Let me be honest about food in Rio; I did not eat much. Not because the food was bad, but because In the summer it’s all about keeping it light and tight. The hot bodies in Rio (there are about 2 gyms on every other block) can be a bit intimidating and I showed up to the scene with my winter body.
After drinking all those coconut waters I was starving! Some really cute guy I met on the beach told me about a chill place called Market. I took his advice and went for lunch. The black rice with prawns pictured above was orgasmic. There are scallions and spices activating your taste buds with every bite. Wash it down with some maracuya (passion fruit) juice, made fresh at the bar. This place is what I call a Rio life saver.
Market - Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 499 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro