Exploring Downtown L.A.

Just in mid-2013 Downtown Los Angeles was noted as a "neighborhood with an increasingly hip and well-heeled residential population".. 
I guess Downtown Los Angeles just needs a few more month/years and it's gonna be THE place to be. 
I just realized that I live pretty close to the Downtown area, and there are quite a few really nice spots... 
I love exploring my new hometown! 

Verve Coffee Roasters
WOW - (house made) their house made almond milk is mind blowing.. GO FOR IT! 
the whole staff at Verve was super cute and friendly! I'll come back! 

Grand Central Market
I recommend to come here early in the morning, when it's devoid of humanity.. (but I've always been an early bird, you know - and I just love to have a gentle start into my day)
My sister and I bought fresh blackberries (I got a huge package on discount for $0.50) and Californian strawberries for $1, nuts, dried plums.. good luck! :)