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Abbot Kinney Blvd - “Quite possibly the coolest street in America” - Forbes

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Searching for trendy sophistication with a hipster laidback vibe?

Look no further than Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach. According to Forbes, Abbot Kinney Blvd is “quite possibly the coolest street in America*” and for good reason. This bohemian chic neighborhood covers one mile of a variety of shops, art galleries, and restaurants to fit your fashion-forward style and keep you exploring all day. The unique and hip boutiques create a fun and cool atmosphere that embody the iconic California lifestyle. It’s the epicenter of fashion, art, and food all just blocks to the ocean.

Here are a few highlights!

The Butcher’s Daughter:
This 100% plant-based and vegetarian restaurant has an ever-changing daily menu that is just as delicious as it is healthy. Most of their menu items are gluten-free and vegan for those with certain dietary restrictions. Not only that, the plant-filled and neutral décor creates a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere to dine in.

Tom’s Flagship Store:
The Tom’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd is their flagship store that also offers coffee, juice, and baked goods. Through your purchase, they provide shoes, sight, and water to people in need.

Intelligentsia
Intelligentsia is a far-from-traditional coffee experience. Voted one of the best coffee houses on Curbed, you’ll want to sip and stay awhile as they craft your personalized coffee order.

Salt & Straw:
No trip to Abbot Kinney Blvd is complete without a stop at Salt & Straw. Their ice cream is farm-sourced (“farm to cone”) and they are always pushing the taste buds with creative and new flavors. Our favorite flavor is a tie between the honey lavender and sea salt with caramel, but they constantly update their menu with seasonal flavors so you are never bored. The line is well worth the wait!

The Brig:
The Brig is a Halton Pardee favorite for after-work happy hours to play pool, listen to music, and catch up in a casual and laidback ambiance. A popular neighborhood spot for over 60 years, its no wonder this is a quintessential piece of Venice!

Burro:
The Burro is inspired by the cultural mecca and eclectic place that Venice has become known for. Offering a curated collection of gifts, trinkets, whimsical yet warm home décor, and local artisan jewelry, this shop has everything you need to lead your curiosity and bring positive vibes.

Principessa:
Principessa is a bohemian clothing store inspired by the peace and love of Venice in the 1960’s. Their women’s collection is made for the modern-day flower child wanting sophistication and class.

Gjelina: 
One of L.A.’s most iconic restaurants, its no wonder the delicious seasonal New American cuisine makes this a local favorite. The rustic-chic dining room only adds to your beautiful dining experience.

Fringe:
Celebrating 15 years as one of the Westside’s best hair salons, you’ll always leave there feeling refreshed and your very best. Their services include everything from cuts and coloring to blowouts and styling for your night out on the town.

Abbot’s Pizza Co.:
This neighborhood pizzeria was established in 1995 and been a Venice favorite ever since. Serving a range of deliciously fresh pizzas and salads, there are plenty of options to choose from all with homemade gourmet sauces.

Felix:
Bringing the very best of Italy and its culinary traditions, Felix embodies the Italian spirit of family, friends, and food. Using old-world techniques to create delicious and unique homemade pastas with California-grown ingredients, you will be sure to come back for more.

*Forbes “Abbot Kinney: America’s Coolest Street Is Quintessentially LA”

September 21, 2016