The sophisticated beauty and heavy emphasis on health-conscious activities in Santa Monica pairs perfectly with its lively food scene, leaving no question as to why so many people love planning dinner outings in this coastal city. With a vibe that is seemingly quintessential California, Santa Monica offers airy outdoor shopping on 3rd Street, beautiful sandy beaches like Will Rogers, and a food scene that emphasizes fresh, healthy food.
In creating this list we wanted to capture the range of new and classic spots, diversity of cuisine styles and various vibes offered that reflect the playfulness and sophistication of this city. From Italian eats at Milo and Olive to the new vegan hot-spot Erven, be prepared to treat yourself to a satisfying, yet guilt-free Santa Monica meal.
And if you’re looking to explore more than just the food in Santa Monica, click the Daymaker button next to any item on the list below to use it as a starting point to create your own Santa Monica adventure.