We debated for some time whether or not Hardy’s Meat Market was up to L.A. Gourmet standards. But, even weeks after our visit there, we couldn’t forget the intoxicating smell of its rotisserie chicken.

Hardy’s is located inside Studio City’s M&M Market, an aging brick building that’s hardly noticed by passers by. The only visible sign of a meat market inside are the plumes of smoke billowing from a skinny chimney on the roof.  The market itself offers little more than the average convenience store.  Yet, tucked away in the back corner is a sizable butcher case filled with raw, marinated, and smoked meats. Behind the butcher case stands a rotisserie machine with chicken, lamb, and other spitted offerings. At Thanksgiving, you’ll even find whole roasted turkeys. If, as you’re shopping for your weekend barbeque, you find yourself hungry, you can order any pre-cooked meats for immediate consumption on a sandwich. Boy, don’t we love instant gratification!

Neighborhood: Studio City
Address: 12903 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 761-3830
Hours: Sun 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat 9am-7:30pm
Parking: Adjacent lot

 

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