Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Market Sunday

The hubs and I spent Sunday morning perusing an LA landmark, the Grand Central Market, located in Downtown Los Angeles.

Earlier that morning we searched in vain for a restaurant we intended to try in an adjacent neighborhood to Downtown. We drove around for a good 45 minutes before giving up and heading straight for our ultimate destination. There we were met with plenty of eateries to partake in. We chose to give Tacos Tumbras a Tomas a try because they had the longest line. Rule of thumb...When you're looking for something good to eat in territories less than familiar, always follow the crowd!

Both the hubs and I settled into a couple of tortas. For him, birria. For me, carnitas...my fave. Yes, we all know I have a fondness for pork. Although, I try not to eat it often because I have to watch my girlish figure...It's okay to indulge every now and again though. Hence my lovely and delicious Mexican pork sandwich...

The tortas were typically huge and truly I could only eat half. Warm roll piled high with fresh ingredients and a mountain of pork, this sandwich hit the spot following our little driving expedition earlier that morning.

Tummies topped off, it was all about the shopping. Produce shopping that is...

We came away with bananas, beets, garlic, broccoli, carrots, yams, cilantro, lettuce, blueberries and even a cherimoya! In addition, we also acquired a generous amount of dried ancho chiles, roasted and seasoned pumpkin seeds, Mexican hot chocolate and handfuls of dried fruits. All of this cost about $20!

Definitely worth the trek from Westside to Eastside. My other half confirms this notion with a smile for the camera!

What a great was to spend a Sunday morning!

Grand Central Market
317 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tacos Tumbras a Tomas
Grand Central Market, Space A-5


Ellen Bloom said...

LOVE the Grand Central Market! Most of the restaurants there are great.

What place were looking for near downtown? Inquiring minds need to know!

Marnie said...

I used to work on 1st and Spring so I was just a hop/skip/jump from Grand Central. Talk about a great place to get a cheap lunch!

Though, I must admit, I preferred to hope down to Little Tokyo and get my most favoritest spicy tuna from a place called Joy Mart (no, not a massage parlor, I swear)

Anonymous said...

Mmm--I LOVE pork! It's my favorite food group. :D

Anonymous said...

Yummy! The Grand Central Market is one of the things I miss about LA, in addition to El Gallo Giro in Santa Ana.

Rachel said...

sounds perfect! I love markets.

Ann Marie said...

Mmmmm! I LOVE Mexican hot chocolate. My husband and I love to drink that stuff up on cold days.

BTW, what's a cherimoya? *off to google it*

noricum said...

I thought of you today when I discovered the latest issue of AntiCraft is all about bacon. :) I thought I'd point it out in case you hadn't noticed.

Batty said...

So hungry!

Susan Schwake said...

oh goodness and so close to lunchtime, sadly, there is no pork sandwich like that here for miles! (rainer is grumbling as well, you know, pork, germans, etc)
but!!! when you come back to this lovely town my dear, we can quaff irish beverages next door! new digs moving in and it looks GREAT!