The Original Farmers Market
The Original Farmers Market is the most misunderstood place in LA. Yes, the sprawling outdoor market is attached to The Grove, an outdoor hell-mall filled with bumbling tourists riding fake trolleys and taking selfies in front of a fountain timed to “Uptown Funk.” Sure, on weekends, it’s nearly as packed as the Sahara Tent during a Kygo set. But there’s still real magic to be found at this 90-year-old landmark that’s home to cheese shops, butchers, florists, and tons of excellent restaurants. Our favorite vendors include Singapore’s Banana Leaf, one of the few places in LA serving traditional Singaporean cuisine, Pampas Churrascaria, and Michelina, a great place to grab some coffee and some pastries in the morning, and watch the market come to life.