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“A respite from beef and potatoes”

El Galpon - Centro comunal de abastecimiento
Ranked #296 of 809 things to do in Buenos Aires
Type: Other
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

A very different spot in the land of meat and potatoes. If you're looking for some fresh, organic, produce, this is the place! The vendors here are clearly very passionate about what they do, as are the founders/operators of El Gapon. It's a great place to purchase tidbits to take back home to family/friends and also to find some delicious snacks if you're tired of beef!

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Myself and a few friends really enjoyed visiting El Galpon this past December. Whilst it can be quite difficult to find, once you are there you will find some very high quality, organic products all housed in this very socially conscious environment. We managed to meet Federico who went out of his way to explain the history and vision for El Galpon which added greatly to our experience. Fantastic place to visit, and highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Checked this market out as part of a group when I was in BA. It's down a long path and is kind of tough to find, but its definitely worth making the effort. The market itself is undercover with lots of stalls. There is quite a variety of things to buy: fresh fruit, meat, wine etc (all organically and sourced locally). In the corner is a cafe which has some great food, and there is some outdoor seating if you want to relax. It's also a pretty cool story. We chatted to a variety of stall owners about what motivated them and they all have interesting perspectives on organic food and its role in the community. Basically a great place to have a more local BA experience, try some good food and chat to interesting people. Highly recommend checking this out.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Visited El Galpon when I was in BA last month. It was suggested by some friends as an authentic experience to taste local food. Def agree with that statement; I liked it a lot, it was a nice break from the meat experience :) all the food is locally sourced and actually growers sell their stuff themselves. The best part is the cafe inside, which has some nice beers & coffees. Food also available, so stop by for a lunch and to buy some nice presents to bring back home! Only drawback is somewhat limited english speakers among the sellers, though that's also part of the experience :)

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I visited El Galpon this past December and really enjoyed my visit. Not only are the local producers really friendly and great to talk to put the products they are selling are top notch. Best of all this is a place that truly feels authentic. If you want to go to BA and get a feel for part of the alternative culture make sure to go to El Galpon.

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