NEW from @AbbotKinney1st: All Food Trucks in Los Angeles – serving Food to Go on First Fridays!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is canceled as a result of Covid-19, however, there’s something new and inclusive in support of food truck businesses and hungry Angelenos looking for some good grub!

While our food options  are still limited, namely food to go at eating establishments in Los Angeles, as your Indy Blogger here who put the 1st Friday of the month on Abbot Kinney Blvd on the map, it’s time  to take a new trajectory, that shares the food resources and the love!

Here’s what I came up with:   I posted on socal media asking food trucks  best way to order food from themand am listing those that responded. While it’s a small list to start with I hope to grow it each month and that depends entirely on YOU!

Food Truck Owners  –

All that reply to my social posts will be added to monthly posts for Virtual First Fridays, #virtual1stfridays. If you hurry today, I may be able to add you to this blog – right here.

YOU  –

You’re reading this so please share this post and  social posts with friends- see links below. If you have suggestions, please reply here or dm me om Instagram or Facebook.

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Food Truck List  from June 2020

Keep in mind this is NEW so it’s nor perfect and  this is a volunteer effort. If you want to help make it better, reply to  this post- or dm on social media. Insta nale are used here.

Bellybombztruck – order online  bestfoodtrucks.com

Wordofmouthtruck –  order online wordofmouthtruck.com pickup at their North Hollywood Commissary Thurs-Sun, 12-4pm

Rollnlobster – order from BFT app

Poutinebrothers – DIY Poutine Kits poutinebrothers.com/kits

Germanyyumtruck – Free delivery to Anaheim + 10 Mile radius
This week: Fri 11am-1:30pm & 5pm-7:30pm

Social Media Links:

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays May 2nd 2019

Abbot Kinney First Fridays May 2nd 2019

First Fridays and Venice is time for food trucks and fun! There’s a slew of tasty options every month on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, from close to Venice Boulevard all the way west toward San Juan.

First things first, let’s make sure you have the deets on First Fridays. See these helpful articles:

First Fridays FAQ

First Fridays Map

If you want The Insider Guide to First Fridays that’s not published here, then make sure to check out this link: Insider Guide

Find out about other First Fridays in other areas: Click Here!

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 haps are a swipe away! 1st Friday, 1st Thursday and even 1st Saturday.

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Did you know that the Abbot Kinney First Fridays blog is a completely independent publication? For 11 years now?  Yes it’s true, and you can become a supporter for this blog and get some tasty perks for supporting it! Show your love!

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Foodie Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

Foodie Stocking Stuffers for Christmas

Surprise the food enthusiasts on your list with thoughtful stocking stuffers!

Of course, it’s easy for Santa to know what you’re friends and family want most for Christmas. But if your loved ones are also foodies, we just so happen to be experts on filling their Christmas with joy!

Some of the best gifts come in small packages. That’s why we at Abbot Kinney First Fridays are crazy about stocking stuffers! These little treats are a great way to demonstrate thoughtfulness this Christmas.

First on the list: Spices! Checkout a nearby spice shop for specialty spices and seasonings that will bring life and an extra kick to any meal. For those who love to cook, this will be an appreciated gift.


Second on the list: A gift card to their favorite restaurant! This may initially seem less than sentimental. However, if you happen to know what they would enjoy most, this may be a perfect gift! This could even initiate a “date night” for a special someone recipient.

AKFF foodie scene ideas

Third on the list: A subscription to a meal kit delivery service! These are great options for those who are looking to branch out with their cooking; and by no means are they reserved for lazy cooks. They are great resources for new flavors and cooking techniques and full of great recipe ideas!

AKFF Foodtruck love get a taste of AKFF

Finally: Consider giving your Abbot Kinney blog fan a subscription to our Patreon Premium Subscriber Page. Here our Patrons will find insider deals and the Abbot Kinney food truck list by location.

Give them something they’ll love and truly appreciate this year. Big or small, a thoughtful gift will make your loved one’s seasons bright!

Holiday Events in Venice Santa Monica and Culver City! Treats & Freebies!

Holiday Events in Venice Santa Monica and Culver City! Treats & Freebies!

Perhaps you missed out on some of the holiday events, like the Venice sign lighting, Main Street tree lighting or Montana Holiday walk in Santa Monica … don’t worry there’s more holiday events in those areas and Culver City!

Culver City

Culver City Tree LightingHoliday Tree Lighting Wednesday, December 12, 6 p.m.
Downtown Culver City on Culver Bl.
See Santa Claus and taste treats and hot drinks from local businesses and of course- the tree lighting. (Note this event originally was last week and rescheduled due to rain.)BlankSpaces-Culver City-04-600x400-AKFF

Free Coworking Day, Tuesday, December 18, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
BLANKSPACES Culver City, 9415 Culver Bl
This is more of a gift then a holiday event! Get a free day of co-working along with some coffee at the former CulverWorks space on the second floor.


SPARC Anti-Corporate Art Sale Saturday, December 15, 1- 6 p.m.
685 Venice Bl.
Well of course, this sounds like Venice. Check out unique and affordable arts and crafts from local artists.

Marche de Noel – Christmas Market, Friday, December 14, 5 – 9 p.m.
French Market Cafe 2321 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
There’s a Christmas Market with fenders, gifts, food tasting live music and more

Santa Monica

41st Annual Christmas Run Santa Monica to VeniceSaturday December 15, 6:30 a.m. start time
Celebrate while walking or running in this holiday themed costume contest with a 5K and10K- it’s family-friendly. Starts in Santa Monica on Barnard Way north of Marine Street.

Downtown LA

New Year’s Eve Party FREE, December 31, 8p.m – January 1, 2019, 1a.m
Grand Park, Downtown, Los Angeles
There’s a ton of New Year’s Eve options that you can pay for if you want or you can check out this giant party that just so happens to be free in #DTLA . New Year’s Eve is coming soon so plan ahead for the party at Grand Park- yes it is free with live music, food trucks and of course a countdown to midnight. Get details on the #nye event.

AbbotKinney First Fridays Food Truck Guide Cover-© 2018Psst Coming in 2019 – You saw it here FIRST!

The First Food Truck Scene Guide for Los Angeles is being written by our @AbbotKinney1st Editor! It will cover Beqch areas like Venice, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, Downtown LA, West LA and Special Features on Palm Desert and even Kauai, Hawaii!

Food Truck Owners & other businesses- Advertising Opportunities Available – Contact our Editor >



#hope #light #joy #christmas #holiday #peace #season #holidayseason 

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! 

Food Truck Date Night

Food Truck Date Night

Why Your Date Just Might Prefer a Food Truck to a Five Star Restaurant

Planning a great date for that special someone in your life? Whether they’re your long-time spouse or your last match on bumble, a food truck date might just be your best bet.

No, it’s not glamorous or flashy. But the food truck scene has everything you need to impress a hot date.

First, they’ll see that you’re good with your money. Food trucks are the best place for amazing food at a reasonable cost. Why drop $100 on a small portioned salad that got “great reviews” when you can have mac n’ cheese any way you want or a poke style sushi burrito or even a waffle-fried chicken combo for about $10???? It’s common sense really, and we think they’ll appreciate it.

Second, the scene could not be more hip. Located in the heart of trendy Venice, Abbot Kinney is the place to be for fashion and night life–even if your night life has the opportunity to drive off to its next destination. Also, with a fun outdoor atmosphere with plenty of people watching and window shopping, the experience will surely be memorable.

Third, it’s a creative idea! Sure, anyone can take anybody to a fancy restaurant. But at a food truck festival, they’ll undoubtedly notice your thoughtful, out-of-the-box idea.

So next time you’ve landed a date, don’t overlook the best date night spot!! Come visit Abbot Kinney for your next date!

Looking for something else? See the scoop on these regular food truck events in Santa Monica or Marina del Rey for a change of pace!

PS- Our Food Truck Guide is Coming in 2019!