There’s nothing like an LA Summer night, and we know the perfect place to enjoy it with the current object of your affection. The Yamashiro Farmers Market is more than the name suggests. Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, every Thursday night through September in the parking lot of the beautiful Yamashiro restaurant, is a food-lover’s dream. Not only can you sample delicious dishes from some of LA’s best food trucks and purchase fresh locally grown produce, but the chefs from the restaurant prepare a wonderful menu of small plates available at a stand as well. The Yamashiro grill booth features amazing Asian-inspired tacos, and you won’t have to break the bank by having a sit-down dinner at the restaurant to enjoy the food!
Park at the Mosaic Church on La Brea and take the free shuttle up to the event. Once you get there, make sure to check out the whole area before you commit to what you want to eat! There are so many options, you’ll definitely want to choose a few things to share with your date. After you eat, take a stroll through the grounds and gardens of the restaurant before sitting down for a beer or cocktail at the outdoor Pagoda Bar and lounge, where you can take in a gorgeous view of the entire city lit up at night. Finish the night off with an ice cream sandwich from the LA-favorite Cool Haus ice cream truck. We recommend you skip the shuttle down, and opt for a hand-in-hand walk back down to your car to help burn off some of the calories!
Yamashiro Farmer’s Market
Thursday Nights, 5-9 p.m. through September 4
1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Hollywod
(Park at the church on La Brea and Hollywood and take the free shuttle up)