Mercado de Abastos Guadalajara

Several weeks ago we made a trip to Guadalajara’s Mercado Abastos. This is the main wholesale market where you can get just about anything.

Mercado de Abastos Guadalajara

The market spans many streets and the bustle is overwhelming. The best deals are of course for those buying in bulk: 10 kilos of pomegranates anyone?*
The market also has a smaller section for those buying in menudeo…like us. The deals are still fabulous.

Here’s an example of one of our shopping trips:

Mangoes- 29 (6 kilos)
tomatoes- 29 (3 kilos)
carrots- 4.5 (1 kilo)
zuccini-11 (1 kilo)
chayote- 2.5 (.5 kilo)
avocados- 75 (3 kilos)
onions-7 (1 kilo)
peppers- 27 (1.2 kilos)
eggplant-10 (.5 kilo)
asparagus- 27 (.5 kilo)
watermelon-17 (1.5 kilos)
pineapple-17 (1.5 kilos)
grapes- 20 (.5 kilo)
grapefruit- 20 (2 kilos)
apples- 25 (1 kilo)
apricot-9 (.3 kilo)

Our grand total was 330 pesos, that’s 25 dollars for a whole lot of produce that will last us at least a couple of weeks, because it is just that fresh!

Our loot
It’s a bit of a trip for us to go on a regular basis, but we most definitely reap the rewards when we make the drive!

*We got one of those and ate lots and lots and lots of pomegranates for the better part of a month.

To get to Mercado de Abastos:

Drive on Av Lazaro Cardenas. The main stores will be off of Avenida del Mercado. Note that the market is very, very busy. I highly suggest you park in a paid parking lot.

In addition to the tianguis section for vegetables, we also recommend checking out the Mama Coneja spice store that has lots of dried goods in addition to spices.

If you need plastics of any type, those are also readily available. As well as almost anything you can think of: party supplies, building supplies and more! Few things are better to get in other places, such as flowers at the flower market.

Have you been to a wholesale market in your city? What was it like?

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