Shopping for local delicatessen in Tenerife
1) Depatanegra Ibéricos
The most succulent (and expensive!) Iberian ham, called Pata Negra, comes from pigs exclusively fed on acorns. The stock at this quality shop includes a wide range of Spanish hams with denomination of origin, sausages and cold meats, fine wines along with excellent cheeses and other gourmet products.
2) Mercado Municipal
The best way to stock up on local specialities is to check out this popular covered market with its rich choice and its overwhelming smell of fresh produce. Go from stall to stall to pick out the local produce like honey, wines, cheeses, dried fruits, dried fish, jams, mojo sauces, sweets and spices. Heaven for foodies.
3) La Catedral
This old-fashioned bakery and cake shop, open since 1914, is one of the city’s classics. It gets its name from La Laguna Cathedral, situated opposite the store. Here you can buy the famous laguneros, rosquetes and truchas, typical pastries loved by the locals. Truchas with a sweet potato filling (batata) are very tasty.
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