The Condesa Market in Mexico City is a foodie haven and a shopping habitue. The “tianguis” set up every Tuesday mornings somewhere near the Edificio Condesa. Although there are several surrounding markets in the area, the Tuesday fair is especially the one to go for, because it has many exotic food finds tourists must try. It also beats other markets and fairs in terms of a picturesque scenery. There is something about the Condesa Tuesday Market that exudes a quaint and provincial, almost artlike quality.
The market takes pride in its selection of food and items for sale.
The fruit and vegetables are all neatly piled or creatively stacked and sliced, the market visitors will really be pleased to see these. It’s almost like Origami. These fruit and vegetables are exotic and they come in various shades of yellow, green and red, it’s hard not to take a photo of it.
All these are organically grown, which makes the fruits and vegetables really healthy. And the best part is, these are sold some 20 pesos cheaper in the supermarket.
The Condesa Market has also some of the freshest fish choices. One time during a friend’s travel, she marveled at the fact that they most seafoods being sold are really of good quality. She lives in a seafaring town all the way back home and has never seen shrimps that are bright orange, and fish that are white and shiny.
The vendors also sell chicken and other meat, and they are just as fresh and clean as the fishes. Make sure you have them sliced any meat you buy because they can do this for you and prepare your dish in cuts you want them to use for. The market also offers liver, kidneys, heart and oxtail.
The downside to this is that you have to wake up early Tuesdays to be able to catch the vendors. Because by late morning, they are gone until the next week.