Perhaps you will soon have the good fortune to visit the Santa Maria Valley and experience one or more of our landmark barbecue restaurants.

But as they say, all good things must come to an end, and at some point you will need to return home. So then what? How will you satisfy your new Santa Maria Style Barbecue cravings?

Thankfully, you won’t have to go cold turkey (cold beef?), because we’ve got the scoop on taking a taste of Santa Maria Style Barbecue with you.

For starters, you may want to stop by the Old Town Market in Orcutt or Dino’s Deli in Santa Maria, where you can grab a Santa Maria tri-tip sandwich for the ride home (gotta have one last bite, right?). At both places, you can also load up on seasoning, pinquito beans, oak wood and other traditional Santa Maria BBQ ingredients. You can also find the classic ingredients at Spencer’s Fresh Markets, as well as at our local Vons, Albertsons, Costco and Food Maxx outlets.

You can also load up remotely with Santa Maria Style Barbecue foods by local purveyors such as Cowboy Flavor, BBQ2You and Susie Q’s Brand. With BBQ2YOu, you can even have a pre-prepared tri-tip steak delivered right to your doorstep!

So there you have it, a culinary survival guide for satisfying your Santa Maria BBQ cravings between visits to our beautiful valley!