Ocean Friendly Restaurants
April 26 2019

Ocean Friendly Restaurant Spotlight: The Lark in Santa Barbara

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara's vibrant Funk Zone, The Lark is known for delectable farm-to-table food, creative cocktails, and warm and welcoming ambiance. Their menu celebrates the bounty of the Central Coast and their Ocean Friendly Practices help to protect it.

As an Ocean Friendly Restaurant, The Lark has committed to going above and beyond to keep our ocean, waves, and beaches clean. When visiting The Lark, you can be sure you are supporting a restaurant that does not serve polystyrene foam, plastic bags or beverages in plastic bottles, only serves straws on request, follows proper recycling practices, and offers reusable cutlery. The Lark has also committed to practices that conserve fresh water resources, which is vitally important for our environment in California.

Menu items for The Lark are locally sourced and responsibly grown and feature vegetarian options as well as sustainable seafood. A great example is "venus clams with preserves, winter citrus and calabrian chile," a delicious spring menu item that is also listed as "Best Choice" by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program. By voluntarily committing to these practices, Ocean Friendly Restaurants like The Lark are pacing a new path forward - one that serves up fantastic food without a side of single-use plastic waste.

If you're both a foodie and an ocean-lover, look no farther than The Lark for your next delicious dining experience in Santa Barbara!

Is your local restaurant Ocean Friendly?  If not, encourage them to sign up and join the movement to end single-use plastics!