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The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market

Farmers Market and Food
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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    Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing
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    Robert Y.
    "Great crepes, Brazilian churrasco, Loteria for Mexican and ....."(8 Tips)
    Michael P.
    "Get a bowl of jambalaya from Gumbo Pot, a beer and enjoy."(5 Tips)
    Roberta F.
    "Pampas Grill the best Brazilian taste!"(5 Tips)
    Joy
    "The beef stragonoff crepe at the French Crepe Company is delish!"(4 Tips)
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  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    Opened in 1934 and with much of its original flavor — the freshest produce, gourmet meats and cheeses, and hot donuts — plus a few extra touches (gluten-free pizza, gumbo, authentic Mexican food).
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • C B.heart icon on user image
    C BartzattJuly 16, 2016
    All the great food places are almost overwhelming. Everything from Brazilian BBQ, French, doughnuts to ice cream. If your in the mood to try something different, this is the place. Park vouch avail…
    Upvoted Jul 25
  • Samira A.heart icon on user image
    Samira Al RomaithiMarch 18, 2015
    Food stalls with an array of different cuisines as well as fresh fruit, baked goods, and even a store dedicated solely to tabasco! Loved the vintage take on some of the stores.
    Upvoted Jul 28
  • Noel C.heart icon on user image
    Noel ClarkeAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I come here a lot. Really nice farmers market. Food, trinkets and almost everything else. Right next to The Grove so you could spend a whole day. Well worth the visit.
  • Alex D.heart icon on user image
    Alex D AmicoFebruary 4, 2019
    Amazing selection of cuisine and great quality food. A historical place with with iconic character... Come hungry.
  • May ♍.heart icon on user image
    May ♍August 29, 2019
    Not your traditional farmers market where you'll expect fruit and vegetable stands, there is some but the majority are restaurants that range from Cajun to Mediterranean to regular good ol' barbecue
  • Beyond Blackheart icon on user image
    Beyond BlackOctober 20, 2012
    This farmers market reminds me of the tapas markets in Madrid. Get there early to grab a seat and eat savory crepes while you watch the hustle and bustle as everything opens.
  • Rachel Y.heart icon on user image
    Rachel YalowitzJanuary 30, 2016
    I love everything about this place. There's so many different types of food to try here! I would highly recommend trying the Brazilian place! You can never go wrong getting food at this place!
  • Justin O.heart icon on user image
    Justin OrdovezaJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A wonderful place filled with the cuisines of the world. This place is a foody mecca. More of a bazaar than a market. Be warned the grove parking is a completely different entity.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SantiagoMarch 31, 2020
    I loved the place, vendors, and products that I bought. It was fresh, the best selection, and trustworthy to buy. Besides, the ambiance of the market was very clean, cute, and stylish.
  • Kristen B.heart icon on user image
    Kristen B.September 1, 2019
    Try one of everything! Yes, that’s a LOT... so you’ll have to come back multiple times. Everything I ate here was delicious. This is a “must do” for every LA visit for me.
  • Kili U.
    Kili UhuruAugust 14, 2014
    We had lunch at marmelade cafe, might be the only restaurant with excellent quality/price ratio. service was fantastic and food surprisingly really good for such a touristic place!
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJanuary 27, 2015
    Safer shopping it is a must stop for lunch or snack. Many choices here from crepes to Brazilian BBQ to Singaporean food.
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 8, 2012
    Visit at sunset, grab a table, get a beer, and grab some food. Life will be good.Pro-tip: park in the lot on the left as you're driving in. Just don't forget to get your parking validated.
  • The Artificial
    The ArtificialNovember 27, 2017
    A historic market with over 100 grocers, specialty shops, and restaurants. It is a favorite among the locals and tourists since 1934. There's something for everyone here!
  • Tracy E.
    Tracy ElmanDecember 4, 2015
    Been going here since I was a kid. It's a favorite. If you're from out of town or you've never been, you've got to go there. Lots of movies being filmed there too.
  • Qheart icon on user image
    QDecember 23, 2016
    My kinda of place. Fresh food, fruits, restaurants, ice cream shops etc. You can spend easily a day here.
  • Nmheart icon on user image
    NmMay 12, 2020
    The clock tower represents an iconic landmark of Los Angeles .. Historical destination for food and groceries .. A bit overrated !!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 21, 2012
    For a quick bite, head here and try the mole poblano at Lotería Grill (Stall 322) or get a burger at Short Order (Stall 110).
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I prefer picking an exotic piece of fruit myself, however dangerous the circumstances, but the quality and selection of tastes here might be worth risking your life for as well, should it be crowded.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KinneyNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Something for everyone, and. Just about every kind of food. Also there is seating upstairs if it looks full. Free parking with validation for 2 hrs.
  • James W.
    James WadeAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I go out of my way to buy groceries here... Freshest fruits, vegetables, and meats in all LA! Try Farm Boy for fruits/vegetables, Puritan Poultry for chicken, & Huntington Meats for meats and sausage
  • Michelle A.heart icon on user image
    We love coming here for the food and atmosphere. They also have a lot of fresh produce you can buy.
  • Biola University
    Biola UniversitySeptember 14, 2011
    Located at 3rd & Fairfax adjacent to The Grove shopping center, the Original Farmers Market features an amazing array of eateries with cuisine ranging from Singaporean to French to American BBQ.
  • Mary S.heart icon on user image
    Mary SalazarAugust 23, 2013
    This is the best place to meet friends, family or your blind date...lots to see & great food all around..enjoy a nice cup of coffee & people watch
  • Sara
    SaraAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    With food stands offering anything from French to Chinese and American to Italian cuisine, the Farmers Market offers the best of the food world. The workers here really know their trade.
  • Nelly T.heart icon on user image
    Nelly TejedaApril 28, 2017
    Love love love this place you have a variety of food to pick ideal for te entire family or a large group of tourist.
  • 987LA
    987LAJune 24, 2010
    Must-do's: grab some ricotta salata from Monsieur Marcel, warm apple fritter at Bob's Donuts, hot sauce from Light My Fire, and old-fashioned candy from the farm stands. Read more
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  • Colin S.heart icon on user image
    Colin StarkFebruary 2, 2016
    I just adore strolling around the FM. Lunch here is usually a delight for the tastebuds! Highly recommended to all ages
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaJanuary 7, 2020
    Super touristy but worth it (come during weekdays to avoid the crowds)
  • Omar S.heart icon on user image
    Omar SanchezApril 27, 2019
    Monsieur Maciel is a must if in TOFM... great food, wines and even a store for buying the foods you'd liked... Excellent place!!
  • Zachary P.heart icon on user image
    Zachary PenningtonJune 25, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    Always a treat to be here. It’s a great slice of LA, with an awesome vibe. So many options and so much history.
  • Andrew N.heart icon on user image
    Andrew NNovember 23, 2018
    Very unique place that’s cool to check out.. none of the food places we visited were very good but it’s still neat to try out.
  • Andrew N.heart icon on user image
    Andrew NNovember 23, 2018
    Very unique place that’s cool to check out.. none of the food places we visited were very good but it’s still neat to try out.
  • Veanney H.
    Veanney HurtadoNovember 18, 2013
    If you have ever dreamed of having a Farmers Market ALL the time this is the perfect place everything is so Fresh! Clean eating.
  • FabFitFun
    FabFitFunDecember 9, 2011
    Love this spot! Take your time looking through the shops & food stands.. You never know who you might see.. Plus, everything smells amazing and tastes even better!
  • Robin S.heart icon on user image
    Robin SchwartzJune 7, 2017
    Love this place. Lots of food, some shopping here but nice shopping in the grove adjoining.
  • Toyo-C O.
    Toyo-C OlatunjiJuly 29, 2013
    Must see in LA. perfect for when you're alone as well as with company. Great variety of foods from around the world to choose from.
  • Robert Y.
    Robert YagerApril 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Banana Leaf is an addictive hidden spot for Singapore/Malaysian food. Moishes is one of the best for Mediterranean food. Great crepes, Brazilian churrasco, Loteria for Mexican and .....
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LiaoOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you see an open spot in the Farmers Market parking lot, grab it! Make sure you get a 2-hour validation pass from any of the merchants inside (but not from stores in The Grove).
  • carlos r.
    carlos rinconAugust 16, 2011
    An incredible selection of small restaurants, from all over the globe, great food, and prices very reasonable from $ to $$$$. You will enjoy the atmosphere of this place.
  • Jai T.heart icon on user image
    Jai TaorminoAugust 8, 2013
    Phil's Sandwiches are the BOMB, they're located inside the Farmer's Mkt., i always have to get a pastrami when i go there!!!
  • Furry Beanbag O.
    Furry Beanbag OrangeCityManSeptember 11, 2013
    An iconic stop in LA- stop by and see it for yourself.
  • Marlo G.
    Marlo GOctober 19, 2011
    A foodie's paradise and gawker's delight, it's right behind CBS where DWTS & American Idol tape. Home to the Pinkberry test shop, you'll get to try things that may not be rolled out!
  • Tyler T.heart icon on user image
    Tyler TolerNovember 27, 2014
    Not good for people who are claustrophobic but it is done great food and great selection... As well as the occasionally celebrity sighting
  • Cesar F.heart icon on user image
    Cesar FrancoMarch 4, 2014
    best buys if you are looking for rare gourmet itens or eat something special
  • Kim E.heart icon on user image
    Kim EsguerraSeptember 22, 2014
    Be sure to have ready cash with you, a lot of them don't accept cards. Dining area gets packed during lunchtime....
  • Alex S.
    Alex SoboJuly 13, 2010
    Pampas grill for pao de queijo and churrasco, loteria for chicken nachos, French Crepe company for nutella crepes, Singapore Banana leaf for roti and peanut curry yum! Ahhh the list goes on!
  • Bonnie S.
    Bonnie SayersAugust 18, 2011
    Try to park in the original parking lot instead of the Grove. We try to go early lunch to beat the crowds.
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