The City Market in São Paulo (in Portuguese Mercadão) is a delightful place specializing in fresh produce and dried goods. It is also a great place to sample a couple of classic Sampa delights: mortadella sandwiches, pasteis (everybody says that the “bacalhau” codfish is better but I prefer shrimp).
There is also a huge amount of exotic Brazilian food (from north to South) and a wide diversity of fruit , cheese, spices, nuts, meats and so on. The sellers give you a piece of fruit that you have never tried before. All the fruit that I used to try, is so delicious that I need to buy them right now. The bad part is that you need to carry everything. Can you imagine trying a fruit from Amazonia in São Paulo?
Have you ever seen so many different kinds of fruit and cheese in your life? Like a cheese maniac, I go crazy!
If you’re like me and you’re learning to cook, you must look through the variety of these sources, but how do you know which one to use in your meal?
We have a variety of Linguiça, smoke cured pork sausage seasoned.
It’s interesting for People from everywhere, even São Paulo. So it’s always crowded! So be prepared for the lines.
Where: Rua da Cantareira, 306
When: Monday through Saturday from 6 am to 6 pm. Sundays and holidays from 6 am to 4 pm.
Mercadão is on Rua da Cantareira, 306, near Rua 25 de Março and Parque Dom Pedro. If going by subway, get off at Luz or São Bento subway stations (blue line).