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(credit: Claudia B./yelp)
Located in the heart of Brentwood, The Brentwood Country Mart is a favorite for locals, those who live on the west side, and pretty much anyone living in LA. Visitors from our of town love this barn-type country mart which offers top-notch boutiques, great food and restaurants and much more.

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-9877
www.brentwoodcountrymart.com

What To Eat
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(credit: Jonathan W./yelp)


Farmshop
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 566-2400
www.farmshopca.com

Founded in 2010 by chef-owner Jeff Cerciello to highlight the bounty of growers and food artisans, Farmshop is by far one of the best dining experiences in the city. As one of the larger draws at The Brentwood Country Mart, Farmshop can best be described as part restaurant, and part market. Upon walking in, you will be greeted with a cozy and inviting atmosphere where diners can snack on anything from brunch menu selections, lunch items, or dinner menu options. Offering delicious food regardless of whether you come for brunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong. Brunch means unique egg dishes, or American-style selections with potatoes, bacon and more, while lunch and dinner items include selections like a prime beef calotte steak salad, cured meats, herb roasted Jidori chicken and much more. You can also pick up a bevy of items at the artisanal market, including artisanal cheese, chocolates, wine, beer and much more.

(Credit: Sweet Rose Creamery)

(Credit: Sweet Rose Creamery)


Sweet Rose Creamery
225 26th Stree
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 260-2663
www.sweetrosecreamery.com

When you’re in the mood for sweets, there’s is no better place to visit in LA than Sweet Rose Creamery. The shop, which is known for offering unique flavors of ice cream, along with other creative confections, is a big highlight at the Country Mart. With a patio overlooking 26th Street, patrons get to take part in the best desserts in the city like ice cream sundaes, ice cream, pies, and more. Stepping inside this shop will make you feel as if you’ve entered an old fashioned ice cream shop, too. Guittard chocolate dipped bananas, bon bons, fudge pops, and banana splits are also on offer.

Related: Best Ice Cream Shops in LA

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(credit: caroline y./yelp)


Reddi Chick BBQ
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 393-5238
www.brentwoodcountrymart.com

Serving the best rotisserie chicken, french fries and more, Reddi Chick BBQ is one of the most popular eateries at the Country Mart. Operated by Steve and Carol Salita since the late 70’s, chicken and fries are served in an old-school basket, and can be enjoyed in the open air courtyard. The eatery also serves ribs, chicken nuggets, fried clams, baked potatoes, chicken tenders and mroe.

Best Shopping
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(credit: Megan E./Yelp)


Calypso St. Barth
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 587-0703
www.calypsostbarth.com

Since opening its first store in 1992 in St. Barth, Calypso St. Barth has become a phenomenon in Los Angeles. Inspired by travel, culture and arts, women can find terrific feminine clothing here ranging from caftans to cashmere cardigans and much more. With an elegant look, it’s one of the most popular shops at the Country Mart.

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(credit: Intermix)


Intermix
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 576-1342
www.intermixonline.com

Intermix might have stores throughout Los Angeles, but The Brentwood Country Mart location is certainly one of the best. Opened in 1993, the brand now has 28 boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, and offers curated pieces for women. With an assortment of fashionable items to choose from of emerging and established designers, shoppers can find everything from denim, dresses, knit tops, sweaters, and jumpsuits, to leather pants, jackets & outerwear, and of course plenty of accessories like shoes, necklaces and more. The store walks the fine line of offering pieces that aren’t just from one category of clothing. Instead, they offer modern pieces, as well as more hipster/boho-chic items and more.

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(Credit: caroline y./yelp)


Diesel A Book Store
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 576-9960
www.dieselbookstore.com

Known for their fascinating selection of books, author events, and cool decor, Diesel A Book Store is one of the last independent bookstores around. And, that’s just the way The Brentwood Country Mart likes it. With a diverse range of stores from clothing stores, an old time U.S. Post Office, and an candy store that will take you back to the 60’s, this bookstore fits right in. Get inspired by titles and actual hard copies of books, rather than your iPad or iPhone versions.

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(credit: JWS)


Hudson | Grace
225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 458-0200
www.hudsongracesf.com

Hudson | Grace is relatively new to the Brentwood Country Mart, but they are not not a new store by any means. With its first store opening in San Francisco, Hudson | Grace has grown over the years and its Brentwood outpost is a must visit. With everything from vintage silverware and flatware to a beautiful array of flowers when you first walk in, wreaths for the holidays and more, it’s a beautiful store you won’t want to pass by.

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(credit: Sugar Paper)


Sugar Paper
253 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 451-7870
www.sugarpaper.com

Self-described connoisseurs of correspondence, Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker, co-founders of the letterpress printing and paper boutique Sugar Paper, have a love affair with personal stationery and the lasting impression it leaves. Offering some of the most unique cards and gifts all year ’round, Sugar Paper is undoubtedly one of the best stationary stores in Los Angeles. Located near Farmshop and Hudson | Grace, Sugar Paper is a small and charming stationary store. While some cards here can be a little pricier than some, the quality, and the artistic flare of each card is more than worth it. In addition to well executed and tasteful cards, Sugar Paper also offers gift tags, gift wrapping services and other gifts like coin holders, notepads, calendars and more. Sugar Paper offers single cards, as well as sets of cards for all your seasonal needs.

Other great finds include the Mart Barber Shop, where for 40 years they have been servicing men, women and children young and old in an old school barbershop. It’s the perfect place on the westside to get your hair cut. Or, need to ship something? Stop by the U.S. Post Office, which is very unlike most that you’re used to. This location sits in a charming space within the Country Mart, and opened in 1948. For more than 50 years, the amazing space has offered services for local residents.