Monday, November 08, 2004
hollywood farmers' market
you know you're in hollywood if there's a giant scientology sign somewhere
los angeles is blessed by a multitude of farmers' markets throughout the city, on almost every day of the week: monday in hollywood, tuesday in culver city, wednesday in santa monica and adams district, thursday in mid-city, west hollywood and chinatown, and saturdays and sundays in almost every part of the city.
my current favourite one is the sunday hollywood market on selma and ivar, just steps away from a popular stretch of hollywood boulevard. i like it because i'm up and about fairly early on sunday mornings, it's in between my church and the 101 coffee shop, there's tons of parking available, and it has everything i'm looking for, without being overwhelming. i can breeze through it with lots of gawping and admiring, but still be out of there by lunchtime.
the market is mostly produce, but there's also stalls selling meats and seafood, plants and pastries, beauty products (the lady who taught brad pitt how to make soap for "the fight club" is here) and incense, amongst other specialized items. there's also many food stalls--everything from a made-to-order omelette bar to salvadoreño pupuseria. everything looks and smells wonderful, it can tempt you despite how large your breakfast just was.
last week's booty included squash blossoms, gorgeous dahlias, fresh mint for tea, grapes, and other fruits.
we'll see what next week's market will yield....