Buzzworthy Soquel Restaurants

The picturesque village of Soquel, with its charming downtown full of antique shops and local establishments, is brimming with buzzworthy eateries! Soquel’s expanding food scene has a creative atmosphere, where chefs come to play with local ingredients, and our tastebuds benefit! Get a taste and see why HOME’s farm-to-table fare, Pretty Good Advice’s vegetarian eats, and VinoCruz’s innovative pairings are worth the buzz!

3101 N Main Street

Tucked into a cozy neighborhood, HOME seamlessly blends a welcoming charm with upscale fare. Chef Brad Briske has meticulously curated everything from the cuisine to the ambiance. Dine in their wine cellar for an intimate meal, or under the twinkling lights on their backyard patio, complete with a pizza oven. The menu is crafted daily based on what is in-season locally, featuring an array of delectable dishes that are sure to keep you coming back for the latest creations. A recurring favorite that is sure to impress is the HOME-made squid ink spaghetti. The attention to detail given to these farm-to-table foods shines through in each delectable taste, something you certainly have to try for yourself!  

3070 Porter Street

Pretty Good Advice, a casual vegetarian take-out spot forged from the mind of celebrated Chef Matt McNamara, is a must-try! The all-day breakfast sandwiches and plant-based burgers that make up the menu are sure to please any palate at a surprisingly affordable price point. Other provisions include seasonally-rotating soups, salads, and vegan soft serve for dessert. Take a bite of the tasty Pesto Fresco, a greens-filled breakfast sandwich, which is sure to please, especially paired with their iced coconut caramel coffee. Chow down on the delicious California Ranch Burger, whose fermented-black-bean-patty pairs perfectly with creamy avocado and PGA’s tangy burger sauce. The sustainable-and-scrumptious dishes from Pretty Good Advice will keep you coming back for more!   

4901 Soquel Drive

Showcasing the best that the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA has to offer, local wines thrive at VinoCruz Wine Bar + Kitchen. Take a seat at their redwood bar, where over 50 regional varietals are poured daily. Come for the wine and stay for a taste of their award-winning cuisine! The menu is full of delectable dishes to choose from, each dish featuring the freshest ingredients and made in-house. Savor a sourdough flatbread as you sip, seated under the string lights on their outdoor patio. Don’t miss their eponymously-named Vino Burger, which is a menu highlight! Flavor is paramount at VinoCruz, which is clear in every glass and each plate they serve.  

Soquel is certainly earning its place on the foodie map with the vibrant dishes from HOME, Pretty Good Advice, and VinoCruz. With each sensational bite, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try these buzzworthy eateries sooner!