Top Choice Market in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Farmers Markets

You haven’t really experienced Santa Monica until you’ve explored one of its weekly outdoor farmers markets stocked with organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and freshly shucked oysters.
Top Choice Italian in Santa Monica

Milo & Olive

We love them for their small batch wines, incredible pizzas, terrific breakfasts (creamy polenta and poached eggs anyone?), breads and pastries, all of which you may enjoy at the marble bar or shoulder to shoulder w…
Top Choice Spanish in Santa Monica

Bar Pintxo

Conceived by Joe Miller from the great Joe's restaurant on Abbot Kinney, is this Barcelona-inspired tapas bar. It's small, it's cramped, it's a bit loud and it's a lot of fun. Tapas include pork belly braised in duc…
Pub Food in Santa Monica

Father’s Office

This elbow-to-elbow gastropub is famous for its burger: a dry-aged-beef number dressed in smoky bacon, sweet caramelized onion and an ingenious combo of Gruyère and blue cheese. Pair it with fries served in a mini s…
Pub Food in Santa Monica

Library Alehouse

Locals gather for the food as much as the beer at this wood-paneled gastropub with a cozy outdoor patio in the back. Angus burgers, fish tacos and hearty salads sate the 30-something, postwork regulars while 29 hand…
Bistro in Santa Monica


Set poolside at the historic Miramar hotel, and conceived with a coastal organic ethos, Fig leans heavily on local growers – most of what is served here is sourced from the twice-weekly farmers market down the stree…
Californian in Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon

Almost all the ingredients come from local organic producers, which means the menu shifts with availability, but count on two handmade pasta dishes, and an assortment of stunning small plates. Think: burrata with br…
Deli in Santa Monica

Bay Cities

Not just the best Italian deli in LA, this is arguably the best deli, period. They have sloppy, spicy godmothers (piled with salami, mortadella, coppacola, ham, prosciutto, provolone, and pepper salad), house-roaste…
Mexican in Santa Monica

Tacos Por Favor

This is a no-nonsense taco joint – a dingy hole-in-the-wall that's smoky, hot and crowded. It also happens to serve the best shrimp, chicken and carne asada tacos and burritos in town. Hence, the lunchtime crush.
Cafe in Santa Monica


The second in a growing epicurean family from the couple behind Rustic Canyon, and arguably its most popular offering, at Huckleberry Zoe Nathan devises some of the most exquisite pastries available in the city. Thi…