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Dune’s Fanciful Falafel Expands to Venice Beach Next Week

The fast-casual Mediterranean eatery takes over the former Dudley Market space

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Dudley Market, Venice
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Current Eater 38 member and Atwater Village spot Dune will expand to the Westside opening by commencing a residency in Venice inside the former Dudley Market space. It’s been a busy year for the Mediterranean restaurant, with a Downtown location opening this past spring. The new Dune is slated to open by Labor Day weekend.

Owner Scott Zwiezen, wants to court the Westside with his concept, and explains why:

“We thought this would be a great way for us to introduce ourselves to the folks in the western part of the city. We are going into the the former Dudley Market space on the corner of Dudley and Speedway. If all goes well, we likely will be looking to stay in the space permanently.”

There won’t be too many menu items that differ from Dune’s classic falafel and mezze bill of fare, though Zwiezen hints that an seafood sandwich might make an appearance. Unlike the other locations, Dune in Venice will serve espresso drinks, some California natural wines, and a craft beer selection.

There’s also an expanded pantry section, where customers can purchase Mediterranean oils, spices, and other products while finishing their hummus plates. The fifty person dining area is considerably larger than Atwater Village and Downtown. Counter service remains the norm, but there’s a possibility of having a small full-service area at the bar.

Limited hours start September 1. Hours of operation will eventually run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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