New Leaf Market loads its shelves with the freshest meats and produce on the Central Coast. A community staple, New Leaf is the place to get succulent fruits and crunchy veggies, sustainably grown meats and smartly caught fish, and everything else you’d expect to find at an organic store. New Leaf is markedly NOT the other health food juggernaut that just moved into town, and though it has a handful of locations in and around Santa Cruz, NL is a locally-focused community market. It is the perfect place to pick up a delicious, abundant sandwich, a fresh fruit smoothie, and other low-cal, high-nutrient snacks that’ll fuel your day.
Here are some pics of the goodness you’ll find inside the Downtown New Leaf (1134 Pacific Ave.):
New Leaf also features a full service deli (the sandwiches are packed with fresh ingredients), a smoothie bar (I recommend the açai smoothie), a salad bar, hot food and soup bar, and prepackaged meals like salads, burritos, and ready-made dinners. New Leaf is my go-to place for a quick and delicious meal. Beats a greasy burrito or cookie-cutter sandwich any day.