The New Grand Central Market
Sunday morning Alice was up early, so i was hanging out with her on the couch checking Facebook of course, and noticed one of my twitter friends was also awake at that time. He’s a big eater of course so i asked him what his plans were and he said that he was headed to the Grand Central Market in DTLA after church. I’ve been seeing a lot of photos of new eateries on my instagram account so i thought it would be a good reason to get out of the house early in the morning and meet up with him.
We got there around 8:30am and on Sundays there’s free street parking and being so early not many people around yet. I saw my friend Remil snapping away for his 1800+ followers on Instagram and said hello. We started off with some coffee at G&B Coffee for some early morning caffeine. Its quite expensive for your everyday cup of joe, but if you treat it like vacation it doesn’t hurt as bad. We’re talking about 3.5 for a cup of coffee.
Next Remil gave us walking tour which his friends affectionally calls #pinoypandatours of all the old and new restaurants inside the building. He told us that with the revamp of the building, that they were trying to force out some of the older tenants to bring in hipper stores, and bring in a younger crowd. I can see a move towards being a Ferry Building South, but sad to see some of the old charm exiting as well. We were also disappointed that Valerie isn’t open on Sundays, but since it was the morning we were really in the need of some bacon and eggs.
Our main course was going to served by Eggslut a food truck turned quick order breakfast counter. They’re only open from 8am-noon so get there early or else you’ll miss out. I ordered the “Slut” which was a poached egg on top of some whipped potato garnished with salt and chives served with toast. Joy opted for a more classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar sandwich on a brioche bun, with ketchup! Didn’t think anyone else ate their sandwich with ketchup. I guess the truck serves their sandwich in a biscuit which i probably would of rather had.
Once we finished eating we walked around for a little bit, picking up a bag of cherries for a dollar, and checked out the new cheese stand which was opening later in the day, but couldn’t spend much more time out since Alice was going to need to eat soon. It was a fun morning out of the house, and i’m glad we can still do things like this with our kid in tow.