The Pacific Coast Highway never strays too far from the Beaches of Los Angeles County. Starting in Malibu, you can see the ocean throughout your drive. While Malibu is an upscale place, there are still opportunities to experience casual California beach eats at their best. Try some breakfast burritos from The Country Kitchen and fresh fish from Malibu Seafood, a shack still owned by fisherman. In Santa Monica the PCH crosses Route 66, and around the corner from the meeting of these two iconic American roads, you’ll find Cha Cha Chicken, a local favorite Caribbean beach shack.
In famously funky Venice Beach, the best snacks are in down the same alley right off the boardwalk. On the left you have the sensational salts of The Wee Chippy and on the right the fried to order mini donuts of Zelda’s Corner.
Passing the Marina and the LAX airport, you find yourself passing through the beach cities of Los Angeles’ South Bay. Sion’s Mexican Restaurant is deliciously downscale in Manhattan Beach, and right off the PHC. Down in Redondo Beach, great Indian and quirky dinner fare are available at Bollywood Zaika and Eat at Joe’s. Both line the last stretch of the highway, before the coast turns East towards Long Beach. This stretch of CA-1 takes you past some of California’s best beaches, picturesque coastal communities and great Roadfood.