Grand Central Market

DSC00122Hi all–  While our kids were here for Christmas, we took a turn through the Grand Central Market down in L.A.  The old fruit & vegetable stands and spice vendors are still there, but new eateries of all stripes have popped up all along the narrow aisles.  It was a food wonderland!

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Opened in 1917, the Grand Central Market is the largest and oldest market in Los Angeles.

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The dry good vendor sells everything from canned goods to beans to chills…

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Dried fruit, coffee, nuts and spices for sale here at the “Chiles Secos” stall.

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Jones’ Grain Mill now sells all kinds of vitamins and health food items.

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The grand-girls and I stopped by the candy/nut stand after lunch for a little bag  of brightly colored Mexican candies, sold by the pound.

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We all split up and set off in search of lunch– here are Bel Campo Meats (luscious sandwiches), China Cafe, G&B Coffee, and Roast to Go (amazing tacos etc.)  Charlotte and I tracked down some 7 year old approved wood fired pizza!

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Over lunch we shared bites of pastrami sandwiches, pizza, carnitas, empanadas, Chinese chicken & rice…

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It was a noisy, crowded, flavor filled morning at the Grand Central Market– I’m ready to go again…

8 thoughts on “Grand Central Market

  1. Besides the very fun adventure of visitng Grand Central Market, did you find the prices reasonable for fresh produce and bulk items?

    • Hi Sandy– fun to hear from you! The prices were low– but the produce didn’t seem exceptional– and really the main attraction for people, I think, were all the restaurant stands that have come in. It’s was just a lot of colorful, noisy fun.

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