Grand Central Market
Grand Central Market
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
How to get there
  • Pershing Square • 5 min walk
  • East LA Civic Center • 8 min walk
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  • yycyycyyc
    639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Array of Eateries in Downtown LA
    We found this place by accident, opposite the bottom of Angels' Flight. It was busy on a Tuesday morning, largely with visitors, plus a few people in business attire coming in for an early lunch. Mexican, Chinese, Salvadorian cuisines, plus burgers, wraps, sanwiches, a butcher, fresh produce, even a jeweler! We had breakfast at Egg Sl*t, and later dinner at Golden Road brewery.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Natalie1204
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India7,328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must experience, many options
    You would be spoilt for choice here - I was! It’s not posh or air-conditioned but has so much character. While it is hot in summer, it’s covered overhear so it’s not unbearable. More like a huge market with heaps of cuisine options - international kitchens as well as your regular pizza, boba tea etc. Also it’s tight I’m the middle of downtown and all the other landmarks you should see in Los Angeles, so I would definitely recommend a meal here :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, California2,484 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Old Market with Lots of Food
    The Grand Central Market is downtown Los Angeles's old public market. It is currently given over almost entirely to eateries of a great variety, many of which are quite good or excellent. There are a few holdovers, including a produce vendor, sellers of pins ans souvenirs, and there are merchants selling clothing, etc. We first went here may years ago and it has changed a lot since then. When we were first here, it was much more quiet and basically entirely devoid of tourists - but back then, as recently as 2011, downtown LA was basically devoid of tourists or the large crowds of affluent,hipsters, etc., that have moved in since then. Most of the eateries here now were not there when we last actually spent time here in 2011, although there are still a few old places which have been here for decades. It's a great place to go to choose from a huge range of things to eat or drink, do a little shopping and see a little piece of old LA, as gentrified as it has become notwithstanding.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Jennifer R
    115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to eat and socialise.
    This is a great find if you’re staying in the area. It opens from 8-8 seven days a week and has numerous food stalls serving just about any variety of ethnic food you could wish for. Great vibe and is obviously used by the locals as well as tourists. And it has restrooms and a bar!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 February 2024
  • knowsnyc
    473 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early dinner
    We walked over for an early dinner. Some stalls were closed, might be open for lunch only. There were plenty of choices, but heavy on Mexican. The crowd was young, 20s, and the music was LOUD. The McConnell’s ice cream was excellent. We took the funicular almost to the front door. Would I go again? At my age, no.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • YanJing Jiang
    Shanghai, China24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A market with variety of restaurants
    Grand Central Market has many restaurants in it. I ate the lunch at a Thai restaurant. The Thai style’s food and beverage tastes good. The staff of the restaurant is very kind and friendly. I really like my meal. Thank you very much.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2024
  • phvi2617
    Anaheim, California565 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Downtown's exciting food hall
    A downtown institution since 1917, nowadays Grand Central Market is less a public market and more of a food hall with a bunch of different dining options. I've been to Lucky Bird (fried chicken), Fat & Flour (bake shop), and McConnell's (ice cream), which are all excellent. The Hill St entrance is conveniently right across the street from Angels Flight, and it's a short walk from either the Pershing Square or Historic Broadway Metro stations. On weekends it can get crowded, but there always seems to be space to sit down.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Mary C
    Los Angeles, California192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Stop In Los Angeles
    There is nothing not to love at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. The parking is a bear, but other than that, it is just fun. It is a full market and also a place to eat. They have stands with all sorts of food, they have an eatery where you can sit down, they have every type of food you can imagine, especially Mexican food. It gets crowded but the crowd is nice and part of the fun of being there. The place is just so big. They keep it as clean as they can for such a big place with people everywhere. You can get things there you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. They have a collection of chilis that is so big, many of which we had never seen. I had friends in town so off we went to the coolest market. They loved it. They have great sausages and sausage sandwiches. You can eat everything there, but you can take a bunch home and have great food for several days and you can shop there for all your market needs. Getting all your stuff to the car is not fun, but you will figure it out. Whenever you are in LA you must stop.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 April 2024
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Valerie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Definitely a fun food destination. So much to choose from. It’s a food hall on steroids with everything you can imagine all smelling delicious.
Written 5 May 2024
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Mary C
Los Angeles, CA192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
There is nothing not to love at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. The parking is a bear, but other than that, it is just fun.

It is a full market and also a place to eat. They have stands with all sorts of food, they have an eatery where you can sit down, they have every type of food you can imagine, especially Mexican food.

It gets crowded but the crowd is nice and part of the fun of being there. The place is just so big. They keep it as clean as they can for such a big place with people everywhere.

You can get things there you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. They have a collection of chilis that is so big, many of which we had never seen.

I had friends in town so off we went to the coolest market. They loved it.

They have great sausages and sausage sandwiches. You can eat everything there, but you can take a bunch home and have great food for several days and you can shop there for all your market needs.

Getting all your stuff to the car is not fun, but you will figure it out.

Whenever you are in LA you must stop.
Written 2 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

phvi2617
Anaheim, CA565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A downtown institution since 1917, nowadays Grand Central Market is less a public market and more of a food hall with a bunch of different dining options. I've been to Lucky Bird (fried chicken), Fat & Flour (bake shop), and McConnell's (ice cream), which are all excellent.

The Hill St entrance is conveniently right across the street from Angels Flight, and it's a short walk from either the Pershing Square or Historic Broadway Metro stations. On weekends it can get crowded, but there always seems to be space to sit down.
Written 2 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

YanJing Jiang
Shanghai, China24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Grand Central Market has many restaurants in it. I ate the lunch at a Thai restaurant. The Thai style’s food and beverage tastes good. The staff of the restaurant is very kind and friendly. I really like my meal. Thank you very much.
Written 14 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

knowsnyc
473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We walked over for an early dinner. Some stalls were closed, might be open for lunch only. There were plenty of choices, but heavy on Mexican. The crowd was young, 20s, and the music was LOUD.

The McConnell’s ice cream was excellent.

We took the funicular almost to the front door.

Would I go again? At my age, no.
Written 6 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jennifer R
Leicester UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is a great find if you’re staying in the area. It opens from 8-8 seven days a week and has numerous food stalls serving just about any variety of ethnic food you could wish for. Great vibe and is obviously used by the locals as well as tourists. And it has restrooms and a bar!
Written 14 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Edward
Santa Rosa, CA2,484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Grand Central Market is downtown Los Angeles's old public market. It is currently given over almost entirely to eateries of a great variety, many of which are quite good or excellent. There are a few holdovers, including a produce vendor, sellers of pins ans souvenirs, and there are merchants selling clothing, etc.

We first went here may years ago and it has changed a lot since then. When we were first here, it was much more quiet and basically entirely devoid of tourists - but back then, as recently as 2011, downtown LA was basically devoid of tourists or the large crowds of affluent,hipsters, etc., that have moved in since then. Most of the eateries here now were not there when we last actually spent time here in 2011, although there are still a few old places which have been here for decades. It's a great place to go to choose from a huge range of things to eat or drink, do a little shopping and see a little piece of old LA, as gentrified as it has become notwithstanding.
Written 30 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

myle tan
Romblon Island, Philippines267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
1000000/10 i would come back again! Ther are so many food options. Just make sure you have both cash and apple pay
Written 16 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Julie K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I took my out of town guest here, and it was my first time as well. I think it was one of her favorite things that we did for her visit! Strolled the whole space in amazement and finally settled on a lobster roll for lunch and a donut for dessert! Got directions to the parking garage so that was super convenient. Would love to go on a weekend when they are having the bazaar, but a really fun stop nevertheless!
Written 6 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Natalie1204
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7,328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
You would be spoilt for choice here - I was!
It’s not posh or air-conditioned but has so much character. While it is hot in summer, it’s covered overhear so it’s not unbearable. More like a huge market with heaps of cuisine options - international kitchens as well as your regular pizza, boba tea etc.
Also it’s tight I’m the middle of downtown and all the other landmarks you should see in Los Angeles, so I would definitely recommend a meal here :)
Written 25 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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