It was such a happy email I received a few days ago announcing that the Savoy Cafe & Deli in Santa Barbara was celebrating its 10th anniversary! What a charming, lovely place in the incomparable coastal city of Santa Barbara.
|Looking toward State Street|
I love going to Savoy Cafe & Deli. Why? Let's begin with the charming, warm hospitality of owners Kathy and Paul Shields, and their entire staff, which extends not just to me but to every guest they make feel welcomed and special. I have had the privilege and special experience of doing a couple of book signings at Savoy Cafe & Deli. What fun! But, even if I'm not doing a book signing there, I make it a point to stop in for some creatively great food whenever I'm anywhere near Santa Barbara at meal time.
|Here I am last time with my friend and co-owner Kathy Shields|
The food is creative, tempting, delicious and presented beautifully. Choices of all kinds of salads like Strawberry Spinach w/ Walnuts, Forbidden Rice Salad and Fresh Greek w/ Creamy Feta, or the best salad bar in town, homemade quiches, fresh soups like Tomato-Basil and Creamy Chipotle Carrot, innovative fresh sandwiches and a range of hot entrees like Seared Wild Salmon, Pasilla Turkey Fritters, Oven Roasted Veggies and Macaroni & Cheese, just to name a few. To top it off, Kathy bakes daily a variety of treats like cakes by the slice, pies, cookies, cheesecake and muffins. Many of the selections are gluten free, dairy free/vegan and some are naturally sweetened. It's also reasonably priced.
|The happy patrons on a lovely Saturday afternoon|
You'll find Savoy Cafe & Deli at 24 Figueroa Street which is just west of and perpendicular to State Street in the heart of Santa Barbara's beautiful downtown. So, if you're shopping along State Street, you're only a short walk away.
|State Street at Dusk|
So, stop at Savoy Cafe & Deli for a healthy, delicious meal and congratulate Kathy & Paul on 10 years of excellence! For our sake, may they keep at it for years to come.
Wishing you health & Joy, ~ Tracy
About Delightfully Free: Delightfully Free is a gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free cookbook of 141 recipes. It includes delicious resources for autism, Celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, obesity and just plain healthy living. It contains 114 color photographs, 114 vegetarian or vegetarian compatible recipes, and 103 vegan or vegan compatible recipes.