Dear Friends,

For 10 years we have worked hard to create places of gathering and to support community interaction. I remember the first time, after only being open a few days, that I witnessed two people run into each other at The Penny. “You know about this place too?” they both said as their faces lit up. That moment and the thousands like it that have followed are what has sustained me in this business, both in the shops and through our participation in a multitude of community events over the years.

Now we are facing a moment when only by physically distancing ourselves from each other can we be responsible to the health and safety of our community, our staff and our families. We must pause and consider how we can fulfill our mission of creating connection through the enjoyment of delicious food made with locally sourced ingredients in a way that is responsible to the greatest number of people.

The health and safety of you, our staff, our families and our community is the most important thing to us. Right now The Glass Jar Family is blessed to be healthy and we want to keep everyone that way. We are working hard to update our operations to serve you and our community at large in a thoughtful way. We will post updates on our website, Facebook and Instagram and we thank you for your understanding.

If you can support right now, we have gift cards available for The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket and Snap Taco. Thank you for thinking of us!

We will get through this, please take care of each other!

Zach, Kendra and The Glass Jar Restaurant Family

A RESTAURANT FAMILY

ROOTED IN COMMUNITY

CULTIVATING GROWTH

FOOD + COMMUNITY SINCE 2009

HOW WE GROW

Employment

Want a job you love? We want to hear from you! Don’t see an open position for you? Please contact us anyway!

Partnerships

We work with numerous local businesses and organizations. Can we partner with you? Let us know!

Expansion

Have a spot for one of our existing brands or a new concept? We want to hear from you!

Assistance

Concept development, restaurant design, staff management, human resources, education and more. We can help you succeed.

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PRESS MENTIONS
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SATISFIED GUESTS
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WORKERS EMPLOYED

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

The Glass Jar is honored to maintain consistently high marks on social rating sites.
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STACEY Y.

Yelp Review - The Penny Ice Creamery
Hands down, the best ice cream spot in Santa Cruz! They have unique flavors, and literally the best waffle cone ever - so buttery and crisp.
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JACOB H.

Yelp Review - The Picnic Basket
It was so good we did everything we could to make it back! Perfect spot to enjoy a view of the boardwalk and soak in the local flavor. Easy spot to pick up some coffee, a cold drink, or some food to picnic on the beach.