About Isabella Gourmet Foods


Isabella Gourmet Foods is downtown Santa Barbara’s only boutique artisan grocery, serving its patrons the most unique artisan foods the area has to offer. In her newest entrepreneurial venture, owner and Registered Dietitian Amy Isabella Chalker marries the down home charm of an East Coast general store with the upscale setting of a big city boutique and injects it with fresh, local, organic food that Santa Barbara residents and visitors alike have come to expect from their specialty food shops.

Located at 5 E Figueroa St in La Arcada Court, Isabella Gourmet Foods is steps away from the hustle and bustle of State St, as well as minutes from major public attractions, including the Courthouse and Sunken Gardens, Art Museum, Granada and Arlington Theaters, and Public Library. Patrons will find that many foods inside Isabella have been baked, produced, or harvested that very day, while prepared items to-go, including sandwiches and salads from The Honey B Kitchen, soups from the Organic Soup Kitchen, quiches from The European Bakery, and gluten-free breads from Vegan Mario and SunOven, keep the lunch crowds satisfied.

Novelty items like cold-pressed probiotic elixirs from Drink La Vie, Mr. E's Freeze dairy-free ice cream cups, and Freezer Monkeys dessert bars, as well as a wide selection of gluten-free and vegan options are sure to meet the palates of even the most discerning and health-conscious customer.

Scattered among the local offerings, customers will find thoughtfully selected artisan foods from New England and the burroughs of New York, including Morris Kitchen Syrups, Mast Brothers Chocolate, and Salt Water Taffy, reflecting Amy Isabella’s journey from the East Coast to the West.

Isabella Gourmet Foods also offers custom gift baskets and picnic baskets for a variety of occasions, including corporate events, concert meals, hostess gifts, weddings favors, and more.