RECOMMENDED: The best farmers' markets in LA
Lining Ventura Place each Sunday from 8am to 2pm, the Studio City Farmers' Market is a mecca for experimental foodies in the valley. Stock up on blocks of cheddar from Spring Hill Cheese, slices of margarita pizza from Olive Wood Pizza, and bags of spices from World Flavorz Spice & Tea Company, whose table looks straight out of a Moroccan market scene. Chat with the Bolani vendors, who hand you samples of their Meditteranean snacks with a modest, "This will be the best thing you'll ever eat." Doing your market shopping with kids in tow? Market-goers with children can keep the young'uns entertained wiht a petting zoo (complete with baby goats, of course) and bouncy castle—and, as an additional incentive for helping with the groceries, a treat at The Pop Shop. The gourmet popsicles sell for $2.50 a pop (ha!) and come in artisanl flavors like lemon basil and Mexican chocolate.