Santa Monica Business #1: Sunny Blue
Santa Monica Business #2: Bay Cities
Santa Monica Business #3: Treats
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Sunny Blue is a very cute, quick, and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Any time I crave something, but nothing too big and time consuming, I run over to Sunny Blue's and am always greeted with friendly people. I think it is a staple to Santa Monica now, and a place that should be cherished due to its friendly and tasty addition to the community. It's also so good, very addicting- and I may or may not have gone there more than twice a week at one point..
Bay Cities is an institution to Santa Monica, and without it's bread- I just can't imagine a future without Bay Cities bread. Walking in there is always a fun experience, dodging through the tiny store and the copious amounts of people. It's a place that Santa Monica would seem so empty without, the same kind of feeling without the Omelette Parlor. It's also fairly priced, which makes it easy to over indulge ( I don't mind that one bit).
Treats is a great, neighborhood oriented, and teenage employee welcoming place with really good frozen yogurt. I love going there to hang out with my friends and have a very neat, and pretty looking cup of frozen yogurt. I like their unique touch of putting the toppings in the middle of the cup of yogurt and, even better, on top. You really do get nice quality stuff from there, and it is always milling with people from the community on a hot day. I especially like that it brings the sunset park community together more than it has been before, and much more centralized in one place.
Submitted by: Aoife Hayes