POPUP is a spare, cozy, easily reconfigurable retail space hosting curated food concepts and events.

Special Events

  • The Picnic Basket on Pacific!

    Monday - Friday from 11:30am-3pm

    The Picnic Basket is now in residency downtown at POPUP for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until 3pm. The menu features three entree salads, a daily soup, and several of the most popular sandwiches from The Picnic Basket on Beach Street. Full menu and online ordering coming soon!

  • Efi’s Dutch-Indo

    07
    Oct 2016
    Friday
    - 5:30pm -

    Efi’s (named after my mom). I plan on cooking the Dutch-Indo foods that I grew up with. To give you a little history on how the Dutch acquired the Indonesian cooking styles: The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in the 16 th century in search of cloves, nutmeg, and pepper in the height of the spice trade. When the Dutch East India Company went bankrupt in the 1800’s, Indonesia became the treasured colony of the Netherlands. During this period, the Dutch embrace the delicious cuisine both at home and abroad. This is why you will find many Indonesian restaurants in the Netherlands. Because Santa Cruz is so open to new things, I believe they will be very receptive to the Dutch-Indo cuisine.

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  • La Sofrita

    08
    Oct 2016
    Saturday
    - 5:30pm -

    La Sofrita is a nascient Puerto Rican food venture, born from my absolute love of the food I grew up eating, and from my joy in sharing this awesome food with others.  La Sofrita takes its name from sofrito, the mix of finely blended vegetables and herbs that serves as the unique base for many Puerto Rican dishes.   My mom likes to say that you can make a piece of cardboard taste good if you cook it in sofrito.  Sofrito makes it way into many of my menu items.

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