Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark for 100 years, brings together a variety of cuisines and cultures of LA. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists so be sure to come early!* Although the place is fairly small there are plenty of food options that will make you want to come back again and again.
I highly recommend this place to anyone who loves to eat or has a group of friends with different food preferences. It gives you the flexibility to satisfy everyone in your group and experiment with new food in the process.
For those of you that like to be adventurous after your meals, Grand Central Market is a great place with plenty of small hidden gems around the vicinity from museums, to bookstores, and two other downtown Los Angeles Landmarks: Angels Flight (operational again), and the Bradbury Building.
1 Day Itinerary:
Here’s what a typical 1-day in downtown could look like*:
9:30am – 11:30am Explore Grand Central Market
12:30pm – 1:30pm While on your way to the Last Bookstore, take a step inside the Bradbury Building and admire the architecture.
1:30pm – 6:00pm Make your way to the various museums and sites*: Angels Flight Railway, MOCA, Broad, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Grand Park LA to name a few. It allows you to explore a bit of downtown in the process.
6:00pm – 8pm Head back to Grand Central Market to end the night with more food and drinks.
*Parking around downtown ranges from $6-10. Time estimates will vary for different groups. Some places will require you to reserve tickets in advance while others you can pay on the spot. Do your research ahead of time and enjoy. 🙂
Overall, if you looking for an adventure with great company and food be sure to add Grand Central Market onto your list.