Slow Food Market Continues to Thrive

AND it's healthy. AND it's local.

AND it's healthy. AND it's local.

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1. I try never to miss it. The multi-vendor nearly-organic market on the grounds of Monique Duval’s bakery is a hit. I go there regularly for eggs and for Korean food, among other things. This place is on the way to being a Merida institution. If they’d only have tables, chairs, coffee and juice.

The Korean food gets my vote for the most wonderful hard-to-find-in-Yucatan food. It’s home-made by Young Hee  and although the kim-chee could be a little hotter, it’s excellent. I especially like the black soybeans cooked with soy and scallions.

The bakery is the heartbeat of the market and is always mobbed with a good-natured crowd. Sourdough bread and fruit muffins are favorites and people walk out of there with armloads of stuff, like they’re afraid of running out during the week.

Monique's bakery

Monique's bakery

About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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4 Responses to Slow Food Market Continues to Thrive

  1. Claudette says:

    I know I’ve been guilty of walking out of that bakery with arm loads of bread like its about to go out of style. Its just that it all looks sooo good!

    This market is sure to be an institution here in Merida. It just got started but the quality of food found there is fantastic. I for one, am more than happy to support their efforts. :-)

  2. toronto jim says:

    We are back in Merida this winter ……where is this market?

    • BG says:

      Re: Slow Food Market
      We hope to see you this Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm at the Mercado Fresco de Slow Food Yucatan at Calle 31 #70 con Calle 12 in colonia Chuburna de Hidalgo on the brink of Colonia Malaga.

      (from Monique Duval)


  3. Karen says:

    This market makes me happy. I love coming here and thanks to a ride by my friend, I get to come a couple of times a month.
    Monique and her staff work hard and diligently. It’s a little bit of heaven on earth.
    Love the veggies , honey and the Korean kim chee too. It’s all tasty!!!
    On my list of things to do: learn the bus….

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