Guatemala Food Markets
For tourists traveling to Guatemala Markets are thought of like the famous Chichi Market for Handmade goods from Guatemala, not for food shopping. Guatemala Food Markets are a daily part of life for us living in Guatemala. Every village, city, and municipality offers a fresh food market every day.
Fresh Seafood arrives from the Port of San Jose on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala early morning packed in Ice the seafood quickly makes its way to fresh markets across Guatemala, Red Snapper, Jumbo Shrimp, and Sushi grade Tuna when in season. Prices for Seafood are cheap Jumbo Shrimp $6.00 per pound, cleaned and ready to cook Red Snapper $2.50 per pound.
Fruits and Vegetables every place in Markets, Mayan Women are the vendors selling the produce, Fresh Strawberries are $2.00 per pound, Pineapples, Mellons also $2.00 per pound. For $20.00 you can pick up enough Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for a few days. The Women proudly display the goods, each vendor had her own stall she presides over seven days a week.
Meat and Poultry stands are found on the sides of the markets, with the Fresh Produce in the center, Men run the Meat business in Markets. The meat is hung like the old days of the past in American Butcher shops. Large sections of the animals hung before you, simply point at the just you would like and with a smile, the Butcher will cut you meat for you, wrapper and bagged, always with a smile.
With hundreds of vendors offer food, markets are comparative, once you find your provider we like to stick with them, they remember you each day and offer kind service to your needs. If you travel to Guatemala, take the time to spend in Guatemala Food Markets, they all offer food cooked in the markets, you know where the ingredients come from it is all around you.
Guatemala like the rest of the World we have Chain Stores offering similar products as Local Markets, I prefer the Local Guatemala Food Markets, I know who I am buying my produce from and how Guatemalan’s are the purchase is part of the conversation, not just the sale.