Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles, Pupusas & Tacos:)

Lunch time in Downtown Los Angeles. A lot of places to eat and try different foods but this time we decided to visit Grand Central Market.

Offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry and fresh fish from California and around the world, the Grand Central Market has been a hub of bustling activity since 1917.
Very festive place to be with wonderful aromas in the air. I never saw better prices for fresh produce anywhere around, pint of blueberries are 2 for $1. Unbelievable and great because price is right!
We were very hungry so we decided to try few places where the crowd was waiting patiently and you can tell that the food is fantastic.

Sarita’s Pupuseria, Salvadorean food has amazing pupusas.

Pupusas is a traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, hand-made corn tortilla (made using masa de maíz, a maize flour dough used in Latin American cuisine) that is filled with a blend of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft cheese called Quesillo found in all Central America), cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency (called chicharrón, not to be confused with fried pork rind, which is also known as chicharrón in some other countries), squash (ayote), or (pataste), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America).
The two most common pupusas are pupusa de queso (cheese) and more popular pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients of queso (cheese), frijoles (beans) and chicharrón.e Pupusas are typically served with curtido (lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chilies and vinegar) and a watery tomato salsa.
Made fresh on the spot and filled with variety of fillings (we chose with cheese, queso) with cold horchata, fantastic:)

After little strolling we decided to try tacos at Anamaria’s Mexican food.

Tacos were delicious too. This time we tried tacos with carnitas, fresh onion, cilantro and lemon.

Meat was so tender, juicy and perfectly seasoned.
Dried beans are available and sold in huge bins, same with rice and dry peppers of all kinds.

Many different dry goods like fish and spices are also available and sold here.

Very nice place to visit, try and enjoy wonderful prepared dishes:)



  1. Oh I LOVE Grand Central Market. It’s so close to my work… Do you ever go to the park that’s next to Angel’s Flight (right outside of the market)? That park was pretty central in 500 Days of Summer. Love it there.

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