Sunday we ventured downtown and went to the big open air food market to check out where many of the locals grocery shop. I'll be honest, I certainly wasn't planning on buying anything because I usually find the words "open air" and "food " to be a bad combination in downtown Guayaquil. I was pleaseantly surprised to find hundreds of venders selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and other various supplies in an organized, clean environment. Check it out:
Chickens anyone? In Ecuador, EVERYTHING on the chicken is eaten. My buddy Mark can tell you how chicken feet soup tasted......and the problems it caused during digestion. Check out the utility bike ready to haul home some food for the whole family.
Fresh fish of all different, unidentifiable kinds.
Yes, that's D up ahead with a bag full of veggies, fruit and pasta. We couldn't resist since everything looked so good and it was so cheap. A bag full of fruit or veggies was never more than a $1. Eating good has never been so affordable! In a country where there is so much poverty, Ecuadorians are very fortunate to live in a climate where such healthy fruits and vegitables are grown and sold at a minumal price.
Here is a family of 3 leaving the market with live "crabs on a rope". Doesn't get much fresher than that. Looks like Jr. is scouting for the quickest way home. Click on the image for a closer look.
All this and 2 large bags to carry it for $9. We be eatin good this week!