There are enough southland farmers’ markets to visit a different one every day of the week. And on Chowhound recently, selfportrait93 pointed out that the lines at markets’ prepared-food stalls are often just as long as the ones to buy produce from the most popular farms. That doesn’t prevent Chowhounds from patiently queuing up for these prime eats:

• At the Wednesday Northridge market, one of the biggest queues is for freshly popped kettle corn and roasted corn on the cob straight from the grill. Be patient.

• Fans of Filipino balut (boiled fetal duck eggs) get their fix from the duck seller at the Friday Eagle Rock market. Be warned, he sells out early.

Brisket (pictured) from the Bigmista’s Barbecue stand is the thing at the Thursday Century City market. (Check out the Bigmista site for other weekly locations.)

Hawaiian Chicken is the draw at the Downtown LA Farmers’ Market on Fridays in Bank of America Plaza. Be sure to get the special sauce.

• For hot Belgian waffles and frites, it’s the Liege Waffle Company at the Sunday Mar Vista Certified Farmers’ Market.

• Seek out mobile vendor Gourmet Grill Masters for juicy, crisp-skinned rotisserie chicken at multiple weekly markets. Get the killer garlic sauce and a side of potatoes (they’re cooked in the chicken drippings).

Northridge Farmers’ Market [San Fernando Valley – West]
9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge
Wednesdays, March through November

Eagle Rock Certified Farmers Market [East Los Angeles]
2100 Merton Avenue, Los Angeles

Century City Farmers’ Market [Westside – Inland]
1800 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles

Downtown LA Farmers’ Market [Downtown]
333 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles

Mar Vista Certified Farmers’ Market [Westside – Inland]
Grand View and Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles

Discuss: Favorite Chow at your local Farmer’s Market

Photo from Bigmista’s Barbecue / Facebook

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