Food + Drink Guide to LA

The Best Night Markets in LA

Are you looking for an exciting and unique way to explore the vibrant food scene of Los Angeles? Look no further than the city’s night markets! From deliciously savory eats to sweet indulgences, we’ve got you covered with the best night markets in LA.

626 Night Market Mini Santa Monica

Location: 1324 5th St. Santa Monica

Saturday & Sunday 1 PM – 10 PM

626 Night Market is one of the largest and most popular night markets in LA. They’re returning to Santa Monica every other weekend starting March 4th & 5th. 626 Market offers a wide range of Asian cuisine and unique items you won’t find anywhere else. From matcha drinks and boba tea to takoyaki and Korean fried chicken, we are drooling just thinking about their long-awaited return.

Alameda Night Market

Location: 1123 S Main St, Los Angeles

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 6 PM – 12 AM

Alameda Night Market is a total fun night out with the girls that combines delicious food, unique shopping, and lively entertainment. Located in the heart of Downtown LA’s Art District, this vibrant open-air market offers a blend of traditional street food, craft beer, live music, and innovative artisanal goods. 


Ave 26 Night Market

Location: 11003 Sports Arena Drive, Pico Rivera CA 

Friday 6 PM-11 PM, Saturday: 5 PM-11 PM

An East LA hidden gem, the Ave 26 Night Market is focused on food, family, and fun. This intimate and cozy market offers a unique blend of traditional Mexican street food, handmade crafts, and vibrant live performances. There’s even a mechanical bull ride.

El Gato Night Market

Location: 941 S Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Friday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

For a taste of Latin American cuisine and culture, head to El Gato Night Market in Lynwood. You’ll find various food vendors offering traditional dishes such as pupusas, empanadas, and tamales, as well as live music and entertainment. And with a carnival-style atmosphere, complete with games and rides, El Gato Night Market is a fun and lively spot to spend an evening with family and friends.


Now that you’re ready to discover Los Angeles’ best night markets, check out our five best places to get an espresso martini for your nightcap afterward.