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Social Eats: An upscale food hall in Santa Monica

If Gallery Food Hall on the Third Street Promenade wasn’t enough to satiate your cravings for tacos, ice cream, pizza, fried fish and chicken sandwiches, now on the first level in the back, a clean upscale food hall called SocialEats will add to your indecision of where to eat. We suggest selecting a few quick and easy stops to sample numerous meals or take one home for later.

SUPERTORO is one of our favorite new concepts where you can make your own Japanese Bento Box for around $20. Customize your box with four selections like Classics, Greens, Rolls, and Crispy Rice. My Box of miso soup, soba noodles, a salmon hand roll, and rock shrimp over crispy rice was fresh and filling. We watched at the chef made the hand rolls in a little machine. You may like shishito peppers, seaweed salad, a yellowtail roll (hand or cut), and pork belly over crispy rice. Create your perfect meal.

SuperToro

Street Noods is a nod to Asian street noodles, but Street Noods offers noodle dishes in many varieties, like spicy Cajun Shrimp Yakisobo and Garlic Dan Dan Noodles.  They even have udon noodles with cacio e pepe and come in those cute Chinese take out boxes.

The Spanish tapas bar Cada Vez may not look like the ones in Spain, but the simple bites rival the fresh quality of Europe’s sliced Jamon Serrano. Order the bacon-wrapped dates with an almond buried inside. Mix and match Spanish meats and cheeses, garlic chicken skewers, sauteed garlic shrimp, croquetas, and a queso platter with a paired Spanish wine and sherry. Cada Vez is a great place for a snack or to pair nibbles with your vino.

Cada Vez

Master Chef Graham Elliot brings Petit Harvest, a farmer’s market menu of healthy salads and sandwiches while Adelaide Coffeebar it the earliest establishment to open at 8 AM serving breakfast fare (bagels, croissants, bars, breads, cereals and fruit) and tasty iced lattes, mochas, flat whites, cortados, and the honeybee latte. At night they will be offering wine eventually too with many choices from California, Australia, and New Zealand. Sparkling wines and bottles of champagne will also be available to enhance your meal.

David Chang’s FUKU is opening in the fall with fried chicken sandwiches, although we think the best fried chicken sandwich in LA is just upstairs at STRFSH concocted with sliced pickles, some creamy sauce, and a perfect bun.

Petit Harvest

To complete your feeding frenzy, the wine bar will open soon at the already elegant wraparound counterspace and a beer wall will allow you to select and pour your own beer by paying by the ounce.

 

Catering is available. Stay on top of their events and promos.

SocialEats is your food discovery platform!

SOCIALEATS

1315 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Learn more at @eatdrinksocial

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