Even if you’re visiting LA and aren’t interested in buying fresh fruit and vegetables, you should visit the Farmer’s Market at The Grove, Hollywood.
As well as a bunch of local produce, the Grove’s Farmer’s Market has a truckload of delicious treats for you to taste. There are food stalls offering just about every kind of cuisine possible: Korean BBQ, Mexican, Brazilian, tapas, crepes, gumbo, clam chowder, gourmet ice-cream – the only problem is figuring out which stall to eat at.
(We highly recommend, as usual with street food, heading to where the crowds are and trying a little from a bunch of different spots.)
There are also a few tourist-y, souvenir stores around – our favourite though, is a store dedicated entirely to hot sauce. There is Tabasco-style condiments from all over the world, all different flavours and levels of burn.