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Grand Central Market

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Address: 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1222
Phone Number: 213-624-2378
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Neat place

Good place to go with a group as there is something for everyone. There are many different types of cuisines and something for everyone. Oli pizza is okay, had better. The cookie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Laramie, Wyoming
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have anxiety and you are looking for a panic attack, look no further! This market is mostly eating places so come hungry and be prepared to wait. Although it was fun to come and visit to see this place our Uber driver informed us it's not what it used to be. She was sad to learn the true... More 

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Thank Mandy W
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The overhaul of Grand Central Market took it from a dying ethnic produce market to a destination for DINKS, Hipsters, Tourists & foodies alike. Some say it has lost it's charm. Whatever it lost has been made up in spades. Nearing it's 100 anniversary, Grand Central has reinvented itself, going from several open stalls to a thriving, bustling, energetic (bordering... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Southern California
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541 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is interesting but is a big mess with crazy long lines and some questionable hygiene practices. Unless you are visiting downtown i would avoid this place unless you enjoy a ton of traffic and crowds

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Thank heumanntouch
Cali, Colombia
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit LA, and are anywhere near downtown, go to the Grand Central Market. It's overwhelming in a good way. Mexican food, Salvadoran food, butchers, bakers, and Ice Cream makers. We ended up having some ice cream and people watching. I think if I lived in LA I'd be there all the time. It's also right across from Angel's... More 

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Thank Kurt S
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this market, went for brunch with my friend. I had Japanese fried chicken and honestly was quite legit considering it's hard to get same style in US. Then we had ice cream at the gourmet place, which was awesome but the waffle cones were made with dirty hands. Nest day I had some tacos, were okay, I've had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to go with a group as there is something for everyone. There are many different types of cuisines and something for everyone. Oli pizza is okay, had better. The cookie ice cream sandwich is yummy, definitely worth getting.

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Thank S C
Finland
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275 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a tourist visiting LA only every third or fourth year which means I get to this wonderful place way too seldom: I truly like it! Another problem is that when you do visit you can only eat that much at a time. Super crowded and busy... and maybe therefore so fun!

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Thank Henna_M_
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best falafel here I'm definitely going back again!! They have loads of vegan options And a whole vegan ramen stand I saw too! Anything you would fancy you can get here!

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Thank Brightonrocks2012
texas
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a foodies dream come true! Whatever you have a taste for you are sure to find it at grand central market. We tried Olio's Pizzeria and were blown away. If you save room for dessert be sure to try McConnel's ice cream, the ice cream sandwich with sea salt chocolate chunk cookies is to die for. Don't... More 

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Thank atxgrl79
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is in far better shape than in recent years, however, disappointed for being Los Angeles still not Veggie Friendly. I ate at some "organic meat" place and had a lentil burger that tasted of bacon $10 and no fries. If you love MEAT by all means have fun!

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