Local Favorites :: Los Angeles

Neighborhood - Venice

"Los Angeles always has something new to do: a renovated music venue, new architecture to experience, a hip new beach lounge, or an avant-garde brunch spot—each with ongoing crowds who are full of stories and high aspirations. Among the LA area is the artistic town of Venice, where street performers are as common as upscale dining. A favorite social scene is along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which is infamous for its row of street-lined boutiques. Fortunately for all the Exploresses out there, we have found the new “up-and-coming” hidden gems along Abbot for you to saunter." - @_Kristin_Brooke_

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Another Kind of Sunrise

1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Vegan, soy, granola—what’s not to love about this health-infused, organic barista stand? The menu is a direct reflection of the Venice mindset: wholesome, alternative, and incredibly tasteful. Enjoy breakfast with a create-it-yourself muesli bowl or stop by in the afternoon to sip on dandelion-lavender-ginger tea.

Zenbunni Chocolate

1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

The shop itself is a perfect exhibit of owners, Zen and Bunni’s, love for chocolate: the nontoxic cave walls are actually made of chocolate and the showcase shelves are full of raw chocolate shavings. The biodynamic cacao beans grow in a self-regenerating ecosystem with no chemical influence whatsoever. 

The Tasting Kitchen

1663 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Simple and sophisticated, The Tasting Kitchen is a city venue with farm-to-table ethics. A casual crew bustles behind the scene to make this restaurant taste—and feel—flawless. The menu reflects the LA lifestyle: a haphazard mix of fonts, layouts, and entrée genres. The Tasting Kitchen has award-winning bartenders who create an assortment of bitter drinks to accompany the distinct cuisine.

Pearl Drop

1629 Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA 90291

A geologist and jeweler’s dreams collide when shopping at the Pearl Drop boutique. Located in the hidden marketplace off Abbot Kinney, Pearl Drop feels like a secret treasure chest full of gems. This shop will keep you both serene and excited as you pleasantly browse through the unique jewelry, leather goods, clothing, bags, perfumes, and apothecary items.