Mercado Municipal

306 Rua da Cantareira

One of South America’s biggest and certainly best urban markets, São Paulo’s municipal market, nicknamed Mercadão (“Big Market”), is the city’s gastronomic temple at which foodies the world over genuflect in salivating awe. Within this domed Belle Époque beauty of stained glass and Ionic and Doric columns sits stall after stall of exotic fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood, plus piles and piles of herbs and spices and various cafés and restaurants—a kaleidoscopic culinary windfall of Brazil’s most captivating flavors.

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