photo credit: Andrea D'Agosto
Two Guys Plaza
This Central American street market in Koreatown will keep you occupied all afternoon with chicken soup, blood oysters tossed into ceviche, and pupusas sizzling on hot grills. The tented roadside market operates daily on the stretch of Vermont Avenue from 11th to 13th. In between the soccer jersey sellers and people snacking on green mangoes dusted in sour achiote powder, you'll see a ton of different Salvadoran stands. Our favorite is Pupuseria Jazmin’s #2, where you sit at long banquet tables and eat crispy-edged pupusas made with equal parts frijoles, cheese, and chicharrón. These hit the table still spongy in the center, and pork minced so finely it blends into the molten filling like a spicy, fatty seasoning.