The Original Farmers Market and The Grove

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Key Info

6333 W. Third St.

Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.4scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Sitting south of West Hollywood is one of LA's most beloved landmarks: The Original Farmers Market. Founded in 1934, this cream-colored facility reels in both residents and tourists with the promise of fresh produce and the aroma of ready-to-eat snacks. You can visit throughout the week, although hours vary depending on the day. Entry is free, but you'll want to have some cash on hand should any of the treats whet your appetite. Complimentary parking (when a ticket is validated at the market) is also provided for up to 90 minutes of parking at the market's two lots.

Though some previous visitors wished this market had more produce and meat stalls, most appreciated the tasty dishes sold by many of the prepared food vendors. But keep in mind that this market is often crowded and has limited tables, so expect to eat outside the market area or wait for a table to become available. Find out more by visiting the market's website.

For a more contemporary shopping experience, head to The Grove. This massive commercial and entertainment complex sits adjacent to The Original Farmers Market. Here, you'll find a long list of your favorite shopping haunts, as well as a variety of dining venues, a movie theater and plenty of special events.

Although free validated parking is offered in the property's garage for the first hour, traffic getting to and from the site is a common complaint from visitors. But once on-site, travelers can soak up The Grove's trendy atmosphere and find plenty to buy and eat. The Grove opens its doors every day at 10 a.m. and stays open until 8, 9 or 10 p.m., depending on the day. Visit the property's website to learn more.

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