Great Food Markets: LA's Grand Central Market

Whenever I go to Los Angeles, I love to visit the historic Grand Central Market.  There few places where past and present meld together so seamlessly as in Los Angeles' oldest and largest outdoor market. Opened in 1917, the market houses 38 diverse vendors that supply almost everything under the sun, from fresh and seasonal produce, intoxicating spices, popular cafes and restaurants, fresh-cut flowers and specialty shops that boast a wide array of foods and goods for bargain prices.

Located on the ground floor of the historic Homer Laughlin Building, the former location of Frank Lloyd Wright's offices, Grand Central Market retains its timeless quality by retaining the stately building's exterior, a nod to the past, but updating the interior and the fare to keep in step with the present time.

Grand Central Market is a great outdoor summer activity for some individual browsing or even for the whole family! Plus, with the many attractions that are within walking distance, such as the MOCA and the Music Center, Grand Central Market is a great pit stop to refuel and replenish during the day.

As the market is open seven days a week, a visit to this historic, yet ever popular landmark can easily fit into even the busiest of schedules. If you're looking for great suggestions of where to eat in Los Angeles, check out Chef Greg Hozinsky's five favorite places to eat in Los Angeles, and suggestions from Animal Restaurant's talented chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET 317 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013 Open Seven Days a Week, Monday - Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Telephone: (213) 624-2378

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