9 Food Halls in LA That Will Open Your Mind and Broaden Your Palate

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9 Food Halls in LA That Will Open Your Mind and Broaden Your Palate

Bring Your Appetites and Your Stretchy Pants

Written By: Jarone Ashkenazi Best Los Angeles Food Halls

If you are looking to try a bit of everything when it comes to grub, but also appreciate fairly priced, high-quality eats, go for a food hall. All across Los Angeles, food halls are offering guests a plethora of choices in a chill and non-intimidating environment, allowing diners to pick and choose dishes to create the ultimate feast. From Santa Monica and DTLA to LAX and Long Beach, foodies can pick and choose a variety of fare to satisfy their cravings.

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The Fields LA

The Fields LA is the new kid on the block, featuring award-winning chefs and restaurants, close to the LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium. Try one or all of the nine different vendors, with standouts like Burritos Las Palma, Coni’Seafood, C.J. Boyd’s Fried Chicken and Piccolo Antico Pizzeria calling our names. Head upstairs to Free Play, a restaurant and full bar brought to you by Chef Tim Hollingsworth. The spot will include unique games, a DJ booth and live entertainment with a jaw-dropping rooftop space that gives stunning views of DTLA.

Native Knowledge: Parking in the Gold Lot/VIP Entry parking lot off of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and S. Hoover St.

The Fields LA 
3939 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90037
213.419.9465

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Great Food, Good Mood

Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market has been a community staple, reflecting the population and city around it since 1917. With 37 food vendors in total, Grand Central Market boasts a culinary landscape of LA with a lineup including the popular Eggslut, Horse Thief BBQ and Lucky Bird. The food hall is now hotter than ever with tourists, office workers and downtown millennials packing the space to taste fare like vegan burgers and an artisanal PB&J’s.

Native Knowledge: Grand Central Market is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m with jazz nights every Sunday night and other fun events spread throughout the week.

Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213.624.2378

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Come Fly With Me

The Proud Bird

Take in panoramic views of LAX and a menu inspired by the global melting pot that is Los Angeles. Along with the Mile High Club Bar and Lounge, The Proud Bird’s Food Bazaar features six culinary kitchens and an Unlimited Bazaar Pass available every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for children five to 12 years old.

Native Knowledge: Stop by the docent stand to take advantage of a complimentary aviation tour.

The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310.670.3093

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Ironclad Goodness

SteelCraft

Based in Long Beach, this foodie heaven is made with repurposed shipping containers. The spot strives to become part of the DNA of the community through outreach, live music, events and great food. The space invites guests to meet their neighbors over craft food and drink from their seven food vendors, Steelhead Coffee, Smog City Brewing, The Fresh Shave, Pig Pen Delicacy, Tajima Ramen, Waffle Love and Desano Pizzeria.

Native Knowledge: Be on the lookout! A Garden Grove and Bellflower location is on the way!

SteelCraft
3768 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90807

Won’t You Take Me To…Downtown?

ROW DTLA Collective

Nestled in LA’s Arts District, ROW DTLA’s Collective includes seven diverse foodie spots, offering guests an all-inclusive destination thanks to intrepid chefs, artists and tastemakers. We’re talking go get em tiger, Hayato and more. They are also home to Smorgasburg LA, which is a weekly Sunday market for food, shopping and drinks.

ROW DTLA
777 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.988.8890

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Take a Picture, It Will Last Longer

The Gallery Food Hall

Located on the famed Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, The Gallery Food Hall is a two-level space which was recently overhauled with a multimillion-dollar renovation. The state-of-the-art space has options for everyone, with big names like Dialogue, STRFSH, Sumo Dog, and more ready to feed the masses. The Gallery is a hub for the community, providing a dining emporium in Santa Monica with events on their deck which hosts free of charge for local community groups and nonprofits.

The Gallery Food Hall
1315 3rd St Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.584.1461

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Get a Pizza the Pie!

Eataly

Eataly LA opened in Westfield Century City last year, bringing a vibrant Italian marketplace interspersed with restaurants, imported Italian products and a cooking school. The unique environment invites guests to enjoy high-quality Italian food all under one roof. The space on the third floor allows visitors to browse or grab a bite at restaurants like La Pizza and La Pasta, IL Pesce Cucina or rooftop locale Terra, along with counters like IL Gelato, Cannoli E Bomboloni, I Panini and more.

Eataly
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
213.310.8000

 

They Mean Business!

Corporation Food Hall

Want a crunchy and crackling fried chicken sandwich? What about fresh pasta covered in cheese? Corporation Food Hall has it all, located in DTLA with an assembly of vendors like South City Fried Chicken, Soom Soom and Funculo. This one-stop shop allows guests to enjoy different options with friends and coworkers while eating and laughing together. Calorie counts need not apply!

Corporation Food Hall
724 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014