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 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,
  • 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,, & Aptos, 831-708 2154,
  • 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,
  • 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,, Scotts Valley daily 4:30-8:30pm, 831-713-5594,
  • Aptos St. BBQ: takeout and delivery,
  • 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,
  • Avanti Restaurant: takeout daily 4-7:30pm, a la carte or family meals serving four, 831-427-0135,
  • Back Nine Grill & Bar: takeout with curbside pickup, and delivery, daily 11am to 9pm, recently added family meals to menu, 831-226-2350,
  • 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
  • Bagelry: closed until further notice
  • Barceloneta: takeout Wed-Sat 4-7pm, cocktails and wine available to go with meals, 831-900-5222,
  • 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,
  • Beer Thirty Pour House: Daily 11am-7pm,
  • 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, 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,
  • 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,
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting:  takeout and delivery Fri-Sun 12-4pm, must place orders ahead of time via online Google Form or by emailing, cupcakes and mini-cookies (minimum order of 6 for each category), cakes, other treats, and bouquets from Bonny Doon Flowers,
  • Buttery Bakery: takeout and delivery 7am-5pm, 831-458-3020,
  • Café Brasil: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 10 percent discount on all orders, 831-429-1855,
  • 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,
  • Café El Palomar:  takeout, Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-8:30pm, 831-477-0371,
  • Café Mare: takeout/curbside and delivery (via DoorDash), 831-458-1212,
  • Café Sparrow: Tues-Sat 4-7pm, 831-688-6238, 
  • Carpo’s: takeout, 12-8 pm daily,
  • Central Coast Juicery: Takeout and delivery. Order by texting 831-747-7085 or emailing (
  • 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, (also
  • Chocolate: takeout/delivery (DoorDash) daily 4-8pm, plus Sun brunch 10am-2pm. Menu is updated daily on DoorDash. Delivery info is at & pickup info is at
  • Cilantro’s: takeout, daily 11am to 7pm, 831-761-2161,
  • 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. or email (
  • Companion Bakeshop: Westside location open for takeout Tue-Sun 8 am-2 pm, Aptos location (formerly closed) now open Fri-Sun 8 am-2pm, 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.), 
  • Corralitos Pizza: takeout or delivery (DoorDash) Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10:30pm, 831-722-7220,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Dunlap Donuts: takeout, daily 5:30am-2pm, 831-475-6447,
  • Dynasty: takeout and delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-479-3388,
  • 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,
  • East Side Eatery from Pleasure Pizza: takeout and delivery daily 11am-8pm, curbside pickup for online orders, 831-431-6058,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • El Rosal Bakery: takeout food includes tamales, daily 7am-8pm, 831-462-1308
  • El Toro Bravo: takeout, Tues-Sun 12-7pm, 831-476-1553,
  • Engfer Pizza Works: Tue-Sun 4-9:30pm, 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, daily 8am-4pm, 831-684-0266,
  • Foodsmith: prepared packaged food (heat at home), order by Thu night for delivery Mon and/or Thu of following week,
  • 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,
  • Garden Liquor & Deli: takeout Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, self-serve case stocked daily with fresh salads and sandwiches, 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 Fri early afternoon for following week,
  • Gayle’s Bakery: closed until further notice
  • Gilda’s: permanently closed
  • Habit Burger Grill: takeout and delivery daily 10:30am-9pm, 831-466-9264,
  • Hanloh Thai: pre-packaged, ready-to-heat food, pick-up Monday (Sante Adairius) and Wednesday (SC Mountain Brewing);
  • Hidden Fortress Coffee: takeout daily 7:30am-12:30pm in Watsonville, menu includes breakfast bowls/burritos, sandwiches, and coffee drinks,
  • Hindquarter: takeout and delivery Wed-Sun 1-6 pm, 831-426-7770,
  • Holy Smokes Country BBQ: free delivery, takeout, curbside pickup, Tue-Sun, 831-471-8787
  • Home: takeout with curbside pickup, taking phone orders after 3pm for pickup Thu-Sat 4-7pm, 831-431-6131,, 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, 
  • 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 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
  • 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,
  • 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.).
  • Kianti’s: takeout with curbside pickup, or delivery, Sun-Thu 11am-9pm & Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, 831-469-4400,
  • 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 for menu. It’s important to pre-order; they do sell out. Call or email orders and they will confirm: 831-457-2782,
  • 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,”
  • Laili: takeout/delivery, daily 11:30am-8pm, 831-423-4545
  • 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, 
  • Linda’s Sea Breeze: takeout, daily 8am-1pm, cash (ATM available) or check, 831-427-9713,
  • 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,
  • Manuel’s: takeout, 831-688-4848, 
  • 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,
  • Mattia Pizza: delivery daily 3-7 pm, place order by texting 669-236-9182 or via Instagram (@mattiapizza04) or email ( Delivery is free if you buy three or more pizzas.
  • May’s Sushi: takeout or DoorDash delivery, daily 12-8pm, 831-427-0201,
  • Maya’s Mexican Restaurant: takeout, 831-438-7004,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Mission Street BBQ: takeout, 831-458-2222, (heavily discounted first responder meals)
  • Miyako: closed until at least May 3,
  • Monster Pot: takeout and delivery, 831-454-8140, takeout is via, delivery is via DoorDash and others
  • Mountain Mike’s Pizza: takeout and delivery, Portola Dr. location (locally owned), daily 11am-9pm, 831-477-7760,
  • Mozaic – Takeout or delivery (GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash), 12-7:30pm daily, 831-454-8663,
  • Naka Sushi: takeout and delivery, offering 20% discount, Tue-Sun 5:30-8:30 pm, 
  • Nick the Greek: takeout/delivery, 831-431-6313,, and they’re giving out one roll of toilet paper per family per visit
  • Olive Garden: takeout and delivery,831-462-0120,
  • Oswald: closed until further notice, gift certificates available online,
  • 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,
  • Pacific Cookie Company: takeout with curbside pickup, 831-429-6905,
  • 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 and
  • Panda Express: takeout and delivery,
  • 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, 
  • 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 ( or by calling 831-459-9177,
  • 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,
  • Persephone: takeout menu available Thu-Sun, menu items rotate, see 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,
  • Pixie Deli: 831-688-1115,
  • Pino Alto Restaurant at Cabrillo College: closed until further notice
  • Pizza My Heart takeout and/or curbside pickup and delivery, various locations open,
  • Pleasure Pizza: takeout/delivery at downtown location, 831-600-7859,, takeout (no delivery) at Pleasure Point location, daily 11am-9pm, 831- 475-4002,
  • 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,
  • 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 (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,
  • Real Thai Kitchen: takeout Mon-Fri 11am-2pm & 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm, 831-427-2559,
  • Red Apple Café: takeout, daily 8am-3pm, 831-685-1224,
  • Redwood Pizza: (Felton) closed for the foreseeable future,
  • 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
  • Robbie’s Sandwiches: takeout and delivery, daily 10 am-3 pm,831-515-7411
  • Rosie McCann’s: closed until further notice
  • Royal Taj: takeout, plus delivery through DoorDash and UberEats, daily 12-2:45pm, 5:30-9:15pm, 831-427-2666,
  • 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,
  • Sabieng Thai: takeout daily 3-8 pm, 831-425-1020,
  • Sala Thai: takeout and delivery (GrubHub), daily 11:30am-3pm & 5-9pm, 831-426-1214,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,, & Santa Cruz: 831-466-9009,
  • Scopazzi’s: takeout Wed-Sun 12-7 pm, takeout menu includes food (cheeseburgers, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.), cocktails and wine, 831-338-6441,
  • Seabright Deli: takeout (walkup window or curbside service) or delivery via DoorDash, daily 11 am-7pm, 831-515-7484,
  • Shadowbrook: closed until at least May 1, gift cards available by phone 831-475-1511 or online,
  • Showtime Pizzeria: takeout (pizza, wings, ravioli, lasagna & more), 831-662-3362,
  • Shun Feng: takeout, plus delivery from 5-8:30pm, 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 8:30pm), 831-319-4581, 300 Main St. Watsonville,
  • 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
  • South Point Coffee Bar & Tap Room: coffee bar open daily 7am-12pm, limited bar menu Thurs-Sun 4-8pm, 831-661-1402,
  • Star Bene: takeout 5-8 p.m. daily, 831-479-4307,
  • Star of Siam: takeout, 831-479-0366,
  • 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,”
  • Surf City Sandwich: takeout or delivery, daily 10:30am-3pm, 831-346-6952,
  • Sushi Garden: take-out at Aptos, Capitola and Watsonville locations (open on various days), Scotts Valley location currently closed,
  • 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,
  • Taqueria Tepeque: takeout, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-462-2758,
  • 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,
  • 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),
  • Tortilla Flats: takeout with curbside pickup, Wed-Sun starting at nooncall 831-476-1754 to place order; pick up 4-8pm,
  • 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)
  • 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,
  • Ugly Mug: takeout (drinks and coffee beans), 7am-1pm daily except Sun, order at 831-477-1341 or
  • Upper Crust: takeout and delivery, 831-423-9010 (Mission St. location), and 831-476-2333 (Soquel Dr. location),
  • Vasili’s: takeout, daily 12-730pm, plus delivery via DoorDash, 831-458-9808,
  • Village Host Pizzeria: takeout and delivery, daily 11am-9pm, Aptos (831-685-8646) and Capitola (831-464-8455)
  • 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 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 to order desserts.
  • Wasabi Sushi: takeout, offering free miso soup, Brown Ranch Marketplace (same Capitola complex as Trader Joe’s), 831-515-7455,
  • Woodstock Pizza: takeout and delivery, 831-427-4444,, 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
  • 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, or
  • 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,

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 10am to 7pm with senior hours of 8-10am (65 years and up, and 10 percent discount during this time),
  • Black Point Market: open with 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): 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,
  • 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,
  • Deluxe Foods: open for business, see
  • Food Bin & The Herb Room: open 8am to 8pm, call 831-423-5526 (Food Bin) or 831-429-8108 (Herb Room) or visit
  • Grocery Outlet: hoursare8am to 9pm daily,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Nob Hill: open, visit
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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),
  • 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,
  • Whole Foods: reduced hours 9am-8 pm, seniors 60 & older can shop at 8am

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 at

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

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.


  • Discretion Brewing: online ordering ( 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,
  • 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 to order for pickup or shipping.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co.: online ordering for pickup (10 beers available as four-packs), delivery, or shipping,
  • Sante Adairius: takeout, daily 12-6pm,
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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 Call 831-227-2288 or email 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 Also, Integrity has a “Survival Wine Pack” for $159. Visit
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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 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


  • 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 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
  • Deke’s Market on 7th Ave., with In Mah Belly Deli, is open. Contact 831-476-5897 or
  • 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
  • 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 to order; see 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 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
  • 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
  • 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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