Gary Arabia brings his style to the Cahuenga Pass with GC Marketplace

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There’s a new Chef in town…

-1If you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, you may not have noticed a stylish new eatery below Universal City in the historic Cahuenga Pass where the old Oak-Crest Market used to be.  Where tchotchkes, old books, and overpriced wine-gone-terribly-bad once lined dusty shelves, has now been resurrected as slick new boulangerie GC Marketplace, where you can find everything from a wine bar to a French style boulangerie, house-made pizza, artisanal coffee,  and a cheese and charcuterie counter.  

GC Marketplace is Gary Arabia’s swanky new place, and in partnership with Executive Chef James Dame and Executive Pastry Chef Kelly Dame, they’ve created an amazing global menu that include some of my all-time favorites: GC’s Thai Chicken Noodles with rice noodles and roasted thai spices is my latest obsession.  The Greek Turkey Burger is one of the juiciest I’ve ever had and you want to have it with any of the delicious side dishes, including fluffy mashed potatoes, butternut squash, or my new favorite; parsnips. Who knew those things were so yummy!

Their gourmet coffees and mouth watering pastries are all the rage… They have a truly amazing almond croissant that melts slowly in your mouth, and even though I didn’t get a chance to try the chocolate cake, it left me thinking I wanted to go back in the middle of the night for a taste. 

The cheese counter is another adventure to go on!     Insider tip: Talk to Bradley Frank, the knowledgeable cheese guy, and get him to give you a taste of his favorites. GC has amazing imports you won’t find anywhere else, as well as some local favorites.   And yes,  their Lamb Chopper cheese will most likely seduce it’s way into your freezer.

Let your taste buds be the judge.   Look around.  You’ll find me in a corner enjoying my Thai Chicken Noodles, and eyeing the chocolate cake.

Check out : Mark DeCarlo’s video and review on Huffington Post.

GC Marketplace is located at 3315 Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA, and is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. More information can be found at or via Twitter and Instagram: @GCMarketplace, and like the restaurant on Facebook:


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