Eating Organic In The Capital Of Carne: Buenos Aires

I was delighted to stumble upon a rare organic and natural market in Bosques de Palermo.

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PHOTO Karissa Jobman

In Argentina, a traditional asado consists of five or six different types of meat, so it is practically rude to be a vegetarian.

One Sunday, I was delighted to stumble upon a rare organic and natural market in Bosques de Palermo that one weekend a month becomes swarmed by health nuts, yogis, and any expat or traveler who needs a break from the country’s traditional heart-attack diet of beef, pork, cheese and bread.

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PHOTO Karissa Jobman

In rainbow striped stands, vendors sell gourmet veggie burgers, vegetable wraps, spinach and cheese tartas, pizza, vegan baked goods, freshly pressed wheatgrass shots, organic wine, chocolate, and cheese.

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PHOTO Karissa Jobman

It was the perfect Sunday to sit under a tree in the park and watch local porteños participate in the ritual of drinking mate, passing the herb-based drink around in a circle, taking long sips, and then refilling the mate bowl with more hot water from a thermos. Couples lounge or chase their kids, who head fútbols to each other with the astounding familiarity one only finds in Latin America.

The fair is hosted by Planeta Joy who announces the dates at planetajoy.com.

Article written by Courtney Pruitt.

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PHOTO Karissa Jobman

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