Show your kindness & appreciation by paying it forward

Miss going out to your favorite restaurants? Us too!

Here’s how to support local eating establishments during these uncertain times and the gradual “reopening” period that follows.

Purchase gift cards from restaurants below and enjoy them or distribute them to those who need their spirits lifted most. This way you help both the restaurants and the recipients of the gift cards, a win-win for everyone.

Buy Gift Cards
(All gift cards are guaranteed by Kindness Monterey for one year from purchase. If for any reason a participating restaurant is not able to make good on the gift card, Kindness Monterey will allow you to replace your card for another restaurant of your choice.)
Partner Restaurants

Our small cafes, restaurants, bakeries, coffeehouses, wineries and food trucks are the anchor of our community and provide so much more than food and drink. These are the places where we meet to celebrate, share our human connections and live life to its fullest.

 

Please note: some restaurants listed below do not yet offer gift cards that function exclusively online.
Some require you to call in, email, pick cards up in person, or receive by mail. We are actively working with restaurants
to encourage more online gift card capability.
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Abalonetti Bar and Grill

57 Fishermans Wharf
Monterey
(831) 373-1851

Gift card Website
Alvarado Street Brewery

426 Alvarado St
Monterey
(831) 655-2337

Gift card Website
Anton and Michel

Mission St and 7th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 624-2406

Gift card Website
Babaloo Cuban Cafe

1123 Fremont St.
Seaside
(831) 901-3900

Gift card Website
Basil

San Carlos St Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 626-8226

Gift card Website
Beach House

620 Ocean View Blvd
Pacific Grove
(831) 375-2345

Gift card Website
Big Sur River Inn

46800 CA-1
Big Sur, CA
(831) 667-2700

Gift card Website
Bigoli Fresh Pasta

426 Orange Ave
Sand City
(831) 899-4422

Gift card Website
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

720 Cannery Row
Monterey
(831) 373-1884

Gift card Website
Carmel Bakery

Ocean Ave Between Dolores and Lincoln
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 626-8885

Gift card Website
Carmel Valley Ranch

1 Old Ranch Rd
Carmel
(855) 687-7262

Gift card Website
Casanova

5th Ave Between Mission and San Carlos
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 297-2932

Gift card Website
Cibo
301 Alvarado St.
Monterey
(831) 649-8151
Gift card Website
Courtside Bistro Chamisal Tennis Club

185 Robley Road
Salinas
(831) 484-6000

Gift card Website
Crema Espresso Bar

481 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove
(831) 324-0347

Gift card Website
Dametra Cafe

Ocean Ave and Lincoln St
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 622-7766

Gift card Website
Epsilon

422 Tyler St
Monterey
(831) 655-8108

Gift card Website
Esteban

700 Munras Ave
Monterey
(831) 375-0176

Gift card Website
Fishwife

1996 1/2 Sunset Dr
Pacific Grove
(831) 375-7107

Gift card Website
Grasings

NW Corner of Mission and 6th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 624-6562

Gift card Website
Hog’s Breath Inn

San Carlos St Between 5th and 6th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 625-1044

Gift card Website
Il Tegamino

South of Ocean between Lincoln and Monte Verde
Carmel
(831) 677-6750

Gift card Website
Julia’s Vegetarian

1180 Forest Ave., Suite F
Pacific Grove
(831) 656-9533

Gift card Website
La Balena

Junipero St and 6th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 250-6295

Gift card Website
Little Napoli

Dolores St Between 7th and Ocean
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 626-6335

Gift card Website
Louie Linguinis

660 Cannery Row
Monterey
(831) 648-8500

Gift card Website
Lucia at Bernardus

415 W Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley
(831) 658-3595

Gift card Website
Mezzaluna

1188 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove
(831) 375-5325

Gift card Website
Monterey Fish House

2114 Del Monte Ave
Monterey
(831) 373-4647

Gift card Website
Montrio

414 Calle Principal
Monterey
(831) 648-8880

Gift card Website
Peppoli

2700 17 Mile Dr
Pebble Beach
(831) 233-3489

Gift card Website
Pig Wizard

2 Cannery Row STE G,
Monterey
(831) 641-7316

Gift card Website
Poppy Hall

589 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove
(831) 204-9990

Gift card Website
Revival Ice Cream

463 Alvarado St
Monterey
(831) 747-2113

Gift card Website
Rio Grill

101 Crossroads Blvd
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 625-5436

Gift card Website
Rise + Roam Bakery & Pizzeria

Mission Street & 7th Ave
Carmel
831-574-2900

Gift card Website
Rosine’s

434 Alvarado Street
Monterey
(831)-375-1400

Gift card Website
Roux

6 Pilot Rd
Carmel Valley
(831) 659-5020

Gift card Website
Salt Wood Kitchen & Osterette

3295 Dunes Drive
Marina
(831) 883-5535

Gift card Website
Schooners

400 Cannery Row
Monterey
(831) 372-2628

Gift card Website
Stationaery

San Carlos St 3 NE of 6th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 250-7183

Gift card Website
Tarpy’s

2999 Salinas Hwy
Monterey
(831) 647-1444

Gift card Website
Teriyaki Madness

110 General Stilwell
Building B #102
Marina
(831) 324-4932

Gift card Website
The Chart House

444 Cannery Row
Monterey
(831) 372-3362

Gift card Website
The Forge in the Forest

Junipero St and 5th Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 624-2233

Gift card Website
The Noodle Palace

3678 The Barnyard, Ste E-31
Carmel
(831) 622-7777

Gift card Website
The Oven Pizzeria

720 Broadway Ave
Seaside
(831) 899-1762

Gift card Website
The Whaling Station

763 Wave St
Monterey
(831) 373-3778

Gift card Website
The Wild Plum

731 Munras Ave, Ste B
Monterey
(831) 646-3109

Gift card Website
Vesuvio

6th Ave and Junipero St
Carmel-by-the-Sea
(831) 625-1766

Gift card Website
News Events & Specials

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive updates on participating organizations and learn how your contributions are helping our community. All of our partner restaurants are working to provide care and comfort, and will be posting news about specials. Check back for updates to discover more!

Help those in need of a meal

Buy gift cards and find joy in these challenging times by passing them on to those in need — family, friends, neighbors, service providers, field workers, front line medical personnel or first responders.
You’ll be lifting the spirits and hopes of our entire community.

Find like-minded organizations

Locate organizations you can purchase cards for, such as Food Bank for Monterey County or other individuals or organizations here. They will get them to those most in need. There are also plans for a campaign to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County through targeted promotions and matching donations from sponsors. 

More ways to support our heroes

Look for our online music events organized by Kiki Wow to help raise funds. We plan to hold at least two online Music Care-A-thon Events. These concerts will help raise money to fund the campaign, purchase gift cards for those in need, as well as support struggling musicians who have found themselves unable to perform in public. Next concert date is Sunday, October 25, 6:00-7:00 pm. Please tune in HERE to listen.

LATEST CONCERT NEWS HERE

 

Our Story

The campaign for Kindness Monterey began the way many worthy projects begin, with two good friends sharing an idea for a worthwhile cause. Friends Annee Martin and Maren Elwood were talking about how they missed going out to their favorite restaurants and how they could support them during the pandemic-induced closings.

Annee’s background, which includes growing up in the restaurant business and being trained as a professional chef for 25 years, felt the emotional and economic pain that this was having on restaurant owners. She understood that as every day passed, that this could be the end of many of her favorite restaurants. She was heartbroken as she read some of the signs posted on closed restaurants and some of the messages on the websites to their customers.

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