Each neighbourhood in Montevideo has one day of the week designated as market day. Plan on rising early when it comes, as vendors start setting up at dawn on a closed-off portion of the street, and the assembly of stalls and unloading of trucks is not a quiet process. Market day is loud, but the general racket is worthwhile if you're looking for good prices and a festive community atmosphere full of colour and action. Pocitos' Sunday "feria" features fresh foods - fruits, vegetables, cheese, fish, eggs and meat from local producers.
|A special on merluza attracts customers to the fish stall|
|Catch of the day|
|Free range eggs|
|A Chinese couple is selling deep-fried dumplings|
|When she hears that we're from Canada, the dumpling lady is delighted. She has relatives living there.|
|Strawberries are the seasonal favourite, a real bargain at this price|