Venice Food Trucks First Friday 2020

Venice Food Trucks First Friday 2020

Abbot Kinney First Fridays Canceled in May Due to Covid-19

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is the premiere food truck event that takes place on every First Friday of the month in Venice with an endless stream of food trucks. But wait! Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it’s been cancelled for May after it was cancelled in April, due to legit Covid-19 health concerns.

The food options for now are food to go at restaurants and bars and also includes drinks, as in alcoholic beverages to go in some establishments in Los Angeles.  There was a banner outside the El Torito restaurant in Santa Monica with  something like, “Margaritas to Go” which sounded pretty tempting to us.  (It was a little early in the day for that…)

You might be wondering where are some good spots to go? There are so many restaurants in Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del rey alone it wouldn’t be fair only to list a few.   Abbot Kinney First Fridays wants to know- what restaurants have you ordered food from recently?

Venice Farmers Market Update


The Venice Farmers Market is open it’s regular hours on Friday from  7 – 11am on 500 Venice Bl. It’s in the center median near the library. If you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, make sure to check it out.

Santa Monica Farmers Market Update & Food Delivery


The Santa Monica Farmers Market is now consolidated to two days of the week in Downtown Santa Monica on Wednesday and Saturday, 8am to 1pm. Both are located at 2nd and Arizona, near the Third Street Promenade.

More food resources, courtesy of the City of Santa Monica, include: restaurants, farmers markets, free food, student meals, grocery stores, food delivery services for relief from Covid 19.

Links: Santa Monica Food Guide | Food Delivery & Pickup


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Beat the Heat with some Tasty Eats at Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Beat the Heat with some Tasty Eats at Abbot Kinney First Fridays

When: August 2 is First Friday!
Where: Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice CA 90291
Time: 4-10:30pm
What: Food Trucks Galore, Shopping, Eats & Drinks

The summer is in full swing and lots of treats await for you near the beach of course there will be crowds, so get there early enjoy your day, check out Venice Beach Shop on Abbot Kinney followed by First Fridays.

Get some good eating with food trucks galore to quench you’re thirst and cool your taste buds – how about some ice cream? There’s lots to choose from whether it’s dinner or dessert. See a Special Announcement below, then check out our First Fridays Guide.

Want to find out about more food truck events in Los Angeles? Happening on a regular basis?

Los Angeles Food Truck Guide is Coming This Fall!

Get the scoop on food regular truck events happening in Venice, LA and beyond! It’s a handy e-book you can take wherever you go! Food truck are a swipe away!

Get Your Food Truck Guide FREE for a Limited Time ONLY – Click Here!

Food Truck OWNERS NOW IS THE TIME! Sponsorship Options AVAILABLE for a Limited Time Only! Click Here and complete our form.

First Fridays Scoop:

First Fridays Map

First Fridays FAQ

Fab Feb First Fridays

Fab Feb First Fridays

Heart-AbbotKinney1st-foodtrucksFebruary 1 is First Fridays and what a way to kick off the month! Photo LA is also happening in Santa Monica – make sure to see our recent web post on this photography expo!

See our list of food trucks on Abbot Kinney, including The Brig Venice. It goes from one end of the street to the other so it’s easier  for you to plan!

Get Food Truck List



Did you know…?

Abbot Kinney First Fridays was the FIRST independent blog website that regularly spread the word about the monthly event in Venice. Why?

Our Editor loves Venice and wanted to help make the event a success. When it first started, about 30 people came to it- for realz! Yes, this blog put First Friday on the map! If you like what we write about then lend some support here so we can keep on bringing the best food scene art, culture and more!

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Last First Fridays of 2018!

Last First Fridays of 2018!

Did Santa Drive a Sleigh or a Food Truck…You Decide

Here at Abbot Kinney First Friday’s we’re hopeful that Santa does indeed drive some sort of food-themed mode of transportation–and even more so that he is well informed of what we want most for Christmas this year…amazing food! Thankfully though, we don’t have to wait until December 25th to indulge in some topnotch cuisine. Come join us this friday for the LAST Abbot Kinney First Fridays event of 2018!!

With the last First Fridays event in sight, we hope to remember all of the joy these food-filled evenings brought in 2018. So don’t miss this last one!

Check out our FULL LIST of food trucks:

Food Truck List

AbbotKinney First Fridays Food Truck Guide Cover-© 2018If you like what we’ve done for First Fridays, you’ll love our Food Truck Guide for Los Angeles, Socal & Beyond coming out next year! Our Premium Subscribers will get the Ebook for Free! 

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!

food-first-fridays-couple⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ 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!

Get Promo Code 




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 >

The FIRST @AbbotKinney1st of 2018! See our Food Truck & Food Photos!

The FIRST @AbbotKinney1st of 2018! See our Food Truck & Food Photos!

Food-Truck-Frachs-Fried-Ice-Cream-2018-AKFF-Logo-010518-580x250Abbot Kinney First Fridays aka @AbbotKinney1st rang in the New Year with Tasty Eats on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Our Fave Place on the Planet!

From cupcakes to churros, cheese, rice balls and even asparagus (with cheese of course) it was a culinary delight for all the First Fridays in Venice Peeps!

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food truck-chunk n chip truck-AKFF-010518This is a sampling of the eats on offer at First Fridays. Gotta pic you want  to share on our website or social media? Reply at the bottom of this post or share on our Facebook Page. Let us know what truck it’s from, what you ate and your name.

Desserts reigned supreme and this double header of ice cream sandwiches looked absolutely delish!


food truck-cupcakes-AKFF-010518Cupcakes, lotsa cupcakes also were a big hit from the Cupcake Truck – wow look at the selection!

Knowing how much First Fridays Peeps live, oops we mean LOVE, food trucks, you may be interested on getting some sweet specials all year long, wherever the trucks are located, NOT just First Fridays. How is this possible? Our AKFF VIP Club makes it possible with a 1 year Membership!


AKFF VIP CLUB-Special-Join Today-What else does the AKFF VIP Club Membership get you? Specials on coworking, beauty – think spas, fitness brick and mortar shops and cafes plus health and wellness. Click Here & See our Fab Specials & even get a New Year’s Special on a 1 year Membership!


food truck-rice balls of fire truck-AKFF-010518Let’s get back to food, cause you gotta eat, right?

Rice Balls of Fire was one of 20+ food trucks on Abbot Kinney on January 5, 2018.

AKFF, that’s us, recommends getting there as early as possible to find parking and get settled in. BTW, did you know our AKFF VIP Club Members get the scoop on  Secret & FREE parking for First Fridays? Yeah, Members get the scoop so make sure to join and get the deets before the next 1st Fridays!


food truck-cheese truck-AKFF-010518 logoWant to find out the dates of all Abbot Kinney First Fridays in 2018? Of course you do! See our First Fridays calendar here.

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