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Lydia's Sunflower Center

American, International, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan
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1435 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954 (Formerly Lydia's Lovin' Foods)
+1 707-792-5300
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Elicit us and healthy

Delicious food prepared with love and offered with genuine kindness. Healthy options that satisfy anyone who enjoys good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Delicious food prepared with love and offered with genuine kindness. Healthy options that satisfy anyone who enjoys good food.

Thank 102bonniepeterson
Sebastopol, California
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205 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food at Lydia's is organic, gluten free and very healthy. Some things are also really good, and some are a little bland. The best thing we have had so far is the super burger with the blinis (I would avoid the buffkin--it looks good but it disintegrates into a pile of crumbs in your hands). The salads are good... More 

Thank MMMSebastopol
Santa Rosa, California, United States
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We went in on a Sunday afternoon for the first time, and I was surprised at the size of the location. It has a great stage, nice places to sit and/or lounge and a lot of products to peruse while you're there. I ordered a salad with a lovin' burger and blinis. My food was prepared with care and quite... More 

Thank Renata M
Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Vegan/vegetarian food very well prepared. fresh ingredients with the cook including the proper spices to bring out the inherent flavors of the veggies. Wekend lunch at this restaurant/clothing shop/music venue was very well done, reasonably priced and tasty. Enjoyed the surroundings as the place is in an out of the way office park and therefore surprising in its' definitely non-uptight... More 

Thank Andy B
Palm Desert, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Giant space for vegans and vegetarians to enjoy a wide-variety of options. The food was unfortunately rather bland (except for excessive onions). It is baffling why there is so little actual spice in these foods. It is also difficult to find options which are not very high in carbohydrates and excessively dry. All of that being said, our vegan companions... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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348 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Met at this place for a meeting. had a very good lunch and great deserts and chai. atmosphere is sweet and clean. it is off the 101 north freeway in petaluma- fun place to visit, has space for kids to play while you can sit, read, ck the internet and enjoy daily programs there. only will get better and better,... More 

Thank srimanone
Santa Rosa, California
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740 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I meet here with the Rogues every Thurs afternoon! The staff and owner are very accommodating and even set up,a table for us! We go,after lunch, so sometimes we snack...but I always have there Ginger-Lemonaid!!! I love it! The flavors are just right for sipping while on a project! This is a clean, friendly place to meet and visit! Many... More 

Thank Morcella
New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Although it's in an out-of-the-way location I definitely recommend checking this place out. It's a little pricey (as all vegan places are) but it has good food, great service, and a pleasant atmosphere. I have a friend that eats there almost every day, sometimes twice a day; I don't love it that much but I'm looking forward to going back... More 

Thank Colin T
Santa Barbara, California
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Let me just say that I am NOT even a vegetarian but I do enjoy vegetarian and vegan food. I am currently visiting Marin County and looked for Groupons and LivingSocial deals for the area when I came upon the Sunflower Center. I thought that it was going to be a small cafe inside a market but I was completely... More 

Thank ClawMarks
Boston, MA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I won't bore you with a long review. If you are looking raw, vegan, or gluten-free food -- and hopefully all three -- then this is a must stop. We ate there 3 times in a 2 day period, as it was that good. It's located in an office park, so don't be surprised at the desolate drive in if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1435 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954 (Formerly Lydia's Lovin' Foods)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-792-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine


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