Here's what some of our customers, clients, and vendors are saying!
"MY FAVOrite shop in santa barbara. Everything they sell is delicious and very well made. Anytime i've asked questions about any of the food or oils, the staff has been very knowledgeable about how the food or oil is made. In short - the stuff is fabulous and the people really know their stuff. Isabella is one of those gourmet food boutiques where i've never had any consumer guilt...every bite is worth it!"
-S.s., Santa Barbara, ca
"I accidently stumbled upon your little shop on Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. I work in a special needs class with students and teachers who have special diets. Thanks to your delicious desserts and pastries everyone was able to celebrate our end of year party without a few having to sit out on dessert and the rest didn't have to feel bad about enjoying theirs. Thanks and keep it up with the goodies!"
-Carolina m., Santa barbara, CA
"I called to order a gluten free gift basket for my dad's birthday. The person that I spoke to was warm, friendly, professional and helped me pick out the perfect gift for dad. The next time I'm in SB I will stop by to pick up a few treats for myself!!"
"It was amazing and a pure pleasure as usual. Both Amys always make my transactions smooth and turbulent free."
-Ricky V., Ventura, CA
"Fabulous experience..... and I am not a shopper! thank you!!!!"
"I've hired Isabella Gourmet Foods to cater private events and have also purchased many gift baskets to send to family and friends. Everyone is absolutely blown away by it all...the presentation, the caliber of food/ingredients and the unique offerings."
-Jenn D., Santa Barbara, CA
"I've both received and sent gift baskets from Isabella Gourmet Foods, and every item is spectacular."
-Shirley G., Foxboro, MA
"You guys are always great and my "go to" for all gifts!"
"Isabella's is one of the my favorite little food shops in Santa Barbara. I love it so much that Isabella's is one of the stops on my walking food tour - Taste Santa Barbara Food Tour. The love which Amy, the owner, puts into the store and into choosing the products she carries is really special. I personally love that the items are not only gourmet foods, but mostly local as well, and the items that are not local are East Coast goodies (Amy is from the East Coast). If you haven't checked out Isabellla's, I certainly would - it is one of SB's little gems!"
-Evan Schoolnik, Owner, Santa Barbara Food Tours, Santa Barbara, CA
"The customer service was outstanding!"
"A hidden gem. Excellent selections of organic minded local products. Varied items and wonderfully friendly service. Delicious spice and tea choices."
-Candee G., Santa Barbara
"Super unique finds in this gourmet shop. I love Amy's selection of groceries AND the new wine tasting room in the loft!!"
"Local and cool vibes - definitely wish I lived up in Santa Barbara just so I can pick up little treats every now and then."
-Trisha W., Los Angeles, CA
I wanted to have something different for a casual outdoor party at my home. Thanks to Isabella Gourmet Foods, I had some unique things to serve. First I made sangria from The Spanish Tin Sangria Kit she carries. Not only was it delicious but the cloves ginger and other spices gave the house a welcoming aroma. Then I served the cashew "cheese". Several of the guests were lactosee intolerant and this was perfect along with the Off the Vine Crackers. I added the Golden Door Ginger Cookies to the dessert tray and they were gone immediately. Can't wait to see what else I will add to my pantry!
-H.C., Thousand Oaks, CA
"I love this store!!! So many little treasures that become 'must haves'!! Thanks for being in SB."
-Rori Trovato, Owner, Rori's Artisanal Creamery, Santa Barbara, CA
"I just love this little store! Thank you Amy for making shopping local so fun and easy. The ambiance and energy are fantastic!"
-Ashley Pope, Owner, Spicetopia, Ventura, CA
"This is the best place to stop in on a Saturday to buy fresh sourdough bread, sample yummy treats, and pick up a gift on your way to a party. I highly recommend this shop!"
-Dr. Elizabeth Wisniewski, Owner, Genuine Chiropractic, Santa Barbara, CA
"That's the first time I've been in your store and happily found some wonderful items for my gift baskets. Thank you for carrying local foods!"
"Always a great place to send all of my family in Florida local California gifts!"
"Great treats as gifts or souvenirs can be found here including delicious chocolates and popcorn along with hearty trail mixes and unique spices and rubs!"
-Jessica L., Charleston, SC
"Sent my mom a gift basket for Mother's Day and she has not stopped talking about everything in it."
-Jason Gagne, Owner, Brooklyn West Films, Santa Barbara, CA
Brad Bennett, "Principle Pickle" of Pacific Pickle Works, shares his experience as a vendor of Isabella Gourmet Foods