Strolling through Central Avenue
Years ago, we happened to be walking through the residential streets around East 43rd & Central Avenue.
100% accidentally stumbled across this mural & it sparked our curiosity: why was it here?
Did you know that Central Avenue is the original Jazz Corridor of Los Angeles?
We have to admit that we had no idea.
After digging around & doing some research on Central Avenue, we found a great piece by one of our favorite local story tellers, KCET- check it out: when central avenue swung.
Extending all the way from past South Los Angeles to Little Tokyo, Central Avenue is a bustling street filled with street-side historic buildings, local eateries & so much to see that we recommend you walk it.
Walking also makes it easier to wander down random, residential streets & to take in this historic, L.A. neighborhood.
Along Central Avenue, a welcoming “farmers market that could” now spills out onto the sidewalk & has turned into a thriving & valuable, neighborhood gem.
We’re thrilled that it’s hard to miss these days – ever been to the Central Avenue Farmers Market?
This SEELA operated market offers varieties of fresh fruits & vegetables (organic, too!), breads, prepared foods, cooking demonstrations & neighborhood resources.
The eggs here are pretty much our favorite – ask anyone who’s tried our quiche & they will tell you it has to be the fresh eggs.
Besides the fact that their assortment of vendors is amazing & they’ve created an inviting & welcoming market – we love the fact that this market works in partnership with Cal Fresh & Market Match making it affordable for more Angelenos.
This adventure was shorter than some of our others, what should we check out on our next adventure?
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Los Angeles has so much going on & is alive with eclectic neighborhoods, places to see & things to do – so while we’re at it – we keep you in the know about cool things going on in your own ‘hood & the cool people making it all happen.
feel like wandering with us?
cool… ’cause that’s what we do here.