São Joaquim Market
The São Joaquim Market is the largest open air bazaar in Salvador, Brazil. It is an extremely lively maze overflowing with rich culture, vivid colors and a wide array of merchandise. This vendor specialized in dendê oil and fresh peppers which are both signature ingredients in traditional Bahian dishes. Dende oil can be easily identified in the market by its bright red color and strong aroma. The pepper selection is pretty vast but you’ll commonly find the Malagueta pepper which is infamous for spicing up the local fare.
In other areas of the São Joaquim Market you can find exotic fruits, spices, rolls of tobacco, home goods, jewelry, pottery, religious items and much more. There is also a large meat section, not for the faint of heart, where you can buy almost any animal part imaginable.