Published on August 26th, 2012 | by The Healthy Voyager0
Eating Vegan in Aptos, CA
Located near the majestic Monterrey Bay, you’ll find Aptos. A great little seaside town, sandwiched by beautiful beaches and pine lined mountains, Aptos is a close home to many farms and agricultural businesses.
Since I was in Aptos for a few days, I got to dine at a several places that were super accommodating to this hungry vegan!
The first place I hit was Seascape Foods, a market and deli just across the road from my hotel. This neighborhood market stocks all sort of healthy, natural and organic products, boating a juice bar, coffee bar and deli.
The selections at the market are great, perfect for a beach picnic or to pick up food for some healthy in-room cooking. I grabbed a vegan tofu pesto sandwich and a green juice at the deli, and it was a tough decision as they had a bunch of clearly marked vegan options. Way cool!
One evening, we had the pleasure of dining at Bittersweet Bistro. Great local, seasonal ingredients in an American Bistro Cuisine setting. They had a number of delicious options, such as a savory mushroom risotto for me. Yum! Great for wining and dining, any night of the week!
Palapas Mexican Restaurant
Also close to my accommodations, located in the Seascape Village Shops, is Palapas Mexican Restaurant. With a dedicated vegetarian menu that is easily veganizable, this was a hit for me. When in doubt, a healthified tostada salad or a vegan enchilada works for me every time! And maybe a margarita, haha!
Finally, Seascape Resort is home to Sanderlings. This beachfront resort is a nice, peaceful getaway spot with its own beach, pools, jacuzzis and comfortable suites complete with kitchens and dining rooms! I felt like I was on a spa getaway every time I got to my room and walked the grounds.
Sanderlings is fabulous at helping out their vegan guests as well as offering fun things like beach bonfires with s’mores (call ahead to make sure they have vegan offerings). It’s great for couples as well as families as a retreat from the grind!
I had a blast in Aptos!
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by niiicedave