Just ask a Cuban to show you where Havana markets are located. Many are hidden away, like Animas, down a side street.
At these small farmers’ markets you can buy aromatic vegetables and tropical fruits like mangos, papaya and the exotic mamey; also black beans, garlic and avocados. Many of the market sellers offer a piece of their fruits for you to sample.
A vendor grates coconut meat
Cuatro Caminos market in Old Havana is the city's largest
The Cuatro Caminos Farmers Market takes up an entire square block. Whatever edibles have come into Havana recently will be found here. It is a bustling and noisy place, with live animals for sale alongside the beans, fruits and vegetables.
Colon Market (named for Christopher Columbus— Christóbal Colón) is in Central Havana
Colon Market is a local market that offers an array of fruits and vegetables.
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