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Written by:
Janica de Guzman
Photographed by:
Alyse Gilbert

Tags: Eat

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For the Love of Eating

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The Grand Central Market is a hub for good eats. Latin vendors from the past sit beside artisanal newcomers and fill a 30,000 square foot arcade that satisfies every craving. Sun’s Produce adjacent to Press Brothers Juicery and Ana Maria carniceria is a stone’s throw from Belcampo Meat Co. It’s a balance between the hungry and the curious, the hipsters and the Hispanics – and together they dine in harmony.

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Since it’s inception 100 years ago, the Grand Central Market has prevailed through generations as a destination for diversified palates. We caught Diana, soft spoken and stylish, she prepared to eat thick sliced pastrami stacked between an onion brioche from Wexler’s Deli. Wandering through the crowded pathways and savoring an ice cream from McConnell’s was Celeste, a Downtowner for 10 years and founder of wellfed.co. “I love DTLA’s collaborative spirit, there isn’t culture of cutthroat competition, everyone does what they’re good at and that’s how we all connect.”

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On the outside patio is Maro, a musician with striking style, he and his girlfriend shared a plate of barbecued brisket, collard greens, and mashed potatoes from Horse Thief. Krystalyne, a red headed delight sat perched at the bar of G&B, and sipped on an almond macadamia iced latte. Recently moved from Santa Monica to Downtown, she has barely broken ground in discovering her new city, yet nighttime strolls and rooftops already has her smitten. Sip after sip, Grand Central Market secures its position on her frequent places list.

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 Grand Central Market