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The Original Farmers Market

6333 W 3rd St at Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA (Central L.A)
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As featured in 3 days in Los Angeles
Ranked #1 of 121 shopping in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shops
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Farmers Market area is really two things: the original Farmers Market, an outdoor eating and shopping area begun by farmers during the depression... more »
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the Farmers Market while on a tour of LA. It's not really a farmers market, but it has lots of shops and a really nice food court. There is also a shopping area called the Grove that is next to it and has a lot of really nice stores. Although we were only here about an hour,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax in LA is not really a growers market that you see throughout the US. There are some stalls with fruit and veg, a couple of butchers, and a variety of chocolate shops, and pastries, however, the stars of this show the are numerous food stalls from Jewish to Spanish to Malay, to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whatever you're looking to eat, you'll likely find it here in this enormous food court/market. The shopping is touristy, but the food is the reason to go. Got people in a group who want different things to eat? This is your place. Parking validation available if you park in the farmers market lot, but not for The Grove lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

2 Hours free parking, plus lots of food choices for the indecisive eaters! Just arrived and loving the atmosphere!

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Farmer's Market is a staple of every trip we make to the LA area. The variety of fresh food to eat as well as meats, pastries, breads, and fruits is amazing. If you get lucky you may even see a movie star moseying through the market. I highly recommend the crepes from the crepe shop (my wife like the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are many different things related to gastronomy, specially homemade toffee and fresh fishes/meat. There is also a food court but can be crowded. Take your time to spend your time there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Although the place called Farmers' Market due to it's origin, today it is mainly a semi-open air foodcourt with an interesting mix of shops and a touch of actual farmers' market. The best thing about this place is definetely the restaurants - a great mix of different cuisines and pricelevels. A few recommended ones: Bob's Coffee and doughnuts ( a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited here for lunch last week. If you are claustrophobic, you may not enjoy a visit here since the inside of the market can be very crowded and it is like a maze. Could not decide where to have lunch as there are sooooooooo many options! We chose Loteria (Mexican) due to positive reviews on Chowhound. Food was good, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a fun place to get lunch. Tons of different food vendors with unique ethnic selections. Everything from seafood to sushi to greek and spanish. Prices weren't too high. Great people watching location.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good variety of food, great place for an authentic LA Hot Dog. A place to people watch and soak up atmosphere.

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