The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Original Farmers Market has been Los Angeles’ favorite destination since 1934. With more than 100 old-world grocers, an eclectic array of shops and dozens of restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe in an al fresco setting, the Market is a beloved town square for locals and one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Known for its variety of cuisine, the Market offers something for every taste - American, Brazilian, Cajun, Chinese, French, Italian, Middle Eastern and more! Many of the businesses have been family-owned and operated for generations. Recently the Market had added a variety of artisan grocery and specialty food merchants this year including organic, seasonal produce, gourmet pickles, single origin coffee and more! The Market strictly adheres to all Los Angeles County Covid-19 protocols.
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  • Lena K
    Fullerton, California941 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many different vendors
    The Original Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles is a welcoming place, with not only fresh produce and meats, but also a wide choice of places to get a meal, snack or beverage, as well as, gifts. Recently, several parking spaces were converted to seating areas; more security staff are visible. It is well-maintained, with regular cleaning of its public restrooms.
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
    Written 29 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Elina Michaelidou
    London, United Kingdom709 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place exceeded our expectations
    There were a great variety of stalls to enjoy at the market with plenty of food options. The commercial area nearby was a great place to relax and have a walk around. There were plenty of restaurants and shops. The fountain show was unexpected, as was the trolley tour (which unfortunately didn't have time to do). We really enjoyed the vibe there and it was one of our highlights from our Los Angeles trip.
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
    Written 29 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,233 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous markets
    These markets have been here since the 1930s and full of varied stalls. Ranging from fruit & vegetable (really reasonably priced), butchers, gifts and everything in between. There is a number of restaurants and bars if feeling hungry or thirsty with various price points. If I lived in LA I definitely would be coming here regularly to get my produce.
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Natalie1204
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India7,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free to enter, eat and pay for what you want, souvenirs available
    A must visit in the city of angels - I was lost in wonder for a couple of hours. Located at fairfax and third, this market is mostly outdoors and boasts some of the finest cuisines from across the globe. There are also the freshest fruit and some cool souvenirs and merchandise for sale too. Wednesdays seniors get a 10% discount.
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
    Written 5 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Bill T
    Los Angeles, California72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    The Farmer's Market has been an institution for about 100 years. Many food options. Produce is priced well. Food is above fast food prices but below nicer eating establishments. Also a good variety of touristy shops. Next door to more upscale The Grove shopping center. Validated parking for Farmer's Market lot only for a couple of hours, but watch the time because it can get expensive. Occassional live bands.
    We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and for sharing the wonderful memories you have of the Farmers Market. Hope to see you again soon!
    Written 21 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 October 2023
  • TravelingAmos
    New Jersey699 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan a short visit
    This is a nice place to visit in the morning with its many food vendors. You can get parking validated by a shop but it only gives you an hour or two of parking. There is a "World Market" accessible from the same parking lot. That store makes for some good browsing as well.
    Thank you for your wonderful review. We to see you again soon!
    Written 6 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Lynn P
    Chanhassen, Minnesota31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tastes and smells of food around the world!
    Amazing food! From the outside, it doesn't seem like much. Then one walk through the gate, and we're hit with the sights, smells and sounds of all the food vendors. Our group had American cheeseburger, BBQ, and empanadas - all delicious! This is definitely more prepared food and less true farmers markets stalls. There are also markets for spices, cheeses, meats.
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope you visit us again soon.
    Written 12 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Cavalier1994
    Bethesda, Maryland523 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit farmers market in LA!
    I highly recommend the Original Farmers Market for the sheer variety of food stalls, mixed with artisanal shops, produce stands, and a newsstand, a fine toy shop, and lots of nice vendors. It’s got a lot of character and charm. Good places to eat are Pampas Grill (Brazilian churrasco), Banana Leaf (Singaporean cuisine), a crepe place, another place that serves banana bread. The great thing is that it is right next to the Groves shopping center. Parking here isn’t cheap but if you purchase from any vendor, you can get a validated parking ticket for free 90 mins parking.
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope you visit us again soon.
    Written 12 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2024
  • Tina D
    Bruce Township, Michigan13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great shopping and lunch or dinner stop
    A farmers market like no other. We were on a 3 hour tour of LA and this was our lunch stop. We had to go back on our own to see more. Vendors of all varieties includes confectioners, fresh produce, butchers, jewelry, household good and more. The food court is an open area with several types of foods of every kind and don't forget the ice cream. Very interesting
    Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see again soon!
    Written 26 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 April 2024
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,804 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fun Place to Eat with so Much Variety
    This is a fun place to visit in Los Angeles. It is best to do so for a meal, but it could be any time. It is also great to do with a large group like we had with 12. Everyone can get something different and then come together to enjoy at a common table. On our lunch visit, my wife and I got chicken tenders, but our group had sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Then you can do it all over again for dessert as there is cookies, ice cream, doughnuts, fudge, caramel and so much more. For me, the only downside is too much choice that you can get sensory overload. This kind of is the original food court, perfect for people watching. Talking about people watching, the other thing the market is known for is surrounding TV studio's looking for talent, so you never know who you will see. In total, it is a fun stop and a chance to enjoy a wide variety of food. Again, we had 12 people, and it was one of the favorites in our group
    Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see again soon!
    Written 26 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
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Coco M
Atlanta, GA5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A foodie's paradise with lots of options and fresh groceries, perfect for relaxing stroll with friend. Sometimes it can get crowded but you gonna be fine. downside is some store can be pricey and the price markup is too funny. But with that being said, I still think this is a great place to visit
Written 20 June 2024
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Linda R
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
What a great place to eat and shop for exotic foods. There were so many types of delicious looking foods to choose from, I could have spent a week there just sampling the fare from different vendors. We only went to old original part of the market due to time constraints. Be sure to visit Marcels' store!
Written 8 June 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see again soon!
Written 11 June 2024
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,804 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a fun place to visit in Los Angeles. It is best to do so for a meal, but it could be any time. It is also great to do with a large group like we had with 12. Everyone can get something different and then come together to enjoy at a common table.

On our lunch visit, my wife and I got chicken tenders, but our group had sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Then you can do it all over again for dessert as there is cookies, ice cream, doughnuts, fudge, caramel and so much more. For me, the only downside is too much choice that you can get sensory overload.

This kind of is the original food court, perfect for people watching. Talking about people watching, the other thing the market is known for is surrounding TV studio's looking for talent, so you never know who you will see.

In total, it is a fun stop and a chance to enjoy a wide variety of food. Again, we had 12 people, and it was one of the favorites in our group
Written 21 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see again soon!
Written 26 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tina D
Bruce Township, MI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
A farmers market like no other. We were on a 3 hour tour of LA and this was our lunch stop. We had to go back on our own to see more. Vendors of all varieties includes confectioners, fresh produce, butchers, jewelry, household good and more. The food court is an open area with several types of foods of every kind and don't forget the ice cream. Very interesting
Written 16 April 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see again soon!
Written 26 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cavalier1994
Bethesda, MD523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I highly recommend the Original Farmers Market for the sheer variety of food stalls, mixed with artisanal shops, produce stands, and a newsstand, a fine toy shop, and lots of nice vendors. It’s got a lot of character and charm. Good places to eat are Pampas Grill (Brazilian churrasco), Banana Leaf (Singaporean cuisine), a crepe place, another place that serves banana bread. The great thing is that it is right next to the Groves shopping center. Parking here isn’t cheap but if you purchase from any vendor, you can get a validated parking ticket for free 90 mins parking.
Written 12 April 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope you visit us again soon.
Written 12 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynn P
Chanhassen, MN31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Amazing food! From the outside, it doesn't seem like much. Then one walk through the gate, and we're hit with the sights, smells and sounds of all the food vendors. Our group had American cheeseburger, BBQ, and empanadas - all delicious!

This is definitely more prepared food and less true farmers markets stalls. There are also markets for spices, cheeses, meats.
Written 31 March 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope you visit us again soon.
Written 12 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marciafarias
Caxias Do Sul, RS274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We visited it on a Sunday for lunch and it was great. Good options of restaurants and desserts. Traveling by car, eating in some restaurants, we get free parking for some time ( I guess it is from 1 hour and a half)
Written 3 February 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review!
Written 2 March 2024
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Steph
Tampa, FL46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Really busy, food was expensive. It’s pretty much all food with a few fruit stands and scattered shops. I was expecting a larger variety of shopping and vendors. Bring your parking ticket with you to get it validated. The Grove is right next to it for an outdoor shopping mall experience.
Written 30 December 2023
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey699 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a nice place to visit in the morning with its many food vendors. You can get parking validated by a shop but it only gives you an hour or two of parking. There is a "World Market" accessible from the same parking lot. That store makes for some good browsing as well.
Written 29 December 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We to see you again soon!
Written 6 January 2024
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Suzie A
Merthyr Tydfil, UK461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I love this place. There is so much choice for everyone. The staff who work there work really hard. We love the Salad bar, and have been there many times for smoothies. They really are excellent. I had the Pacific Paradise and my other half had Jamaican Isles.
Written 14 December 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
Written 26 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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