Muscle beach, hipster central, the new Silicon Valley… Venice Beach carries whatever title it is given with pride.
The latest move from the “unique” to the mainstream with the arrival of Google seem to be upsetting some, yet Venice is still a foodie heaven. The Adidas’s and Zadig Voltaire’s of the world cannot get ahead of the good food brought about by the Venice locals (hailing from France to Australia and Israel).
So, do not panic. There are still plenty of Avo toast, green juice, boxed water, White Girl or Sexy Rose Wine, and salad shop joints (to puns intended) to take care of whole LA.
Furthermore, plenty of street art to pose in front of, and cleverly thought out lines written out on cards, plates, stickers, and neon signs. I love you so matcha Venice Beach.
Yes, there are some big names opening open on Abbot Kinney, but it doesn’t stop one from spending the whole day in and out of shops. Nor from drinking juice in the morning to eating pizza at lunch, licking ice cream in the afternoon and sipping on mojitos at sunset.
If you’re not in the mood for shopping walk to the beach to watch the surfers in the morning, or go to the skate park to watch some Vans getting worn down.
Walk down Abbot Kinney to Sunset or Rose Avenue and smell the fresh baked bread or walk up Abbot Kinney to get a taste of France, the new age of “Muscle Beach” at Barry’s Bootcamp or the best sandwiches at Superba Food+Wine.