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Original Los Angeles Farmers Market551in Los Angeles, CA 90036
about Original Los Angeles Farmers Market:
The main area of the market is an open-air bazaar of food stands and gift shops. Amidst the look and feel of '40s Los Angeles, patrons can pick up delectables of virtually any ethnic variety and chow at metal tables. Speaking of variety, people watching alone is worth the visit.
Food and shopping highlights of The Original Los Angeles Farmers Market include the indulgent baked goods of Thee's Pie Shop, the charming intimacy of Kip's Toyland, the mouth-watering fresh fish of Tusquellas Seafoods, and the classic coffee-shop experience of DuPar's Restaurant. The Grove shopping center offers open air shopping at its best.
Families can have an easy time here, with all to see and sample. The atmosphere is noisy and casual. Bathrooms are old and not terribly well-equipped. But the greatest challenge you will have is in getting your kids to decide exactly what they want to eat or buy amidst the many choices.
If they somehow can't find enough to keep them entertained here, a replica of an old red line trolley connects the market to the adjacent Grove Shopping Center.
Also of note is the market's year-round slate of events. These range from the winter Holiday Music at the Market to the more locally flavored Cinco de Mayo festivities. The Summer Music Series runs Thursdays and Friday evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day.