Food Truck Love at First Fridays June 1, 2018

Food Truck Love at First Fridays June 1, 2018

Food Trucks, Food & Launching Something New for YOU!

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@Abbotkinney1st Food Truck List June 1, 2018

Venice Bl to California

Pudding Truck line Food truck on Abbot Kinney for First FridayCravin’ Crab Cakes
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Mess Hall Canteen
The Pudding Truck
The Roast Truck Coffee

California to Santa Clara

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food truck-chunk n chip truck-AKFF-010518Food Travelers Gourmet
Mad Dumplings
Maravilla Latin Cuisine
Okamoto Kitchen
Phillyfornia Philly Cheese
Pickles & Peas
Rice Balls of Fire
Rolln Lobster
Roni Macaroni
Sanook SoI 38
Smhokin Pot
Spyros Gyros
Thai-Mex Cocina
Triple Threat Truck



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Santa Clara to San Juan

Black Flour
Bird Coma
Blue Nova
Mexican chuck wagon
Pinch of flavor truck
Ridges Churro Bar


Heart-AbbotKinney1st-AKFFAstro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Goshen Cuisine
Pink Taco Truck
Prince of Venice Food Truck
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
Word Of Mouth Truck


 More First Fridays Events

WillLeatherGoods-AKFF-050418Live Music with Faded Echo at Will Leather Goods on Abbot Kinney

We checked out this dynamic acoustic duo last month and enjoyed their tunes! Plus a special sale on leather goods!

1360 Abbot Kinney Blvd. at California Ave (at a traffic light).

Pssttt… a Secret & Memorial Day Holiday Mashup

Pssttt… a Secret & Memorial Day Holiday Mashup

Headsup! @AbbotKinney1st wants to let our peeps know FIRST that we’re bringing something Fun, Fab & NEW to you- check our First Fridays post NEXT WEEK!

Just to give you a little of the tasty bits we’ll be bringing to you,  think of EXCLUSIVE  access to all kinds of goodies _ of course food related with side orders of music, fashion and getting the scoop first on… stay tuned for next week’s post  when we spill the beans!

Memorial Day Holiday

How did the Holiday creep up so fast? It just does that in LA. Whether you live here and are doin’ the “staycation” thing or in town for  a vacation, there’s plenty of things to do all the time. See our handy dandy guides that let you in on stuff the locals know about – or maybe they don’t – but you will since you’re checking this out! Check that all spots are open on the holiday.

Hidden Gems in LA

Get the scoop on some places all over  Los Angeles from a ranch to a Victorian mansion, serene lake surrounded by tranquil gardens and more.

West LA from Venice Beach to Malibu 5 Hotspots

There’s so much to do on the Westside! We like calling it Westside Bestside since that’s where we’re located. Whether it’s hiking in Malibu or Pacific Palisades or hanging out in Venice along with fun beach activities like surfing- hello… @AbbotKinney1st has some more outdoor hotspots for you!

Culver City Foodie & Happy Hour Hotspots

Culver City has  much to offer when it comes to happy hours and places to eat.  We’ve got a selection of places we checked out for you that will be sure to impress the relatives visiting from out of town. If you’re in town enjoy the eats and drinks! Plus a few tidbits on shops and the coworking scene. Ok it’s a weekend, you’re not working, however, it’s good to know a  great community, after all we work there!

First Fridays Scoop

Planning  for First Fridays in Venice yet? It really will help you to be in the know!

First Fridays Calendar

Map of Abbot Kinney Bl

Free Parking, Food Truck Rewards

Membership really does have it’s rewards! Browse our Membership Rewards Club and grab yours  before the price is upped! (hint: 1st Fridays)

Five Things We Liked at First Fridays

Five Things We Liked at First Fridays

Besides the food trucks, of course! First Fridays May 4, 2018


WillLeatherGoods-AKFF-050418Will Leather Goods

The AKFF Team walked into the store and immediately loved hearing the Rolling Stones music by the acoustic duet, Faded Echo, plus free Henna tattoos by Betzee; our Editor rocked one of those and got lots of compliments that evening,. See the henna tattoo on our Instagram feed @AbbotKinney1st. Plus, there was a sale going on in the store too!



It was great seeing some art again on Abbot Kinney Boulevard; check out this pop-up shop. They are having an auction on art and some pretty cool furniture on May 20. Also fun getting some freebies at the store too.



TenterCoffee-AKFF-050418Tenter Coffee

Coffee samples! Just heat some water and pour over the filter packet for robust and tasty organic coffee. This Editor tried the coffee at home and it was quick and easy to get a cuppa joe and tasted great.



DanielWellington-AKFF-050418Daniel Wellington

Cinco de Mayo party with the love wall; great photo op for all – and those refreshing margaritas. Nice watch collection too.




ASAKaftans-AKFF-050418ASA Kaftans

You are golden.

Nice to see this while window shopping after the store was closed. Dreamy kaftans – even in turquoise leopard print!


All in all it was a great First Fridays. Are editor recommends checking out the stores and shops that are open during First Fridays after you eat your food cuz you never know what party or freebies you might come across. @Abbotkinney1st has been covering First Fridays Venice for 10 years and we know a good thing when we see it and share it with you first!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Turns 10! Celebrate May 4, 2018, 4-10:30pm

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Turns 10! Celebrate May 4, 2018, 4-10:30pm

@AbbotKinney1st Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting the Community that loves First Fridays!
Plus coverage of Venice Community Events, Silicon Beach,  Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, West LA & more Food Truck Events!

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⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Calendar



Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

abbotkinney1st-foodtrucks-palms-crowd-wordofmouth-040218Venice Bl – California 

Chinese Fusion
Cravin’ Crab Cakes
Dreamy Creations
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Steamy Bun Truck
Word Of Mouth Truck


Celebrate the End of a Long School Year!
Our VIP Club Members Get Exclusive Rewards!

Food Trucks (rewards at all locations, not just #abbotkinney1st)


Made in Brooklyn NY Pizza (MIB Pizza)

Buy 2 slices get a FREE can of soda!

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Dogtown Dogs

Purchase 2 dogs get FREE small tot!

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Food Trucks cont’d: Whether you call it Abbot Kinney First Fridays, Venice First Fridays, Abbot Kinney First Friday, @abbotkinney1st, 1st Fridays or Food Truck Friday!


California – Santa Clara

Belly BombZ
Chuck Wagon
Crepes Bonaparte
Epikurian Truck
Food Travelers
Mad Dumplings
Mess Hall Canteen
Mexican Chuck Wagon Fusion
Okamoto Kitchen
Pinch of Flavor Truck
Rolln Lobster
Smhokin Pot
Thai-Mex Cocina
The Panzerotti Truck


abbotkinney1st-food-grilledcheesetruck-040218Santa Clara – San Juan

Sanook Soi 38
Ridges Churro Bar
Lindo Taco
Wow’s Wings on Wheels


abbotkinney1st-food-cousinsmainelobsterPalms Ave

(side street close to Venice Bl)

Goshen Cuisine
Love Bird
Pickles & Peas
Roni Macaroni
Prince of Venice
The Pudding Truck

abbotkinney1st-crowd-foodtrucks-040218-1180pxThe Brig Parking Lot

(private lot close to Venice Bl)
Updated May 3, 2018
Open til 11pm

Dogtown Dogs (VIP Members Get a Freebie- scroll up for deets)
Baby’s Badass Burgers
Cousin’s Maine Lobster
Kogi BBQ
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck
South Philly Experience
Wise Barbeque Truck


 More Events on First Fridays:

Venice Art Crawl- @abbotkinney1st-050418Venice Art Crawl

Join Venice Eclectic, a magical benefit event themed to honor Venice’s eclectic community of artists performers and supporters of the art. Just off of Abbot Kinney at the historic Lantern House, a place full of colorful art and history. Delectable food, open bar.

May 4, 7-10 pm, Tickets: $125
745 Milwood Ave, Venice 90291
VAC Art Benefit Tickets >


Affair of the Arts, Culver City

Free festival with a ton of artists exhibiting, plus live painting, live music & more in downtown Culver City.

May 4, 5 and 6.
9400 Culver Bl at Main Street,
Culver City 90232
Art Festival Info >