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Wanderfood Wednesday: Mercado Central Quito

Posted on | September 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

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This semi-carved roast pig greeted us as we entered the Mercado Central in Old Town Quito, Ecuador. I had to take a photo for my pig-roasting friends.

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The market is organized into sections for produce, fruits, meat, fish, poultry, etc. This photo of a produce-seller’s stall gives you a feel for the abundance and variety of foods on offer. I couldn’t help but linger by the two stalls selling herbs. They were not as visually appealing as this one, but the co-mingling scents of the many herbs stacked high was an aromatic delight.

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The humble spud had it’s own aisle in this market.

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That last photo didn’t do justice to the variety of spuds on display so I had to take another photo so you could appreciate the detail 🙂

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4 Responses to “Wanderfood Wednesday: Mercado Central Quito”

  1. J. Is a Bird
    September 15th, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    I’m struck by how clean and neat everything is. Those look like hospital floors!

  2. Corinne @ Gourmantic
    September 15th, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Snap back and well done on getting a photo of the pig! 🙂 I like the way they pile the vegetables in an almost geometrical pattern.

  3. Marina K. Villatoro
    September 16th, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    It looks a lot more organized than markets in Guatemala!

  4. Howard Smith
    October 9th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    Barbara has been to Quito for a Photography school I have not been there. There seems to be two worlds in Ecuador. I would like to go back and see the Quito World. We went to some Mercado’s on the coast and there is a big diferance.

    Thank you Howard

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