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Most Loved Ways to Buy Local in Santa Monica

Posted June 24, 2021

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 year, 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.

2021 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 2021 Most Loved businesses, click here to download the 2021 Most Loved list or check the Buy Local Santa Monica page.

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

Coffee Shop:
Caffe Luxxe

Frozen Dessert:
Dolcenero Gelato

Outdoor Patio:
Lunetta All Day

Father’s Office Santa Monica

Vegetarian Food:

Mexican Food:
Gilbert’s El Indio Restaurant

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar

Jinya Ramen bar Santa Monica

Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa

Gourmet/Wine Shop:
Andrew’s Cheese Shop

Huckleberry Cafe

Happy Hour:

Yoga/Pilates Studio:
Santa Monica Yoga

Clothing Boutique:
Assistance League Thrift Shop

New Business:
Le Petit Chez Mimi

Independent Business:
Santa Monica Brew Works

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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