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French at Fairfax: Francophile Businesses at LA’s Farmer’s Market


At the Fairfax Farmer’s Market in LA, you can follow up your shopping with a little French.

Load up on crêpes from the French Crêpe Company, lead by three French brothers who make some of the best dijon salad dressing I’ve had stateside. These crêpes are huge, and at $7 – 10, some of the cheapest eats you can get within a few miles of The Grove.


Without fail, I always get an Opéra, filled with egg, avocado, tomato, and oozy cheese. Paired with a San Pelligrino and eaten at an open air table, it almost feels like a Paris farmer’s market.

After crêpes, grab some French desserts from the Normandie Bakery and go Franco-foodie shopping at Monsieur Marcel. Monsieur Marcel is a part deli part culinary goods shop that has everything from custom mustards to salad dressing kits to hand stamped cutlery.


I am simply in love with those adorable hand-stamped forks and the excellent assortment of cheeses at the deli. You could easily grab a gold-trimmed bag and pack a gourmet picnic before your 2-hour validation runs out.

Where do you like to snack and shop in Los Angeles? Have you been to the fairfax farmer’s market? Do you have any other favorite franco-foodie spots? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Mary Frances

    I just love a warm, freshly made, crispy crepe! These look so delicious! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

  2. So great to see a post from you again! These photos – seriously. Beautiful. Would’ve thought you were in France if it weren’t for the English labels. Hope you came home with one of those baskets.

  3. Emily Grossman

    I DID have a great day! Warm, fresh crepes can certainly do that!

  4. Emily Grossman

    Thanks, Shannan! Hoping to get up a bunch more content soon! There’s a great piece on red lipstick that should go up later this week!

  5. Emily – of course you’re doing one on red lipstick! Can’t wait to see it, and maybe you’ll inspire me to do try it myself. I am so looking forward to seeing more from you – you know you’re one of my faves!

  6. The recipe int the pics made me hungry. I feel watering in my mouth.

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