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Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

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Open since 1917, Grand Central Market offers fresh produce, meat, fish, and other delicacies. You can also buy flowers, coffee, various trinkets, and much more. Architecture fans should note that Frank Lloyd Wright once used an office inside this Beau Arts building. For Grand Central Market and beyond, use our Los Angeles family vacation planner to get the most from your Los Angeles vacation.
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  • This market is a great place to grab something to eat and people watch. It gets really crowded during lunch and waiting in line is the norm. Seats are also available in the lower level of the building...  more »
  • In the month of August, Grand Central Market is crowded with tourists (who are joined a few homeless in the area in search of money), very noisy and rather dirty. I don't know if it's like this all year, but this market is not engaging. The main activity of the market is to drink and eat passers-by offering foods much varied (burgers, tacos, Chinese, ice, etc.) and ill-prepared. Yes, it's true, it's not expensive... We, we preferred to make stop in a bar to a street near and well we have taken.
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  • We went there for lunch, this is full of world but you order your meal anywhere and there are tables to enjoy. It's a bit like lunch at the market, and it's very nice.
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  • I seriously can't say enough great things about Grand Central Market! It's an eclectic mix of both people and food. The food offerings have such charming character, flavor levels and never short on variety. I love each vendor in a different way! Even the small grocery markets offer a nice spread of veggies, fruit and specialty items at decent price. Each visit has a cool way of transporting you out of LA...
  • If you want to have a casual lunch or dinner in downtown, this is a great place to goto. Food is decent and price is OK. There is even a couple of restaurants serving wine (pubs?) For the wine lovers. Great place to hang out with office friends for lunch. Handful of vegetarian options. The fact that its open late and weekends, definitely helps improve the neighborhood. In the 10 years I have seen it, it has definitely cleaned itself up from swampy vegetable market to a clean eateries area. May be they should start acquiring more space around them and make it even more open.
  • One if my favorite places in Los Angeles. Open air market with a long history. Lots of great choices to eat or buy food to take home. Some nights they have odd events going on like a bean bag toss. Several bars as well. Just a great place to hang out in downtown LA. Be aware that some of the food stalls close up early (late afternoon).
  • I love this place. Only free public restroom downtown so it seems other than LA Live and the library. And good beer. So many flavors (over 100) good foods and market sales.
  • So many cool options for food! Easy to get around to explore the city after grabbing a bite and some coffee or beer after you're all done too! Downside - the parking garage is unbelievable with all the SUVs parking in compact spaces 😫(Thanks for leaving room for people to park next to you and utilize the garage....)

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