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Fresh Food Markets


Looking for chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? Lotus roots? Red palm oil for your Ghanaian red-red stew? Don't know where to find gluten-free cookie dough or organic farm fresh vegetables and grass-fed beef? Relax. We know the best fresh food markets in town. Our L.A. farmers markets for everything fresh and organic. Ethnic fresh food markets for that impossible to find item your recipe calls for. Or to create the perfect picnic menu before going to the Hollywood Bowl, drop by one of our metro-convenient Trader Joe's locations. And if you need environmentally sustainable, fair-trade green coconut water, try Whole Foods Pasadena.


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Trader Joe's Hollywood

Very metro accessible. It's in the same mega-complex that houses the W hotel and condos.


The Mercantile

On West Sunset Blvd. The Mercantile is a wine bar, a cafe, a gourmet market, a wine and cheese shop and very French.


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Trader Joe's

The average Trader Joe's market is a mixture of heaven and hell. Guiding your shopping cart along the aisles of reasonably priced fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, Belgian Beers, imported cheeses, blue Agave syrups and bizarre items not normally found dipped in chocolate is as close to a celestial grocery experience as you can have.


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Whole Foods Arroyo

Without a doubt, the biggest Whole Foods grocery store is just a short walk from the Del Mar station in Pasadena. Two-levels, an escalator that rides your shopping cart, a seafood section that serves fresh fish and a meal, brick oven pizza, a juice bar, a tapas and wine bar, a cheese section that would rival any french cheese artisan...


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Hollywood Farmers Market

An open-air street market with over 90 vendors selling locally grown California fruits, vegetables, free-range eggs, meats and cheeses. You can also find fresh flowers, bread, hand-made jewelry and other gifts.


Thursday 7th & Figueroa

The 7th and Figueroa Farmers Market is a lively market on Thursdays offering California farm fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, berries and peppers.


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Culver City

This farmers market is just a block long, but it's packed with fruits, vegetables, nuts, seafood vendors and homemade baked goods. Standout prepared foods include Peruvian and Hawaiian chicken, plus....


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Highland Park

Literally right at the Highland Park Metro Station. A certified farmers market with a wide range of diverse foods.


South Pasadena

For kids and toddlers. The north end of the South Pasadena Farmers Market is just a few steps from the Mission street station. Vendors sell a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables...


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Long Beach

The Farmer's Market in Long Beach is one of the few certified farmers markets that has a nut vendor roasting peanuts on-site. You can find a variety of farm fresh foods including...






Metro Rail Accessible Ethnic Food Markets

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Silom Thai Supermarket The best supermarket in Thai Town. They have huge bags of creamed coconut, the best Thai curry paste you can find...


Grand Central Market Feeding Angelenos since 1917, Grand Central Market is Los Angeles' oldest and largest market. On the ground floor of the historic Homer Laughlin Building, where famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright had an office...




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Nijiya Market

The Japanese chain grocery stores are more like convenience stores than supermarkets. The Little Tokyo store is small and carries stuff like


El Mercado de Los Angeles

Three floors of Tijuana shopping mall crossed with an Istanbul bazaar, selling everything from toasted grasshoppers to snake skin cowboy boots.


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Assi Supermarket Korean super-sized store; think four aisles of salted fish. You'll find all the Korean diet staples here. They offer the best deals on Korean foodstuff...


California Market

A great Korean grocery store in yes, Koreatown. If you've never been to a Korean grocery store before, start here.






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