Taking it to the Streets: LA’s Night Markets & Outdoor Eats
Summer is nigh, and balmy nights beckon! With the longer daylight hours, we’re eating later and enjoying our meals al fresco. LA’s storied night markets are the perfect place to get your evening food fix, while exploring different cuisines, cultures, and entertainment under the stars.
Getting hungry? It’s time to take it to the streets, and discover LA’s night markets and outdoor eats!
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
701 S Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
This June14 & 15, experience L.A.’s version of a traditional Asian night market! Livening up the streets of Koreatown once again for its 5th year, KTOWN Night Market has returned to become the quintessential summer event for all its attendees. A celebration of youth, music, food, and culture, this weekend offers the opportunity to experience a traditional Korean night market with thrilling modern flair. The two-evening community festival has a party-like atmosphere with live performances by international and local talent, over 100 food and merchandise vendors, and plenty of fun.
1999 N Sycamore Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90068
Established in 2010, the Hollywood Night Market at Yamashiro Restaurant is a unique, family-friendly evening food fest, tucked away in the Hollywood Hills with one of the most iconic, sought after views in LA. The Night Market operates every Thursday night, throughout the summer, offering over 30 vendors, live music, and an outdoor bar. Vendors include gourmet street food, custom goods, and other local boutique retailers. Enjoy cocktails at the Pagoda Bar until 10pm; featuring chill DJ vibes, and a monthly summer nights concert series by the pool. Starting 2019, the Hollywood Night Market is a PLASTIC-FREE event!
Santa Anita Park
285 Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
For those yearning for memories of home in Asia, and for regular attendees and newbies alike, the theme for 2019 is “Bring On The Memories.” One of America’s largest Asian food markets, 626 Night Market spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens (285 W Huntington Dr). Invoking nostalgia for everyone with roots in Asia, where families and friends snacked on delicious traditional bites such as squid skewers, fried chicken cutlets and guabao from food carts at night markets, 626 Night Market events are established as a quintessential Californian experience. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with food, shopping, art, music, performances, games and more, and bring on the memories!
The Autry Museum in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Enjoy an evening al fresco at the Odd Market, an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music and the coolest SoCal vendors for crafts, vintage items, home goods and oddities. Select museum galleries will be open. And furry friends are welcome, but please give Fido a nice long walk before entering to minimize any “accidents” in the field where people are picnicking and kids are playing. Odd Nights at the Autry happens every third Friday.
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd S.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Celebrate summer with delicious eats, dynamic beats, and cool evening breezes at The Original Farmers Market on the west patio at Third and Fairfax. Featuring live music performances each Friday through Labor Day, this event is free to the public. First opened in July 1934, The Original Farmers Market is a historic Los Angeles landmark, featuring more than 100 vendors, including ready-to-eat foods, grocers, and tourist shops. Unlike most farmers’ markets, which are held only at intervals, The Original Farmers Market is a permanent installation, open seven days a week.
Los Angeles Chinatown
943-951 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Discover the excitement and magic of LA’s hidden urban treasure! Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s!