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In addition to the following choices, you should try the Big Sur Bakery and Restaurant on Hwy. 1, just past the post office and a mile south of Pfeiffer-Big Sur State Park (tel. 831/667-0520; www.bigsurbakery.com). It offers friendly service and healthy fare, including wood-fired pizzas and portobello-mushroom burgers at lunch, and salmon, tuna, and chicken selections at dinner. All the pastries are freshly baked on the premises, along with hearth-baked breads. It's open Tuesday through Sunday from 8am to 10pm; they close early on Monday.

Gourmet to Go -- The Big Sur Center Deli sells fresh baked goods, salads, wine, and beer, as well as fettuccine, calzones, enchiladas, and barbecue chicken -- all made on-site. Sandwiches are prepared to order, or you can grab a ready-made hoagie or vegetarian portobello mushroom on a roll. Pastries and coffee drinks are available as well. It's located on Hwy. 1 next to the Big Sur Post Office and is open daily from 7:30am to 8:30pm (tel. 831/667-2225).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.