Foods and Restaurants Around Santa Barbara


Epicurean Excursions

Seniors can get stuck in the monotonous routine of going to the same restaurants. Here are a few places that are off the beaten path and offer quick, delicious food.

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This French bistro and patisserie is known for its delicious pastries, but they also offer a great lunch menu that includes salads, sandwiches and pasta.
Location: Loreto Plaza, 3315 State St. and Arlington Plaza, 1324 State St.
Parking: Both locations have parking lots
Popular Item: Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich
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A long time Santa Barbara staple, Kyoto’s offers a wide variety of Japanese cuisine. Their sushi rolls are very filling and well-priced.
Location: 3232 State St.
Parking: There is a small lot in front and street parking
Popular Item: The Titanic Roll and the 911 Roll
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If you are feeling adventurous, Saigon does authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Everyone can find something they like, from noodles, to meat, to tofu. Saigon also offers a vegetarian menu.
Location: Five Points, 3981 State St.
Parking: Huge lots with tons of parking
Popular Item: Pineapple Fried Rice

Spring into Spring

Now that it’s spring, the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Markets have lots of new vegetables in season, such as artichokes, asparagus, beets, radishes, peas, carrots, rainbow chard and many more.