In 1998, Charlie Hong Kong was opened on a bustling street corner in Santa Cruz, CA, with the intension to create a neighborhood eatery with a menu that offers healthy, abundant, “real” food, at good value, served fast, Driven by the passionate vision that everyone should have access to organic healthy food. To support organic, sustainably farmed, locally grown produce, supports the environment, as well as our bodies.

Located in what was formerly a 1950’s, ice cream stand, with the colorful addition of a bright green awning, providing a fun family style outdoor patio. Welcoming our diverse community: families, young, old, dogs, locals, visitors. It’s our honor to feed and nourish all who eat here.

The menu reflects the casual meals eaten at street food stands. Charlie, the original chef, (the Charlie in Charlie Hong Kong) idea was to created a fusion of California fresh meets Southeast Asian flavors. Our emphases is on an abundance of locally grown organic produce, Everyone needs to eat their “greens”. Focused on a vegan based menu.

Sustainably raised protein toppings are offered, for those who enjoy fish, chicken & meat. Food prepared fresh and fast, for active busy people who care about what they eat. The idea-healthy street food.

Charlie Hong Kong reflects the passion of Carolyn and Rudy.  The foundation of their commitment is to the organic farms of the Central Coast, to provide healthy, affordable, sustainable food for our community. They share a love for eating organic local food, wherever they find themselves.