Edible Monterey Bay

1440 Multiversity Feeds Homeless During COVID-19 Crisis

April 7, 2020 – Practicing what they teach, the kitchen staff at 1440 Multiversity are preparing hundreds of meals a day for homeless persons during the COVID-19 crisis in a new agreement with Santa Cruz County.

The luxury conference and retreat center in Scotts Valley closed March 19, when statewide Shelter in Place orders were announced, and owners approached the county looking for a way to be of service during the crisis.

“1440 Multiversity has always been dedicated to the well-being of others, so it was extremely important for us to figure out a way to support the global efforts taking place in response to this pandemic,” read a statement released by co-founders Joanie and Scott Kriens. “We are grateful that our campus has this opportunity to express an authentic … Read More

Where to Get Local Food for Take Out and Home Delivery

As we all shelter in place, restaurants throughout the Monterey Bay area have switched over to take out and delivery meals. Patronizing these restaurants will help sustain them and their chefs through the Coronavirus crisis and keep $$ in the local economy. Join us and #supportlocal

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News about farmers’ markets, grocery stores, farms and other small local businesses can be found below and is updated several … Read More

The Wild Plum: Monterey’s Pioneering Organic Café Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Wild Plum combines art and organic American comfort food (photo: Patrice Ward)

For all the important and pioneering work chef Pamela Burns and her Wild Plum Café & Bakery have done in organic sourcing, vegetarian fare and sustainable practices, she knows it doesn’t count for much at all.

At least not if what’s on the plate doesn’t taste really good.

“The food has to be delicious,” Burns says. “Nothing matters if things aren’t super yummy.”

Fortunately for her loyal local following—and growing international audience—Wild Plum’s robust salads, rustic sandwiches and vegan chili are homespun and 10/10 tasty. A small sampling of best sellers include the Mediterranean tacos with eggplant, Greek salad and local feta; her Market Salad with seasonal veggies, roasted beets, smoked uncured bacon and local goat cheese (when … Read More


All of these restaurants emphasize local ingredients, and they also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay! Stop by for a free issue, and tell them that we sent you!

A new vegan/vegetarian dish at Persephone in Aptos features purple cabbage stuffed with sweet potato purée on a bed of lentils and oyster mushrooms, topped with baby leek jam.


7945 Soquel Drive

With a namesake like the mythic Persephone, this restaurant in Aptos proclaims its deep reverence for seasonal cooking. Themes central to harvest, winter and spring are core to Persephone’s story, and are reflected in the changing menu at this fine dining destination, where chef Cori Goudge-Ayer presents inventive, ingredient-driven creations. The restaurant is a family-run passion project, bringing together parents, siblings and a long history of … Read More