Los Angeles offers an abundance of elegant, luxurious dining options, whereas the surrounding countryside is equally rife with farm-to-table restaurants where locavores can feast in comfort. The best of both worlds, however, can be found every Sunday in Hollywood, where the Hollywood Farmers’ Market blooms between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easily accessible via public transportation and consistently filled with farmers and foodies from all over the region, this is one farmers’ market not to be missed.
Naturally, those looking to cook their own lunch will find everything necessary for a fine meal, from locally caught fish and free-range chicken to every kind of produce. Others will do well to enjoy breakfast on-site, with dozens of stands offering pancakes and biscuits. For sightseers and tourists, it’s an excellent stop on the way to some of Hollywood’s famous locales; the Hollywood sign itself hovers over the market, while the Walk of Stars is adjacent. Others will want to stay and soak up some of the incredible local culture, as the Farmers’ Market also serves as a meeting place for cooking classes, a stage for street musicians, and a center for kids’ activities.