Have you ever wanted to get the inside scope on Santa Monica straight from the locals, like who serves up the best cup of coffee or where the local surfers get their gear? Every February, Buy Local Santa Monica – a campaign created to support local businesses to raise awareness of the benefits of choosing local first – provides a breakdown of the best in Santa Monica hotels, shopping, dining and more voted on by residents, employees and visitors.

2018 Winners

Browse a list of some of the most loved Santa Monica businesses that the locals can’t live without and that you should definitely check out during your next visit! For a complete list of 2018 Most Loved businesses, check the Buy Local Santa Monica page.

Art Gallery/Gift Shop featuring locally-made products:
Ten Women Gallery

Breakfast/Brunch Spot:
Huckleberry Café & Bakery

Business for Kids:
The Pretenders Studio

Business in Downtown Santa Monica:
Orangetheory Fitness

Business on Main Street:
Dolcenero Gelato

Business on Montana Avenue:
Larkellen

Business on Pico Boulevard:
Sewing Arts Center

Business on Santa Monica Pier:
The Albright

Coffee Bar/Bakery:
Groundwork Coffee Co. and Philz Coffee

Happy Hour:
Enterprise Fish Company

Hotel/Motel for a Staycation:
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Live Music/Entertainment/ Comedy Venue:
Bareburger

Nonprofit/Charity/Community Service Organization:
Heal the Bay

Pet-Centric Business:
Healthy Spot

Santa Monica Farmers Market Farmer:
Murray Family Farms

 

The Most Loved Santa Monica Contest is sponsored by Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., Main Street Business Improvement Association, Montana Avenue Merchants Association, Pico Improvement Organization, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism and Santa Monica Pier Corporation in partnership with the Santa Monica Daily Press and the City of Santa Monica.

 

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Bareburger
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Dolcenero
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Enterprise Fish Company
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
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Groundwork Coffee Co.
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Healthy Spot
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Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery
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Larkellen
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Orangetheory Fitness
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Philz Coffee
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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
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Sewing Arts Center
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Ten Women Gallery
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The Albright
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The Pretenders Studio