There are 5 basic areas where Venice restaurants cluster … Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Rose Avenue, the Boardwalk and nearby, Washington Boulevard and Lincoln Boulevard. I maintained a Venice Restaurant Guide on my website until recently and, unfortunately, found that there were too many new openings, old closings, name/owner changes to keep up.
With wonderful weather year-round locals frequently prefer to dine at home … often on their outside patios. Most of the local food markets have great prepared meals plus many restaurants feature take-out and delivery for those who don’t want to cook.
Food trucks dot Abbot Kinney Boulevard on First Fridays … a popular nite-out on the town.
Every Friday morning the Venice Farmers’ Market is held in the median strip of Venice Boulevard at Ocean Avenue. Not only is there an excellent selection of produce, flowers and more, but this has become a favorite spot to run into your neighbors and friends.