With markets becoming a popular pastime in L.A. we want you to know where to find the best of the best produce. From bustling bazaars full of local, fresh produce to vintage hotspots where you can find one of a kind pieces, get your shopping bags ready!
1. The Original Farmers’ Market
Selling its wares since 1934, Los Angeles’ original Farmers’ Market features a range of cool shops, sit-down eateries and miles of fresh, gourmet groceries. Open daily from 9am to 9pm, you may need longer than a day to tackle this giant.
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2. Silverlake Flea Market
Held every Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Silverlake Flea is a haven for all you vintage aficionados. Located in the heart of LA’s world renowned Sunset Boulevard, Silverlake has been voted by locals as one of the best shopping destinations in L.A. Spend your day trawling through the never-ending merchants selling everything from trendy, pre-loved clothing to collectable antiques and home furnishings.
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3. Melrose Trading Post
Labelled as a “cherished community and cultural resource” the Melrose Trading Post is more than just a market. Held every Sunday at Fairfax High School, the entrance money raised each week is offered as a donation to the organisation. With an array of stalls offering everything from plants and apothecary to local art and handmade jewellery, get lost in the dazzling array of delights on offer.
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Known nationally as one of the biggest and best open-air markets, Smorgasburg offers up some of the most sought after street food in the city. Held weekly on a Sunday, this extravaganza of food has plenty of other merchants selling hand-crafted delights. Make sure you’re hungry!
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5. Hollywood Farmers’ Market
The Hollywood Farmers’ market celebrates all things local. A place where resident farmers, ranchers and other merchants sell everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to delicious meats and cheeses. Also featuring street musicians and other free events including cooking demos and family festivals, a trip to this market is a day out in itself.
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6. Artists and Fleas
Known as the vibrant and artistic heart of Venice, Artists and Fleas holds host to over 50 merchants every Saturday, with a focus on art, design and vintage vendors. Keeping up with Venice’s free-spirited vibe, discovery is key at Artists and Fleas.
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7. Rock n Roll Flea Market at The Regent Theatre
Calling all Rock n Rollers! The perfect place to get your fix is at The Regent Theatre’s monthly flea market. Holding host to a wide selection of vendors selling antiques, vintage clothing and plenty of vinyl, it’s a music-lovers oasis.
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