Neighborhood Love: LA’s Abbot Kinney
Slow Fast Food: Gjelina Take Away

Oh, Gjelina! Enough poetry has been written about this heavenly hotspot in the press, but we still can't get enough of this quintessentially Venetian eatery and its take-away spot next door.

Spend a long evening on their back patio with a variety of mini mono-meals: broccolini, cauliflower, radicchio – all deliciously served on their own. Or, if you don't want to come in off the streets, order from GTA, their standing-room-only to-go counter with equal charm. Try their avocado toast and be forever changed.

Photo credit: Simone Anne

lemonade abbott kinney restaurant

The Abbot-Kinney neighborhood has always been a hipster hotbed, but over the past couple of years it has attracted the attention of some of our favorite retailers and restauranteurs. Pressed Juicery planted its local footstep here inside TOM’s flagship store just last year.

What makes this street so special, beyond the great architecture and local street art, is its mix of world-class retailers and homegrown shops – a delicate balance that is difficult to maintain and one we, along with with all of Venice, hope remains for a long time to come! Here are our 6 favorite spots along the boulevard…what are yours?

From our friends


  1. Who else do you love on Abbott Kinney? We could’ve listed so many loves! Tortoise General Store, FEED…who do you love?

    The Chalkboard | 10.15.2013 | Reply
  2. I used to LOVE Vert, which was the first luxury natural boutique store in the country and I miss it on Abbot Kinney, wish someone would open something similar on that stretch. So glad you included Gjelina, my always must stop. I also really love, The Tasting Kitchen, AXE and Nice Cream. For a nice spa treatment Nite Spa is a sweet place to stop, the staff is just awesome. And the Mystic Journey bookstore is an Abbott Kinney classic!

    Victoria | 10.16.2013 | Reply
  3. Don’t forget that awesome Scandi gift store Huset, a lot of the items that come out of Scandinavia are very earth friendly, eco-organic materials and most of the manufactures that do produce their wares outside of Scandinavia are fair trade. I love the selection they have, they have great gifts for everyone on my list

    Heidi | 10.17.2013 | Reply

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