Sitges Food Market

Placa Eduard Maristany

Monday: 08:30 – 14:00
Tuesday: 08:30 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 20:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 14:00
Thursday: 08:30 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 20:30
Friday: 08:30 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 20:30
Saturday: 08:30 – 14:00
Sunday: Closed

Situated in the centre of Sitges, just outside the Renfe station on your right-hand side, Sitges market is a great source for cheap but pretty good quality fruits, vegetables and ev other stuff.

It consists of approximately 25 stalls selling fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, and cured cheeses. Around the perimeter of the market there are also some small shops selling kitchen goods, wines, a mobile phone shop, a cafe, a bar serving tapas, and even a small health food store.

If you are vegan, vegetarian or a raw foodist, or maybe just into your health, the nuts and dried fruit counter and the numerous fruit and vegetable stalls are going to be your main focus.

The nut stall (frutos secos) is great. If you’ve been in Spain a while you will have probably already said a fond adios to the notion of obtaining proper raw nuts, but here – at least – you can buy them ‘raw’, eg not roasted to death, destroying any goodness they once had and then forced to gambol in horrible cheap salt – that’s no life for a nut.

They can be bought by the kilo, half kilo and quarter kilo or just as many as you want if you speak quickly enough to halt the nut wench as she pours them into the weighing scale. Here you can buy macadamias, almonds (in various formats), walnuts, hazel nuts, cashews, seeds and combinations. The rest seem to be processed in some way.

They also sell some delicious juicy dates that are as broad as a stocky lesbian’s thumbs. They are great on their own, like giant naturally sweet treacle toffees or thrown into raw food recipes. You can buy ground almonds here, which is a boon if you are raw fooding but don’t have anything powerful enough to grind whole almonds to a fine dust.

The fruit and vegetable stalls sell a fairly good range and the quality – in our experience –  has been consistently good.

There are lots of meat options here if you are feeding your doggy a raw food diet but none of it is organic. However, there is a butcher (carniceria) that sells organic beef just around the corner on C/Sant Frances, 37. Although they only sell organic beef that is locally sourced. Other meat there is non-organic. The carniceria is called La Garriga and it opens 09hrs to 14hrs and 17hrs to 20hrs Monday to Saturday.

My favourite part of the market is the little shop on the perimeter that sells health food items and organic stuff. More about that here.

In the basement of the market there is a general supermarket which is useful for picking up other stuff.

You can park free above the market if you are shopping there or at Veritas, the organic supermarket around the corner. Which is great if you have a car. Not so great if you have a can over 1.9 metres in height. Like what we do.

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