Los Alamos, California
Submitted by: Merryl Brown, Merryl Brown Events, Santa Barbara, California
According to Merryl, Full of Life Flatbread sources local and regional foods, supports local farmers, and is very philanthropic in the local community. They were voted best restaurant on the Central Coast of California for several years in a row. They are open Friday through Sunday but don't take reservations, so arrive early to get a seat!
Why only Friday through Sunday? Every weekend they convert their production bakery space in a restaurant. Each week they shop at area farmers' markets so that they can offer guests the freshest ingredients possible. The menu is based almost entirely on what is grown locally and in season. Specifically, most of their ingredients originate within 300 miles of the restaurant and when possible, they purchase ingredients directly from family farms, growers, and producers to ensure integrity. Folks, it's important to know where your food comes from, and Full of Life understands this! Even more important, they strive to provide a living wage for their employees.
In addition to their flatbread pizza, they also serve delicious salads made with organic greens and vegetables. Their desserts, many of which feature chocolate (perfect for a post-pizza indulgence!) are baked in their stone hearth.
Full of Life also caters special events. Not going to be in Los Alamos any time soon? You can purchase frozen versions of their flatbread pizzas at grocery stores nationwide.
I think I need to plan a trip to the Central Coast...