Mercado Municipal: Fruit and Veg Heaven
This is Faro's food market and we found out about it by asking at the hotel reception. It's a little bit ouside the pedestrianised centre and even though we had a map, not all the streets are listed so it took us a while to find it. The building is very modern with a supermarket on the lower level and some shops and cafes upstairs around the main market. It was lunchtime when we got there and things had quietened down a bit ,but we still enjoyed an extended browse round stalls bursting with mouthwatering food.
What to buy: Here we shopped for lunch and had a picnic on a park bench afterwards. We bought chorizo sausage, cheese, bread, cherries, almond and figs. The figs were very eye catching, flattened out into a star shape with almonds pressed into the points. In truth, they were of a leathery consistency and I discovered I prefer my figs in Fig Rolls. But everything else was delicious and we enjoyed some banter with the stallholders during our purchases. If you're a foodie , don't miss out on a trip to this market. You will love the colourful displays and take hundreds of photographs.
What to pay: Unbelievably little. All the market produce is very reasonably priced
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