This article comes to us courtesy of Tasting Table Los Angeles
Each month, HuffPost LA joins our friends at Tasting Table to highlight our five favorite finds from the city's sprawling culinary
scene. After eating around the city, here’s what caught Tasting Table Los Angeles editor Willy Blackmore’s eye in June..
This Melrose Place Farmers' Market stand serves one of the best fried- chicken sandwiches in town. The tempura-battered chicken thighs are served on a honey-mustard-aioli-smeared roll piled high with cabbage, Fresno chiles and pickled green onions. Owner Jesse Fruman also sells excellent eggs from Kelley's Farm by the dozen and half-dozen.
Autry Farmers' Market
The team behind the Yamashiro farmers' market recently debuted this Saturday-morning event. As at that previous market, The Autry has excellent food vendors, including Valerie Confection and Australian-style coffee from Longshot. You can also buy produce from farming favorite Tutti Frutti and Underwood Family Farms.
Pig & Pastry Pie Co.
You would expect Melissa Cortina, manager of the Fairfax butcher Lindy & Grundy, to spend her days off relaxing. But on Saturdays you can find her shopping at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, buying produce to use in the savory pies she bakes for her own company, Pig & Pastry Pie Co. We're glad she puts in such long hours, as her chicken potpie is wonderful.
Altadena Farmers' Market
We're thrilled that Shu Takikawa is now bringing his excellent The Garden Of . . . produce both to this new market in Altadena and to Mar Vista. In addition to Takikawa's wonderful lettuces, you can buy eggs laid by chickens raised in Glassell Park, cardamom-syrup-sweetened coffee "pop" from Plow & Gun, and much more.
If you're a fan of peaches, we have the perfect recipe for you, courtesy of Good Food host Evan Kleiman. With a custardy filling made rich with a healthy dose of mascarpone and a topping of crunchy, crumbled amaretti cookies, Kleiman gives this American classic a welcome Italian accent.