As the L.A. virus mandates continues to cripple local businesses, restaurants are taking another massive hit. After spending months pivoting to accommodate the deemed safe outdoor dining, including investing in tents, new patio construction, picnic tables and chairs, masks for staff etc., they are now being forced to close outdoor dining as it is now deemed not safe. Huh?
Let’s hope this ends REAL soon! In the meanwhile, if you have the means, let’s eat local take out and buy gift cards as gifts. Check out this list of 20+ local restaurants open for take-out and delivery!
Gift cards also help support the restaurant as they deal with the challenges of the Covid 19 crisis. Contact them directly.
Order and take out from The Sidewalk Cafe.
A Venice Boardwalk landmark for 44 years, The Sidewalk Cafe offers fresh, high-quality, well-prepared food with generous portions. And all of our soups and sauces are homemade. They are open for take out! Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from Noon–6:00 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Offering our full lunch and dinner menu, sorry no breakfast at this time. View menu below. Call 310.399.5547 thesidewalkcafe.com.
Order your favorites now from James’ Beach!
Gift Cards with bonus cards are now available when you call 310-823-5396.
A 25 year Venice tradition! James’ Beach has been an iconic Venice Beach restaurant since it was opened in 1996 by Venice locals James Evans and Daniel Samakow. View menu on JamesBeach.com. 310-823-5396.
Satisfy your sushi and sashimi cravings with Hama Sushi.
Established in 1979, Hama Sushi can be traced back in time to being one of the first sushi restaurants on the westside. Known for it’s unique ambience and casual setting, Hama brings the freshest and friendliest service. Locals, tourists and newcomers can all enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine with unique fusion dishes.
Order LA’s best burger from Hinano’s! Delivery & Takeout Available
We’ve been serving world-famous burgers and cold beers just steps from the Venice Beach pier since 1962. Notorious for being Jim Morrison’s favorite Venice hangout. Hinano is that rare local bar for people from all over the world. It’s also a cool place to duck into out of the sun…and then stay till the wee hours. We have a good selection of beer on tap served in frosty mugs and pitchers or in icy bottles. HinanosVenice.com
Order and buy gift cards from Cow’s End Cafe.
Plus get your favorite, fresh, made to order sandwiches, smoothies, salads, wraps, and more! The Cow’s End Cafe has been serving coffee, sandwiches, smoothies and more to Venice and MDR residents for 34 years. It is a beloved institution where the locals hang. 310-574-1080 TheCowsEndCafe.com
Order from Nighthawk Breakfast Bar.
Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar serves up elevated breakfast-themed fare and cocktails in Venice Beach. The food menu includes items such as a breakfast burger, Benedict fries, candied bacon and tots, and homemade brandy-infused french toast. The cocktail list includes spiked cereal milks, a Banh Michelada, and alcoholic coffee drinks. nighthawkrestaurants.com
Ice cream makes everything better! Ben & Jerry’s on the Venice Boardwalk is open daily 12-8 p.m.
Stop by locally owned and operated ice cream shop on the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, and dig into any of their euphoric ice cream flavors in the way the first scoops were served up by Ben and Jerry themselves. 1307 Ocean Front Walk.
Want Ben & Jerry’s ice cream delivered to your Venice Beach doorstep? Order Delivery
Order Venice Way Pizza!
Venice Way Pizza at Hotel Erwin is offering pizza by the slab, whole pie & combos including libations that pair perfectly with their pizza! The Venice Way Pizza take-out window specializes in L.A.-style pan pizza—5×5 inch “slabs” of crunchy, hearty but light, flavorful pizza with locally-sourced toppings, including traditional cheese, pepperoni and seasonal farmer’s market finds. Venice Way is located in Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave. Venice, California. (310) 452-1111. hotelerwin.com/food-drink
Order and buy gift cards from The Waterfront Venice!
The Waterfront Venice is a California Beer Garden with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Situated between Rose and Navy on the famous Venice beach Boardwalk, our food & beverage menus celebrate California with carefully selected seasonal produce from local farms. thewaterfrontvenice.com
Order the fines steak and seafood from The Warehouse Restaurant
The Warehouse has been serving the finest steak and seafood with the best view along the water in Marina Del Rey since 1969. Their Happy Hour drink prices will be honored all day Saturday and Sunday on to-go drinks. That’s right folks, HAPPY HOUR pricing on all to-go drinks. ALL DAY LONG!!!! Saturday 12pm-8pm. Sunday 12pm-7pm. Their full menu is also available for pick-up and to-go from our website mdrwarehouse.com. 310-823-5451
Order and pick up from Green Goddess Collective!
Also, order and take out from…
Venice Beach Wines is open for wine, beer retail and food take-out! Call for pick-up at (310) 606-2529 or order through Postmates, Door Dash, Caviar or Uber Eats . Hours:12-9 pm
Order from the Fruit Gallery! Fruit Gallery serves up fresh juices and smoothies, along with salads, wraps and a variety of healthful bottled drinks (think Yerbe Mate) for take-out.
Mercedes Grille is open for TAKE-OUT and delivery. Full Bar/New Menu. Order your favorite Entrees, Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches, Cappuccino, Dessert. 310.827.6209 – Mercedes Direct Delivery. MercedesVenice.com.
Wabi Sabi. Wabi on Rose is staging a triumphant return… starting with their “Takeaway” food and drink menus that resurrect many of their sushi and cocktail favorites- with some fresh, new surprises! View menu here!
Get fresh bread at Röckenwagner Bakery & Café. They offer to go, curbside, and delivery on breads, milk, produce, reheat-able meals. Open daily 6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.m
Get your dog treats at Hungry Dawgz of Dogtown. They makes hand made, organic, natural dog treats all locally in Venice.
The Venice Farmers Market is open every Friday, 7:00-11:00 a.m. at 500 Venice Blvd. and Venice Way.
Mar Vista Farmers’ Market on Sundays. Grandview and Venice Blvd. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Westchester Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays starting at 9 am.
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