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Adrift Burger Bar
1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. Chef David Myers cut his teeth under Daniel Boulud, and after years of globetrotting, this local son set up shop in Venice. Whispers of tender burgers doused in tomato jam, house-made pickles, and a secret sauce traveled up and down Abbot Kinney—naturally, we had to see what all the fuss was about. Of the three burgers, the DM burger (aged Vermont Cheddar, lettuce, onion, and a generous smear of that secret sauce) was our favorite, with curry leaf fries and a matcha and white chocolate milkshake on the side. Myers uses unexpected ingredients—ajwan seeds, miso—to jazz up American classics for our modern, flavor-hungry palates. Better still, you can add a financial donation to your order that goes directly to the St. Joseph Center. Images courtesy of Josh Telles. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed…
The Win~Dow
425 Rose Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. The Win~Dow’s shaved kale salad, succulent cheeseburger, and the new season of whatever everyone’s watching on Netflix are as good as it gets during quarantine. The Win-Dow literally a window off of the Venice steakhouse American Beauty, and the premise is absolutely perfect for the times; a $4 cheeseburger grilled to perfection with delicious, healthyish—and not so healthyish—sides. The grain bowl is good but the kale salad—tossed in a fresh lemony dressing we keep trying (and failing) to emulate at home with crispy croutons and a few shavings of salty pecorino—is better. Pick up a fresh lemonade to sip on now and a few ice-cream sandwiches to save in the freezer for later. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
OWL Venice
1613 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup and delivery. Given that the first half of the pandemic was marked by our consumption of copious amounts of comfort foods (nightly cheeseburgers from Win~Dow anyone? And no, we’re not sorry), the second half merits a reset. OWL Venice is our go-to when we need to show the gut a little extra love. The Reset cleanse is built around nourishing bone broths (vegan alternatives are available) and mylkshakes that taste pure and flavorsome yet feel light on the digestive system. But OWL isn’t all about cleansing; pick up a jar of the bone broth to have on hand to hydrate a risotto, boil veggies for a last-minute minestrone, or simply sip on while answering emails. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Great White Rotisseria
80 Windward Ave., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeout and delivery—download their personalizd app for easy ordering. Great White has long been a goop lunchtime staple (their pizzas are the hidden gem of the West Side), but their latest venture Great White Rotisseria knocks it out of the park. Slow roasted chicken smothered in a secret blend of herbs, spices, and plenty of lemon so tender, it falls of the bone. And then come the sauces and sides: smoky baba ghanoush, whipped beetroot flecked with zesty sumac, chunky tzatziki, and all manner of roasted veggies. Order for pickup via the Great White app or through a delivery app for one of the tastiest lunches West of the 405. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Valle Venice
1305 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. Effectively an Oaxaca-Venice mashup when it comes to flavors, Valle Venice—from the guys behind Gjusta and Gjelina—churns out the food you crave come Friday night. The plates, bowls, salads, and sides explode with taste. A hearty shellfish pozole verde, a couple of barbacoa tacos, kanpachi ceviche, and a squash blossom quesadilla on a blue corn tortilla—all washed down with a spicy marg or aqua fresca—is heaven after a long week of lunches al desko. Images courtesy of Kate Berry. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Great White
1604 Pacific Ave., Venice
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup and delivery. Somehow, Chilean chef Juan Ferreiro intuits exactly what we want to eat. Prepandemic, this involved light, hyperseasonal, fresh fare like smoothies and farm-to-table grain bowls. Now, from the confines of home, we’re craving California-style comfort food—healthy with a dash of indulgence. Ferreiro’s lamb kofta doused in zingy tzatziki and crunchy herb salad, crispy chicken sandwiches with pickles and secret sauce, and the heartiest breakfast burrito laced with roasted salsa and Oaxacan cheese are…as absolutely perfect as they sound. Order online for delivery or curbside pickup. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Felix Trattoria
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeout and delivery. Chef Evan Funke’s crispy-on-the-outside, pillowy-on-the-inside sfincione (Sicilian focaccia) is justifiably famous around town. And then there are the silky, saucy plates of pasta. Funke and the Felix team have adapted to the current environment by deconstructing their signature pasta dishes for assembly at home. Order fresh pasta kits (we’re partial to pappardelle with Bolognese ragu and the simple rigatoni pomodoro) and cook them yourself at home. Or if you want to get through the cartons of dried pasta you’ve probably accumulated in recent weeks, order pints of Felix’s sauces without the pasta for your refrigerator, plus a sfincione to mop up every last morsel of sauce. If you really can't handle the thought of cooking, well...anything, order the polpette as an antipasto and the tonarelli cacio e pepe to follow. Cocktail kits (choose the mezcal negroni—just do it), wine, and beer are also available to go with your order. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the…
Recontained
1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Recontained is here to help wash away your single-use plastic guilt, one refillable amber jug of lavender laundry soap at a time. Step into this zero-waste Abbott Kinney gem, lined with shelves of household goods and beauty products in gleaming glass jugs, and you wonder how you ever let a plastic spray bottle live under your sink. Visit for refills of everything from all-purpose kitchen cleaner to pet shampoo (bring your own containers or choose from a gorgeous selection), plus everyday tools to help reduce your daily consumption: reusable beauty pads and beeswax wraps, bamboo straws, cleaning brushes, reusable vessels galore. Plus, there’s an aromatherapy bar for adding essential oils to your product refills. With everything from vintage jewelry to handblown, one-of-a-kind glass bowls, this is also the place to go for a gift that won’t clutter the earth (or anyone’s home). The female founders behind Recontained—a pair of fashion industry vets—are continuously improving, making it easier and easier to transition to a low-waste lifestyle with products that smell and look fantastic. The shop also hosts in-store events for the eco-conscious, from candle refilling to Japanese denim mending. And…
Osea Skin Studio
1732 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
It feels like a Venice Beach bungalow inside this Venice Beach bungalow: intimate, calm, airy, and cozy. And the treatments are on another level. They’re experts at gua sha (a sculpting, lifting, toning therapy in which an aesthetician smooths a stone tool over the face to stimulate tissue and ease tension); it feels cooling, relaxing, fantastic. You can always customize your facial, but there’s no improving upon the Deep Sea Age Defying treatment, an ultrapampering mash-up of LED light therapy, lymphatic drainage massage, and cranial therapy to support circulation and promote skin (and overall) balance. Whatever your skin needs, they have it here, and the glow you saunter out with is stunning.
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