Downtown Culver City is making room for Picnic LA, the latest fast casual concept heading for that stretch of town. First announced back in April with a planned summer arrival, the easygoing space seems primed to arrive in the next few weeks instead. Signage is up and the place is papered over at the moment, but apparently it's close to hitting home.
Picnic LA was born out of a trio'd partnership between Noah Ellis (Red Medicine, Top Round), Eliot Silver, and Brad Zions — the latter being an early investor in Lemonade, so he knows a bit about market-driven casual dining. They'll be working alongside chef Alex Resnick, who plans to tackle a vegetable-focused menu full of salads and other greens. They'll also have roasted free-range chicken and the occasional red meat offering, but mostly this is healthy casual fare meant to be enjoyed by the masses. There will also be beer and wine eventually.
Adding to the market vibe, look for grab-and-go options to boot, with some components packed together as a full-on picnic on demand. Those will ultimately be packaged for delivery as well, while in the store itself there will be room for retail sales of picnic items and related accessories.
Picnic LA tentatively plans to arrive by mid-November.
9900 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA