VENDORS and MARKETS--LA (downtown)

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by cnimbelli, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. cnimbelli

    cnimbelli

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    Hi gang,

    I'm a VERY recent transplant to Los Angeles, opening a high profile spot downtown. I wanted to get input on vendor selection for all BOH items, but especially specialty meats, dairy and sea food, as well as breads, spices and broadline vendors. Where do I go for linens? What are your favorite farmer's markets downtown? How about farmers? Which farmer's markets offer delivery? Is there a single good bagel in the county? Who's got the best pastries? How about cheese and spices? Where do you go for charcuterie and foraged items? 

    Very excited to be here and eager to learn the ropes...

    Thanks
     
  2. bada450r

    bada450r

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    santa monica seafood, peacok cheese, west central produce, l.a specialty produce..theres so many vendors in l.a is not even funny

    fish king