Santa Monica Business #1: Bob's Market
Santa Monica Business #2: Thyme Cafe
Santa Monica Business #3: Shaka Shack Burger
Why I can't live without these three businesses: I love Sunset Park! Bob's Market is hands down the best market in Los Angeles! Here's why: 1) Their meats are incredible. Whether it's sausages made on site, great pre-marinated kebabs, or unique cuts, the butchers are passionate and friendly; 2) Their wine selection is excellent - lots of selection from California and around the world and they always include tasting notes with anything that's on special; and 3) They do a parking lot BBQ on the weekends - tri-tip, chicken and ribs oh my!
Thyme Cafe is an adorable community-feeling cafe that has great selections for breakfast lunch and dinner. Their deli salads are inventive and creative, the baked goods are tantalizing and for those who want to make it look like they cooked, there is a fridge full of ready-made enchiladas, soups, sauces, lasagnas and more.
Shaka Shack offers up great burgers with a Hawaiian vibe and great ingredients - think Kobe, Salmon, Portabella and white truffle fries. The staff who work there are so laid back you might consider applying to work there in hopes that it rubs off on you!
Submitted by: K Baker