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Blaze Pizza left Isla Vista last year, but there’s good news, especially for those who like to eat healthy.
Hummus Republic plans to open at 6546 Pardall Road in late May. A hiring manager told Noozhawk on Thursday that the company is awaiting the county’s final permits.
The restaurant advertises itself as “healthy food for happy people”.
“It’s time to create accessibility to healthy, real, delicious meals and raise the bar for fast food,” the company says.
The menu features Mediterranean dishes including pitas, wraps, bowls, and a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and chicken options. Meals include a base of kale, couscous, spinach, chickpeas, or salad, paired with hummus flavor and protein. There’s also a vegan dirt burger made from a falafel. Desserts include a variety of cookies, brownies, and marshmallow candies.
“Organic, eco-friendly, and DELICIOUS food and beverages; Hummus Republic is bringing Isla Vista’s vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores a whole new approach to food,” the company said. instagram said.
the the place is also hiring in anticipation of the grand opening.
Hummus Republic was established in 2013 by a group of friends who “wanted to bring their family authentic Mediterranean cuisine to busy customers”, and the food is sourced locally.
“Hummus Republic is committed to transparency. Customers deserve to know where their food comes from and what’s in it,” the website states. “We choose farms over factories and organic where possible not only to make healthy food more accessible, but also to protect the health of the planet. We use compostable take-out containers, cups and cutlery .”
The company’s closest location is in Los Angeles.
Local openings in Montecito
Coast Village Road has more than just vexatious traffic. There’s a new restaurant in town.
Local open Tuesday at 1187 Coast Village Road.
“We are thrilled to announce that we will be open to the public on April 26th,” read an Instagram post. “We look forward to sharing our spectacular restaurant and bar with you! LOCAL is the product of the incredible passion and talent of our team and we would love for you to join us during our opening week.”
Local’s head chef is Jonny McDermott. Among the items featured on the company’s Instagram page is an “appetizing Fried Oyster Po’Boy. This sandwich is a New Orleans staple with a traditional grilled baguette and homemade pickles.”
Another dish is Jonny’s Beet Salad with citrus-braised beets and Aleppo whipped ricotta, topped with mint, opal basil and toasted hazelnuts.
The venue also offers drinks, cocktails and live music.
The coffee wave continues
Turnpike Shopping Center is the latest home of Lighthouse Coffee, which opened this week in a newly configured space once occupied by Payless Shoe Source.
The company posted “new digs” on Instagram on Wednesday.
For 25 years, Goleta Coffee Co. was the Turnpike Mall’s coffee destination, but the owners left earlier this year.
At the time, owner Rebich Hespanha said that “although mall management has chosen a new cafe to operate in the Turnpike Center, we are optimistic and excited about the future.” The mall owners apparently only wanted one cafe in the center, and they chose Lighthouse.
Lighthouse Coffee, a local business, has cafes on the Mesa, Chapala Street, and now the Turnpike Mall.
Mangiones Italian Ice Co. arrives in Santa Barbara.
An Instagram post says the company will have a grand opening on May 16.
“It’s almost that time! Can’t wait for everyone to try all the flavors! See you soon guys,” the Instagram post read.
The store is at 1222 State St.