C California Style

PHOTO: Courtesy of Valerie Confections.
Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake at Valerie. PHOTO: Courtesy of Valerie Confections.
The menu at Sticky Rice.
Order up at Horse Thief BBQ.
Afternoon treat: G&B Coffee's shake--made with McConnell's ice cream.
Morning rush at G&B Coffee.

Ain’t it Grand?

by C California Style

New York has Chelsea Market and S.F. has the Ferry Building Marketplace.

An authentic gourmet hub in L.A. has been noticeably absent—until now. Today, as the Grand Central Market transforms from a cluster of produce stalls to a curated array of artisan eateries, carts and purveyors, change is in the (HORSE THIEF BBQ-scented) air. Anchored since summer by G&B COFFEE, BULGARI GELATO and a VALERIE CONFECTIONS coffee shop/luncheonette (don’t miss the Cobb salad), the space’s autumn newcomers include THE OYSTER GOURMET, OLIO PIZZERIA and DTLA CHEESE. 317 Broadway, L.A.; grandcentralmarket.com.

Written and edited by Alison Clare Steingold