Buying food in santiago
This is in no way a comprehensive list of where to find groceries in Santiago. But this is MY list. If I'm missing a place you love, send me a line and I'd love to check it out: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 500 stalls spanning 60,000 square meters, this labyrinth of a market sells just about everything: produce, fish, Asian products, cat food, pottery, nuts, Peruvian ingredients, cheeses, spices and much more. I'm still a La Vega novice, but if you want to go with a buddy, drop me a line.
Antonia López de Bello 743, Recoleta, Región Metropolitana
Monday - Saturday: 4:30 - 19:30
Located in Santiago, this is mecca for those who want to pick out their own googly eyed fish and have them carved up or bagged before their very own eyes. Coming from the United States (and particularly Seattle) I was surprised to find that many fish and meat stores don't actually have a fishmonger or butcher. Just rows and rows of freezers. This place is heaven and go at least once a month.
San Pablo 967, Santiago
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 - 17:00
Friday: 6:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 6:00 - 18:00
Ferias (see blow for a list of ferias)
I purchase my fish weekly from my local feria and have enjoyed extremely fresh fish. No complaints... aside from a bit of fish juice leakage all over my car. (Note to self: bring Ziplocs or air tight containers to transport fish.)
multiple Locations and Delivery Options
An expensive, but high-end fish. Yes, everything comes in cryovaced bags and most of it is frozen. But you can also find sashimi, affordable freshly shucked oysters, ceviche, salmon roe and other hard to find delicacies.
China House Market
This is my first stop in the Patronato market area. They are polite, clean and do their best to work with me as I find ingredients in Spanish/Korean/Chinese/Japanese, etc. You will need to check any bags with you at the front. Two of my favorite finds here are the freshly made tofu and kimchee in the refrigerated section of the store.
Antonia López de Bello 297, Recoleta, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 7 (6 on Saturdays)
Located in Recoleta (Patronato), there are many Asian markets on this street. Once you arrive, you will have many options. I like this market because it is well stocked and the layout makes it easy to find absolutely everything, though I find it a tad less clean.
Antonia López de Bello 346, Recoleta, Región Metropolitana
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 6pm
My absolute favorite place to buy produce (and fish) is a local feria. Every Thursday (or Friday) you will find me at the Vitacura feria. If you want to tag along, just send a message. I usually go with a friend or two.
To find one near you, here is a comprehensive list: http://www.asof.cl/apps/mapaferias/
Across from the Polo Club: Monseñor Escrivá de Balaguer, entre Luis Carrera y la entrada a CasaPiedra.
Thursday and Friday between 9:00 and 14:00
*Saturday the market is organic and much smaller
One of the amazing things about Santiago is that just about anything can be delivered to your door. There are many people who deliver delicious produce. My favorite is Lili Pérez Quezada. For 15.000 (approx $23 US) she delivers a giant bag of fruits and vegetables harvested that week from local, sustainable farms who practice ecologically sound farming. To sign-up, send her a What's App: +56 9 9998 8401
All Natural Food Stores
Located right outside the Tobalaba stop, this is my favorite place for gluten free flours. They have a slew of organic, vegan, gluten free products as well. I find their prices to be quite reasonable comparatively speaking.
Av Providencia 2623 (1.77 mi)
Santiago, Chile 7510015
A beautiful little store in Providencia with delivery options on their website.
Andrés de Fuenzalida #91, Providencia. Santiago, Chile
Organic food available for purchase with a tasty restaurant and many healthful choices.
Augusto Leguia Norte 224, Las Condes, Santiago
Candelaria Goyenechea 3820, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana
My favorite one stop spot for gluten-free and dairy free foods. The store in Vitacura is huge (two-floors) and their selection is huge. The food is pricey, but on par with the others in this category.
Av. Tobalaba 1799, Providencia
Av. Manquehue Norte 1960, Vitacura
These guys really deserve an entire blog post. Chicken, lamb, eggs. I order every other week and free range, hormone free, delicious chicken, lamb and eggs are delivered to my door. Finding this vendor changed my life here in Santiago.
As the water here has a lot of minerals that are hard for us to process, we chose to go with water bottle delivery. These guys are fantastic.
Yes, I'm very retro. We LOVE agua con gas, but I hate to waste plastic. I've found someone who will sell and refill CO2 bottles designed to fit the SodaStream. PM me for details.
In Vitacura, this store sells beautiful chocolates, but also some of the best ice cream we have tasted in Santiago.
Chocolate and nuts retailer in Vitacura, La Florida and La Dehesa.
Las Piedras (Delivery Available)
I buy all of my olive oil here
Distribuidora Cumbres (Delivery available)
Distributor of cheeses, crackers and delicacies