Flavor Santa Monica

Eating Like a Local Made Easy

Experience food and drink that’s born and raised in L.A. with our curated culinary experience, Flavor by Loews Hotels.

Here at our oceanside escape, we know you have an appetite for more than sun and fun. You want a taste of true local flavor. Good news: We bring it straight to you at Loews. With Flavor Santa Monica, we’ve partnered with the most-loved hyper-local culinary and beverage artisans so you can experience coastal authenticity, bite after bite, sip after sip. What’s best? You can have it all without ever taking step off property.

Our Partners

El Machete Microbrew Chili Sauces

Spice up your life – Angeleno style. A dash of owner Oscar Ochoa’s locally adored chili sauces will do the trick. He makes them in small batches of 25-75 in Boyle Heights, just east of downtown L.A., combing flavors from his Mexican heritage (such as Agave nectar) and ingredients grown right here along the coast (like Christopher Ranch heirloom garlic). His creations include vinegar-based hot sauces, hot mustards, hot chili oils, chili pastes, pickled chilies, and home-style salsas. Taste the zing for yourself at BarBelle and Ocean & Vine, where his sauces heat up our “Locals Only” cocktails and regular menu dishes. 

Black Market Gelato & Sorbet

Guilt-free ice cream? Yes, please. Black Market has the answer with locally-made desserts that contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Owner Zbynek (“Spin”) Mlynarik – who happens to be a former pro Austrian tennis player – models his recipes after traditional Italian gelatos. They’re creamy and decadent, and also happen to be free of gluten, soy and eggs. Indulge in one poolside at the pool bar; the caramelized banana flavor was created exclusively for Loews Santa Monica. You can also find it in Bar Belle, Ocean and Vine and through In-Room Dining.