Mexican Markets — By Ben on 27 June 2011
Market Monday – Mercado Del Valle

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I’ve written about some markets I’ve visited in Mexico (as you might recall I love Mexican markets). Some of my favorites are Xochimilco, Tulyehualco, Central de abasto and Cholula. However, I haven’t written about my local market that I visit at least 2 times a week. When I moved to this neighborhood almost two months ago the first thing I did was look for the market. It was great to find out that it was only two blocks from my house. But I was even happier to find out that the vendors were so nice and helpful. The lady from the produce stand I visited was so nice that I decided I was going to buy all my produce there from that moment on. Unfortunately, she was sick and wasn’t there to take her picture. I would’ve loved to make her “famous” on this blog.

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When I asked where the meat vendors section was she kindly gave me directions and recommended a couple of butchers where I could buy my meat. They were also very nice and helpful and I buy chicken and beef from this stands only. They now recognize me and kindly let me take their pictures for this blog:

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The produce lady offered me a service where I can order anything I want from the market by phone and it would get delivered to my house the same day. Why would I like that? Going to the market is one of the highlights of my week. It gets me out of the house. I get to walk a little bit and talk to all these nice people at my local market, one of the best things of Mexico! (BTW, I didn’t take pictures of the guys who sell me the plants and the groceries) Anyway, I wanted to share with you all the place where I do most of my food shopping, Mercado Lazaro Cardenas a.k.a. Mercado Del Valle.

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¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(12) Readers Comments

  1. A beautiful market!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Nice fruits, as I said I love markets. Thanks for share these beautiful images

  3. gorgeous photos! I agree with Rosa!

  4. I wish I was visiting this market!

  5. Thanks for sharing this exciting place with us Ben!

  6. I love going grocery shopping! I can't imagine wanting to have your food delivered when you get to see all that beauty firsthand!

  7. As always, you make me wish I were there!

  8. I know what you mean about liking to go to the market. That's the reason we quit our CSA and go to the farmers market every week.

  9. El mercado del valle, looks very nice! I love the zapotes. Thanks fr sharing these great pics :)

  10. Gorgeous market! And even better that there are such nice and helpful people there too =)

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