Yesterday we decided to go and visit the Mercado Municipal de Sao Paulo.
The construction of the build date from 1928 and the built area is around 12.600 m2. (I don’t know how many square feet this is). The build has an exquisite design and well as the glass walls. It is really amazing. (I will post the pictures pretty soon).
After 71 years, the build was a wreck and they invested a total of US$ 160 million for the renovation. Ever since, the renovation was finished, the “Mercadao” is one of the hottest spots in the city, for produces, sea food, spices, nuts, cheeses, fresh pasta, wine and so many other things.
We arrived with no agenda, just a walk and maybe some shopping, but I could never imagine what I would found and the prices are unbelievable.
We found the most amazing Brazilian peaches (they are a little greener and a little bitter than the other peaches), strawberries sweeter than sugar, pineapple with low acidity and last but not least sun dried tomatoes that are not in oil (a huge upgrade in a salad with little calories).
But one of the most amazing stores for me, was one of the spices store. There were plastic bags with cinnamon sticks, curry, paprika, ground pepper, cardamom, and so many other things. And what a wonderful smell, all those spices together. I will go back there a lot.
Paulo and I are really good eaters, so we couldn’t leave without a taste of a pastel. Pastel is a deep fried pastry with any filling that you can imagine. My favorites are cheese, pizza or palmito.
I will come back with our day trip to Embu das Artes.
~ Kisses and hugs~