Where to eat and drink in Santa Barbara County
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You can order from a wide assortment of cuts of their exceptional Mangalitsa pork directly on their website for shipping and local delivery to Buellton and Santa Barbara by special arrangement. The availability of cuts can vary, so definitely call first.
Taste the magic of Winfield Mangalitsa! Mangalitsa ground pork (the real hamburger) and hickory smoked bacon are now featured in the Larder Meat Company’s Larder Club meat box, delivered monthly throughout California (sign up at http://www.lardermeatco.com). You can also order through our Mangalitsa Market on the Winfield Farm website—please call first! Follow us on Facebook (WinfieldFarmBuellton), Twitter (@WinfieldFarm.us) and Instagram (Winfield_Farm).
Food & Restaurants
Bob’s Well Bread
550 Bell St., Los Alamos2449 Baseline Ave, Ballard
Making bread the old-fashioned way: handcrafted in small batches with the finest ingredients and baked to perfection in a custom-built stone-deck oven. Drop in to taste what visitors and journalists are raving about as “worth the drive”—signature Pain au Levain, award-winning artisanal breads, croissants and specialty pastries. All-day menu of made-to-order breakfast, lunch and weekly special dishes. Indoor-outdoor picturesque café. Thu–Mon 7am–6pm. Café closes at 3pm. Closed Tue and Wed.
15 W. Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara
In times of duress, it’s good to know that you don’t have to go without chocolate. Chocolate Maya offers many different sizes and assortments of chocolate confections as well as chocolate bars that can be ordered online.
Chocolate Maya handmade chocolate confections: a variety of velvety truffles and chocolate-dipped temptations that are made from the highest-quality chocolate (Valrhona, Felchlin, Mesocacao including some small bean-to-bar artisans couverture) fresh local ingredients and some exotic findings from their travels overseas.
3401 State St., Santa Barbara
Shop for olive oil, vinegars and pantry items such as mustard, tapenade and pasta. Don’t miss one of our favorites—Artichokes in Merlot.
il Fustino is Santa Barbara’s first and finest olive oil and vinegar tasting room. il Fustino purveys only the finest and freshest olive oils, all grown and milled in California. They also provide an unparalleled selection of artisan vinegars. Open Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.
Olive Hill Farm
2901 Grand Ave., Los Olivos
Olive Hill Farm has a large assortment of olive oils, flavored olive oils, vinegars and table olives available online. Special tip: The bulk olive oil available in either a half or full gallon jug is a great value.
Specializing in local olive oils, flavored oils and balsamic vinegars as well as many locally produced food products. Olive oil and vinegar tastings with fresh local bread available. Open daily 11am–5pm.
458 Bell St., Los Alamos
Located in the historic 1880 General Store, offering a casual dining experience with innovative cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. The extensive wine list has earned a Wine Enthusiast “Top 100 Wine Restaurant” award two years running. Open Tue–Thu 3–9pm; Fri–Sat noon–10pm; Sun Burger Night noon–9pm.
Plow to Porch
There is probably nothing more important to your health than making sure you are getting enough fruits, vegetables and other high quality whole foods. Having them delivered to your door every week makes it easy, safe and enjoyable. And supports our local farmers, too! If you haven’t already done so, this might be the perfect time to sign up for Plow to Porch. In addition to a variety of sizes of produce boxes, they offer many add-ons, such as local eggs, meat, seafood, condiments and prepared meal options.
Plow to Porch Organics is a local organic/pesticide-free produce and grocery delivery service to members who subscribe. They simplify the purchase of local fresh organic produce and other organic, local foods in order to inspire good nutrition, support local farmers, protect the environment and make eating healthy food fun!
Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro
3315 State St., Santa Barbara, 805 569-2400
1324 State St., Santa Barbara, 805 892-280
1187 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805 324-4200
Renaud’s is a bakery specializing in French pastries and French-style cakes, as well as a bistro offering an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch. Open Mon–Sat 7am–5pm; Sun 7am–3pm.
Renaud’s menu is also available for pick-up and for delivery through Doordash and Restaurant Connection Santa Barbara. You can get breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and even their amazing quiche.
Wine and Beer
Au Bon Climat
813 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara
The tasting room and the Jim Clendenen Wine Library are known for world-class Chardonnays and Pinots. Jim Clendenen has been making wines of vision and character for over 30 years, along with other varietals. Amazing lineup of current releases and library wines available. Tasting room open Mon–Fri noon–6pm, Sat and Sun 11am–6pm.
Babi’s Beer Emporium
380 Bell St., Los Alamos
Great beer. Impeccable selection. Great fun. Adventurous beer drinkers can discover unique, hard-to-find craft beers, ciders and special projects—on tap or in bottle. Stay to have a bite from Valle Fresh’s tacos and tapas menu. Thu 4–8pm, Fri–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–6pm.
Barden focuses exclusively on wines sourced from Sta. Rita Hills, handcrafted by Margerum Wine Company. Select from current releases or exclusive Library Wines.
Buttonwood Farm Winery
1500 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang
In 1968 Betty Williams came to Buttonwood, creating a life that found expression through a connection with the land. The vineyard now has 33,000 vines with a mix of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Marsanne, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Tasting room open daily 11am–5pm.
388 Bell St., Los Alamos
A boutique winery specializing in Rhône varietals crafted with premier Santa Barbara County fruit. Their wines are sold almost exclusively at their tasting room in historic Los Alamos and through their wine club. Open Thu noon–7pm; Fri–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun 11–6pm, Mon noon–4pm. Vineyard tours and barrel sampling available by appointment.
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
7200 and 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria
The Foxen Boys’ winery and tasting room features Burgundian and Rhône-style wines. Visit the historic shack “Foxen 7200” for Italian and Bordeaux-style wines. Picnic tables and scenic views at both locations. Open 11am–4pm daily.
Vineyard: 6855 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton, 805 688-7921
Funk Zone: 111 Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, 805 845-2020
Lafond Winery & Vineyards is the sister label to neighbor Santa Barbara Winery. With the first grapes belonging to Lafond Vineyards being planting in 1962, owner Pierre Lafond established the first commercial winery in Santa Barbara County. The Lafond label specializes in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Visit the Funk Zone tasting room Sun–Thu 10am–6pm, Fri–Sat 10am–7pm or the vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills 10am–5pm daily.
Margerum Wine Company
Tasting Room at the Hotel Californian, corner of Mason & Helena, Santa Barbara, 805 845-8435
Winery Tasting Room: 59 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805 686-8500
Enjoy wine tasting at the new Tasting Room venue at the Hotel Californian in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone. Indoor and outdoor patio seating, with an indoor mezzanine that can host private events. Handcrafted Rhône varietal wines from Margerum Estate vineyard grapes and from grapes grown at top Santa Barbara County vineyards. The winery in Buellton is open on Sat–Sun for wine tasting and winery tours.
Meritage Wine Market
18 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
Meritage Wine Market offers the best personal wine experience with the core belief that making great wine is a complex process but choosing one shouldn’t be. They manage their customers’ needs with wine selections specifically chosen for their individual purpose and fulfilling the highest-quality wine within budget. Open Tue–Sat 10am–6pm.
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
137 Anacapa St., Ste. C., Santa Barbara, 805 324-4100
6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, 805 937-8340
Established in 1973, when the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries have purchased Riverbench fruit for their wines. In 2004, Riverbench began producing their own still and sparkling wines in limited quantities, with many available exclusively through their tasting rooms in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Winery
202 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Winery is the oldest winery in Santa Barbara County. Established in 1962, Pierre Lafond pioneered the commercial vineyard business under the Santa Barbara Winery label in the Sta. Rita Hills. The winery and tasting room is located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone and is one of the only fully operating wineries of its kind in the urban district. Tasting room open Sun–Thu 10am–6pm, Fri–Sat 10am–7pm.
Zaca Mesa Winery
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
Since 1973, Zaca Mesa Winery has crafted distinctive wines from their unique mesa-top vineyard. As an early pioneer of the region, they now have 150 acres planted, specializing in the production of estate-grown Rhône-style wines. Tasting room and picnic area open daily 10am–4pm. Call for more information on winery tours and private event space.
Ella & Louie
240 E. Hwy. 246, Suite 105, Buellton,
Floral designer Tracey Morris has two great loves: flowers and people. Relying on more than 25 years of design experience, Morris helps clients celebrate their big occasions with exquisite and expressive floral arrangements. Ella & Louie produces a range of looks from classic elegant designs or brightly colored flower crowns to unusual yet stylish.
American Riviera Bank
525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 805-335-811
1033 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 805 965-5942
It’s now more important than ever to support our local businesses and to bank local. And it’s reassuring to know American Riviera Bank immediately put in place procedures for ensuring the safety and support of their employees, customers and the community as a whole. They are now offering limited in-person visits and full support for online banking, ATMs, night drops and drive-up windows, as well as their excellent telephone customer service.
Offering a local and sustainable approach to banking. The founders of American Riviera Bank are a carefully selected group of successful, prominent, experienced and influential community and business leaders who understand the unique needs of the Santa Barbara community. Montecito branch open Mon–Thu 9am–5pm; Fri 9am–5:30pm. Santa Barbara branch open Mon–Thu 8am–5pm, Fri 8am–6pm.
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