Located opposite “Angels Flight”, the archway of the funicular railway linking the city's Historic Core to the Bunker Hill district, Grand Central Market is a real institution in Los Angeles. The GCM, as the Angelenos refer to it, occupies the entire ground floor of the Homer Laughlin Building, which was built in 1917. The market first made a name for itself as a food hall and for over half a century, it was where residents came to do their grocery shopping. It was only in the 1980s that the Grand Central Market became the trendy food court it is today, under the leadership of businessman Ira Yellin - to whom Los Angeles owes the restoration of typical buildings like the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theatre and Union Station. The market is open every day from 8 am until 9 pm.
As soon as you step through one of the doors from Broadway, you are immersed in a cosmopolitan melting pot of office workers grabbing lunch, housewives shopping for groceries, and tourists seeking culinary adventures. Spanning some 3,000 sqm, this huge market has numerous stalls filled with local products - fruit, vegetables, shellfish, fish, meats, and spices -, as well as food stalls offering a dizzying array of specialities from the four corners of the globe. A guaranteed feast for the eyes and taste buds, for young and old.
Grand Central Market
317 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
+1 213 359 6007