Heidi Ahn

The Curious Palate

Heidi Ahn
The Curious Palate

Revolutionary ideas come once in a blue moon for most people, but for shop owners Elliot Rubin and Mark Cannon, revolutionary ideas accumulate like hipsters in a coffee shop.

"Eat well. Have fun. Get Curious." is the Curious Palate's motto. They specialize in comfort food with a twist in Santa Monica. The food is locally sourced from the farmers market in California and they are also in the process of turning ocean-friendly! Check out their delicious dishes made from wholesome ingredients.

Elliot and Mark are two business owners that own The Curious Palate in the heart of Santa Monica, residing 15 minutes away from Santa Monica State Beach Park. Wine tasting classes, event nights and inquisitory entrees lie as the cherry on top to the Curious Palates already growing legacy. What sets Elliot and Marks shop apart from other restaurants and novelty stores is the incorporation of an all natural produce and an "everything from scratch" menu. The smells that fumigate the shop leaves passersby's with a sense of curiosity as one can't quite pinpoint exactly what dish is being prepared until they get to you. Not only is every item made from bare essentials, but the concept takes a spicy turn with food concepts that derive from all over the world. Asian, South American, and even African influences can be found throughout their raving dinner and lunch menu. 

A good portion of the curious palates customer base is made up of young wine and beer enthusiasts. With over 20 taps of craft local beer and fine wine, visitors are sure to get the full effect of Santa Monica drinks. Elliot and Mark are revolutionaries in their community as they lead the way for a healthier way to eat, snack, and create. Taking elements from every culture and hot-potting it into what now is their famous lunch and dinner menu has become their art. Creative art comes in all shapes and forms which the staff is able to express throughout The Curious Palate. Located on the dining deck of the Santa Monica Place Mall (395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401), the Curious Palate is a must for locals, travelers, and food enthusiast alike.