The Oyster Gourmet opened quietly this morning in what might be the most unique kiosk in Los Angeles. Resembling a bit of an open clam (or oyster) mashed with a sailboat with wood and canvas, the stand now resides next to G&B Coffee on the Hill Street side of the market. With a tight menu of oysters (starting with either 3 or 6 at a time), scallop ceviche, tuna poke, seaweed salad, shrimp cocktail and little neck clams, the Oyster Gourmet is ready to serve wine with all the ocean's bounty. Belly up to the counter, order a few, and be on your way to the rest of the market.
Founded by Christophe Happillon, a master escailler, you can be assured that the oysters here will be top notch, mostly local, and always fresh. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday to Wednesday, and until 9 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday.
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