Santa Monica

We have always encouraged our guests to experience the local culture of Santa Monica and L.A. Step outside our doors and the very best of Southern California awaits. Of course, that includes the chance to sample our unique Santa Monica flavor. Now, with Flavor by Loews Hotels, an innovative culinary program serving authentically local epicurean experiences at onsite restaurants, bars and in-room dining, those local flavors have never been easier to access. Our Executive Chef, Zahary Dallssandro said it best: “We are so inspired by the myriad of local purveyors, and wanted to give our guests the best of what our city has to offer—something spicy, something sweet, something health-conscious, and always delicious.”

Here’s what you will enjoy on your next visit to Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

El Machete Microbrew Chili Sauces

Move over, Tabasco! Based in Boyle Heights east of Downtown L.A., El Machete is handcrafted in micro-batches of 75 bottles or less by owner Oscar Ochoa. The son of Mexican immigrants, Ochoa and his team create each flavor with care; spices are pan-roasted, pepper is freshly ground, garlic is grown locally at Christopher Ranch. Our go-to sauce for all things at the hotel, El Machete heats up our “Locals Only” cocktails at BarBelle, and makes its way into tasty dishes at Ocean & Vine. Ochoa brings eye for detail and artistry to the El Machete Artist Collective as well, which advocates for arts, culture, and education to low-income neighborhoods in the L.A. area.

Black Market Gelato & Sorbet

Sweet meets healthy with this guilt-free alternative to ice cream. Created by owner and former professional Austrian tennis player, Zbynek (Spin) Mlynarik, Black Market Gelato & Sorbet is made locally and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and each and every flavor is gluten-free, soy-free and egg-free. Served poolside at our sweet shop, Beach Barn, gelato flavor “Caramelized Banana” was created exclusively for our guests.

Juice Served Here

Health and wellness is never far from the minds of Southern Californians and Juice Served Here brings that unique personality trait into Loews Santa Monica. Founded by fashion industry heavyweights, Alex Matthews and Great Alterman, Juice Served Here is a company that innovates how we drink ourselves clean. High on nutrients and low on waste—products are created in a zero-waste facility—Juice Served Here can be enjoyed on every single menu, from in-room dining and banquet to Ocean & Vine and BarBelle. We’ve also introduced Cold Pressed Cocktails, adding delicious flavors like “The Pixie” and “Charcoal Lemonade” to drinks at BarBelle.