3500 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Photo courtesy of Platform 35 Markethall
Platform 35 MarkethallMove over, Grand Central Market. There's a new food hall in Koreatown, and it's giving the longstanding downtown market a run for its money. Platform 35, located at the Wilshire/Normandie purple line metro stop, gave the area a major destination upgrade when it opened this spring. The newest part of Koreatown to be swept up in the area's cosmopolitan transformation, the corner of Wilshire and Normandie will cease to be a ride-by stop on the metro line and solidify it's standing as a lunchtime and after-work hub for commuters and more. Aside from Mexican fare by a new Guisado's location, hungry patrons can expect donor kebab from Berlins, woodfired pizza from Mattoni Pizza Kitchen, Chinese cuisine from Lingho, burgers from 8th Notch, and seafood from Calibunga Fish Co. Thirsty? Platform 35 has something to quench that, too: try a "cofftail" from Cold Cocked Coffee Co. (a "fourth-gen" coffee place thought up by Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman that will specialize in coffee cocktails).