Kip’s Toyland and Magee’s Kitchen Opening for Curbside Pick up at the Original Farmers Market

Kip’s Toyland and Magee’s Kitchen are part of a second wave of shops and eateries re-opening at the Original Farmers Market.

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Kip’s Toyland, LA’s oldest toy store, is re-opening at the Original Farmers Market starting today.

While many merchants at the Original Farmers Market have been open since Mayor Eric Garcettii issued the Safer-At-Home Order in Mid March, many of the retailers have been closed. However, with the Mayor’s latest order allowing retailers to open for curbside pick up, we are starting to see more stores opening again.

“It’s exciting to see the first wave of stores opening up,” Ilysha Buss, Director of Marketing at The Original Farmers Market, A.F. Gilmore Company, told the Buzz. “We are hoping to see more shops opening soon.”

Family owned and operated for more than 70 years, Kip’s Toyland is a wonderland of imaginative, fun toys, games, dolls, puzzles, costumes stuffed animals, and much more — no electronic toys allowed! With the help of his daughter Lily, store owner Don Kipper, carries on the legacy that his late father, Irvin Kipper, started upon returning home from WWII — celebrating the joy of good, old-fashioned play!


“Once your phone or email order has been successfully placed, let us know when you would to come by for your pickup. Please let us know if you will be choosing doorside or curbside.  Should you choose curbside, let us know the color and make of your car ahead of time so that a mask-wearing Kip’s Toyland staff member can be readily available to bring your item(s) out to you — you can let us know if you would prefer to pop your trunk for contactless pickup too!

Curbside & doorside hours will be 7 days a week from 10am-6pm starting Friday, May 15th.

Please pay by credit card over the phone or via email before arriving for pickup. As always, complimentary gift wrap is still available.

In accordance with Mayor Garcetti’s retail guidelines, we are implementing a temporary final sale policy due to the COVID-19.

Please wear a mask during your pickup.

Got more questions? Call us! We’ve got answers. 323-939-8334 or feel free to email [email protected]


Magee’s Kitchen and House of Nuts are also re-opening. Best known for their roast or corned beef, tempting turkey and marvelous ham platters, Magee’s has been a staple in the Los Angeles Farmers Market since its opening in 1934.

“The nut butter machine is back on at Magee’s House of Nuts too!” added Buss. “The fresh nut butters are scrumptious and, if your timing is right, you can watch the machine which makes fresh peanut butter work its magic.”

Magee’s offers a wide, superior variety of nuts has been a tradition for decades. Pecans, walnuts, macadamias and several varieties of peanuts are all available by weight or in charming gift boxes.

And the Tea Shoppe has also reopened, with 200+ varieties of tea to choose from, including boba tea.

Finally, Marmalade Café reopened just in time for Mother’s Day, offering family-style meals to go and wines.


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