Santa Cruz’s favorite noodle joint might look like a beach shack, painted in wild colors, but it’s the real deal. Order at the counter, then join the masses on the picnic tables. The menu boasts its Asian fusion roots, with most everything, including the teriyaki veggies, pad thai, and pho, offered gluten free.
Vegetarians and meat eaters who care about the state of their produce will find much to love at this popular joint. At lunch try the Vietnamese sandwiches. And be sure to grab a side of the spicy peanut sauce.