Decisions, decisions, decisions. If you're easily overwhelmed and feel a tinge of panic every time someone asks you, "Where do you want to go out to eat?" TAKE A DEEP BREATH before heading into LA's Original Farmer's Market (OFM). This awesome open-air marketplace was established in 1934 and has become the most popular and iconic outdoor market in the LA area. The OFM doesn't really feel like your traditional farmers market with temporary booths and canopies - it has more of a "marketplace" feel with more than 100 eateries, grocers, tourist shops, and food/treat stalls. The OFM is open daily and the same vendors are selling their goods, day in and day out. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, crepes, donuts, ice cream, or something more unique – there is something to satisfy any and all of your cravings here. The OFM is melting pot of cuisines, and I can almost guarantee you'll have food envy of what everyone else around you is ordering because it all looks so darn delicious.
I recently met my friend Evelynn here, and we had such a lovely afternoon of treats & chit chat. We walked a full loop around the OFM to check out all of the spots before deciding on ordering crepes from the French Crepe Co. I ordered Crêpe Phillipe - spinach and mushrooms in a creamy mornay and mushroom sauce (so. darn. good.). We had such a nice convo about trying new things, stepping outside of our comfort zones, and experiencing all that LA has to offer. We stopped by Dylan's Candy bar afterward for some sweet treats, and while I had planned to save my candy to enjoy throughout the week, I (naturally) finished the bag before I even got to my car...haha. All I can say is it's a really good thing I love to work out, and life's all about balance, right?
I can't wait to bring out of town guests here and to try more of the vendors. A definite must-do when visiting LA, the Original Farmer's Market is open Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, and Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and is located at 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Parking in the two Farmers Market lots is free (with Farmers Market merchant validation) for 2 hours.
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L.A. is an amazing and diverse city full of culture, history, art, nature, museums, and attractions - which results in countless things to do & see - no matter your budget. Time after time I find that when you seek new adventure, you will find it!
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