  • Gayle’s Bakery: closed until further notice
  • Habit Burger Grill: take-out and delivery from 10:30am-9:00pm daily, (831) 466-9264, https://www.habitburger.com/
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); pre-order at hanloh.square.site
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30 am-12:30 pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks, https://www.hiddenfortresscoffee.com/cafe-menu
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770, https://www.thehindquarter.com/
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: daily except Mondays 11:30 am-7:30 pm, free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, 831-471-8787
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3 pm for pickup 4-7pm Thursday-Saturday, 831-431-6131, http://www.homesoquel.com, also offering soups/stews and (uncooked) sausages at Downtown (Wednesday) and Live Oak (Sunday) farmers markets
  • Hula’s: closed until further notice
  • Ideal Bar & Grill: Daily noon-6 pm, takeout food plus brewed coffee and espresso drinks. Orders can be placed in person at café or at 831-423-5271. Only two guests at a time will be allowed in Ideal for pickup. www.idealbarandgrill.com
  • India Joze: open for takeout Tues-Sat from 5-8 pm, 831-325-3633, Indiajoze.com/order/eat
  • Jack O’Neill Restaurant at the Dream Inn: Takeout family breakfast Saturday-Sunday 8-11 am and family dinner daily 5-7:30 pm; each serves 4-6 people, see menu at https://www.jackoneillrestaurant.com/. Gift cards: there’s a current promotion—if you buy a gift card of $100 or more, and are one of the first 50 customers, you will receive a complimentary breakfast voucher for a later date. Call 831-460-5012.
  • Jeffery’s Restaurant: daily 7 am to 5 pm (sometimes later than 5), 831-425-1485
  • Kaito: 4-9 pm daily except Monday, takeout plus delivery to limited areas – delivery ends at 8 pm, https://www.smilekaito.com/
  • KFC: open for takeout, (831) 476-1170
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, https://www.kiantis.com/
  • La Posta: takeout with curbside pickup, options include fresh bread loaves lapostarestaurant.com
  • Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria: open daily except Tuesdays noon-8 pm, takeout/delivery including free delivery to limited areas, menu includes family-size options and they also offer deli case up front for “quick grab and go foods to warm/cook at home,” lagodicomoristorante.com
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, lailirestaurant.com
  • Lillian’s Italian Kitchen: takeout, 831-425-2288, lilliansitaliankitchen.com
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: 8 am-1 pm, takeout, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713, https://www.restaurantji.com/ca/santa-cruz/lindas-seabreeze-caf-/
  • Loard’s Ice Cream: takeout Monday-Thursday 2-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-7pm, next door to Beach Street Pizza & Bar, 831-471-8530.
  • Lupulo Craft Beer House: food and beer pickup and delivery noon to 8 pm daily, lupulosc.com
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, manuelsrestaurant.com
  • Marianne’s Ice Cream: takeout, both locations, mariannesicecream.com
  • Mattia Pizza: delivering from 3-7 pm daily; place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email (mattiapizza04@gmail.com). Delivery is free if you buy three or more pizzas.
  • Mentone: David Kinch’s new restaurant opened March 25 with takeout only at 174 Aptos Village Way, mentonerestaurant.com. Call 831-708-1174 to pre-order from 11 am until sell-out. Rotating selections including pizza, salad, cocktails, and wine for Wednesday-Sunday pickup (4 pm onward)
  • Mission Hill Creamery: 2-9 pm Tues-Sat, 2-7 Sun, selections include ice cream, fresh bread, chicken pot pies, missionhillcreamery.com
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831458-2222, https://www.missionstbbq.com
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-8:30 pm, nakasushi.org
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, nickthegreeksj.com/locations, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,https://www.olivegarden.com/order-togo
  • Pacific Cookie Company: cookies and treats to go and offering curbside pick-up; order at 831-429-6905
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery, pandaexpress.com
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, both locations, theparishpublick.com
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House is doing take-out dinner. thehollinshouse.com/restaurant
  • Persephone: take-out menu available Fridays and Saturdays (may expand in future). Menu will change week to week, see https://www.toasttab.com/potter/v3
  • Picnic Basket: 9am-3pm daily, takeout or delivery, you can add an ice cream pint to your order from sister business The Penny Ice Creamery, http://thepicnicbasketsc.com
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115, https://www.pixiegoodeats.com/
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart Various locations open for takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, https://www.pizzamyheart.com
  • Pono Hawaiian Grill: closing downtown location for the foreseeable future
  • Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap: (Capitola) noon to 7:30pm. Sunday-Thursday, noon to 8 pm Fri-Saturday, 831-476-7458, menu at ponohawaiiangrill.com (not all items are available; customers can ask when they call)
  • Pretty Good Advice: takeout daily 11 am-7 pm
  • Red Apple Café: 8 am-3 pm daily, 831-685-1224, https://www.redappleaptos.com
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, 10 am-3 pm,(831) 515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: takeout and delivery, (831) 426-9930, https://rosiemccanns.com
  • Sabieng Thai: food to go from 3-8 pm daily, 831-425-1020, https://www.sabiengthaicuisine.com
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery, salathaisantacruz.com
  • Salsa’s: window service only, 831-465-1105
  • San Marcos Charquito Tacos y Tortas: takeout, 831-888-6697
  • Scopazzi’s: noon to 7 pm Wednesday-Sunday, 831-338-6441
  • Seabright Deli: 11 am-7 pm daily, walkup window and curb service, 831-515-7484
  • Shadowbrook: closed until at May 1
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362, http://showtimepizzeria.com/
  • Slice Project Pizza: takeout through side window, Thurs-Sat 4-9 pm (last order at 8:30 pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville, sliceprojectpizza.com
  • Soif: UPDATE April 5: food service has stopped, takeout with curbside pickup, Tues-Sat 4-8 pm, soifwine.com
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar open daily 7 am to noon, limited bar menu 4-8pm Thurs-Sun but may soon add Wednesday, southpointseascape.com
  • Surf City Sandwich: 10:30 am-3 pm, takeout or delivery, see surfcitysandwich.com.
  • Taqueria Los Gordos: 9 am to 7:30 pm daily except Sunday when hours may vary, call 831-688-0911 or see IG Losgordosaptos
  • Taqueria La Cabana: 9 am-8 pm daily, 831-425-7261
  • Taqueria Tepeque: open for takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758, https://taqueriatepeque355.wixsite.com/tepeque
  • Togos: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, six locations covering Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, hours vary, https://www.togos.com
  • Tortilla Flats: call 831-476-1754 starting at 1 pm to place order; pick up between 4-8 pm, tortillaflatstogo.com
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30 am-9 pm, 831-426-7248, http://www.tramontisantacruz.com
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Westside location), https://uppercrustsc.com/
  • Vasili’s: takeout, vasilisgreekrestaurant.com
  • Vim Dining & Desserts: main restaurant is closed but owner/chef Jesikah Stolaroff is doing take-out and delivery of “celebration cakes and desserts” including brownies and cookies, on a sliding scale. They are also selling bottles of wine. Email jesikah@vimsantacruz.com to place an order.
  • Wasabi Sushi: open for takeout and offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831- 515-7455, https://www.instagram.com/wasabicapitola/
  • Woodstock Pizza: open for take-out and delivery, 831-427-4444, https://woodstockscruz.com, also they’ve partnered with The Salvation Army to provide pizzas to the hungry, doubling every donation a person makes. A $25 donation will provide pizza for up to 10 people, see https://bit.ly/2UuhOXJ
  • Zameen: They re-opened Aptos location March 26 (other branches remain closed) for take-out food Thursday-Sunday 4-7:30, 831-688-4465

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at https://downtownsantacruz.com/downtown-delivered. See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account whatsopensantacruz & the site whatsopensantacruz.com—they also have some info on other services that are open (I’m not affiliated with any of these–just wanted to share resources).

Grocery stores

(listed alphabetically)

  • Aptos Natural Foods has reduced hours of 10 am to 7 pm with senior hours of 8-10 am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time), aptosnaturalfoods.com
  • Black Point Market: still open for business, groceries and ready-to-eat food, 831- 713-5842
  • Costco: effective March 30, hours are reduced (closing earlier): 10 am-6:30 pm weekdays, 9:30 am-6 pm Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday. Seniors and vulnerable customers can shop Tues through Thurs 8-9 am—note, “official (published) hours to non-seniors” don’t start until 10 am weekdays, but unofficially, on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Costco is letting non-seniors in right after the senior hour ends at 9. Updated gas station hours are 7:30 am-7 pm weekdays, 7:30 am-6:30 weekends, 831-469-0961, https://www.costco.com/
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see deluxefoodsofaptos.com
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8 am to 8 pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit https://www.foodbinherbroom.com
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8 am to 9 pm daily, https://groceryoutlet.com/store-locator
  • New Leaf Community Markets: reduced hours 9 am to 8 pm daily, 8-9 am is for pregnant, senior, and immune-compromised individuals. Extended senior discount (formerly Wednesday, now Monday-Friday). There are temporary store capacity limits at all locations and new waitlist technology at some locations that gives customers the option to join a waitlist queue via text with their mobile phone upon arrival at the store. New Leaf asks that families elect one member to do the shopping whenever possible and to limit store visits to 30 minutes or less to help minimize potential wait times, https://www.newleaf.com/
  • Nob Hill: open, visit raleys.com/stores/nob-hill-foods-bay-capitola-california
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location, https://www.safeway.com/
  • Shopper’s Corner: as of April 1, they had not reduced hours (still 6 am – 9 pm). For seniors and vulnerable guests, they will take your order via email (shoppers.statements@gmail.com) and shop for you Monday-Friday, & call when ready to pick up—when you email your list, include your name & phone #. http://www.shopperscorner.com/
  • Staff of Life: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am from Monday-Friday, online shopping with pickup/delivery is coming soon, https://www.staffoflifemarket.com
  • Target: reduced hours at stores including Capitola & Watsonville (8 am-9 pm), starting this week the 8-9 am slot on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is for vulnerable populations only (65 and older, those with underlying health concerns, and pregnant women), https://www.target.com/store-locator/find-stores
  • Trader Joe’s: both Santa Cruz and Capitola locations are open with reduced hours: 9 am to 7 pm daily. On March 30 they began hosting an early shopping hour from 8-9 am for seniors and disabled, https://www.traderjoes.com/
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

Farmer’s Markets – currently open:

  • Downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday
  • Aptos/Cabrillo College Saturday
  • Westside SC Saturday
  • Live Oak Sunday

Breweries

  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering (toasttab.com/discretion-brewing) and parking lot pick up from 11 am to 4 pm daily
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co. is to-go only. Hours are daily noon to 6 pm  Visit humblesea.com.
  • Sante Adairius is offering to-go sales, from noon to 6 pm daily. Visit rusticales.com.

Wineries

For a comprehensive winery list, see what Laura Ness wrote for Edible Monterey Bay on March 20 athttps://www.ediblemontereybay.com/blog/wineries-want-to-help-you-cope-with-covid/ (sharing this with her permission)

Seafood

Local vendors offering fresh fish for delivery include H&H Fresh Fish and Ocean2Table.

H&H’s weekly subscription program: choose between one or two meals and pause subscriptions when you need to. See hhfreshfish.com/community-supported-fishery. They have a retail shop at 493 Lake Ave. (below Johnny’s Harborside).

Ocean2Table: order seafood to be delivered as frequently or rarely as you choose. They recently expanded so that people can add limited amounts of local vendors’ eggs, chicken, and produce to their fish delivery. See getocean2table.com.

Other

  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or dekesmarket.com
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit mutarichocolate.com and check their Instagram @mutarichocolate for promotions/discounts
  • Sushi Market Sprouts: still open, they carry prepared packaged sushi (same family that runs Kaito Restaurant) & a few Japanese groceries & housewares, also refrigerated miso dressing from Hakouya, https://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-market-sprouts-santa-cruz
  • Toque Blanche: store hours are 11am-6pm daily. They are offering curbside pickup at our Santa Cruz store, and shipping to customers with flat rate $9.99 shipping for orders over $50, or free shipping for over $99, (831) 426-1351, https://www.mytoque.com/pages/toque-blanche-and-the-coronavirus
  • Capitola’s The Vitamin Center is taking phone orders and offering curbside pickup. Call 831-462-4697 after 10 am daily except Sunday.

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Gourmet Grazing on the Green benefits cancer research: enjoy lots of delicious food and wine

Attendees at a previous Grazing on the Green, photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group

The 16th annual Gourmet Grazing on the Green—noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Aptos Village Park—is an always-fun annual celebration with more than 75 vendors including local restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, and spirits distilleries. Proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group (SCCBG) .

 

Buy $65 tickets at New Leaf Community Markets (downtown, Westside or Capitola locations) or online or pay $70 at the door if it’s not sold out. Adult admission includes food, drinks and a souvenir wineglass. Designated driver tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Kids 10 and under are free; kids ages 10-20 are $35.

 

Longtime sponsors New Leaf Community Markets, Coke Farms and Watsonville Coast Produce generously donate lots of locally grown produce and products for chefs to create special tastes for event attendees.

 

Participating restaurants, food suppliers, food trucks, and other vendors include:

  • Alterra Solar
  • Ashby Confections
  • Ate3One
  • Back Nine Grill and Bar
  • Brew Dr. Kombucha
  • Café Cruz
  • California Lavash
  • Cantine Winepub
  • Cinnamon Bay Clothing
  • Cruise Coffee
  • Drink La Vie
  • East Side Eatery
  • Efi’s Dutch-indo Kitchen
  • Ella’s at the Airport
  • Fran Battendieri Designs
  • Friend in Cheeses Jam Co
  • Hollins House
  • Hula’s Island Grill
  • Judge Casey’s
  • K Dezynz Jewelry
  • Malone’s Grille Scotts Valley
  • Martinelli’s
  • McKella Jo
  • New Leaf Community Markets
  • Pacific Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Pure Valley Water
  • Sandbar Solar
  • Santa Cruz Fish Co.
  • Shadowbrook Restaurant
  • Smart Chicken
  • SunRidge Farms
  • The Crow’s Nest
  • The Turkey Boat
  • Vital Mystic
  • Watsonville Coast Produce
  • Whole Enchilada
  • Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine

Wineries, breweries and spirits include:

  • Alfaro Family Winery
  • Armitage Wines
  • Bargetto Winery
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Burrell School Vineyards
  • Carbonic Service
  • Discretion Brewing
  • El Vaquero Winery
  • Hallcrest Vineyards
  • Integrity Wines
  • Kathryn Kennedy Winery
  • Kings Mountain Vineyards
  • Lester Estate Wines
  • Loma Prieta Winery
  • MJA Vineyards
  • Muccigrosso Vineyards
  • Muns Vineyard
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.
  • Pelican Ranch Winery
  • Roudon-Smith Winery
  • Sailing Shoes Wine
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
  • Sante Arcangeli Family Wines
  • Scrumpy Hard Cider
  • Seabright Brewery
  • Sones Winery
  • Soquel Cider
  • Storrs Winery
  • Uncommon Brewers
  • Venus Spirits
  • Via Vega Winery
  • Villa Del Monte Winery
  • Wrights Station Winery

 

Proceeds from SCCBG’s events benefit these local cancer support and research organizations: Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Association, Katz Cancer Resource Center, researchers from UC Santa Cruz, the Teen Kitchen Project, and WomenCARE Cancer Advocacy.

 

Since 1995, SCCBG has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer in the Santa Cruz community, by raising money to support beneficiary organizations and fund new research that will provide possible cures and better solutions for treating cancer. Just in the last decade, they have distributed more than $2 million to directly support the Santa Cruz community.

 

For more information on the event, see sccbg.org. Parking is limited at Aptos Village Park. There is free shuttle service every 15 minutes from Cabrillo College (parking lot K); parking is free. If you Uber, dropoff is at the top of the park.

Aptos Village Park: 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos

 

Attendees at a previous Grazing on the Green, photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group

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Upcoming New Leaf classes include miso, paella, beer, anti-inflammatory cooking

 

Madia Jamgochian and Magali Brecke will host an info session/dinner party at New Leaf Sept. 21

New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz has lots of interesting cooking classes in the near future, including classes on making miso and paella, beer tasting and beginning home brewing with two local breweries, and learning about anti-inflammatory eating. Here are some details; these are all at the Westside Santa Cruz location at 1101 Fair Ave. (831-426-1306). Preregistration is required at newleaf.com/events.

 

Friday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m.

Anti-Inflammatory Info Session & Dinner Party, Cost: $40

With Certified Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian, and Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke, Co-Founder and Nutritional Director of Kitchen Witch Bone Broth

You may have heard that inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue?

This class offers an intro to New Leaf’s 4-Week Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series, held during the month of October. Come to this Dinner Party to learn the basics of anti-inflammatory eating, get your questions answered about the upcoming series, and meet past attendees who have benefited from this particular diet and lifestyle.

Class will start with an introduction to “What is inflammation?” and include the topic of Leaky Gut, as well as a breakdown of anti-inflammatory eating. A full anti-inflammatory meal is included.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

Miso Making Workshop, Cost: $35

With Masumi Diaz and Eriko Yokoyama, founders of Hakouya Cooking School. In this class you’ll learn how to make 1.5 lbs. of organic miso to take home. Masumi and Eriko will share different ways to incorporate miso into your everyday diet. Since this is a simple but lengthy process, ingredients will be prepared for you in advance and assembled together in class.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.

Regional Spanish Cooking: Paella, Cost: $45 or $40 each for two

In this hands-on class, Kristen Valenza will show you how to prepare traditional paella, and pair it with a Spanish red blend. Traditional paella is a mix of spanish rice, vegetables, meat, (like chorizo and sausage) and seafood, (clams, mussels, shrimp) and aromatic spices including parsley and saffron. Wine pairing included.

 

Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m.

Beer Brewing and Tasting, Cost: $18

Julie Reinhart from Elkhorn Slough Brewing and Emily Thomas from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing will lead you on an evening of beer tasting and beginner home brewing. They’ll go over different beer styles and you’ll get a chance to taste beers from both breweries, along with tasting notes.

 

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