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Location of fruit carts?

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jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 08:37 PM

Those steel fruit carts with already-peeled fruit, where you can ask the vendor to chop a selection of fruits up for you - that's what I'm looking for.

I know there's one on Venice in Culver City, near Hughes. There used to be one in the Whole Foods/Kmart shopping area (next to the Kmart) on 3rd Street, across from the Grove, but when I wanted some today it sadly wasn't there! I'm most interested in the Fairfax/La Brea area, since that's where I live, but I'm often on the Westside so anywhere in between would be helpful also.

The most recent post I can find referencing these is one approximately a year ago.
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  1. Pamela RE: jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 08:43 PM

    If you simply drive just a bit east on 3rd Street, you'll find them. I usually see a couple of those fruit carts. There's ALWAYS one cart around, at approximately the cross streets 3rd and Normandie. I believe the cart is in front of a Latin American strip mall in Koreatown.

    1. sku RE: jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 08:52 PM

      Yes, seems like almost every block has one around Vermont and Normandie. Drive down Wilshire or up Normandie and Vermont and you will see plenty. Also, you will find one near almost every subway station, so follow the Red Line. Be sure to get chili and lime juice.

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        MareZeeDotes RE: jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 09:20 PM

        There is one on W Washington Blvd just East of Crenshaw right by the Bank of America.

        I also see one further down W Washington Blvd outside of downtown, just before the entrance to the 10W (or is it the 101S?)

        1. Chowpatty RE: jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 09:36 PM

          One has been parking across the street from my office at Wilshire and Masselin for a few weeks now. I'm hoping to try it this afternoon.

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            PayOrPlay RE: jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 09:50 PM

            They are indeed all over. One of our favorite fruit carts is at the obscure-sounding corner of Witmer & Shatto (a few blocks west of the Harbor Freeway on 6th or Wilshire), right across the street from the main entrance to Good Samaritan Hospital. Good selection, friendly guy, it makes a virtuous snack after a visit to the cardiologist or lunch at Pacific Dining Car.

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              glutton RE: jacinthe Jul 14, 2006 09:58 PM

              There are two in Venice. One is on Lincoln Avenue, just north of Rose, in front of the Big Lots/99-Cent store parking lot.

              The other is on the corner of Rose and Hampton, just a block east of Main Street. Right across teh street from the hare krishna center.

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                jacinthe RE: jacinthe Jul 15, 2006 11:53 PM

                Aha! The fruit cart next to the Kmart on 3rd Street across from the Grove IS there, but apparently only on weekends.

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                  BHAppeal RE: jacinthe Jul 16, 2006 06:41 PM

                  Olympic just East of Fairfax, on the North side of the street in front of the parking structure accross from the hospital, there is alwyas a fruit cart catering to staff from the hospital and medical office building.

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                    Hackenbush RE: jacinthe Jul 16, 2006 07:10 PM

                    There's almost always one on Cadillac Ave. just east of La Cienega in front of Kaiser Hospital. And I've seen one frequently on La Cienega just south of Pico.

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