Dharma's Natural Foods

Santa Cruz, California

4.4 / 3 votes

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All vegetarian and vegan-friendly "fast food"

Founded in 1981 as a fast food vegetarian restaurant, Dharma's Natural Foods is completely vegetarian, and most of the menu items can be made vegan.

They offer dishes such as veggie burgers, Mexican dishes, pasta, and more.

Whenever possible, Dharma's uses organic ingredients.

Added by FutureMedia on Dec 12 05 (last updated Jul 4 11)

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I lived in Santa Cruz for years and only started eating at Dharma's in the last years that I lived there, much to my lost. The food here is great with such a wide variety of choices. There are many dressings to choose from and the salads are delicious. I tend to stick to the soup, salad, and rice but the Nada Chicken Burrito is my husband's favorite. The Breakfast Burrito is a winner every time with everyone I take there. Don't miss out on the fabulous soy shakes in great flavors! I would eat here everyday if I still lived there but then I would be broke!

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The place is set up so you order your food at the counter and they call out your name when your order is ready. It was only about ten minutes from ordering time to eating time, and when I was there it was pretty busy. The plates my friend and I ordered were both delicious. (We ordered the Veggie curry plate and Bo thai pasta.)
Lots of variety on the menu, and the portions are huge. (It's always nice to have a snack the next day.) Good choice for a casual yummy place to eat

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SE of Capitola Mall


HWY 1 south of Santa Cruz to 41st AV Exit South to Capitola RD Left 1.5 blocks on the right.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • Checks
  • MasterCard Visa


  • American
  • Mexican
  • Thai
  • Sri Lankan


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet



8am - 9pm

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