Fodor's Expert Review Grand Central Market
Handmade white-corn tamales, warm olive bread, dried figs, Mexican fruit drinks. Hungry yet? This mouthwatering gathering place is the city's largest and most active food market. Treated to a makeover in 2013, Grand Central Market is now the home to various artisanal food vendors. The spot bustles nonstop with locals and visitors surveying the butcher shop's display of everything from lambs' heads to pigs' tails. Produce stalls are piled high with locally grown avocados and heirloom tomatoes. Stop by Chiles Secos at stall C-12 for a remarkable selection of rare chilies and spices; Ramen Hood at C-2, for sumptuous vegan noodles and broth; or Sticky Rice at stall C-5, for fantastic Thai-style chicken. Even if you don't plan on buying anything, it's a great place to browse and people-watch.