This is the newest hot spot in Venice. Felix chefs have been seen picking citrus leaves for their Spaghetti Al Limone from our citrus trees on 4th and Brooks, so it’s about as local as it gets. You’ll want to book a reservation up to a month in advance.
Great White | 1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA
Australian inspired. Breakfast, lunch and coffee. Weekend brunch is consistently packed.
Butchers Daughter | 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Plant-based. Restauranteur Heather Tierney has brought her popular chain from NYC to Venice Beach. Try the Paid Thai. Walk ins are welcome, but for busier times, book a reservation.
American Beauty | 425 Rose Ave, Venice, CA
Much awaited new restaurant for Steak and Cocktails. For lunch, we highly recommend their walk up window for a burger and fries, or the kale salad.
Gjelina | 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Consistently good food. One of our favorite spots. Lunch & Dinner. Recommended to get a reservation!
Barrique | 796 Main St, Venice, CA
Small, candlelit restaurant. Feels more like a house than a restaurant. One of our favorite date-night spots. Great pasta.
Irori Sushi | 4371 Glencoe Ave Suite B4, Marina Del Rey, CA
Don’t let the strip mall fool you, Irori is serious about sushi. Take your shoes off, enjoy the traditional Japanese interior design and some cold sake, and make sure to make a reservation.
LA Vegan | 4507 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
A colorful casual choice for meatless meals that will make make your mouth water more than any burger ever could. The stir-fry and burritos are our favorites!
Gjusta | 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA
The local to-go spot for great bread, food and coffee, served deli-style. Dine on the back patio, or pick up and take to the beach for a picnic. On weekends be prepared to pick a number and wait for 20-30 minutes.
California Chicken Cafe | 424 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA
Not the highest end atmosphere to dine in, but the food is consistently good for takeout.
Tocaya Organica | 1715 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA
Casual fresh and healthy Mexican. Many great vegan options as well. Order at the counter and dine-in with a margarita or beer or take out to go. Happy hour from 3-6 PM daily.
Intelligentsia | 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
There is a lot of argument about the best cup of coffee in Venice, and a lot of people think it’s Intelligentsia. Try the cold brew on a hot Venice day.
Groundwork Coffee Co. | 671 Rose Ave, Venice, CA
The local spot. Friendly staff, and the food is also great.
Bulletproof Coffee | 3110 Main St, Santa Monica, CA
If you’re not familiar with Dave Asprey’s work, look him up and then check out Bulletproof for a coffee with grass-fed butter. Also, try the Cauliflower Breakfast Burrito made with a coconut wrap.
Grocery & Bodegas
Erewhon | 585 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA
It might be the highest end grocery store you ever step foot into. The hot food bar is popular day and night. Try the crispy cauliflower or keto pork stir fry.
Whole Foods Market | 225 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA
No longer “whole paycheck.” The prices have come down, and we highly recommend it to Ralphs.
Lincoln Hardware | 1609 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA
Small hardware store. If you need something fixed though, hit us up, that’s what we’re here for!
Australian Boutique Clothing store. Abbot Kinney can be pricey, but this place is pretty reasonable for good quality.
Alternative | 1337 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Simple and soft T-shirts for men and women.
The Piece Collective | 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Curated clothing and accessories.
General Store | 1801 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA
Curated clothing and home goods in a beautiful space.
Fitness & Wellness
Equinox | 201 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Day passes are expensive. If you have a friend with a membership, they get a few free guest passes a year.
SoulCycle | 120 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Spinning. We love Dacoda’s class!
Swenson Boxing | 2723 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA
Book a class or 1 on 1 private training with Aaron.
Buddha Thai Massage | 12138 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Great, inexpensive Thai Massage place. Highly recommend.
Gold’s Gym | 360 Hampton Dr, Venice CA
Venice Beach’s classic gym, made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Yoga Collective | 512 Rose Ave, Venice, CA
Our go-to Yoga spot in Venice.
Pilatesmith | 2110 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA
Best athletic pilates workout on the westside. New to pilates? Book a private session!