In my first post, La Michoacan, I spoke of the Bravo Market. There are actually three mercados in La Paz, the Bravo, the Madero and the Olachea.
Off the tourist path, way way off, you will find a delightful clean central market in a neighborhood that evokes images of a more peaceful La Paz.
Taking any major street to Boulevard Padre Kino, find your way to Allende Street and continue in the same direction, towards the mountains until you come to a block long building on Allende between Carranza and Cota. Park in the parking lot for free and wander through the store. In the very center of the building, pull up to the juice bar and enjoy freshly cut ripe fruits either blended or mixed together with yogurt or fruit juices. There is a fresh tortilla stall, several fish vendors, red meat in glass cases, chicken, sausages, nuts seeds, legumes and greengrocers.
This is food direct from the pangas and ranchos. Those chicken were alive just a few hours ago.
If you prefer someone else to do the cooking, there are eleven food stalls serving breakfast and lunch. The food stalls begin serving about 9 am. If you wish, take your food to go and enjoy it in the municipal park, across the street.
- The Bread Guy
- La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Before gaining control of my life, I created pastries for some cool places in California: San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Brix Restaurant in Napa and The Lodge in Sonoma. Now I am the chef/owner of Pan D' Les bakery in La Paz. My personal favorite is the Multigrano loaf, full of crunchy seeds and a nice chewy crust.