We all want to support local business more, and it always helps when they are serving up something delicious! From Italian food made with a mother’s love to a fine dining restaurant highlighting the complex and delicious ingredients from our natural environment, we have a budding foodie scene that you’ll want to sink your teeth into.
Here is our list of the top locally owned and farm-to-table restaurants dishing out some of the finest treats that Lompoc has to offer!
If you’re looking for hearty authentic Italian food like nana used to make, then look no further than this classic Italian eatery.
Opened in 1989, the family-owned restaurant serves up all the Italian classics in a cozy family-friendly environment. Known for their mammoth portions and use of fresh local ingredients, this is a must stop for large groups, families and Italian food lovers.
Locals recommend: The chicken parmigiana and their desserts
Family-owned and operated, this quaint farm hosts farm-to-table events and educational workshops while also selling fresh eggs, backyard chickens, produce and custom made chicken coops.
In addition to backyard chicken classes, guided farm tours, diary goat and food processing classes; visitors can also book a slot for one of their unbelievable farm-to-table dinners with local wine pairings or one of their other events by visiting their website!
In keeping with the authenticity expressed by the chefs in Lompoc, this family-owned Mexican restaurant is as good as it gets north of the border.
Family owned and operated since the beginning, locals line up for their mouth-watering burritos and diverse salsa bar. Because Floriano’s has a butcher shop attached, you know you are getting the freshest ingredients possible. If you’re looking for real Mexican food, that’s really good, then you’ve found it.
Locals recommend: Tacos, Asada fries, ribeye burrito
Located within the Hilton Garden Inn is a farm-to-table restaurant that is a must visit whether you are a guest at the hotel or not.
From some of their specialty cocktails to their wines, beers and their menu, Valle Eater seeks to highlight California cuisine by using local ingredients and alcohols changing their menu with the seasons. This is the perfect place for a classier night on the town or special occasion celebration.
Locals recommend: Pizza, vegetarian options, pork belly tacos
How about a “build your own Mac ‘n Cheese bar”, Mango beer or mouth-watering Filet Mignon? You’ll find all that and more at the locally owned Old Town Kitchen & Bar in downtown Lompoc. Chef Vilay serves up delicious, local favorites with a distinctively American flair, dishes like classic tri tip sandwiches, garlic fries and perfectly cooked steaks. However, you’ll also find unique favorites like asian seabass picatta served alongside a huge selection of local wines and beer.
While the One Room Coffee Shop in Lompoc serves up a great cup of coffee or tea, you shouldn’t be surprised to
find delectable and locally sourced ingredients in their homemade syrups and pastries. You might score some seasonal favorites like fresh scones featuring local olallieberries, homemade sticky buns and peach lemonade made with local peaches. The afternoon lunch menu boasts favorites like egg salad sandwiches, soups and salads. Let your kids imagination run wild at the kids table! This coffee shop is perfect for a little morning or afternoon break!
Sink your teeth into the flavor of Lompoc by visiting these locally owned or farm to table favorites during your next visit! Start planning your trip today!
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