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About Us


Who We Are

Isla Vista Food Co-op is Santa Barbara’s only community-owned grocery store. We offer the best local and organic produce, freshly prepared meals, and healthy food in town!

At Isla Vista Food Co-op Downtown Market, we’re more than just a grocery store – we’re a community hub dedicated to providing fresh, organic, and sustainably sourced products to our neighbors in Santa Barbara. As the second location of the beloved Isla Vista Food Co-op, our Downtown Market continues the tradition of being a place where everyone is welcome, and our customers are truly part of our family.

Expansion and Growth

In an exciting development, Isla Vista Food Co-op recently purchased Cantwell’s Deli and Market. This acquisition allows us to extend our commitment to quality, community-focused service, and sustainability. With Cantwell’s rich history and dedication to providing excellent products, this addition enhances our ability to serve our community with even more delicious, wholesome options.

Community Engagement

We believe in the power of community. That’s why we host regular events and workshops designed to educate and inspire.

Our Values

  • Sustainability: We prioritize products that are sustainably sourced and environmentally friendly.
  • Community: Building a strong, supportive community is at the heart of everything we do.
  • Quality: We are dedicated to providing the highest quality products to our customers.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome at our co-op, and we strive to create a space where all feel valued and respected.

Join Us

As a cooperative, our members are our owners. By joining the Isla Vista Food Co-op, you become part of a vibrant community committed to sustainable living and healthy eating. Members enjoy special discounts, exclusive events, and a voice in the future of our co-op.

Visit Us

Come visit us at our downtown location and experience the difference of shopping at a community-focused market. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you discover the best in fresh, local, and organic products while staying within your budget.


What We Offer

  • Fresh & Organic Produce: Our shelves are stocked with the freshest fruits and vegetables, sourced from local farms whenever possible. We believe in the power of organic farming to nourish our bodies and protect our planet.

  • Unique & Rare Wines: Explore our curated selection of rare and exquisite wines that you won’t find anywhere else.
    Perfect for any occasion, our wines are carefully chosen to delight and inspire.

  • Delicious Deli: Our deli offers a mouth-watering menu of freshly made meals, sandwiches, and salads. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty Italian sub or a light, refreshing salad, our deli has something to satisfy every craving.

  • Grocery Essentials: From pantry staples to specialty items, our market provides everything you need for your daily meals and culinary adventures. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of products to meet the needs of our community.

  • Health & Wellness: Discover our selection of organic supplements, natural skincare products, and eco-friendly household items. We believe that health and wellness extend beyond the plate.
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Start your day off right with our mouthwatering breakfast options at our deli.

Sandwiches & More

With an array of fresh bread, premium meats, and flavorful toppings to choose from, there's a sandwich here for every palate.

Deli to-go

On the go and need a quick bite? Look no further than our convenient to-go menu.

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