Who are we and what are we all about?
We promote sustainably-minded businesses that produce exceptional food and drink because we like good flavor near where we live and want these businesses to stay in business. Central Coast Foodie is an insider’s field guide—blog, podcasts, and index—to the most delicious, sustainable food and drink options in California’s Central Coast.
Explore this site for info on restaurants, farmers markets, wineries, cheese shops, craft beer, local olive oil, and other specialty food and drink producers & products from Santa Cruz to Ventura.
We aim to educate consumer-citizens about more sustainable food and drink options presenting foodie insights that are 85% positive and 15% serious about current threats to a healthier and more equitable food system. Bike touring for foodies is our specialty.
What’s with the old map?
The map that provides the image for Central Coast Foodie’s design was produced in 1848, a year before the Gold Rush. Many reference points are in Spanish or reflect Indian names. At one point, the word “Unexplored” curves across a blank of wilder lands to the east….
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