A Guide to Takeout Food in Santa Cruz During Shelter-in-Place

Support the local food and drink scene

Updated Feb. 3, 2021: Restaurants across Santa Cruz County are offering takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining options to continue serving the community amid the pandemic. Use this guide to support the local dining scene.

We’re doing our best to keep this guide updated. If your business is missing or needs updated info, please leave a comment or email us at [email protected] with the business name, address, contact info, and a brief summary of takeout and delivery options. 


105 Post Office Drive D, Aptos, 708-2154,; 1222 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 600-7093,

Ambrosia India Bistro

207 Sea Ridge Road, Aptos, 685-0610; 6006 La Madrona Drive, No. D, Scotts Valley, 713-5594.

Aptos St. BBQ 

8059 Aptos St., Aptos. 662-1721,

Ashby Confections

16C Victor Square, Scotts Valley. 454-8299,


1917 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 427-0135. Limited menu, 4-7:30pm daily. 

Back Nine Grill & Bar

555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz. 226-2350. Family meals to go. 

Bad Animal 

1011 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. 900-5031, Closed until mid-August.

Bangkok West
2505 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos. 479-8297,


1541 B Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 900-5222,

Beer Mule Bottle Shop & Pour House

45 Aviation Way, Watsonville. 254-9789,

Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House

2504 S. Main St., Soquel. 477-9967,

Betty Burgers 

415 Trout Gulch Road, Aptos; 505 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-8190; 1222 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 600-7056,

Bittersweet Bistro 

787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos. 662-9799, Curbside pickup, limited menu. 

Bruno’s Bar & Grill

230 Mount Hermon Road, Suite G, Scotts Valley. 438-2227, Wednesday-Sunday, 2-8 p.m.

The Buttery 

702 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 458-3020,


7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 831-662-2811; 1520 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 831-425-5300;

Cafe Cruz
2621 41st Ave. Soquel. 831-476-3801, cafecruz.comTakeout.

Cafe El Palomar

2222 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 477-0371,

Cafe Del Sol 

1266 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-8632, Open 8am-2pm.

Cafe Iveta 

2125 Delaware Ave., Santa Cruz. 713-5946, Takeout and delivery, 9am to 2pm. 

Café Mare

740 Front St. #100, Santa Cruz. 458-1212,

Cafe Rio
131 Esplanade, Aptos. (831) 688-8917, Takeout and patio dining Wednesday-Sunday 1-8pm.

Cafe Sparrow 

8042 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 688-6238,


224 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 438-2002,

Carmona’s BBQ Deli
1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville. 761-9160.

Cat & Cloud 

3600 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz; 719 Swift St., Suite 56, Santa Cruz. 7am to 1pm, to-go orders only. 

Charlie Hong Kong 

1141 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-5664, Curbside pickup. 

The View at Chaminade Resort
1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz.


1522 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 427-9900, Tuesday-Saturday 4-8pm, Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm, curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash

Coaster’s Grill
115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz. 831-426-3324, Open for outdoor ocean view patio dining and takeout.

Cole’s BBQ

2590 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-4424,

Companion Bakeshop
2341 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 471-8378, companionbakeshop.comTakeout and pickup.

1203 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 831-201-4418, Takeout.


2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero. 650-879-1100, Meal and supply delivery and pickup

The Crepe Place
1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 831-429-6994, thecrepeplace.comTakeout.

Crow’s Nest

2218 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-4560,

De La Hacienda Taqueria

354 Washington St., Santa Cruz. 831-427-2200. Open 11am-8pm daily.

The Daily Grind Coffee and Bottle Shop

115 San Jose Ave., Capitola. 854-2655, Open 9am – 5pm every day except Tuesdays.

Davenport Road House
1 Davenport Ave., Davenport. 831-426 8801, Takeout and fresh produce boxes.

Deke’s Market & In Mah Belly Deli

334 7th Ave., Santa Cruz. 476-5897,

4250 Capitola Road, Capitola. 831-462-1717, 11am-7pm, takeout.

Discretion Brewing

2703 41st Ave., Suite A, Soquel. 831-316-0662, Beer Garden open for dine-in and takeout Wednesday-Monday, 12-7pm; beer to-go only on Tuesday, 12-5pm.

East End Gastropub 

1501 41st Ave., Capitola. 475-8010,

East Side Eatery

800 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. 431-6058. Curbside pickup.

El Chino

2525 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-7175,

Ella’s at the Airport

100 Aviation Way, Watsonville. 728-3282, Takeout family-style meals. 

El Jardin

655 Capitola Road, Suite 102, Santa Cruz. 477-9384, Takeout and delivery. 

El Pajaro CDC’s Kitchen Incubator
412 Riverside Drive, Watsonville. [email protected],

El Palomar

1336 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 425-7575,

El Rosal Bakery

21513 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 462-1308.

Emily’s Bakery
1129 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 429-9866,

Engfer Pizza Works

537 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 429-1856,

Erik’s Deli Cafe

1664 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 462-1919; 102 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, 688-5656; 1475A 41st Ave., Capitola, 475-4646; 222 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, 438-4646; 1074 S. Green Valley Road, Watsonville, 724-7575. Curbside pickup and delivery. 

Ferrell’s Donuts

1761 17th Ave., Santa Cruz; 2151 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley; 7765 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 462-0444,

Gabriella Cafe 

910 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. 457-1677, Curbside pickup. 

Gayle’s Bakery and Rosticceria
504 Bay Avenue, Capitola. Open 11am-5pm starting May 18 for online ordering and delivery.

The Grille at DeLaveaga
401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz. 831-423-1600, Outdoor dining and takeout.

Guang Zho

3150 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 465-0988,

Habaneros Bar and Grill
95 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 438-2567. Takeout and pickup.

Harbor Cafe 

535 7th Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-475-4948, Takeout and patio dining. 

Heavenly Roadside Cafe

1210 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 335-1210,

Hidden Peak Teahouse
1541-C Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-423-4200, Open Wednesday-Sunday 2pm-7pm for to-go tea with patio seating available.

Hindquarter Bar & Grille

303 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-7770, Takeout and delivery, Wednesday-Sunday.

Hollins House 

20 Clubhouse Road, Santa Cruz. 459-9177, Takeout and patio dining. 

Holy Smokes Country BBQ

21505 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 471-8787, Curbside pickup. 

3101 N. Main St., Soquel. 431-6131, Takeout and garden dining. 

221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz. 831-426-4852, hulastiki.comTakeout.

India Joze
418 Front St., Santa Cruz. 325-3633, Order online for pickup.

Java Junction

519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-5282; 580 S. River St., Santa Cruz, 426-2128; 2222 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 464-1243,


2050 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 425-1485.

Joe’s Pizza and Subs
841 N Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-426-5955.

Johnny’s Harborside  

493 Lake Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-479-3430, Takeout.


830 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. 464-2586, Takeout and delivery. 

Kelly’s French Bakery 

402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz. 423-9059, Breads and pastries only, curbside pickup.

Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar

1100 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 469-4400, Patio dining, curbside pickup and delivery. 

La Cabana Taqueria
2332 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 425-7261.

Laili Restaurant
101 B. Cooper St., Santa Cruz. 423-4545, Takeout and delivery, 11:30am-8pm daily.

La Posta 

538 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 457-2782, Curbside pickup Thursday-Sunday 4-8pm. 

Lago di Como

21490 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-8257, Takeout and outdoor dining Wednesday-Monday 4:30-8:45pm. 

Left Coast Sausage Worx
107 San Jose Ave., Capitola. 295-1194, Friday-Sunday, 12-5pm.

Lillian’s Italian Kitchen 

1148 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 425-2288, Curbside pickup, 4-8pm Tuesday-Sunday. 

Lulu Carpenter’s 

1545 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz; 925 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz; 930 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz; Coffee Cat, 255A Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 439-9200, Coffee, pastries, takeout and delivery. 

233 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz. 454-8306, Curbside pickup and delivery.


514 Front St., Santa Cruz. 831-201-4438. Dine in or takeout with DoorDash.

Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant 

261 Center Ave., Aptos. 688-4848, Takeout only.

231 Esplanade, Capitola. 831-476-2263, Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery.

Maya Mexican Restaurant
3115 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831-438-7004, mayasv.comTakeout.

May’s Sushi

1800 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 427-0201,


174 Aptos Village Way, Aptos. 708-1174, Pizza curbside pickup, limited menu. 4-8pm Wednesday-Sunday. 

Michael’s On Main
2591 S Main St, Soquel. 831-479-9777, Open for takeout starting May 15.

Mission Hill Coffee & Creamery

1101B Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 508-0774, Curbside pickup and delivery.

Mission St. BBQ 

1618 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 458-2222, Delivery

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

3715 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 477-7760,


110 Church St., Santa Cruz. 454-8663, Outdoor dining and takeout. 

Naka Sushi 

1200 41st Ave., Capitola. 479-9620, Takeout 5:30-8:30pm Tuesday-Sunday. 

Nick the Greek

1133 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 431-6313,

121 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-423-7427, Takeout and curbside contact-free pickup Wednesday-Thursday 4-8pm, Friday-Saturday 4-9 pm.

Pacific Cookie Company
1203 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 429-6905, Takeout and delivery.

Pacific Thai 

1319 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz. 420-1700,

Panda Inn 

783 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Suite 5, Aptos.

Parish Publick House

841 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz, 421-0507; 8017 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 708-2036.


3500 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 464-0741. 8am to noon. 

Pearl of the Ocean 

736 Water St., Santa Cruz. 457-2350,  

Penny Ice Creamery
913 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. 204-2523, thepennyicecreamery.comWalk up window service 1-8pm and sundae kits for pickup.

People’s Coffee

1200 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. 464-2739.


7945 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 612-6511, Curbside pickup, limited menu. 

Pizza My Heart

1116 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 426-2511; 2180 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 475-6000; 209 Esplanade, Capitola, 475-5714. Curbside pickup and free delivery. 

Pizzeria Avanti
1711 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 831-425-1807, Takeout 5-9 pm daily.

Pleasure Pizza

1415 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz; 400 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 475-4002, Curbside pickup.

Pleasure Point Juice

3520 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-8331. 

The Point Market and Cafe

23040 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 475-3356.

Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap
3744 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz. 831-476-7458, Takeout.

Pretty Good Advice
3070 Porter St., Soquel. 831-226-2805, Takeout daily 9am-3pm.

Real Thai 

1632 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 427-2559,

Red Apple Cafe Aptos

738 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos. 685-1224, Patio dining and takeout. 

Red Apple Cafe Watsonville

589 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville. 761-9551. Takeout and delivery through DoorDash. 

Ristorante Italiano

555 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 458-2321, Takeout and delivery.

Robbie’s Sandwiches

3555 Clares St, Suite TT, Capitola. 831-515-7411. 

Rumble Fish
4727 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley. 831-440-9240, rumblefish-sv.comTakeout.

Sabieng Thai

1218 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 425-1020, Pickup 3-8pm

Salsa’s Taco Bar

1710 Brommer St., Santa Cruz. 465-1105. Takeout window open. 

Samba Rock
291 Water St., Santa Cruz. 458-2224. Takeout.

Sanderling’s at Seascape

One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos. 662-7120,

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St., Santa Cruz. Open for outdoor ocean view dining, curbside pickup and delivery.

Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting 

1330 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-459-0100, Takeout.

Saturn Cafe

145 Laurel St., Santa Cruz. 429-8505, Takeout and delivery. 


101 Main St., Santa Cruz, 466-9009,;  5050 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 462-5051, Takeout and delivery. 

Seabreeze Cafe

542 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 427-9713,

Seabright Deli 

415 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 515-7484,

Sesame Korean Grill
435 Front St., Santa Cruz. 454-8355.

Shun Feng

420 River St., Santa Cruz. 423-3688,

Silver Spur 

2650 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 475-2725,

Star Bene

2-1245 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 479-4307,

Star of Siam

3005 Porter St., Soquel. 479-0366,

Steamer Lane Supply.
698 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 831-316-5240, Takeout 8:30am – 6:30pm daily.

Sunrise Cafe  

4718 Soquel Drive, Soquel. 462-0466. 8am-2pm daily. Takeout or curbside pickup

Surf City Sandwich
4101 Soquel Drive, B1, Soquel. 831-346-6952, Takeout.

Sushi Garden

820 Bay Ave., Capitola, 464-9192; 1441 Main St., Watsonville, 728-9192; 5600 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 438-9260;

Sweet Pea’s Cafe
2121 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. 476-2737, Pickup and delivery, 9am-2pm Wednesday-Sunday.

Taqueria Agave

1836 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-5933,

Taqueria Los Gordos  

7488 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 831-688-0911. 

Taqueria Los Pericos

139 Water St., Santa Cruz. 469-7685, taquerialospericossantacruz.comPickup and takeout

Taqueria Michoacan

21401 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 465-8290.

Taqueria Santa Cruz
1002 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-429-5193; 2215 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 831-423-0606.

Taqueria Vallarta

608 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 457-8226; 893 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, 464-7022; 1221 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 426-7240; 6272 Hwy. 9, Felton, 335-4264,

Thai Basil
210 Monterey Ave., Capitola. 831-479-8985.

Tortilla Flats 

4616 Soquel Drive, Soquel. 476-1754, tortillaflatstogo.comTakings orders at noon Wednesday through Sunday


528 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-7248, Takeout and delivery. 

The Ugly Mug Soquel 

4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel. 477-1341, 7am-1pm Monday-Saturday. Beans, coffee, espresso drinks and chai for takeout, plus a selection of food. Order online or via phone for curbside pickup. 

Urbani Cellar
140 Encinal St., Santa Cruz. 515-3213, Open noon to 11pm daily for takeout and delivery.

Upper Crust
2415 Mission St., Santa Cruz, 423-9010; 2501 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, 476-2333. Takeout and delivery.

1501 Mission St., # A, Santa Cruz. 458-9808.

Verve Coffee
1540 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-471-7726; 816 41st Ave, Santa Cruz (831) 706-2369; 104 Bronson St., Suite 19, Santa Cruz; 1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-431-6547;

Village Host Pizza 

4 Seascape Village, Aptos, 685-8646; 819-C Bay Ave., Capitola, 464-8455.

2238 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 831-515-7033, Dinner takeout 4-7:30pm Wednesday-Saturday, plus brunch takeout 10am-12:30pm Sunday.

4901 Soquel Drive, Soquel. 831-426-8466,

West End Tap and Kitchen

334-D Ingalls St., Santa Cruz. 471-8115, Patio dining and takeout. 

Whiting’s Foods

677-6161, Local delivery through Grubhub, DoorDash and other services

Windmill Cafe

21231 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 464-4698,

Woodstock’s Pizza

710 Front St., Santa Cruz. 427-4444, Curbside pickup and free delivery. 


819 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-427-0646, Patio dining and takeout. 


7528 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 688-4465; 851 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-713-5520; Takeout.

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse  

3555 Clares Street, Suite PP, Capitola. Open 8am-2pm

Zoccoli’s Deli

1534 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-1711,

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