Monday, February 9, 2009

sauce on hampton: no need to starve during a recession

are you sick of paying a fortune for boring food?  while los angeles boasts tons of great restaurants, it is difficult to find great, healthy eats at a low price.  sauce on hampton is long overdue!  tucked away across from the hare krishna temple and around the corner from the overpriced rose cafe, this little gem was opened about a month ago from rustic canyon alum, 25-year old sassan rostamian.  everything is organic, simple, but with a twist, and under $11 (with no change in price on the dinner menu).  i highly suggest the charleston char shiu pulled pork.  my mouth waters just typing the words.  though the space is small, the atmosphere is very zen and comfortable, and the service is right on target.  a great place for takeout and eating in as well, it won't take long before we are all waiting in line!

open every day 9am-9pm
259 hampton drive, venice


  1. I can't get enough of this place. I am what you could call "economically challenged" and I still fit Sauce into my budget. The food is great and the atmosphere is cozy and chic. One of those awesome places where the chef actually comes out to see how you are enjoying your meal. If you have enuogh room left, make sure order the Guiltless Chocolate Chip Cookie
    with Roasted Macadamias, they are ridiculously good.

  2. Since its opening, I eat at Sauce on Hampton at least once a week. Don't let the small space fool you for it truly breeds for a friendly and family-style environment. While LA is known for its variety of restaurant choices, we have all been waiting for a low-key yet truly delicious treat like Sauce. My favorites- the Super Grilled Cheese and the Breakfast Burrito (add chicken!). And I see I've been beaten by the above post but those cookies are truly mouth-watering. Whether you're looking for tasty take-out or a fun lunch with friends, this is LA's new hotspot!

  3. The pulled pork is simply amazing. I wish they had a Sauce in the Valley as I can't wait to go back.

  4. Tasty, healthy, and affordable...what more can you ask for. I hope this place expands all over town.