The Hollywood Farmers Market is a street market that opens every Sunday offering produce, goods and all the goodies you’d typically find at a farmers market, many coming from local farmers.
The market boasts an impressive range of fresh fruits and vegetables cultivated in California. You’ll also find meat, fish, eggs, olives, cheese, jaleas, nuts, coffee, pasteles of all sorts, ice cream, clothes, jewelry and much more.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the market features musicians and many community organizations that will make your visit quite delightful. The blend of aromas from exquisite ethnic foods will tempt you to visit at least one of the many food stands. I for one enjoy the Indian samosas here and can’t leave without a mouthwatering Salvadorean cheese pupusa with a glass of refreshing aguas frescas.
Over the summer, the most visited stands are those that sell homemade ice cream (try this recipe if you prefer making it at home). One of my favorites is the Mexican shaved ice stand, with refreshing treats at great prices.
For a nice view of the famous Hollywood sign, walk east on Argyle Avenue and then look north for a decent photo of this iconic emblem. Walking through the market, you’ll find a nice mix of restaurants and supermarkets open to the public every day of the week. And you can’t leave the market without tasting its various fruits, especially peaches and strawberries. Hollywood Farmers Market features over 90 different kinds of farmers offering the best of their harvests, and even plants for you to scatter in your backyard.
If you plan to drive there, I recommend avoiding street parking—always a complicated option—and instead leaving your car at the Cinerama Dome or at the LA Film School for no more than $2.
Now that you know what the Hollywood Farmers Market is all about, you’ll be wishing every day was Sunday!