One part delicatessen + one part European market + one part cafe = a recipe for a delicious day in Santa Monica. If you want a European delicacy of sweet treat for entertaining your guests (or yourself), Shoop’s Delicatessen on Main Street is the place to be – and if you then want to sit down in for a quick-but-mouth-watering lunch or breakfast, it’s still the place to be.
The menu is dense with choices ranging from pancakes and avocado toast to frankfurters and in-house smoke salmon – and it’s so, so difficult to narrow it down to just one thing.
But I was determined to order just one dish, and I chose the Gravlax: an open-faced sandwich served with house cured gravlax, cucumber, tomato, dill, lemon, and mustard-dill sauce. The salmon melts in your mouth, balanced by the acid and sauce... and I’m in love!
Because I want to show you a side of the LA food scene that most people will never get to see! When you join me for a LA Food Adventure, we will visit 6 restaurants to fill your belly, taste some drinks, socialize with some incredibly cool people, and get behind-the-scenes access that others aren’t privy to.
You can learn more and reserve your spot at lafoodadventures.com.
Just Forking Around is produced by Podcast Masters