We’ve been sharing many secrets with you recently about our beloved Colombia, and this one is no exception. Treat yourself to a trip to Plaza Minorista Jose Maria and be welcomed into a world of honest and traditional Colombian ingredients, flavours, and cuisine; the perfect antidote to a virtuous week.
There is no better place for this bustling market to be located in than the city of Medellin. Nestled in a tree studded valley, it is bursting with rustic charm and famous for its lovely weather and year-round beauty.
Popular for its export in flowers, there is colour everywhere you look, particularly in Paza Minorista Jose Maria. This thriving market is home to over 2000 stalls selling every kind of ingredient, you won’t know where to start. Bananas and plantains hang from above, the biggest bunches of flowers bloom from below, with everything from the sweetest sweetcorn you’ll ever taste, to towering pineapples and unrecognisable goods in between. This is utter foodie heaven; everything is at its fresh, natural and beautiful? Our tip, get your hands on the home made pepper sauces so you can bring home the real flavours of Colombia right to your dinner plate, we can’t get enough of it.