Archive | Markets RSS feed for this section

Mercado San Juan

Mercado San Juan is a market to discuss the best salsas made with the ant called hormiga chicatana, the best way to make soup with dried shrimp, and the merits of coffee grown in Veracruz. It’s Mexico City’s gourmet market, where chefs become inspired, where you can find wild bore hanging from the ceiling, bok […]

Continue Reading

Pozole in DF

One of my favorite Mexican dishes is pozole, a moderately spicy soup made with hominy, usually with pork or chicken (best made with pig head) topped with shredded lettuce, radishes, onions, and oregano, and scooped up with tostadas. Sometimes red, sometimes green (and sometimes white I just learned) this soup is always my go-to comfort […]

Continue Reading

El Pochote, organic market in Oaxaca

This has been our favorite market so far. Partly because it’s small enough to try every food stall, but with enough diversity to make you feel like you’re at an organic food festival. Italian pastries and Korean noodle bowls sit side by side. Tortillas are filled with squash blossoms and bean flowers. Take your pick […]

Continue Reading

Megamarket: Central de Abastos

Central de Abastos is a city of fruits, vegetables, meat, grains, and any other product found in a stall of Mexico City’s markets. Its exterior walls are blocks of tall, gray, concrete that circle miles round, hovering over hot asphalt parking lots and tunnels and the occasional lone customer, slowly wheeling out giant sacks of […]

Continue Reading

Lunch at Mercado Medellin

Choosing where to eat in a market can be tricky. Walking into Mercado Medellin in Colonia Roma is walking into a hallway of at least twenty stalls all serving comida corrida, cheap lunches of several courses made for workers who can’t make it home during their lunch break. Our friend Oscar tells us that eighty […]

Continue Reading