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Goodland Kitchen

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American, Fast Food, International, Healthy
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231 S. Magnolia Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 845-4300
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: The Goodland Kitchen is a grab-and-go eatery in Old Town Goleta...
The Goodland Kitchen is a grab-and-go eatery in Old Town Goleta, specializing in delicious, locally-sourced, and affordable meals. We prepare food in small batches, and utilize produce from local farmers to provide an exceptional culinary experience
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  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great local lead spot

They make all the food fresh that day. Once they're sold out that's it! Definitely try the Meza plate salad. Yum! Comes with a variety of fresh pasta salads, vegetables salads, and Hummus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Melissa P
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Woodland Kitchen is the perfect place to go for an informal breakfast or lunch. The food is amazingly good--fresh, healthy and inventive. High quality bakery items enhance the creative ingredients and menu. You will not leave hungry--most likely full but feeling good about your healthy choice. It is informal--so best seats are on the picnic tables outside.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

the atmosphere is what carries this place ..a great fun place to gather and share a meal..very very 50's feel and charm truly a fun experience

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Goleta
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This little place sells fresh, delicious food at great prices! If you are vegetarian or vegan, you will find good eats here!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

They make all the food fresh that day. Once they're sold out that's it! Definitely try the Meza plate salad. Yum! Comes with a variety of fresh pasta salads, vegetables salads, and Hummus.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and have yet to be impressed. They have a tendency to run out of breakfast items (that make up over half of their breakfast menu). The owner is also really rude to her customers (when I was there the second time I saw her yell at a pregnant customer about lack of parking).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hmm. I just want to like it more as a Goleta native. It's almost there but the high-school, cafeteria style service is rough. I couldn't even get a small smile and the person charging you asks you to repeat your order that you just told to the only other person two feet away. Its nothing against this order-at-the-counter style of... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

While day tripping around the area we happened on this great cafe. Food was outstanding, as were the staff, even gave our puppy dog a treat. Try the minted lemonade.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We found this place (world's best used bookstore across the street) and now make a pilgrimage with each trip. Food is always great, counter staff is adorable and friendly. This is one of those restaurants you want to send all of your friends to...(don't miss the Solstice jam if they have it -- amazing!)

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great place to have breakfast during the week or weekend. Had the breakfast panini and heuvos rancheros. Food is made with care with only the best local ingredients. Taste and price is great. Food is very healthly and wholesome too.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

A landmark experience: crab pulled late afternoon. Smoked Asparagus w a variety of toppings, artichokes and half head of baby lettuce salads... dessert was a Moroccan almond orange cake w honey yogurt sauce- just out of this world. Early supper is great for families. Julia the owner is a fine chef and the food is as spectacular as the venue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 S. Magnolia Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: (805) 845-4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 9
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, International, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

The Goodland Kitchen is a grab-and-go eatery in Old Town Goleta, specializing in delicious, locally-sourced, and affordable meals. We prepare food in small batches, and utilize produce from local farmers to provide an exceptional culinary experience
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?