Whether you are like to eat in an outdoor environment, shop for trinkets, buy farmers market produce or meats, or stop by a non-pretentious newsstand, the Farmers Market is the place to be.
My favorite stand there has to be Littlejohn's Toffee. I usually end up making several stops at that stand over the holiday season, as their toffee is a staple in my gift-giving.
With all of the 'health food' in Los Angeles, it is just fantastic to still have a place where you can buy a large burger and fries. Or a big, juicy piece of roast beef.
There are also several open bars, places to buy wine and cheese, a wonderful middle eastern restaurant, and great little stands with many little gifts to buy.
If you are looking for the place in the middle of Los Angeles without the glamour and pretense, the Farmers Market is the place to be.