Established in 1934, The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles exudes an eclectic, multicultural, and vibrant charm that continues to captivate visitors to this day.
Far from being just an outdoor area with vendors, the market boasts a covered space complete with specialty stores, sit-down restaurants, and food stalls. Whether you're a local looking to explore new flavors or a tourist eager to taste the essence of LA's food culture, these ten spots (tailored to your meat-free palate) are not to be missed during your Farmers Market adventure.
The French Crepes
From waffles and panini sandwiches to you-guessed-it crepes for breakfast, lunch of dinner, try some authentic French food at Stall 318.
Continue your food adventure with a visit to Trejo's Tacos, owned by the renowned actor Danny Trejo. At Stall 322, savor the flavors of modern Mexican cuisine with a variety of mouthwatering tacos that promise to tantalize your taste buds. Try one of the three vegetarian tacos on the menu: Jackfruit, mushroom and cauliflower.
Discover a cornucopia of vegetarian traditional empanadas from Argentina at Stall 330. Satisfy your cravings for both savory and sweet delights as you savor these delectable treats, perfectly paired with a chimichurri sauce that promises to delight your taste buds. Definitely pick up the following empanada flavors: Corn, Mushroom, Samosa, Mac and Cheese and Veggie! All amazing, promise!
Michelina Artisan Boulanger
Indulge in a delightful array of delicately prepared foods at this exceptional artisan bakery, offering everything from breakfast and viennoiserie to salads, sandwiches, and patisserie treats.
Bennett's Homemade Ice cream
Discover the award-winning Bennett's Ice Cream at Stall 548. Watch as Scott Bennett and his staff craft their ice cream from fresh ingredients right before your eyes. The flavors are also wonderfully inventive – try Scott’s cabernet sauvignon sorbet or his pumpkin ice cream.
Buy a spread at Magee's
Meet them at Stall 218 to sample freshly made peanut butter and then buy one of their varieties of butter or nuts such as pecans, walnuts, macadamia or peanuts! To eat or to gift, you are sure to pick up a box!
Buy Hot Sauce at Light My Fire
Over 1000 spicy products at Stall 230, oh my! At Light My Fire, you'll be delighted to explore an extensive collection of hot sauces hailing from various corners of the globe. From playful and mild options to fiery varieties that can leave your eyebrows raised, the range of choices here is incredibly diverse.
Pick up pickles at Kaylin + Kaylin
In response to the limited availability of delicious pickles on the West Coast, owner Scott aka the Pickle Man decided to craft gluten-free and vegan New York style pickles! Come to stall 228 to find an array of fun flavors, including Jalapeño, Kosher Dill, Half Sour, Horseradish, Mustard, Spicy Dill, and Honey Mustard.
'Build Your Own' at The Salad Bar
Under the ownership of Maria Brown for the past three decades, this wonderful establishment is a haven for fresh and wholesome cuisine. Indulge in mouthwatering sandwiches, craft your personalized salad, or simply order a refreshing smoothie. Whatever your choice, you're in for a treat you won't regret!
Buy chocolates at LittleJohn's English Toffee House
Back in the 1920s, Mr. and Mrs. LittleJohn embarked on a journey of creating delectable English Toffee for the esteemed Los Angeles elite. Since 1946, their cherished storefront found its home in the Original Farmers Market, where it stands to this very day. Don't miss the chance to savor their exquisite toffee, fudge, and an array of other sweet delicacies!
The Original Farmers Market address and timing:
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hours in Summer 2023
Monday-Friday 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 10 Am - 9 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 7 PM
Some shops and restaurants may have modified hours.
Parking is sometimes free or validated.
On our visit, we paid $15 for 2 hours.
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