East LA

99 Ranch Market
Various locations around LA
Everything Asian - Thai, Japanese (Sushi), Korean, Chinese (Dim Sum) Vietnamese - they have it all. Great cheap produce, meats & seafood.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
A-Grocery Warehouse
1487 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
A great shop for your Asian ingredient needs for Thai, Chinese (Dim Sum), Indian & Vietnamese. Kaffir lime leaves, fresh herbs, fresh turmeric, lemongrass, Thai eggplant, galangal & much more!
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Bangluck Market
12980 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Wonderful Thai market in the heart of NoHo's own mini Thai Town. All the Thai ingredients you need for your curries & soups. Nice, inexpensive produce, & a very eclectic, vast seafood department.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Cheesemaking.com
Online
A great online resource for all things cheese-making - supplies, info, recipes, advice. This is Ricki Carroll's site, regarded as the goddess of home cheese-making.
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
El Camaguey
10925 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Mexican ingredients, large selection of dried chilies (including the often illusive cascabelles!), & wonderful fresh meats.
  • Ethnic
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Everson Royce
155 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Second location from the owners of the very popular Silverlake Wine. This shop in Oldtown Pasadena features not only great wine, but a nice selection of craft beers & spirits. Weekly wine tastings, too!
  • Wine, bottle shops, booze
Farmer's Markets in LA
http://projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets/
Check out this extensive listing of Farmer's Markets from the LA Times. It's searchable by day of the week, zip code, or name. A great way to find new markets & plan an adventure!
  • Farmers Markets
  • Produce
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Fish King
722 N Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91206
Some of the best fresh fish in town! They also stock a nice but small selection of Asian ingredients so you can grab any sushi making supplies you need at the same time.
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Granny's Pantry
560 S ARroyo Pkwy
Pasadena, CA 91105
Raw milk, hooray!
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
Harmony Farms
2824 Foothill Blvd
La Crescenta, CA 91214
This market has everything when it comes to meats. Crazy weird game meats, lovely grass fed awesomeness, sausages made from everything you can think of. They are amazing!
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
India Sweets and Spices
3126 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
A rockin' store for your Indian supplies (like spices, curry leaves & papadums), Moroccan & Persian needs, too.
  • Ethnic
  • Spices/Sundries/Staples
India Sweets and Spices
9409 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
This westside branch of ISS is more focused on it's restaurant than market, but still carries the basics you need to recreate your own Shortcut to Nirvana evening.
  • Ethnic
  • Spices/Sundries/Staples
La CaƱada Flintridge Farmers Market
1300 Foothill Blvd
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012
Every Saturday from 9am - 1pm. No entertainment here, just a straight farmer's market, but a really lovely & varied one. You can get everything here including flowers, coffee, grass-fed beef, freshly caught fish, organic produce & cheese.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Produce
LAX-C
1100 N Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Another great market for Asian ingredients, especially Thai. This market is huge - think the Thai version of Costco, so give yourself plenty of time to explore. Grab a delicious coconut pancake made fresh for you in the parking lot on weekends. A fabulous treat!
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
  • Spices/Sundries/Staples
Marukai Market
123 S Onizuka St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
A great market downtown for all your Japanesei ingedients. Nice selection of pre-cut sushi and sashimi fish, plus all the sauces, nori, miso & sake you need for a Sushi night at home.
  • Ethnic
McCall's Meat & Fish Company
2117 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Gorgeous meats & seafood. All of their meats are humanely raised (no hormones etc. either) & their seafood is all wild caught or responsibly farmed. The shop includes a small "market" of rourmet ingredients & a nice little cheese selection, too. Oh, & they make their own sausages! Nom!
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Mitsuwa
515 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
A lovely selection of sushi fish & pickled vegetables. This is the place to shop if you are going to throw a Sushi making party: vinegars, rice, sake, beer, nori, wasabi, miso & a small selection of produce.
  • Ethnic
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
  • Produce
Mitsuwa
3760 S Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066
A lovely selection of sushi fish & pickled vegetables. The place to shop if you are going to throw a Sushi making party: vinegars, rice, sake, beer, nori, wasabi, miso & a small selection of produce.
  • Ethnic
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
  • Produce
Montrose Harvest Market
Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA 91021
Every Sunday from 9am - 2pm. Our favorite local farmers market for the great selection of fresh, local produce, freshly baked breads, goat cheese, ethnic foods, local honey, nuts & berries, plants & flowers & more. There's always live music, crafts vendors & some local food stands so you can shop, eat, stroll. A perfect Sunday!
  • Farmers Markets
  • Produce
Santa Monica Market and Cafe
1000 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
A great fish market that sells both fresh & frozen fish. Sustainably responsible.
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Sprouts
Various locations around LA
They carry Organic Pastures brand raw milk. Also check out the raw cream & butter.
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
Super King Markets
Locations in LA, Altadena, Northridge, Van Nuys, Claremont and Anaheim
A fabulous (and popular) store for ethnic ingredients, fresh produce, herbs & spices at awesome prices! They even have a nut bar to purchase fresh nuts by weight. You'll find membrillo/guava paste and empanada wrappers for Tapas, dried & fresh chillies, Mexican cheeses. Also great for Greek & Persian ingredients, with lavash, grape leaves, philo dough, barberries, pommegranate molases & rosewater.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Supermercado Brasil
10826 Venice Blvd, Ste 105
Culver City, CA 90232
One stop shopping for Brazilian ingredients: manioc, tapioca starch, passion-fruit puree!
  • Ethnic
Topline Wine & Spirits
4718 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
Basically, a small warehouse of wine. This is not a fancy-pants wine shop by any means, but they have a vast, eclectic wine selection & an incredibly knowledgeable staff. They also have a spirits room with prices that beat Bevmo!
  • Wine, bottle shops, booze
Vallarta Supermarket
Over 40 locations in California - in LA they're in the SF Valley, Valencia, Burbank and the High Desert areas
Another awesome Mexican market where you'll find ingredients for Mole & Tapas & more! Homemade tortillas & fresh crema at most locations. Great prices, too.
  • Ethnic
  • Produce
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Vemdone Wine & Spirits
10600 Riverside Dr
North Hollywood, CA 91602
One of the best craft beer selections in LA. A crazy amount of California craft beers along with a nice variety of Belgian & foreign beers to choose from. Wine & spirits to choose from as well. But go for the beer!!
  • Wine, bottle shops, booze
Wine, Beer and Cheesemaking Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
This place has it all when it comes to cheesemaking. Molds, cultures, enzymes, acids, very cute & tiny teaspooons, cheese-cloth galore! This is also a good spot to find sources for local milk. Wine & beer-making supplies, too. They take phone orders & ship! Tell them Hipcooks sent ya!
  • DIYers: Cheese-makers, homebrewers, cake-makers, gardeners, etc
Woori Market USA
333 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Asian goods galore in the heart of Little Tokyo. Nice produce & a good fish selection.
  • Ethnic
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood