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Saturday Market in Mexico City
San Angel’s Bazar Sabado (Saturday market) is an ideal place to browse a wide variety of quality handicrafts from across Mexico. There are some nice churches in the area and historic buildings, as well as fantastic street food and nearby restaurants. I loved the masks, in particular. It's a great way to spend a day!
We finally tried Chicharrones in the festive main plaza of San Ángel while attending El Bazaar Sábado, a fantastic collection of little shops and vendors selling all kinds of stuff (and very popular with tourists). We had already sampled some of the well-known quesadillas that were being made inside the Bazaar's main plaza, but we were still hungry for some street snacks.
The Chicharrón was originally pulled out of the vendor's little glass cart in one giant, porky sheet, which was then chopped up into smaller strips and served slathered in Valentina hot sauce.
I prefer my Chicharrón served dry, but it was great to order a whole slab of pork rinds and eat it out of a plastic bag on the street.
An ofrenda, erected outside the Bazar del Sábado in San Ángel, a colonia in the southern part of the city. San Ángel and nearby Coyoacán were a great place to experience the holiday and provided a very welcome break from the hectic pace of the city center.