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A Foodie's Guide to Los Angeles

23 February 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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For a foodie staying in a Manhattan Beach hotel, there are endless cuisines you will be able to sample within a short drive from The SeaView Inn. Yet, how will you know where to start when there are so many options available for you to choose from?

If you are looking to sample a variety of different foods during your stay in the Los Angeles area, a great place to start would be to take a trip to either the Los Angeles Farmers Market, or to Grand Central Market in downtown. Both of these historic locations offer a diverse sampling of the unique gastronomy this area is famous for. Here is a quick look at what you can expect when visiting these famous foodie destinations.

Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market opened in 1917 and has now been in continuous operation for over 100 years. Located in Los Angeles' historic Theater District, what was once the principal commercial and entertainment corridor in the city, Grand Central Market is now a landmark celebrating the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles. Spend an afternoon exploring this 30,000 square-foot food paradise, and immerse yourself in a variety of delicious cuisines including the foods of Mexico, Italy, United States, El Salvador, Germany, China, and Japan to name a few. With nearly 40 unique vendors to choose from, you will have a hard time deciding where to start.  

The Los Angeles Farmers Market

Another historic location any foodie visiting Los Angeles should visit is the LA Farmers Market. Established in 1934, the Los Angeles Farmers Market is a permanent open-air market featuring over 100 shops, restaurants, grocers, food stalls, and produce markets. Located at 3rd and Fairfax just south of CBS Television City, the Farmers Market is a local landmark and a popular tourist destination. You could easily spend the good part of a day exploring the diverse stalls and shops at this unique L.A. destination sampling cuisines from around the world, walking through the shops for souvenirs, and exploring the adjacent high-end outdoor mall, The Grove.    

Exploring either of these Los Angeles landmarks will expose you to the unique culture and cuisines this city has to offer. However, the true foodie should consider making time in their schedule to visit both of these historic locations. 

Where to stay.

The best place to hang your hat in the City of Angels is at our Manhattan Beach hotel - The Sea View Inn. Offering a variety of boutique style rooms along with free Wi-Fi and a heated pool. Did you forget to bring your beach toys? No problem. The Sea View Inn has complimentary Beach Toys for the kids along with Beach Chairs, Towels and even a Boogie Board for those who want to hang ten. If you have any questions contact us.

Every room at The Sea View Inn includes a coffee maker, refrigerator, and telephone with voicemail. It is like staying at home while you are on vacation.