Since 2018, husband and wife owners Chris and Nellie Tran have worked hard to bring Blossom Market Hall to life. The upcoming food hall project is intended to serve as a common gathering place for diners and small business owners, all tucked inside a 72-year-old Masonic lodge. This Thursday, that dream will come true.
Incredibly, Trans was able to hold on to many of the original 13 vendors that were first announced for the long-awaited project back in mid-2019, including American and Vietnamese coffee specialist AK Fresh Roast, local brewers Angel & Mason , LA Farmers Market favorite Caribbean Gourmet, Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, Sushi Rolland, along with Circle Tea Bar, which comes from the founder of Koreatown’s Bourbon Street Cafe. Keeping these businesses on board was a significant accomplishment given the number of small food businesses and pop-ups that have ceased to operate since March 2020.
Trans added some newcomers to fill the remaining stalls with the Banh Mi Bar sandwich shop, former company chef Kyu Yi’s grill bar Burnt Belly, the popular 626 Night Market duo behind Woo’s Crepe with Cafe Et Cetera, Korean fusion Manduyo plus mariscos with La Olla . For those who stick to plant-based meals, opt for Spotless Burgers and açai galore with Honey & Hive.
All in all, Blossom Food Hall spans a rugged 9,000 square feet on the first floor, while Blossom Market Hall’s 2,000 square feet upstairs will feature works by local artists and is accessible to those in need of a meeting room. The newcomer’s presence could mean a comeback for LA’s dining halls, along with Montebello’s BLVD MRKT, which will make a successful debut in September. Both have a similar mission of lifting small businesses for the surrounding community.
Not all vendors hold the same times, so check the Instagram or Blossom Market Hall website for hours. The entire hall is closed on Tuesdays, but regular opening hours are on Sundays from 9-22, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from kl.