5 Restaurants We'd Love to See Come to IV

If you've lived in Isla Vista for a least a year or two, you've probably noticed that a lot of restaurants tend to come and go faster than the students. Although we already have a few well-established favorites (looking at you, Blaze Pizza), there's always more that can be added to the list. Here are just a few of our top choices of what we'd like to see come to (and hopefully stay in) IV!

1. Backyard Bowls 

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Yes, we do already have a Backyard Bowls on State Street, but here's the thing: IV really has no restaurant with respectable acai bowls. And how much nicer would it be to have biking access to one?


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Okay, okay, we are aware that this one is a pretty big stretch. To be honest, we'd pretty much settle for any place with pancakes. How is it possible that there not one breakfast/brunch place in all of IV?! 

3. Panera Bread

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Although we already have quite the selection of sandwich places in IV, Panera is so much more than just a sandwich place. They have paninis! They have soups! They have so many yummy and well-priced pastries! 

4. Chipotle

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Just think about it. How great would that be?

5. Wendy's 

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We know that one of the most unique things about the Santa Barbara area is that it keeps big chain business to a minimum. But let's face it. IV needs to get a place with a dollar menu up in here. 

What are some of the restaurants you'd like to see come to IV?

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