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Grand Central Market’s New Service Delivers Dishes From Every Stall in the Food Hall

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Plus, kimchi for days, a new documentary, and a new delivery-only Australian rotisserie restaurant

A new doughnut stall inside of an open air marketplace.
Donut Man at Grand Central Market
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Grand Central Market launched a new delivery service this week, where it’s entirely possible to get a stuffed strawberry donut from Donut Man, chop suey from China Cafe, or fried chicken from Lucky Bird in a single order, and have it delivered.

Once an order comes in, a designated GCM staffer walks throughout the historic food bazaar to collect food items (which can be from one or all 25 participating vendors), wraps it up, and walks it over to a driver for delivery.

The Grand Central Market team researched this workaround well before the pandemic began. The delivery program’s timing could be a new lifeline for these businesses, as indoor seating and visitation is restricted and very limited due to health department guidelines. Order through ChowNow.

In other news:

  • State officials said Tuesday that Los Angeles County will remain in the most severe coronavirus tier for at least two more weeks, according to Courthouse News.
  • The Los Angeles Times dropped a colorful kimchi-themed package this morning, with illustrations from Korean artists.
  • Burbank extended its outdoor dining program on San Fernando Boulevard until Jan. 18, according to NBC-LA. That means no car traffic from Angeleno Avenue to Olive Avenue, Olive to Orange Grove, and Orange Grove to Magnolia.
Burbank Exteriors And Landmarks - 2020 Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
  • On October 8, Tastemade will release a Life & Thyme’s new documentary called Boiling Point: The Fight to Save America’s Restaurants. It’s streaming on Tastemade’s streaming network and features a number of restaurant owners, including Tyler and Ashley Wells of All Time in Los Feliz.
  • Casual Venice cafe Great White opens a new delivery-only restaurant today. These chicken shops are everywhere in Australia, and this one leans Mediterranean with free-range rotisserie chicken, fries, flatbread, and salads from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. via delivery apps.
Whole roast chicken in a basket from Great White Rotisseria restaurant in Los Angeles
Whole roast chicken in a basket from Great White Rotisseria
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