Mercat of Villa Crespo, a different experience in the best style of European markets, in the neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
Based on the Boquería in Barcelona, under the idea of “More Market, Less Super”, the new largest gastronomic, creative and innovative pole in Argentina was inaugurated in Villa Crespo.
Here, you will find a space for enjoyment and meeting to discover new products and food at very affordable prices.
It has 2,700 m2, 3 floors and 38 exclusive premises (no item is repeated) for selected producers, a foyer and an auditorium for talks, training, cooking classes and workshops (paid and free), product launches and tastings.
This space, in the past and for many years, functioned as a handbag factory. To carry out the Mercat de Villa Crespo, the original building was maintained, which gave the market an aesthetic of metal and concrete, with exposed brick on its walls.
Inspired by the Boquería in Barcelona, Mercat means Market in Catalan. It was created in Villa Crespo, given that the imprint of the neighborhood is the mixture of kitchens and communities, the basic idea of this market that seeks to generate a more equitable trade by bringing the consumer closer to the producer directly. Here you will find only one option from each category, with innovative and experimental proposals. For many producers, this is their first location!
The premise of this space is the playful spirit of the markets: being able to come and go, look, discover, try. Its walls feature huge food-themed murals, a colorful combination with the dark metal and concrete.
Among the curiosities offered by this new Buenos Aires market, you can find Vedanna draft tea, an infusion that is not served in a cup of steaming water, but rather comes out of a tap, slightly carbonated and fresher. Also, you can find typical Argentine food such as empanadas from La Casa de Tafi, which are brought from Tucumán in a refrigerated truck. In addition, you will find products from Dulce de Leche & Co and meat slice sandwiches from Pastizales Nativos. Also, there is the first bakery of Jewish origin, Moisha, with its pretzels, knishes, hummus and much more!
In addition, the much-loved coffee ceremony is added to this space with filter options and a variety of coffee, adding vegan products without tac, wine options and even a space to buy vegetables and fruits without agrochemicals and with the option per kilo, instead of of bags.
It opens its doors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 0 a.m. On Mondays it is closed!