Grand Central Market
There’s something about a market that sounds very British like we’re off to Portobello Road. On the contrary, the only thing British about Grand Central Market is that there’s food from nations Britain once colonized. Sawdust on the floor and neon signs overhead, this fanfare is home to 38 vendors selling everything from mahi mahi to massages. But like Los Angeles itself, this 1917 establishment is predominantly Central American in goods.
Because of the market’s hustle and bustle, it’s less of a destination as it is an accessory to a slew of activities. With some pig snout tacos and a full cup of horchata from the market, you take a ride up Angel’s Flight for a picnic at Angel’s Knoll to overlook the art deco skyline of the Old Bank District. Could you ask for anything more, or anything more Los Angeles?