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: rachael@cookingwithrachael.com

La Vega

 La Vega Central

La Vega Central

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

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 4:30 - 19:30
Sunday: 9:00-14:30 


Seafood

 Mercado Central

Mercado Central

Mercado Central

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

Hours:
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.)

La Pesca

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. 


Asian Food/Product

 Asi Market

Asi Market

Assi Market

Located in Recoleta (Patronato), there are many Asian markets on this street. Once you arrive, you will have many options. I love this market because it is well stocked and the layout makes it easy to find absolutely everything.

Antonia López de Bello 346, Recoleta, Región Metropolitana

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

DaHua

I literally can't find this place on the internet. I might have the name wrong. This store is quite new and located right next to Assi Market. The selection is smaller, but the store is beautiful and carries high end products. Definitely recommend a visit.

Tienda Shirakiku

Owner can order just about anything you need, his deliveries arrive every Thursday. Closer than Patronato, though there is no parking.

Av Vitacura 4868, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana
(2) 2218 7534

Hours:
 


Fresh Produce

Ferias

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/

Vitacura*

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

Deliveries

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

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SaniMarket

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

Organisk

 

VOP

Organic food available for purchase. They 

Augusto Leguia Norte 224, Las Condes, Santiago

DellaNatura

Candelaria Goyenechea 3820, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana

Aldiva Natural


Wine/Spirits

Vitacura

La Vinoteca

Online


Meat

 

Tinajacura

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.

MeatMe

CarneBloc


Bakeries

Eric Kayser

Metissage

 


Miscellany

Levian/Biovita

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.

Soda Stream

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.

Kios Market

Gelato Xocolate

In Vitacura, this store sells beautiful chocolates, but also some of the best ice cream we have tasted in Santiago.

Suitt

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