This lovely little market is in the neighborhood of Meiners Oaks, just west of downtown Ojai. Pop in for pre-made sandwiches, a fresh salad bar, and an abundance of local produce and picnic-friendly sundries for hotel cooking, hiking, or camping. If you have a little more time, order from a menu of eclectic lunch options (we suggest goat cheese and veggie tacos, or the house-made huarache), all of which can be made vegan upon request. There are also fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, and an ever-changing list of desserts (go ahead and treat yourself). Hoping to stick around? There’s ample seating inside and out, and you're bound to see some colorful Ojai characters come and go while you dine.
From a hipster vegan food to homestyle Italian, the best Ojai restaurants and bars have lots to offer when it comes to flavor. Sure, this picturesque haven is known for its spiritual nature—it’s certainly a destination that loves a good spa—but the town sure knows how to indulge.
Locally-grown citrus is a given when in Ojai, but to get a taste of the area's full bounty of fruits and vegetables head to the Ojai Certified Farmers Market (held every Sunday just off the main drag downtown). And while there’s local, organic food around every corner, save room for guilty pleasures. You’ll find a local ice cream shop that feels like stepping into a time warp, plus authentic, small-town dive bars that double-down on the laid-back vibes. Looking for craft beer and live music? Ojai has that too, naturally.
Whether you want brunch, picnic fare or a romantic dinner, read on to see our top picks for where to eat and drink in Ojai — and while you're here, check out our list of things to do and cute places to stay.
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