Downtown Culver City Scores Citizen Public Market, L.A.'s Newest Foodie Haven

Nancy Silverton's fast-casual Pizzette, WeHo Sausage Co.,and Goodboybob are now open for take-out.

Citizen Public Market - Pizzette
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Citizen Public Market - Entrance
Citizen Public Market - Historic Site Marker
Citizen Public Market - Indoor Tables
Citizen Public Market
Citizen Public Market - Pizzette
Citizen Public Market - Goodboyboy
Citizen Public Market - Goodboyboy
Citizen Public Market - WeHo Sausage Co
Citizen Public Market - WeHo Sausage Co
Citizen Public Market - Roof
Citizen Public Market - Roof
Citizen Public Market - Back Patio

It's a tricky time to open any business right now, much less a dining establishment in the City of Angels. Nevertheless, architecture-minded L.A. gourmands have scored even more options for treating their tastebuds (and supporting essential food workers) with the arrival of Citizen Public Market, a cool new food hall that debuted mid-November in Downtown Culver City.

The two-story space is located in the historic Citizen Publishing Company building, not far from the Culver Hotel and stylish shopping haunt Platform. The 8,000-square-foot space is slowly rolling out its lineup of chef-driven eateries (there'll be eight total), starting with Pizzette, Mozza co-founder and James Beard-approved chef Nancy Silverton's first-ever U.S. fast-casual concept; Goodboybob café and coffee roaster's second L.A. outpost; WeHo Sausage Co.'s debut brick-and-mortar location; and Jolly Oyster's third L.A. spot.

Though dine-in services are suspended across L.A. County for now, customers can still order take-out or delivery. The foodie haven also offers an al fresco rooftop with 200 seats as well as room for plenty of indoor dining, so there's no shortage of options to welcome diners back.

Over at Goodboybob, expect to grab espresso drinks, pour-over coffee, tea, pastries, tartines, chapatis, and salads. On the menu at Pizzette are personal pies in classic options such as margherita and aglio e olio alongside stuffed pizzettes (think roasted eggplant, porchetta, and quatro salame, to name a few) and chopped salads. Jolly Oyster's offerings include oysters by the dozen and clams by the pound, plus prepped dishes like scallop ceviche and Santa Barbara gold uni, to name a few.

On WeHo Sausage Co.'s carnivore- and vegan-pleasing menu are gourmet burgers and artisanal charcuterie. Coming soon is soul food stall Louella's Cali Soul Kitchen, as previously reported by Eater L.A.

The former publishing house is beloved for its Art Deco and Beaux Art architecture, and was restored and designed by L.A.-based NCA Studio with creative direction by Modern Format's Jonathan Sample. In a statement, principal Nicole Cannon explains that she opted to "[maintain] that era's level of craft and beauty throughout. Each material, color and design decision was fully considered and tested to ensure it nurtured that vision."

Sample notes that the design team worked to honor the building's history as well as the look and feel of each individual tenant. In a release, he notes: "If we were unable to source an original artifact from the newspaper or building, the painstaking effort was put into using era-specific methods, materials, processes, and craftspeople to recreate it. There are lots of little kernels of history and inspiration throughout."

Citizen Public Market - Entrance
The entrance to Citizen Public Market in Culver City. Photo: Courtesy of Wonho Frank Lee/Citizen Public Market

To achieve that goal, the interior designers teamed with L.A. artist Kenon Nelson to create an original WPA-style painting for the patio, and other decor touches include "kiln-molded glass sign letters, communal tables fabricated from salvaged printing equipment, and pendant lights that project words from the newspaper and its founder."

The project was developed by RM/d's Rick Moses (who restored DTLA's Grand Central Market and worked with famed developer Rick Caruso on Americana at Brand) and The Now's Jeff Appel.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more inside the stunning architectural gem-turned gourmet food mecca, and see below for the address (check with each eatery for their individual hours).

Citizen Public Market, 9355 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232; open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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