Whenever I’m taking a road trip through California a stop at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton, CA is a must – they have been open since 1924—largely based on the quality of this hearty dish. After all, they’re not called “Pea Soup Andersen’s” for nothing!
I love their pea soup so much, I get the “Travelers Special” which means unlimited bowls of pea soup! The soup is smooth, flavorful and completely vegan. They have a charming gift shop where you can buy small bags of dried split peas, and they actually have their famous split pea soup recipe printed right on the bags. I have been making this for years on the stovetop, but just converted it for the Instant Pot because it’s so much quicker.