Santa Cruz County’s farmer’s markets are the inspiration for the farm-to-table scene at popular restaurants throughout the county. Opt for a sidewalk café or bistro, casual eatery at the beach or on the wharf, or elegant setting for a romantic dinner. Taste artisan ice cream, made from locally-sourced ingredients at a sweet spot surrounded by boutiques and shops. Drop in at a local coffee shop and hang with the locals as you sip a cup of flavorful, artisan-roasted brew. Stop by a lively brewery and sample craft beer, or spend a leisurely afternoon at a wine tasting room with a vineyard view in a rural setting. Or satisfy your sweet tooth at a beloved local bakery, where everything is made from scratch.
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Brunch is the perfect marriage of breakfast and lunch where you can sit back, relax, and indulge in delicious culinary delights.READ MORE >>
Craving a little something sweet, and not sure where to head in Santa Cruz County? Look no further: from Italian Bomboloni to a classic French macaron with a twist, and a fruit tartlet in between, there is more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.READ MORE >>
In the southern part of the county, amongst fields of strawberries and across the street from the local airport is the Watsonville Hangar: a hopping local foodie destination.READ MORE >>