Mercado Central

The central market of Buenos Aires, the mercado central, is a fascinating lifeline for the city. Vendors come from all over to sell fruits, vegetables, meats and fish in large quantities to store owners, restaurants and hotels all over Buenos Aires province. Prices are very low (often less than half of what we pay in town) and while it is huge and sprawling and not the easiest place to get around, it is so worth it. The fruits and veggies are amazing and it is one of the few places one can get quantities of fresh fish. We went before Easter and it was fantastic. There are some interesting political aspects to the market, it is apparently subsidized by the central government which of course has some important implications. Gotta find out more…

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