A Look into Bite Bar and Bakery, Now Open in Santa Monica

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Bite Bar and Bakery on Pico Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Caterer and chef Elizabeth Goel just opened her own Bite Bar and Bakery on Pico in Santa Monica, and though she's trying to do so very softly, her restaurant is too adorable to resist exploring. In fact, the place is cute enough to eat, but smartly provides homemade pastries, cookies, and other original sweets to stave us off. Bite makes everything from scratch and uses the good stuff like Valrhona chocolate and fruits from farmer's markets. Beginning as a bakery, Goel serves breakfast, just added lunch on Monday, and hopes to kick off happy hour at the wine bar in about a week if a liquor license application is approved. She is also planning cozy dinner dishes and a late-night dessert service in about two weeks. With inspired indulgences and comfort cuisine, we're hoping Bite will be kind of like Nickel Diner's lily-white, Westside cousin. The offerings will change to fit Goel's whims, but we have this week's lunch menu below. After perusing about the chickpea naanwich and a toasted crab sandwich, check out our slide show to see Bite's cute space and jars of huge, house-baked Oreos. 3221 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405. 424-744-8658.

This Weeks Lunch Menu

After School Special
Farm Fresh Soup of the day and Grilled Cheese Sammie
$8.50 Cup / $11.50 Bowl

Toasted Crab Sandwich with Paprika Aioli on Sourdough with
Watercress Salad - $13.25

Mumma BITEs Chicken Pot Pie with Farmers Market Micro Salad
- $11.75

Chickpea Naandwich - Naan sandwich with Cilantro and Tomato
Salad (Veg + Vegan) - $9.50

Homemade BBQ Pulled pork sandwich with Coleslaw - $11.75

Spring Salad of Watermelon, Watercress, and Scallions with a
Shallot - Citrus Vinaigrette
(Veg + Vegan) - $10.25
(Add Cajun Seared Chicken Option - Add $2.00)

Zucchini and Creamy Cheese Quiche with Salad (Veg) - $10.25

Steak Sandwich on Toasted Garlic Bread with Chimmichurri Aioli,
Tomato-Black Olive
Relish and Caramelized Red Onions - $12.50