One of the restaurants I like in Santa Barbara is Sojourner Cafe, which is downtown on Canon Perdido off of State Street. They have vegan and non-vegan food. Everything is labeled if it’s vegan or gluten free, which makes it a good choice if you’re going out with a group that has different food restrictions.
We tried the Vegan Jumbo Pasta Shells, Split Pea Soup, Cornbread Muffin, and Chili Tempeh Tacos.
I’ve had the stuffed shells before, and it’s where I got the idea to try a vegan version of my own. The garlic bread that came with it was also quite tasty.
The split pea soup was also good, and I’d like to try out a recipe at home. Does anyone have a good vegan split pea soup recipe?
The chili tempeh tacos were on the spicy side, but yummy. The cornbread helped cool down the spice.
We couldn’t leave without trying out the vegan chocolate cake. Sometimes icing on cakes in stores and restaurants isn’t very good, but this icing was pretty yummy…almost like a light chocolate mousse. Yum!
If you find yourself hungry in Santa Barbara, Sojourner’s is definitely a good choice. They also have started composting, and they purchase produce from local growers, so you can can feel good about your yummy meal!