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The Original Farmers Market

6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3109 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #31 of 8,560 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Eclectic, International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Description: Established in 1934, when a dozen local farmers parked their trucks on an open field (once a dairy farm) to sell fresh produce to local residents, the Market has remained true to its roots ever since. With nearly 100 dining, shopping and grocery opportunities, Farmers Market has something for everyone. More than seventy-five years later the Farmers Market remains the one stop shop for every visitor’s needs.
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Outstanding food and value!!! You MUST try the sliced steak!! Be prepared to wait on the long line, but it is worth the wait.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great food, shopping and people watching at this local LA gem... such a great vibe and well worth the trip. Dog friendly too!

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Farmington MI
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice place to come for lunch when everyone wants something different! Multiple excellent little outdoor restaurants and produce stands. Plenty of seating and good food and drink. Best to park in the parking structure nearest to the outdoor mall.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My go-to place for nuts, jams, popcorn and dried fruit. A bit too far of a drive for fresh stuff and anyway I have sources for that farther north. There's always something new and I've never had a bad experience yet. Parking is a pain, of course, and traffic, so plan ahead and take your time.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lots of restaurants, dessert stands, and shops in the farmers market. It is easy to want to eat from lots of places and get sorta lost in there for a first timer. I love to go here and eat lunch or stop in when at the Grove.

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London UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A wonderful place to visit for luch and to get some great fresh fruit. Much bigger than looks from the outside and a huge selection from braziallian, italian, french, sweets, fruit, amazing fresh lemonade ...... Lots of souvenir places and most places to sit are in the shade - very welcome in the scorching heat !

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Bakersfield, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We like walking around here when we are visiting The Grove. Our kids like stopping and grabbing a bite here and a bite there. Some of the treats are a little overpriced, but we try to share a specialty caramel apple and a few plates of food and it ends up being a nice day. Bring cash, some of the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I have great memories of visiting here 14 yrs ago,What a smart transformation.We left it to our last day in LA and I regret this as there is so much to enjoy.The old and new supporting each other great combination

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have been going to the Original Farmers Market for three decades and counting. The first thing to remember is that this is not a typical grower's market that one finds throughout the US. It is, in fact, a large group of food stalls from Malay to Jewish to Chinese to Spanish, etc. There are several souvenir stalls, fruit stalls,... More

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Bay Area, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lots of different types of food. Not much actual "Farmers Market", ie produce. There are 2 or 3 butcher shops and 1 produce market that I saw. The rest were restaurants, bakeries and a few shopping stores. Overall it was fun and very lively. Prices were decent with a few places in the 10+ dollar range. There's a cheese shop... More

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