Hey Gjusta, thanks for sucking $20 from my wallet for a bagel sandwich. I'm still crying, but at least it was a damn good sandwich.

Pronounced "joosta", this unassuming Venice hole-in-the-wall can be thought of as a bougie deli meets bakery. A popular takeaway spot for a quick lunch amongst local creatives and yuppies, Gjusta offers a vast daily spread of deli salads, cured and smoked lox, quiches and pizzas, and their famous fresh-baked breads (I once saw a dude heading home with a woven basket full of baguettes. Yes, he was really carrying his bread in a woven basket). If you have some extra time to spare, there is ample outdoor seating in the back. Expect a rustic aesthetic with iron stools and rickety, wooden desks for tables. Hat's off to ya if that's your thing.

Price Range | $$$

Must Try | Bialy, Mushroom Bowl, Baklava Croissant

Parking | Small parking lot on site for grab-and-go's, and plenty of free parking in the surrounding residential streets.

Pro Tip | In traditional deli-style, take a number and wait your turn for service. Just make sure you're paying attention, the staff calls numbers fast and moves on quick if you're not there.