Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Foodie Finde

Last week I saw a post on Facebook about the BA Underground Market. I didn't know exactly what it was, but I knew that I could expect to eat good food and discover interesting things (such as salsas, marmalades, and beer) to take home.

The Underground Market was only for one day, and we decided to go early since we had our nephew's birthday party in the evening. It took us a while to figure out where it was, as it was down a side street and inside an abandoned warehouse. If you did not know about the event in advance, you would have had no idea anything was going on inside the dark abandoned building. We even questioned if we were in the right place. The only proof was a small sign outside the door. Past the door was complete darkness.

To your average passer-by this is just an old warehouse...

But little does he know that through that doorway....
...up 3 flights of stairs...

...past old,

abandoned machinery...

...exists an oasis....

...full of people...

...who all share a love for food.
Smokey brisket and artesanal hot sauce from El Tejano.

Some more amazing hot sauce from our friends at Ya Ya Bean.

Lemon Verbena Lemonade
Don't judge a book by it's cover.
This tasted so delicious and so refreshing.

We then continued on to Simply Pickled where we had some
 yummy pickled chicken and vegetable sandwiches.
In case anyone was wondering, pickle in Spanish is still pickle
They just pronounce it as "peek-lay."

In pickle heaven.

Washing down my pickled chicken sandwich with a pickle martini.

Salsas and marmalades from El Palador.
We ended up taking home a jar of agridulce (sweet & sour).

Monopoly money really burns a whole in your pocket.
When we went back to buy more "Indy Bucks" there was a really
long line, so instead we went straight to the black market.
And with that...

....I was able to get dessert.
Mmm, Tres Leches Cake.

And finally, probably the best purchase of the day: La Milagrosa.
A spicy take on chimichurri sauce, with peppers imported from Mexico!

And now some photos of "the scene":

the band.

On our way out, there were even more peeps. I think the BA Underground
had a great turnout considering this is the first time.

Tomas and I had a BLAST at the BA Underground Food Market! We can't wait until the next one in September. Actually, we had such a great time that when we got home we googled "food markets in buenos aires" to see if there were any other food fests that we were missing. We could easily go to a food market every weekend, and not get tired of it. Well, we DID have success and found Taste, a FREE food event in Buenos Aires which lets you try food from over 30 different restaurants. We already reserved our tickets and will be going next week. Stay tuned!


  1. You said "our nephew" and I got all emotional.

  2. I love this! You are such an insider now.

    PS I noticed "our nephew" too, so presh.

  3. Reminds me of some of the markets and street festivals in NY (but not)and, of course, nothing is free!


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