We can’t get enough of Grand Central Market; a hub of excitement where tourists and foodies alike gather to dine on some of the most diverse and delicious eats Los Angeles has to offer. With over 40 vendors to choose from, simply deciding on what type of food to eat can be quite overwhelming. Take a trip around the world with these culinary must-visits in Grand Central Market.
U.S West Coast: Prawn Coastal Casual by Mark Peel
We love chef Mark Peel’s modern twist on seafood dishes. Simple, flavorful, delicious. A pretty awesome twist on the classic, his Thai Lobster Roll includes chunks of fresh Maine lobster stewed in a rich curry broth, served on a soft roll with spicy coleslaw and adorned with the most delicious crispy potato fries that you will ever experience (No, seriously).
Regarded as one of the best Ramen spots in Los Angeles, Ramenhood serves up a hearty sunflower seed broth that is completely vegan. Chef Raul Khopkars concocts freakishly realistic vegans eggs and pork-like mushroom nubs are so delicious that you may even consider giving up the actual thing.
El Salvador: Sarita’s Pupuseria
Sarita’s Pupuseria serves up fresh and authentic Salvadorian food. Their pupusas are made to order and are as close to homemade as you can get. We recommend ordering fried plantains and a beer as the perfect complement.
Italy: Olio Wood Fired Pizzeria
Olio Wood Fired Pizzeria is as true to its name as could be. They serve up delicious wood fired pizza created with fine ingredients… and the same care the Italian grandmother you always wanted would have complimented them for.
Mexico: Tacos Tumbras a Tomas
We love the giant tacos from Tacos Tumbras! Each tortilla is packed with so much deliciously cooked meat that they actually give you additional tortillas to make even more tacos! At only $3.50 a piece, visiting Tacos Tumbras is a GCM lunch hack for sure!
Thailand: Sticky Rice
Sticky Rice offers seasonal Thai street eats at their funky counter. Our go to dish? The savory BBQ chicken!
East Coast: Wexler’s Deli
If you are looking for a delicious Pastrami sandwich in Los Angeles, Wexler’s is the place to visit! Their O.G pastrami sandwich features thick, juicy slices of pastrami (cured on site), tangy mustard and fresh rye bread (made especially for the deli). Special mention for artist Gregory Siff’s unmistakable style on the metro tiles all around the counter.
China: China Cafe
You know a spot is good when you see locals dining on fried rice and noodle bowls at 9am! We on the other hand happen to love their house wonton soup!
Germany: Berlin Currywurst
There is something about flavorful sausages and German style fries that holds a special place in our hearts. Our go-to sausage is the Nuernberger, made with veal, pork and onions.
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
A proper meal is never finished until your dessert stomach has been satisfied which is why we can never pass up on the handcrafted delights from McConnell’s Ice Cream. Rotating flavors? Fine, we’ll just go more often. Gotta try 'em all!
Like Batman and Robin, Ice cream and coffee are truly meant to be together. Pair your kid-size (who are we kidding?) “double-peanut-butter-chip” with a refreshing cold brew from G&B Coffee. Or skip the ice cream (not recommended) and go for a handcrafted almond macadamia latte featuring their house made almond macadamia milk.