El Galpón Organic Market

Food shopping is always fun; but when go with one friend planning a pop-up dinner party, and another on the hunt for organic produce rivaling that of California…it’s even BETTER!

Saturday, these three hungry stooges headed to El Galpón, an organic market hidden in a back parking lot in Chacarita. As we walked further back towards the yellow cabin, we spotted other crunchy hippies leaving with armfuls of fresh produce and cured meats –a sign off delicious products ahead, and that we better hurry if we want to beat the next round of customers.

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Colorful walls, ecletically-dressed shoppers, and a mixture of smells reminding me of Cusco’s Mercado San Pedro greeted me upon entering this little hippie paradise. Each of the market’s suppliers carry organic products; from cerveza to aceitunas and everything in between. I left with recycled shopping bags full of lettuce, carrots (my mistake for at first requesting a kilo’s worth…not realizing that would leave me with enough to feed all of Arg), dried pineapple, fresh yogurt and other fresh, delicious goods.

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A dining area occupies the front quarter of the warehouse, where market-goers can sit, munch on their purchases, or enjoy a drink from the market’s side café. And the waitstaff is so nice and attentive! All I wanted was a water, and a nice older gentleman gave me a glass and pointed me in the direction of a water cooler. Fresh, filtered water fo’ FREE!

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After my fellow foodies finished their purchases, we snacked on my entire glass jar of dried pineapple {a purchase I acquired for a mere 24 pesos} and headed home. I could’ve easily spent all afternoon there. Today I’ll be returning …if only for more dried pineapples!

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El Galpón Mercado Orgánico, Federico Lacroze 4171 {Wednesdays & Saturdays}

Hungry besos my gente!

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