Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market will make your mouth water

If you’re in Downtown Los Angeles, it should be a low key crime if you don’t stop at Grand Cenral Market.

Since 1917, the largest public market in LA has been a continually evolving reflection of the city’s food culture.

According to the market’s website, there were 90+ vendors in the 1920s ranging from grocers, to Jewish delis and butchers to baked goods, flowers and coffee.

Nearly a century later, the market continues its mission:

“Our commitment is to preserve the legacy of a historic downtown landmark, to gather the city’s many communities around a shared table, and to nurture the next generation of local businesses,” the website reads.

It’s a great place to stop for lunch—so come hungry!

If you enter on the Broadway side, you’ll probably notice a long line for a place called Eggslut.

If you like eggs, it’s amaaaaazing and totally worth the wait.

Press Brothers Juicery, owned by two brothers 😉, is located next to Eggslut—and there’s nothing more LA than getting a fresh pressed juice and an Eggslut. Press Brothers sells organic raw juices and cleanses in two different sizes.

My favorite is Liquid Gold and Drop Acid.

If you enter from the Hill Street side, you’ll be greeted by G&B Coffee. The New York Times says it serves “one of the best iced coffees in the United States, and almost certainly the best latte.”


And Steve Aoki would agree.

My morning was better than yours. ☕️ #LAstory

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If you like oysters, The Oyster Gourmet is your dream. The menu also includes clams, shrimp and some raw fish (most sourced from the west coast) as well as beer and wine.

Mcconnell’s Fine Ice Creams have been a Santa Barbara staple since 1949. The husband and wife team expanded to Grand Central Market in 2014 to introduce their delicious, scrumptious, fine ice creams to DTLA.

ChocoCone on our minds #TGIF #McConnells

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I like the sea salt cream & cookies. Nom nom nom.

Sea Salt Cream & Cookies. You're welcome. #McConnells

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If it’s something more savory you’re after, check out Olio Wood Fired Pizzeria (because pizza), Horse Thief BBQ owned by two Texans showing the world that classic smoked meat of Texas, or some Thai comfort food at Sticky Rice that is melt in your mouth good.

Grand Central Market is located at 317 S. Broadway in Los Angeles. Tap here to see a full list of current vendors.


Mon 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tue 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thu 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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