Today we’re visiting Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, an historic landmark downtown where you’ll find all the various cuisines and cultures of the city under one roof. It’s a pretty popular spot during meal time, but if you visit during off-peak hours, the wait times won’t be any problem at all.
Watch the video above to see our afternoon food tour!
Start Your Day Off Right
Let’s start at G&B Coffee, which serves up coffees, espresso drinks, and teas selected from the world’s top roasters and farms which you can enjoy in a bright open space. They also feature a yeasted waffle: the batter has an active yeast in which sits for about 6 hours. The result? The lightest, fluffiest waffle, perfect for our first snack of the day.
Our next spot needs little introduction for LA natives & foodies – it’s Eggslut. Every item on the menu features eggs, prepared in some tried, tested, and innovative ways. We’re trying the Fairfax sandwich – cage-free soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, carmelized onions and Sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun, made locally.
Dig Into Shareable & Authentic Dishes
Next up? La Tostaderia. Here you’ll find a menu of seafood-centric Mexican fare, like tacos & tostadas. We’re getting the Sample Platter, which features the fish taco, shrimp taco, octopus taco, gringos taco, fish ceviche & shrimp ceviche. It’s supposed to be for 2 people.
Now let’s check out Sarita’s Pupuseria, serving handmade pupusas and other Salvadorean specialities. You might also recognize the location from a certain musical about Los Angeles. This is the place to go for authentic Salvadorean cuisine.
Try Something Healthy
Let’s head over to Ramen Hood, for a dish that’s 100% vegan! We tried the spicy ramen with a sunflower seed broth. No animals were harmed in the making of this dish, but it’s just as flavourful! That vegan egg got us shook.
Now Let’s Indulge
Our last stop for the day is Valerie Confections Bakery and Cafe, the perfect place to wrap up our culinary tour. Today we’re trying the salted caramel bread pudding. It’s fresh, warm & incredibly flavourful.
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Special thanks to Grand Central Market and all partners featured for hosting us.