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Night markets (farmers and otherwise) in LA?


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Night markets (farmers and otherwise) in LA?

Mr Taster | | May 5, 2008 10:05 AM

Here's your chance to share everything you know about the best evening markets in LA.

I got to thinking about this topic considering that TaiwanFest is next weekend, (see my post ) I got to wondering. For those who have never been to Taiwan, the country is filled with probably thousands of fantastic, manic night markets filled with all manner of food, clothes, funky and wonderful smells, colorful characters and all manner of fascinating weirdities.

It therefore seems a bit odd (and, quite frankly, sad) that the TaiwanFest (and the majority of festivals I've been to in LA, save Dia de Los Muertos and the various Christmastime candelight processions) end so early.

Several months ago in Koreatown, on Olympic near downtown I beleive, I did see a huge outdoor night market of some sort. But sadly we were in a rush to get somewhere unimportant (as evidenced by the fact that I have not forgotten my destination, but still remember that night market), and I lost the chance to check it out. Does anyone know what this market was?

I've heard rumors of a Taiwanese night market in Monterey Park on Thursday night around Garvey and Garfield. Is there any truth to this?

Of course the LA Times has their comprehensive list of Farmer's Markets in LA, but of all the night markets on the list, which are the best ones worth checking out?

Looking forward to your replies

Mr Taster

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