Just because Los Angeles’s Farmers Market is a landmark dating back to 1934 doesn’t mean it’s a relic. Each day, the market hosts over 100 vendors who capture what LA does best: Multi-ethnic eats. Artisanal goods. Top-notch shopping. Though “farmers market” may be a bit of a misnomer these days (don’t come expecting to walk off with barrels of locally sourced strawberries and tomatoes – farmers are few and far between amongst the prepared food vendors and boutiques), if you’ve got a stomach and it’s growling, you’ll be able to find a happy solution here. Bennett’s award-winning ice cream should do the trick for those looking to beat the heat, while French-style patisserie Normandie is a bakery Los Angeles should be proud to call its own. The market’s plenitude of offerings doesn’t end there, so be sure to set aside a few hours to explore Los Angeles’s culinary treats.
Photos courtesy of the Original Farmers Market in LA website