The Hummus Republic | 827 N Douglas St El Segundo, CA 90245
If you love hummus, you’re going to love The Hummus Republic. The staff is friendly, ingredients are fresh, and their specialty drinks are quite delicious! Try the Jalapeno Cucumber Lemonade.
Bluesalt Fish Grill | 2515 Artesia Blvd Redondo Beach, CA 90278
One of the best fish grills in the South Bay. The fish is fresh, vegetables and perfectly cooked, prices are reasonable, and the staff is wonderful.
Fishing with Dynamite | 1148 Manhattan Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Fishing with Dynamite is walking distance to Manhattan Beach. It’s a tiny (and cozy) restaurant that offers fresh seafood, great service and the perfect beach-dining experience. We highly recommend the oysters, scallops and Clam Chowder! Finish your meal with a Key Lime Pie - you won’t regret it.
Kagura | 403 Main St El Segundo, CA 90245
A hidden gem. If you’re looking for an authentic Japanese experience, Kagura is it. They have quite possibly the most delicious bento boxes that include an assortment of 4-5 items with a bunch of side dishes. The portions are generous, and the staff is attentive.
Manhattan Beach Post | 1142 Manhattan Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
A Manhattan Beach staple. The ambiance is lively and full of energy. All the ingredients used to make the food are locally grown and organic. The best part? It’s just a short walk to the beach.
Nick's Manhattan Beach | 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Metlox Center, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Very spacious dining environment with comfortable sofa seats and a large patio area. Their avocado toast and California Omelet are outstanding.
Fritto Misto | 316 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
A wide variety of delicious pasta dishes with even better customer service. Vegetarian friendly.
Tin Roof Bistro | 3500 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you are going for the first time, try the brussels sprouts. They also have a lot of vegan options. Tin Roof has lots of outdoor seating and beautiful patio, especially in the evening when the lights come on.
Salt Creek Grille | 2015 Park Pl, El Segundo, CA 90245
The portions are generous with a lot of fish options. We highly recommend their crab cakes!
Rock’N Fish | 120 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you’re a seafood lover and love the beach, Rock’N Fish is a must. From fresh oysters to fried calamari, they have it all. Make sure you grab a seat outside to watch the beautiful sunset.
Gjusta | 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
The local to-go spot for great bread, food and coffee, served deli-style. Dine on the back patio, or pick up and take to the beach for a picnic. On weekends be prepared to pick a number and wait for 20-30 minutes.
Tocaya Organica | 1715 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Casual fresh and healthy Mexican. Many great vegan options as well. Order at the counter and dine-in with a margarita or beer or take out to go. Happy hour from 3-6 PM daily.
California Chicken Cafe | 424 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Not the highest end atmosphere to dine in, but the food is consistently good for takeout.
Wirin | 2308 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
The fastest delivery around for when you want a Thai fix on the couch.
Rize Thai | 2906 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
A good selection of Sushi and Thai. Best for takeout.
Sweetfin | 1146 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Poke bowls worth ordering.
Pitfire Pizza | 12924 W. Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Our favorite pizza delivery spot! Order delivery here.
Blue Star Donuts | 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Mable-Bacon donut, anyone?
Two Guns Espresso - Manhattan Beach | 350 N Sepulveda Blvd, Ste 7, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Modern coffee in a Wild West setting. Their Oat Milk Flat White is exceptional. Lots of vegan options. Great place to sit solo, work, or meet friends. Plenty of parking available.
Ocean View Café | 229 13th St, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Yes, the gorgeous ocean view truly lives up to the cafe's name. A great spot for breakfast with the family. The wait time can be a little long sometimes but definitely worth the visit.
Blue Butterfly Coffee Co | 351 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Matcha latte (oat milk), drop coffee and pastries are their signatures. There’s also a lot of free 2-hour parking along the street if you go early enough in the day.
The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker - El Segundo | 2041 Rosecrans Ave, Unit 140, El Segundo, CA 90245
Fantastic cafe nestled in the business district of Rosecrans near the movie theatre. Great outdoor seating, good coffee and the breakfast is done really well! If you are feeling like treating yourself, the lattes are not only gorgeous to the eye they are mighty tasty.
Philz Coffee | 2191 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
The hype is real. The lines can get long but it’s well worth the wait. If you’re new to Philz Coffee, we highly recommend trying their Mint Mojito Iced Coffee.
Pursue Coffee | 1503 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Quiet ambience, good for study or work. The chocolate chai latté is worth the trip to this lovely coffee shop.
The Boy & The Bear | 350 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Great organic and healthy coffee. Their mocha and almond croissant is absolutely delicious. The cafe might feel a bit different than the usual South Bay coffee shops, but the seating and aesthetics are beautiful.
Hi-Fi Expresso | 227 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Need some espresso to get you started for the day? Hi-Fi Expresso might be your best bet! Cozy space with easy parking in either the back lot or on the street out front.
Grocery & Bodegas
Mother's Market and Kitchen | 1700 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Lots of fresh organic products. There are also a lot of pre-made salads, wraps and other food items if you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go.
Saigon Market | 15705 S Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90261
They have wide range of options primarily for Southeast Asian and Peruvian ingredients.
Granny’s Grocery | 635 Monterey Blvd, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
A nice family owned shop with a deli that is quite delicious! You can find basic supplies like toilet paper and cat food here, in case you just want to get by without having to go to the grocery store.
Boccato’s Groceries | 3127 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Another small, family owned shop that welcomes you with open arms. Aside from fresh products, they have a deli that’s a crowd favorite.
Artesia Fresh Produce Market | 2322 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
This recently renovated neighborhood market is a local gem. The produce is super fresh and very reasonably priced, the marinated meats are fantastic, and the sandwiches and coffee are delicious!
Manhattan Village | 3200 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
This is a nice, upscale, shopping megaplex with several restaurants and shops. Lots of parking available.
The Point | 850 S, CA-1, El Segundo, CA 90245
A fun outdoor center on the El Segundo/Manhattan Beach border with shops and good eats. If you’re in the mood for Italian, try North Italia!
Plaza El Segundo | 700 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245
An outdoor mall with lots of parking, shops and restaurants. Some restaurant/shops you can find here include: Best Buy, California Fish Grill, Salt Creek Grille, Sur La Table, The Veggie Grill and Whole Foods Market.
Del Amo Fashion Center | 3525 Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503
This mall was remodeled a few years ago. Del Amo Fashion Center is truly one of the best malls in Los Angeles. It's modern design and popular stores make every visit a great shopping experience. The mall is very large with both an indoor and outdoor section, so be prepared to walk. However, the quantity and quality of stores at this mall is great!
Fitness & Wellness
Unlimited Fitness | 3219 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
One of the best gyms in the area with some awesome trainers. The classes are small so if you’re looking for a more personalized workout, this is it.
Yoga MB | 3504 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Located in the heart of Manhattan Beach. Yoga MB offers a wide variety of classes from weekly Sound Baths to Deep Stretch/Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Meditation, Teacher Trainings, and Power Yoga.
Allegiate Gym | 1421 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
The design of the gym is modern/updated and has a beautiful lounge to relax. Lots of free classes and training sessions are available so check their website before heading over.
Trilogy Spa | 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
A local favorite. Lots of treatments, friendly staff, and a relaxed atmosphere. They also have a lovely rooftop patio where you can hang out between treatments, and bring your own snacks, wine, etc.
Sand Spa | 3408 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The massage therapists were very friendly and amazing at what they do. Very small intimate establishment but doesn't take away from the experience.
Things To Do
Explore Manhattan Beach | Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
You can easily spend an entire day in Manhattan Beach. Plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, delis, art galleries, clothing stores, Farmer’s Market, a beautiful pier and so much more. Don’t forget to bring your shades!
Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium | Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Free admission! Located at the end of Manhattan Beach pier that’s perfect for small children. The staff is informative and friendly. This is a small aquarium but if you are going for a stroll down the pier, watching surfers, this is a nice addition.
Picnic at Live Oak Park | 1601 N Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4687
Live Oak Park has it all including tennis courts, batting cages, toddler play areas and more. Plenty of parking.
Botanical Garden | 1237 N Peck Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden features native trees, sages, succulents, wildflowers, grasses, butterfly habitat, children’s garden of discovery, meditation garden, interpretative signs and much more. Admission to the garden is free and tours can be arranged.
Automobile Driving Museum | 610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA 90245-5004
This museum is wonderful for those who love vintage cars. They have a wonderful collection of restored vehicles and very knowledgeable folks to share information with you. They also give rides!
Go Surfing | 919 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
If you want to go surfing or learn how to surf, head to the Nikau Kai Waterman Shop on Manhattan Avenue. They offer a wide range of classes for all ages and provides all the surfing gear you need.
Bike the Strand
The Strand is a 22-mile paved path extending from Pacific Palisades (close to Santa Monica) to Torrance. Most of this trail hugs the coast of Los Angeles County. The section within the South Bay is approximately 9 miles long.