6333 W 3rd St Ste 216, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.071655 -118.359935
Neighborhoods: La Brea, Central LA
Every now and then, I really enjoy spending a couple of hours wandering around the farmers market with my family. It's always interesting.
This place is a gem...near grove...movie theatre...places to eat...pink berry for dessert...
Original Farmer's Market-TERRIBLE SECURITY – I did not know that you could use this website to write complaints. I am not surprised to hear about the problems with security there. Those security are worse than the way media makes LAPD sound like. I am happy you and yoru boyfriend no longer go there. I grew up in this area with a lot of history in this community but I have had similar experiences with their just plain mean security officers. Another fun place is the Promanade in Santa Monica. Its nice to hang out and relax. My wife and I go there often now.
no police? CAUSION-NEVER GO TO ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET – LESS THAN ONE STAR??We were there and I tried to call the los angeles police department on something i saw. i saw security officers BULLYING this one man what seemed like for no reason. he was dressed very nicely. my fiance and i were surprised and followed them. after the man left, but we wanted to talk with him. after our own personal experience and after seeing how they treated that man, WE ARE NEVER GOING BACK. tonight we are walking to Larchmont Village. Smaller but hey at lease the police there are on your side and will help you. so we will go to Larchmont Village now. And if you like the shops, just go to the Americana in Glendale. The workers and police there are very nice too
Stay away from 326 Beer & Wine; a bar – The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I went to 326 Beer & Wine, a bar in the middle of the Farmer's Market and had the worst service I had ever had in LA, which can be pretty bad at times.
The bartender, a woman (if I should dare to call her that and not insult all females) was rude, dismissive and just plain surly.
I had been to this bar in the past and enjoyed it but this time was different.
The beers are listed on the wall and the was on named N.C. My friend asked if it was New Castle and the barhag snapped back "does it look like I have New Castle, what's the matter you can't read."
We just sort of laughed it off but she continued this attitude with most customers ignoring us even my other guests who were not there when she originally snapped were shocked.
We were not finished but after an hour or so she comes over with our check for which I originally gave her a card and lays her head down and asks me to sign the slip. She didn't ask if we wanted another just presented the card. I was in mid-sentence and continued my conversation. She rudely butted in again and
asked again. I said in a second, I'm having a conversation. She walked away muttering under her breath that we were jerks.
I have worked in the restaurant business for almost 20 years and understand if you are ending your shift and need to close out but don't just present me with a check without asking if we are finished, lay your head down on the bar and demand I sign the reciept while I am speaking to my friends after you were rude to us.
If you are not service oriented get out of the business. You do not belong behind a bar!
Get lost weaving through the stands of one of the oldest farmer's markets in Los Angeles. – In Short
Locals swear by the jelly donuts at Bob's Coffee & Donuts. Kokomo Cafe is a trendy breakfast joint boasting hipster waiters. Du-par's serves classic diner food, including some of the best pancakes in town. The Gumbo Pot is a great traditional-Cajun stand. Add to these literally hundreds of (expensive) booths carrying fresh fruit, nuts, candy, cheese, meats and fish. There's even more unique offerings, like acai antioxidant juices, imported wines, gourmet doggie treats and handmade jewelry. In summer, 40,000 people may visit daily, many of them in tour buses. The huge crowds don't ruin the fun, they simply add to the ambiance. But shopper beware: This maze of stands and eateries can keep you hostage for hours.
One of the Great Things In Los Angeles – There's different varieties of food. Great atmosphere. When you step into the Farmer's Market you feel like you are in a different time. Great place to hang out.
Nothing special – The Farmer's Market near the Grove actually predates the Grove (if memory serves). I suppose it is good at what it is, but for this frequency out diner, I'd prefer something more along the lines of a great dinner with a good waiter over this nearly food court type place. It's an institution, I get that. But it's nearly embarrassing to take out of towners to. The food stations server average food and their not quite the friendliest to the patrons. Make a reservation somewhere, and skip this train wreck.
Great Eats – The place is kinda small, well the shops that is...it's an outside mall but when you turn into a corner you are in a whole different world...enjoy delicacies and fresh-made foods in the eatery section...food is not too expensive and you have so much to choose from.
Simply amazing – I love this place. With great international cuisine (the creole place and the brazilian places are my favorite), there's always something different. Whether you want a cup of coffee and a doughnut, some fresh produce for cooking dinner, or some gumbo, this place has it all. It's clean and there's a large parking lot nearby.
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