Sure, there were endless great beach days—but zero beach-adjacent Reubens.
Situation resolved at the new outpost of Locali Conscious Convenience—the deli and convenience store known for great sandwiches, Elvis smoothies and vegan condoms—opening Thursday in Venice.
This slender hideout’s got a more modern look than the Franklin Village original—think steel counters, wavy woods and gleaming concrete. But it’s still like a 7-Eleven for anyone who’s said the words “organic,” “meatless,” “I support the KCRW pledge drive” or “After last night, I’ll only survive if I get caffeine and a Baaadasss sandwich immediately.”
If that last one was you, start your day here with an espresso and one of those sandwiches—sort of like a meatless McMuffin, with chipotle and maple syrup. It’s all going to be okay.
Or come lunchtime, drop by for a turkey Reuben or yellowfin tuna melt (all sandwiches can be veganized, FYI) with a banana-sunflower-butter-cacao Elvis smoothie for the road. And while you wait, pick up some organic wine (coming soon), energy bars, vegan condoms and earth-friendly soaps.
Just make sure to use them in the right order.