Whenever I can, I extend my visit to 25 de março street up to “The Big Market” (as Brazilians tenderly call the City Market) – it’s just crossing the street and I’m there. I meet my friends there, we spend hours just having a beer, I buy some stuff like olives and Italian bread – and I love eating the baloney sandwich… a classic!
My family is from Bragança Paulista, in the countryside. So we used to come to São Paulo to do some shopping, mostly near Christmas. We would get here around 6 a.m. and spend the whole day.
This was a very common walk I took when I was small, with my father: 25 de março – Mercadão. I like that spot since forever and that must be why I have this fascination with bustling places! It’s just too cool.
Going to the City Market is, for me, an exercise of rescuing some of my childhood – that was “my world of São Paulo”.