There is only one reason for the three year delay in posting this article. Our selfishness. When you were young your mother always preached to share with others. Yet, a place as special as Mercado de Feria is hard to share.
However, this is a secret we can’t keep to ourselves any longer. Although Mercado de Feria sits in a well-known area, its target audience has barely changed since our first visit eight years ago. Mercado de Feria’s history dates back to the 18th century, making it one of the oldest markets in the city. Perhaps this is what makes Mercado de Feria so special.
Though it has been years since it served its first customer, the flavors, authenticity and functionality have remained the same. A true testament to a genuine neighborhood market. Take a step inside and you will see one of our favorite stops, The Post of Carlos. This small corner of the market is filled with full of sensational chiclanera Catalan sausage, blood sausage of liver and piquant sausage. Pair your sausage with some cheese from Carlos’s enviable selection.
From here continue your stroll through the intricate streets of the market and you will find a sea of sensations. Corridors of meat, boxes of fruits and vegetables stacked as high as the eye can see. The seafood exhibition reaches its peak on Friday and Saturday with an exhibition of croquettes, rice dishes, noodle dishes.
We can sit here and describe the eclectic corridors of this old and lusty market all day, but it is better that you go experience it for yourself.
Text- J Ignacio Pérez y JM Álvarez
Photos- Ana Mellado
Translation: Anna Sandreuter