around l.a. / grand central market DTLA.
Located in the heart of downtown, The Grand Central Market has sought to celebrate the cuisine and cultures of Los Angeles since it opened it’s doors in 1917. It really is a sampling of the city’s best food (with a side of excellent people watching). Grab a lunch and then stock up on a fresh cut of meat some fresh fish or a wide variety of vegetables for supper! And if the food isn’t enough to satisfy your Instagram feed, there’s a surplus of colorful bar stools and neon signs that should do the trick.
The Grand Central Market fills up around lunchtime so if you can come a bit earlier or later, you’re likely to avoid some long lines. When it comes to choosing you really can’t go wrong. In fact, you should probably take it upon yourself to try each of the fantastic GCM vendors at least once but if you need a little direction, here are some of our favorites : Eggslut (get there early to avoid a huge line!); G&B Coffee; Chiles Secos (tortillas to die for); Sticky Rice (delicious Thai food; and try the warm coconut custard cookies!); Horse Thief BBQ (when you need that cornbread fix); Saritas Pupusaria (pupusas!); Clark Street Bread (I dare you not to consume the entire loaf before you get home). and for something to quench your thirst, check out courage & craft, a boutique shop for artisanal spirits, beer, wine and cocktail accoutrements.