LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- We're serving up a little Los Angeles history with a big dose of fun as we explore the beginnings and the treasures of one of our favorite spots in town, the Original Farmers Market at 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue.
THE ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET LOS ANGELES
Since 1934, it's been a real farmers market and now it's so much more, with global cuisines, bakeries, small shops and dessert stops.
PATSY D'AMORE'S ITALIAN FOOD
Patsy D'Amore and his brother Franklyn left New York City and headed over to sunny Southern California to start their business. They brought the first slice of pizza to Los Angeles in 1939.
Angelenos love coffee and at Zia Valentina, they have a very special twist for your favorite coffee or antioxidant fruity blend.
THE GUMBO POT
The Original Farmers Market is a melting pot of cuisine from different countries and cultures. We even found a little taste of the Big Easy at this delicious joint.
T & Y BAKERY
From the piroshkies to the pastries, you will not want to pass up T & Y Bakery at the Original Farmers Market, located at 6333 W. 3rd St., Stall 222.
This premiere gourmet market in the city offers wine, cheese, chocolate and even salt! It has the best of everything and in tons of varieties.
Stop by to feel like a kid again! It's a favorite destination for tourists and locals looking for the perfect toy. All of your favorites from your childhood are here, and there's not a digital cord in sight.
THE BARBER SHOP CLUB
A good ol' fashioned shave and a haircut is what you can get at The Barber Shop Club. This family-owned business that has been in Los Angeles for 20 years. They're loyal to the tradition of a barbershop as a social club.
LITTLEJOHN'S ENGLISH TOFFEE HOUSE
The story of Littlejohn's Candies begins in the 1920s. That's when Mr. and Mrs. Littlejohn started making mouthwatering batches of English Toffee and selling them to the elite of Los Angeles. The business was a huge success and the Littlejohn's name quickly became synonymous with high-quality confections. You can still visit them at the Original Farmers Market.
BOB'S COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS
There's no shortage of sweet treats to delight in at the Original Farmers Market, and Bob's Coffee and Doughnuts is considered a true Los Angeles institution.
BENNETT'S ICE CREAM
Award-winning ice cream? Yes! We loved the cabernet sauvignon sorbet. Enjoy! This sweet-treat shop is located at 6333 W. 3rd St., Suite 548.
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