Grand Central Market

317 S. Broadway

Built in 1917, the Grand Central Market is a cavernous European-style market under great overhead fans. It is the oldest of all concession type markets on the Pacific Coast, and was the first earthquake and fire proof building in Los Angeles. The Grand Central Market is an indoor bazaar that extends from Broadway to Hill Street. It is crowded, frenzied, and picturesque. The stalls and aisles overflow with exotic foods, from pigs tongues to passion fruit.

PHOTOS: G. DeVerteuil; J. Mapes