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

The following is a list of local restaurants confirmed to be open as of press time. Information is subject to change, and may not include open restaurants for which information was not available. Where additional details about a restaurant’s offerings are known, they have been included in italics at the end of the entry. 

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


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


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155 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. 588-3238, alderwoodsantacruz.com. Limited curbside menu.

Ambrosia India Bistro

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

Aptos St. BBQ 

8059 Aptos St., Aptos. 662-1721, aptosstbbq.com.

Ashby Confections

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


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

Back Nine Grill & Bar

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

Bad Animal 

1011 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. 900-5031, badanimalbooks.com. Curbside pickup.

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


1541 B Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 900-5222, eatbarceloneta.square.site

Beer Mule Bottle Shop & Pour House

45 Aviation Way, Watsonville. 254-9789, kickassbeer.com

Beer Thirty Bottle Shop & Pour House

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

Betty Burgers 

505 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, 423-8190; 1222 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, 600-7056, bettyburgers.com.

Bittersweet Bistro 

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

Bruno’s Bar & Grill

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

The Buttery 

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

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

Cafe El Palomar

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

Cafe Del Sol 

1266 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 423-8632, staffoflifemarket.com/index.php. Open 8am-2pm.

Cafe Iveta 

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

Café Mare

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

Cafe Rio
131 Esplanade, Aptos. (831) 688-8917, caferioaptos.com. Taking orders noon-5pm Wednesday-Saturday for 5-7pm pickup.

Cafe Sparrow 

8042 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 688-6238, cafesparrow.com.


224 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. 438-2002, zmenu.com/scotts-valley-canton-restaurant-scotts-valley-2-online-menu.

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. catandcloud.com. 7am to 1pm, to-go orders only. 

Charlie Hong Kong 

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

Chill Out Cafe

860 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. 477-0543.


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

Cole’s BBQ

2590 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-4424, colesbbq.com.

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


2001 Rossi Road, Pescadero. 650-879-1100, costanoa.com/eat. 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, crowsnest-santacruz.com.

The Daily Grind Coffee and Bottle Shop

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

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

Deke’s Market & In Mah Belly Deli

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

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

East End Gastropub 

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

East Side Eatery

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

El Chino

2525 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-7175, elchinosantacruz.com.

Ella’s at the Airport

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

El Jardin

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

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

El Palomar

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

El Rosal Bakery

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

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

Engfer Pizza Works

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

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. eriksdelicafe.com. Curbside pickup and delivery. 

Ferrell’s Donuts

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

Gabriella Cafe 

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

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

Guang Zho

3150 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 465-0988, guangzhosantacruz.com.

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

Heavenly Roadside Cafe

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

Hindquarter Bar & Grille

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

Hollins House 

20 Clubhouse Road, Santa Cruz. 459-9177, thehollinshouse.com. Takeout

Holy Smokes Country BBQ

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

3101 N. Main St., Soquel. 431-6131, homesoquel.com. Curbside pickup 4-7pm Wednesday-Saturday.

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

India Joze
418 Front St., Santa Cruz. 325-3633, indiajoze.com/order/eat. 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, javajunctioncoffee.com


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

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


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

Kelly’s French Bakery 

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

Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar

1100 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 469-4400, kiantis.com. Curbside pickup and delivery. 

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

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

La Posta 

538 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 457-2782, lapostarestaurant.com. Curbside breads pickup. 

Lago di Como

21490 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 454-8257, lagodicomoristorante.com. Takeout and limited delivery. 

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

Lillian’s Italian Kitchen 

1148 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 425-2288, lilliansitaliankitchen.com. 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, lulucarpenters.com. Coffee, pastries, takeout and delivery. 

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

Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant 

261 Center Ave., Aptos. 688-4848, manuelsrestaurant.com.

231 Esplanade, Capitola. 831-476-2263, margaritavillecapitola.com. Open for takeout noon-7pm daily.

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

May’s Sushi

1800 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 427-0201, mayssushibarandgrill.weebly.com.


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

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

Mission Hill Coffee & Creamery

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

Mission St. BBQ 

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

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

3715 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 477-7760, mountainmikespizza.com.


110 Church St., Santa Cruz. 454-8663, mozaicsantacruz.com.

Naka Sushi 

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

Nick the Greek

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

121 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. 831-423-7427, oswaldrestaurant.com. Open for takeout and delivery starting May 13.

Pacific Cookie Company
1203 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. 429-6905, pacificcookie.com. Takeout and curbside pickup, and delivery with DoorDash.

Pacific Thai 

1319 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz. 420-1700, pacificthaisantacruz.com.

Panda Inn 

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

Parish Publick House

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


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

Pearl of the Ocean 

736 Water St., Santa Cruz. 457-2350, pearloftheocean-hub.com.  

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, persephonerestaurant.com. 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. pizzamyheart.com. Curbside pickup and free delivery. 

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

Pleasure Pizza

1415 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz; 400 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. 475-4002, pleasurepizzasc.com.

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, ponohawaiiangrill.com/site. Takeout.

Pretty Good Advice
3070 Porter St., Soquel. 831-226-2805, prettygoodadvicesoquel.com. 11am-7pm Wednesday-Sunday. Takeout.

Real Thai 

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

Red Apple Cafe Aptos

738 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos. 685-1224, redappleaptos.com.

Red Apple Cafe Watsonville

589 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville. 761-9551.

Ristorante Italiano

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

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

Sabieng Thai

1218 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 425-1020, sabiengthaicuisine.com. 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, sanderlingsrestaurant.com

Saturn Cafe

145 Laurel St., Santa Cruz. 429-8505, santacruz.saturncafe.com.


101 Main St., Santa Cruz, 466-9009, sawasdeebythesea.com;  5050 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 462-5051, sawasdeesoquel.com.

Seabreeze Cafe

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

Seabright Deli 

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

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

Shun Feng

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

Silver Spur 

2650 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. 475-2725, scsilverspur.com.

Star Bene

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

Star of Siam

3005 Porter St., Soquel. 479-0366, starofsiamsoquel.net.

Steamer Lane Supply.
698 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 831-316-5240, steamerlanesc.com. Takeout 9am – 6:30pm daily.

Sunrise Cafe  

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

Sushi Garden

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

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

Taqueria Agave

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

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. taqueriasantacruz.com.

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, taqueriavallartaonline.com.

Tortilla Flats 

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


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

The Ugly Mug Soquel 

4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel. 477-1341, cafeugly.com. 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, urbanicellar.com. 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. uppercrustsc.com. Takeout and delivery.

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

Village Host Pizza 

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

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

West End Tap and Kitchen

334-D Ingalls St., Santa Cruz. 471-8115, westendtap.com.

Whiting’s Foods

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

Windmill Cafe

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

Woodstock’s Pizza

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


7528 Soquel Drive, Aptos. 688-4465, zameencuisine.com. Thursday-Sunday, 4-7:30pm. 

Zizzo’s Coffeehouse  

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

Zoccoli’s Deli

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


  1. Left Coast Sausage Worx
    107 San Jose Ave
    Capitola CA 95010
    Current hours:
    Open Fri-Sun 12-5

    The Daily Grind Coffee & Bottle Shop
    Inside the Capitola Mercantile
    115 San Jose Ave
    Capitola CA 95010
    Currnet hours:
    Open everyday but Tue
    9-5 lunch at 12-1230

    Thank you!!

  2. Bangkok West is open for pickup (and maybe more?) Awesome Thai Food!
    2505 Cabrillo College Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

    Also Habaneros Bar and Grill
    95 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
    Drive Through and pick up.

  3. Tortilla Flats open Wednesday through Sunday. Taking calls at noon . Pick up in rear parking lot from 4 on. Margaritas to go with food
    Website TortillaFlatsToGo.com

  4. Sunrise Cafe  4718 Soquel Dr, Soquel,
    462-0466, 8am-2pm daily. Takeout or Curbside pickup.
    Check our Facebook page

  5. Please add Sweet Pea’s Cafe to the list. We are located at 2121 41st Avenue and we are open for pick-up and delivery Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 2 pm. Orders can be placed on our website at http://www.sweetpeascrepes.com or by phone at 831-476-2737. Thank you for making this information available to your readers. Be safe and stay well, with much gratitude and appreciation, Michael and Dorte McBride

  6. Lupulo sells lunch and dinner and beer, plus offer delivery.
    Penny Ice Creamery sells pints and ice cream accessories thru a window at the downtown shop.
    Companion Bakeshop on the Westside has window service for bread and pastries and some ready made sandwiches. They also have preorder box sets that have add-ons such as milks, coffee, granola and other condiments.