Andersen Split Pea Soup Solvang

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Milt Guggia Jr., whose father purchased both Pea Soup Andersen’s Buellton in 1999 and Pea Soup Andersen’s Santa Nella in 2007, was not available for comment. Milt Guggia Enterprises also owns other local eateries like AJ Spurs in Buellton.

Pea Soup Andersen’s was the brainchild of Anton Andersen from Denmark, and his wife, Juliette, a French woman. In 1924, they established a restaurant renowned for its split-pea soup a secret recipe of Juliettes and named it Andersens Electric Café because it had one of the first electric stoves in the area.

The iconic sign for Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton.

Buellton City Council member John Sanchez, who confirmed the restaurant’s listing, remarked that since 1924, the property has entertained a hodgepodge of businesses over the years.

Though nostalgic, Sanchez said he sees real potential for its future.

He recalled that the restaurant at one time housed a popular bar that attracted locals, a memorable place where he ceremoniously celebrated his 50th birthday with friends and family.

“It’s nice as it is, if someone wants to do something more traditional with it,” Sanchez said. “But it would be nice to see somebody buy it and build something nice, too.”

Should the property sell, Sanchez said the Buellton Historical Society, which uses a designated area in the upstairs portion of the restaurant as its headquarters, could possibly relocate to the old Willemsen Dairy property purchased by the City last year for $2 million.

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If you like split-pea soup, this is the place to go. It really is good. There are also about 10, souvenirs for sale. We have been to Andersen’s Pea Soup Restaurant many times before and have always enjoyed our stops here on our way home. I am a vegetarian and I often order their Traveler’s choice. You can get refills of the Split Pea soup, however, I never really make it past my first since I get full just with one bowl.

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So what goes into this perfect pot o’ greeny goodness, anyhow?

Yep, those split peas are essential. An onion is, too, for that light, background zing. Celery and carrots? Those healthy additions both play an important part.

And hello: Cayenne adds a bit of kick. Now we know why Hap-Pea and Pee-Wee, Anderson’s beloved, toque-wearing mascots, always seem to rocking the impish smiles.

There’s more to know about making this enduring lunchtime favorite at home, so if you have thyme, er, time to read more about the ingredients, the steps, and the history of Pea Soup Anderson’s, don your own toque and peas read on.

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Andersen’s Split Pea Soup

Anderson? Yeah, I’m talking about Anderson’s Pea Soup in Buellton,California off Highway 101 very close to the “Dutchtown” of Solvang. Anyone who’s ever driven on a long trip up the 5 or 101 freeways in California HAS to have seen these billboard signs seemingly in the middle of nowhere proclaiming: “Try Anderson’s Split Pea Soup, only 227 miles!”. I don’t actually have a picture of one of the signs but I plan to take one next time I drive up north. This is some marketing genius who thought of this. There is absolutely nothing to do while driving up these long stretches of highway, but look at the scenery. So they just buy up some cheap ad billboard space in 50 mile increments or so and plop their signs down advertising how far it is to their Pea Soup Headquarters. I’d like to know how successful they are in getting people to think about Pea Soup… I know it’s certainly worked on me! I recently decided to make use of the extra ham and ham hock bones that are inevitably left over from Sunday dinner. I’ve never tried to make Split Pea Soup so I stopped by the market and picked up a few bags.

Provided by kmergirl

1/2 lb dried split green peas
4 -6 cups chicken stock
2 ham hocks
salt, pepper to taste


Pea Soup Andersens Listed For $47m


RAFAEL MALDONADO/NEWS-PRESSPea Soup Andersens, a Santa Ynez Valley landmark that dates back nearly 100 years, has been listed for $4.7 million by Radius Commercial Real Estate of Santa Barbara.

Pea Soup Andersens, a Santa Ynez Valley landmark that dates back nearly 100 years, has been listed for $4.7 million by Radius Commercial Real Estate of Santa Barbara.

The two parcel, 3.36-acre Buellton property at the corner of State Route 246 and Avenue of the Flags known for its famous split-pea soup, was officially put on the market on Aug. 12, 2020.

Described in the listing as a venue that achieves the highest traffic counts in the Santa Ynez Valley, the 35,000 square foot building has hosted the restaurant, shops and various banquet rooms for many years and is prime for redevelopment.

Its location and size makes it one of the largest and most prominent development opportunities within Buelltons Avenue of the Flags Specific Plan, the listing notes.

Buelltons new master plan features parks, plazas and destination-oriented development.

RAFAEL MALDONADO/NEWS-PRESSThe two-parcel, 3.36-acre Buellton property at the corner of State Route 246 and Avenue of the Flags, known for its famous split-pea soup, was officially put on the market on Aug. 12, 2020.

The listing goes on to cite the expanding wine region, thriving local businesses and growing population that supports various types of development.

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  • Combine the peas, celery, carrot, onion, thyme, bay leaf and cayenne in a soup pot and cover with 2 quarts of water.
  • Reduce heat to a low simmer. Let the mixture cook for another 25-30 minutes till the peas are completely tender. Towards the end of cooking, add the seasoned salt, then add salt and pepper to taste. I use about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper. Use less if you’re sodium-sensitive.

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How To Make

  • 1I usually use a 28-ounce package of peas and double the rest of the ingredients. A single recipe isn’t quite enough for a family of two adults and two children, or to have enough for a second meal for two adults.
  • 2Combine all ingredients in a large pot and boil hard for 20 minutes, then slowly until peas are tender.
  • 3Strain through a fine sieve.
  • 4Reheat to the boiling point.
  • 5I ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle it with a bit of paprika or Parmesan and a few croutons.I never add ham or anything to this recipe because I love Andersen’s flavor. I sometimes make a different split pea soup with ham that I don’t puree–I leave it kind of chunky with the peas adding texture. It just depends upon what I’m in the mood for. 🙂
  • Last Step: Don’t forget to share! Make all your friends drool by posting a picture of your finished recipe on your favorite social network. And don’t forget to tag Just A Pinch and include #justapinchrecipes so we can see it too!

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