Below is a list of participating businesses that have taken up the Last Plastic Straw Challenge and have eliminated plastic straws from their establishments along with a google map to help you find them. Let your dollars do the talking and patronize these businesses—while you’re there let them know we sent you.
The Hideout Restaurant
Phasing out plastic straws and serving paper straws upon request!
Classic and updated American comfort foods, full bar – something for everyone.9051 Soquel Dr, Ste K, Aptos, California 95003 (831) 688-5566
Palapas Restaurant y Cantina
Last Plastic Straw date 4/19/16. Serving paper straws!
Palapas lends the flavors of coastal Mexico and the freshness of the sea with gorgeous views of the Monterey Bay from every dining table and an outdoor deck.21 Seascape Village, Aptos, California 95003 (831) 662-9001
Sweet Pea’s Cafe
Providing paper straws!
Offering healthful, high quality meals with quick counter service in a casual atmosphere.2121 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95060 831-476-2737
Providing straws only upon request.
Assembly is the place you are meant to be. food + community. Nourishment abounds.The food is rustic Californian; traditional preparation techniques rediscovered and given a fresh twist.
Providing paper straws
LOCALLY SOURCED × CRAFTED WITH LOVE Offering healthy italian inspired cuisine using locally sourced seasonal organic ingredients. The food is complimented by our friendly service and welcoming atmosphere.1917 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 427-0135
Plastic Straw free since July 28, 2013!
This Santa Cruz institution specializes in providing a vast assortment of fresh, high quality bagels every day. Never ones to limit their options, they also have gluten free bagels and they are committed to a plastic straw free environment by going straw free.
Fresh made fruit infused drinks served with paper straws!
Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Bantam is serving wood fired Pizzas and mediterranean dishes.
Plastic Straw free since 2009!
Europeon inspired cafe fare made with local and organic ingredients, when possible, fine coffee, and espresso from local roaster Verve, and baked goods made with organic butter, sugar and flour.
Engfers Pizza Works
Serving paper straws upon request
Using only the best ingredients, serving delicious food and specialty beers and wine.537 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831.429.1856 engferspizzaworks.com
The Kitchen at Discretion Brewery
Plastic Straw Free, paper straws available
Serving farm to table, beer focused comfort food with local ingredients.2703 41st Ave. Ste A, Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 316-0662 kitchenatdiscretion.com
Plastic straw free with paper straws upon request!
Lúpulo Craft Beer House is a craft-beer bottle shop, tasting room, and eatery in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.233 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 454-8306 lupulosc.com
New Bohemia Brewing Co.
Brewery and taproom. Focus on Craft Lagers, both Traditional and Experimental.1030 41st Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062 / (831) 350-0253 nubobrew.com
Providing compostable paper straws. Located above the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary and Green Business Certified.
Olitas (little waves) is a unique Mexican restaurant nestled atop the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Featuring traditional Mexican cuisine,and also many innovative and exciting specialty dishes.
Serving straws upon request
Happening spot for creative American entrees in a modern setting with optional fixed-price menus.121 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 423-7427 oswaldrestaurant.com
Steamers Lane Supply
Currently nearing zero waste, you won’t find plastic straws here!
Serving inspired street food. Great, fresh, local, organic and AFFORDABLE. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. At Lighthouse Field State Park.698 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 621-7361 steamerlanesc.com
West End Tap & Kitchen
Last Plastic Straw Date May 1st, 2016!
Flavors of a traditional pub with a California twist; using local, fresh and seasonal foods. Their food is cooked to pair perfectly with one of many craft beers and wines.334 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 471-8115 www.westendtap.com
Serving paper straws upon request!
The favorite of locals, students, and visitors alike, their menu is built on an “everything homemade” philosophy. Zachary’s Restaurant has been open for breakfast and lunch on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz since 1985.819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 427-0646 zacharyssantacruz.com
Plastic Straw free!
Located in the heart of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, Basil offers the freshest local seafood, the finest organic produce, fun and contemporary cocktails as well as the best selection of California wines.Basil, San Carlos Street Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921 831.626.8226 basilcarmel.com
Plastic Straw Free since Summer of 2014!
Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily along with an in-house boutique bakery, full espresso bar, patio seating with ocean views, and live music several nights a week.490 Highway One, Davenport, CA 95017 (831)423-9009 whalecitybakery.com
The Haute Enchilada
Plastic Straw free since Sept 15, 2014!
Providing biodegradable paper straws upon request. The Haute Enchilada boasts an eclectic menu of sustainable seafood and local organic produce, wine and beer tasting plus two art galleries with over 50 local artists’ original work.7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 663-5843 hauteenchilada.com
California Roots Festival!
Plastic Straw and plastic bottle free!
Food vendors will serve paper straws upon request. Attendees are encouraged to bring an empty water container to the festival and utilize purified water refill stations, provided by Reverb. The Earthwell pint program is another opportunity for festivalgoers to not only continue the Roots mission in becoming a fully green festival, but save money and return home with a unique souvenir.Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 324-4981 californiarootsfestival.com
Plastic Straw and plastic bottle free!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is very proud to offer biodegradable paper straws as well as boxed water in the Aquarium Cafe as alternatives to conventional plastic packaging.886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 648-4800 montereybayaquarium.org
Phasing out plastic straws & Serving Paper Straws
Montrio Bistro is very proud to offer compostable paper straws upon request. Sustainable seafood, local organic produce, prime meats, house-made desserts, stock and sauces reflect Chef Baker’s motto: feel good about what you eat!414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
Parker- Lusseau Pastries
Serving paper straws
A French bakery/ Cafe in the heart of Monterey539 Hartnell Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Paper Straws available
A growing urban bistro and a social hub that provides fresh, organic, made-with-care food, and a comfortable, hospitable atmosphere that fosters community discussion and vitality!731 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93950 831.646.3109 thewildplumcafe.com
Gold Country Roasters
Phasing out plastic straws, Last Plastic Straw date 3/1/16!
A small, artisan wholesale and retail coffee roasting company and coffeehouse located in the charming and historic Calaveras County town of Murphys – the heart of California’s historic “Gold Country.”78 Scott Street, Ste A, Murphys, CA 95247 (209)728-8634 goldcountryroasters.com
Using compostable straws!
Located at the Asilomar Conference Grounds
Crocker Dining Hall’s menu highlights fresh, seasonal, local produce procured directly from their network of regional, organic farmers. Whether it’s a snack on the adjoining outdoor deck or a glass of wine and cheese platter by the roaring fire in the main hall, great moments begin in Phoebe’s Café
Using paper straws!
Located just two blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
A full coffee bar featuring Four Barrel Coffee, house-made baked goods and delicious organic breakfast and lunch. Selling all of happy girl co. jams, pickles, ferments and a handful of great local goods like honey, fermentation crocks and more.
Passion Fish Restaurant
Doing what they know, to save what they love! A sustainable seafood restaurant focused on saving our oceans. As the first officially green restaurant in Monterey County, Passionfish sets an example with a strict policy of sustainable and environmentally friendly purchasing.701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 94118 (831) 655-3311 http://passionfish.net
Located at the California Academy of Sciences
Unnecessary packaging materials are avoided, and all packaging products are compostable or biodegradable. Reusable plates and silverware are used in both restaurants. The Academy Café offers a multicultural menu designed to appeal to appetites of all ages. The Moss Room dining room is surrounded by a dramatic living wall, it offers Modern Californian menus that highlight local and organic ingredients.
The Make Out Room
Never served a straw, never will!
The Make Out Room has been straw-free since it’s inception 20 years ago. A Night Club, Bar and Dance club. Live music, great drinks, a San Francisco institution. PDA encouraged “Why get a room when you can make out in one of their cozy booths?”3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 647-2888 themakeoutroom.com
Using Straw Straws!
The Perennial is a restaurant & bar dedicated to environmental sustainability. Their goal is to serve great food and drinks that are part of a positive zero waste food system.
No straws, no single use plastic!
The Naked Pig Cafe is a breakfast and brunch restaurant, they use all local and organic ingredients directly from the farmers themselves.
No straws, no single use plastic!
Highlighting the bounties of Sonoma County. Value community and the moral, ethical practices of sustainability — which shine through in every dish.
Serving reusable metal straws!
Modern American Restaurant. Features seasonal small and large format plates ranging from snacks or “kickshaws” to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table. An extensive cocktail menu, and an eclectic wine list.
Serving reusable metal straws!
Offers seasonal, New American cuisine. The wine list includes old and new world selections accompanied with classic cocktails.
Bagby Beer Company
Serving paper straws upon request!
World-class beer. Simple food done well. Inviting hospitality.601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054 (760) 505-3445 bagbybeer.com
Taco Junky & Tequila Bar
Last Plastic Straw date: 8/1/16!
Taco Junky is a playful interpretation of a postmodern eclectic taqueria/cantina. Serving addictively delicious fare that’s outside the box.1149 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Serving reusable stainless steel straws upon request!
The focus is on cocktails and food made with a farm to bar approach, utilizing the fresh local and sustainable produce to make amazing drinks and food with flavor profiles incorporate tastes from Mediterranean to the globe.661 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 594-7445 bevybar.com
Plastic Straw free since Oct 11, 2013!
“We’re so excited about our new paper straws! Saving the planet one straw at a time, and in style.”
Downtown’s Neighborhood Cafe..Your Other Place and Social Space..We’re Localvores…!
New York City
Plastic Straw free since May 15, 2015 & Serving paper straws upon request!
Lively French bistro serving steaks, seafood, salads & cocktails in the neighborhood since 1978.
Last Plastic Straw Date: 3/15/16!
An all student run collective coffeehouse that serves fair trade coffee, tea, and other specialty drinks in a fun, inviting atmosphere!50 Lower College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881 193degreescoffeehouse.com
In all of Antigua Sailing Week partner bars and restaurants and at their official party venues they will be asking everyone to support the ‘Last Plastic Straw’ campaign. “Straws are not needed to drink and are so small that if they fall to the ground they are difficult to clean up. Following rain they run off into our waters and create untold damage to marine life and eventually they breakdown and get back into our food chain.”Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort, English Harbour, Antigua. +1 (268) 734-6366 sailingweek.com
The Raw Kitchen
Serving Stainless Steel Straws in house, and corn starch straws out!
Centered around an ethos of healthy, sustainable living,The Raw Kitchen is a new type of venue bringing together a plant-based restaurant, lifestyle store, yoga and studio space.181A High St, Fremantle, WA, Australia 6160 (08) 9433 4647 therawkitchen.com.au
Last Plastic Straw date: 2/24/16
Hemingway’s offers the best coffee, brunch and lunch during the day transforming into carefully curated restaurant and cocktail bar at night. Serving stainless steel straws in house and paper out!48 N Steyne, Manly NSW, Australia 2095 +61 2 9976 3030 hemingwaysmanly.com
No plastic straws served.
REAL FOOD BY REAL PEOPLE. Bali Buda Restaurant & Health Food Shop.Jl. Jembawan 1 Ubud 80571 http://www.balibuda.com/
They have a sign on every table saying why they don’t serve straws. They use bamboo when a straw is requested.
Great music, healthy foods, yummy desserts & true espresso… When in Ubud, Bali, visit Kafe Ubud.
Kismet prides themselves on their delicious drinks, served with reusable stainless steel straws! Vegetarian Food~Vegan Options~High Tea~Organic Treats~Espresso Bar~Gelato~Cold Pressed Coffee~Unique and Distinctive Clothing Jewelry and Accessories.
Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort
Serving bamboo straws! At Hamanasi Resort’s Singanga Restaurant, every effort is made to source the finest local ingredients and have them delivered from the farm to table, pure and fresh. Organic produce is used from their edible garden.Hopkins/Sittee River Road, Hopkins Village, Stann Creek, Belize 1-844-235-4930 http://www.hamanasi.com/
Plastic Straw and lid free policy!
Dedicated to effectiving the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action.
Last Plastic Straw date March 26, 2014!
Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine, Craft Beer, and Fine Wines homegrown in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico!
TBC Food & Drink
Last Plastic Straw Date: November, 2014!
Clean and healthy breakfast, lunch, brunch, cocktails and more to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Clean plates, full bellies…can’t lose!110 Km 31.4 Bo Aguacate, Carr. Juan Feliciano, Aguadilla, 00603, Puerto Rico +1 787-464-3122 tbcfoodanddrink.com/
British Virgin Islands
Need to stir your drink? Use your finger, there are no straws here.
“We never had and never will have straws at our bar amongst other bar stuff that we refuse to use or stick in our drinks. If you send any friends our way please advise them to help us keep our paradise clean.” -Tina, Mgr. Soggy Dollar Bar
Home of the original Pain Killer. Originated and Perfected at Sandcastle’s Soggy Dollar Bar in the 1970’s, this smooth, full-flavored rum cocktail has become the essence of Caribbean imbibing.
Bringing Back the Paper Straw!
A Classic American Grill featuring fresh, made-from-scratch comfort food within an authentic turn-of-the-century Montana grill atmosphere.
Plastic Straw Free Schools!
Valley Arts & Science Academy
Plastic Straw Free since 2013!
A program rich in the arts and science. Community collaboration with art and science organizations.735 N. Glenn Ave., Fresno, CA 93728 559-497-8272 vasaelementary.com