After our spectacular dinner at Fig & Olive we went to the Farmers Market and The Grove to walk off all the calories we consumed. It was also my first time to see these two places next to each other.
During the day the Farmers Market had tenants selling organic produce, meats, poultry and seafood. But at night the restaurants and food stalls are the destination of hungry people.
I haven’t seen retro aluminum and wood folding chairs like these in decades.
The stores also have an retro look to them.
The French Crepe Company had the most people in line.
Even the Starbucks looked so old fashioned.
We were planning to eat at Short Order the next day for Sunday brunch but changed our minds at the last minute. This will be on my list for my next trip to L.A.
Short Order’s menu
Dupar’s is another interesting restaurant and bakery.
These are just some of the pies they have.
Farmers Market also had stores and The Barber Shop Club where guys can get a traditional cut and shave.
I liked this antique gas station with an old truck parked beside it.
Earl’s service station
Farmers Market clock tower
We then walk to the nearby outdoor mall called The Grove. If you watch the tv show Extra you will hear the host, Mario Lopez, say, “we’re here live at The Grove.”
The place was nicely lighted for the holiday season. We were there last December 2011.
My nephew Kenjie is 14 and is already taller than me. The next time I see him he’ll probably be 6 ft.
This is L.A, naturally they have valet parking at the mall.
6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm
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