Los Angeles Grand Central Market
I discovered the Grand Central Market, while hunting for parking in the Los Angeles Jewelry District. Driving by, I wondered why I had never heard about this hidden gem in downtown LA. It just cried out “Park your car and come on in”! So, after shopping, I did just that. I wandered over to Broadway to check it out.
This is a market that got it right! It has a history dating back to 1917 and has been operating since then… Once again, how did I not know of it’s existence?
It encompasses 30,000 square feet, and is filled with a crazy amount of food choices. I circled three times before deciding what I wanted! It has a little bit of everything… Multiple restaurants, fresh produce, bulk grains, desserts, fresh juice, coffee, and even a liquor selection.
You can find moles, dried beans, rice, and specialty products at Chiles Secos or try Valeria’s for an extensive selection of Latin dry goods. Fresh seasonal produce and vegetable are available at La Casa Verde, Sun’s, or Torres Produce. The restaurant choices are diverse… Kababs, Chinese, Hawaiian BBQ, Oysters, Salvadorean and more! The prices are ridiculous… As in really good!
I had such a hard time choosing! The debate was between Bento Ya Japanese Cuisine, Kabab & More, or Sarita’s Pupuseria. I ended up going with Bento Ya Japanese Cuisine. It was hard to pass up Grilled Teriyaki Chicken for just $5.75! It was a decent amount of food for the price, and tasted good too!
I guess I will have to find a few more reasons to hit downtown LA. How else am I going to be able to try all the other options that I could only gaze at?
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