We ticked a big item off our Bucket List when we touched down in L.A.:

♥••*´¨`*•.☆•  Drive Route 101 from LA to San Francisco!  ♥••*´¨`*•.☆•


It started off so well…

 Route 101 Vegan


And then proceeded to bucket torrential rains down on broken, slippery roads for the rest of our journey, eeeekkk!

Luckily we found some amazing food along the trip to keep our spirits and energy up!

We reached Santa Barbara by lunchtime and a quick and happy Google led us straight to Adama Comfort Cuisine.


Adama Vegan


We dived in from the rain to discover a peculiar set-up inside.  An old building with lots of nooks and crannies, it could definitely do with some candles or pretty lighting, but overall it was comfortable, friendly and a great place to shelter.  Plus the daisies were cute.


Adama Vegan


All that driving made us super hungry, so we decided to share the Nachos: beans, salsa, guacamole, cashew cheddar sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and Daiya cheese, $12.  It was delicious and I especially loved the warm, creamy cashew cheddar sauce rendering it like a cross between Chili Con Queso dip and regular Nachos – a winning combo!


Adama Nachos


To balance out the not-so-healthiness, I chose the Caesar Cajun Tofu Salad with pumpkin seeds, parmesan, and croutons, $12.  This was hands down the best vegan Caesar I have ever had.  The dressing was rich and creamy and the mixture of textures was sublime!

(Check out my Caesar Herb Tofu Salad version HERE)

 If you find yourself in the area, go there just for this salad.  Yeppy, it’s that good.

Unlike my iPhone photography in dim lighting…


Adama Caesar Salad


Dom chose the ‘Pastrami’ Sandwich with mustard and coleslaw (so American!) and a side of Pumpkin Soup.  I didn’t try any because for the most part faux meats gross me out, but Dom really enjoyed it.

 Adama 'Pastrami' Sandwich


With no room left for dessert, we couldn’t resist treating ourselves to a Sticky Bran Muffin and Mini Carrot Cake for the road.  We wouldn’t want to be stranded somewhere without delicious vegan food now, would we?


Adama cakes

Even the sky was happy afterwards…




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7 Comments on California Vegan: Adama Comfort Cuisine, Santa Barbara

  1. LindsayODonnell
    February 10, 2013 at 1:01 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! Everything looks amazing.

  2. Jennifer
    February 12, 2013 at 3:52 am (11 years ago)

    Looks awesome! Great Vegan Food! WOWZA!

  3. Barb@ThatWasVegan?
    February 12, 2013 at 4:12 am (11 years ago)

    I love Santa Barbara… and not just because it was named after me – it also happens to be a great little town! 🙂

  4. the bear and the blackberry
    February 14, 2013 at 10:37 am (11 years ago)

    Hooray! Look at your all vegan in California!

    We went to Adama while we were in Santa Barbara visiting friends last year… we had their brunch and it was pretty tasty! : )

  5. Annie
    February 17, 2013 at 1:37 am (11 years ago)

    Looks like a fantastic place! So many temptations from which to choose. Very wise to bring some sweet treats with you on the road :-).

  6. Sophie
    February 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm (11 years ago)

    Great & tasty vegan vacation food! The dishes look splendid & apart!

    Great car too!