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.

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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,, & Aptos (831) 708 2154,
  • Alderwood: takeout and delivery 4-8 pm Tues-Sunday, two lines open 831-588-3238 or 831-888-6901,
  • Aloha Island Grille: takeout, 831-479-3299
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery,
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30 pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135,
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, 831-226-2350,
  • 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
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Barceloneta: takeout from 4-7pm Wednesday to Saturday, 831-900-5222,
  • 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,
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: 11 am-7 pm daily,
  • 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, 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
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: closed until further notice
  • The Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7 am to 5 pm,, 831-458-3020
  • Café Brazil: 8 am to 3 pm daily, 10 percent discount on all order, (831) 429-1855,
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery, 831-458-1212,
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7 pm, 831-688-6238,
  • Carpo’s: noon to 8 pm daily,
  • Charlie Hong Kong: noon-9 pm, takeout (curbside pickup). They will cater & deliver to serve first responders, medical/hospital staff & government workers,
  • 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 & pickup info is at
  • Cilantro’s: daily 11 am to 7 pm, 831-761-2161,
  • Coffeetopia: Closed until further notice
  • Colectivo Felix: Thursdaythrough Saturdayempanada, soup, and/or dip delivery to Santa Cruz residents,
  • 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, 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.),
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery, 831-722-7220,
  • Crow’s Nest: takeout daily with curbside pickup 11:30 am-8 pm, also Beach Market next door 9 am-8 pm,
  • 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,
  • East End Gastropub: takeout, visit for details
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: 11 am-8 pm, takeout/delivery only, with curbside pickup for online orders,
  • El Chino Mexican Restaurant: open for takeout, 831-476-7175
  • El Chipotle: takeout, 831-477-1048
  • El Jardin: takeout,831-477-9384,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Farm Bakery & Café: takeout and delivery, 8 am to 4 pm daily, 831-684-0266,
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thursday night for delivery Monday and/or Thursday of following week,
  • 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,
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: take out daily except Saturday, 831-475-9191 or
  • Golden Fu-Wah: takeout, 831-515-7508
  • Golden Palace: takeout and delivery, 831-427-9275,
  • Golden Roots Kitchen: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Friday early afternoon for following week,
  • Gayle’s Bakery: closed until further notice
  • Habit Burger Grill: take-out and delivery from 10:30am-9:00pm daily, (831) 466-9264,
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing); pre-order at
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770,
  • 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,, 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.
    India Joze: open for takeout Tues-Sat from 5-8 pm, 831-325-3633,
  • 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 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,
  • 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,
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery,
  • 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 for menu. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782,
  • 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,”
  • Laili: takeout/delivery,
  • 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),
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: 8 am-1 pm, takeout, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713,
  • 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,
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848,
  • Mattia Pizza: delivering from 3-7 pm daily; place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email ( 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,
  • Mentone: David Kinch’s new restaurant opened March 25 with takeout only at 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 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,
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout,831458-2222,
  • Miyako: closed until at least May 3,
  • Monster Pot: reopened April 10 with takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-8:30 pm,
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery,, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,
  • 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 and
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery,
  • Panda Inn: takeout (Deer Park Shopping Center), 831-688-8620, or delivery via DoorDash
  • Parish Publick House: takeout, both locations,
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course: MacKenzie Bar & Grill is closed until further notice; Hollins House is doing take-out dinner.
  • Persephone: take-out menu now available Thursday through Sunday (used to be Fri-Sat). Menu items rotate, see 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,
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115,
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart Various locations open for takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery,
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859,
  • 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 (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,
  • Red Apple Café: 8 am-3 pm daily, 831-685-1224,
  • Redwood Pizza: (in Felton) closed for the foreseeable future,
  • Riva Fish House: limited take-out menu, plus beer and wine, order takeout at (831) 429-1223 or, 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,
  • Sabieng Thai: food to go from 3-8 pm daily, 831-425-1020,
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery,
  • 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,, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009,
  • 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,
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30 pm, online ordering 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,
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307,
  • 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,
  • Surf City Sandwich: 10:30 am-3 pm, takeout or delivery, see
  • Sushi Garden: Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville locations open for take-out on various days, Scotts Valley location currently closed, 
  • 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,
  • Taqueria Tepeque: open for takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758,
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Tortilla Flats: call 831-476-1754 starting at 1 pm to place order; pick up between 4-8 pm,
  • Tramonti: takeout and delivery, 11:30 am-9 pm, 831-426-7248,
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7 am-1 pm daily except Sunday, order by phone 831-477-1341 or online
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Westside location),
  • Vasili’s: takeout, 831-458-9808, plus delivery via DoorDash,
  • Village Host Pizzeria: Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455) locations open daily 11 am-9 pm, takeout and delivery,
  • 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 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,
  • Woodstock Pizza: open for take-out and delivery, 831-427-4444,, 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
  • 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,

Get info for more downtown SC restaurants, & downtown SC food/drink venues, at See menus for some restaurants at the Instagram account whatsopensantacruz & the site—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

  • 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),
  • 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,
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see
  • 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
  • Grocery Outlet: hours are 8 am to 9 pm daily,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Nob Hill: open, visit
  • Safeway: reduced hours & senior early morning hours on certain days depending on location,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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),
  • 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,
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9 am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8 am

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 at 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


  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering ( 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
  • Sante Adairius is offering to-go sales, from noon to 6 pm daily. Visit


  • 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 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 Also, Integrity has a “Survival Wine Pack” for $159. Visit
  • 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
  • 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,


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 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


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
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Mutari Chocolate is open for delivery and pickup Wednesday-Sunday noon to 7 pm; visit 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,
  • 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,
  • 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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