Citizen Public Market
Culver City is the epicenter of upscale curated mall culture in LA, with spaces like the Platform, Ivy Station, and Helms Bakery all purpose-built to make access to cool-ish brands as convenient and photogenic as possible. Now that ethos extends into the food space with Citizen Public Market, a stylish food hall built into a former publishing house in downtown Culver City. The vendors are almost all projects from big names like Nancy Silverton’s Pizzette, Brandon Kida’s Go Go Bird, and Bar Bohemien from the Cafe Birdie team, and there are also new locations for popular Southern California spots Jolly Oyster and goodboybob.
Located in the same spot that once housed the city’s local newspaper back in 1929, Citizen Public Market retains many of the original building’s Art Deco design and structural elements. Now it’s a food hall with an impressive lineup of vendors. At Goodboybob Coffee, perfect lattes live alongside tasty tartines and chapatis (including a few unique to this location). Chef Brandon Kida’s Go Go Bird is your go-to for excellent fried chicken and Japanese-inspired sides, like cheddar biscuits infused with umami miso flavor, furikake-dusted fries, and mashed potatoes with Japanese curry gravy. Jolly Oyster’s sustainably produced seafood includes oysters sourced from its own farm and Santa Barbara uni platters. Bang Bang Noodles has finally brought its hand-pulled noodles to the Westside (and the list goes on). Not to mention, the food hall has an expansive patio and rooftop perfect for hosting comedy nights, trivia competitions, and other events.