Salt & Straw is home to the best ice cream in LA and has the lines out the door to prove it. It moves pretty quickly though, even with your friend asking to sample every flavor before she makes a decision. The specials board can get a bit weird (edible bugs for Halloween, buttered mashed potato for Thanksgiving), but is always worth investigating. Even if you do end up always going back to the salted, malted, chocolate chip cookie dough. You can’t be on Abbot Kinney and not go here.
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The Waterfront is the American bar/cafe on the Venice boardwalk that's filled with tech bros and has surprisingly decent drinks.
Tom’s is a retail shoe store/coffee shop on Abbot Kinney in Venice with a great, hidden patio in the back.
The Win-Dow At American Beauty
The Win-Dow at American Beauty is a takeout window in Venice serving quick, filling, and cheap burgers and sandwiches.
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Sugah Rush Bar
Run by pastry chef Jamiella Roberts, Sugah Rush Bar is a custom-order dessert pop-up.
Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw in Larchmont Village is some of the best ice cream in all of Los Angeles (luckily, there’s one in Venice and the Arts District too).
SLO Donut Co.
SLO Donut Co. in San Luis Obispo always has a line in the mornings, and for a good reason: their excellent donuts.
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Ever dream of a 72-year-old Italian man hand-delivering tiramisu to your doorstep? Giovanni’s makes it a reality.
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