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Markets in Guyana

Guyana is famous for having an abundance of fresh fruit, meat, fish and vegetables. A visitor upon entering one of the many produce markets across the country will have their senses tantalized by a plethora of colours, Scents and sounds of “What yuh shopping deh Auntie”, “Gawd Sisah I gat nice Greens hay”.  Exploring Guyana’s  Markets are truly an adventure all on it’s own.

The Stabroek Market is arguably Guyana’s largest market located in the capital city of Georgetown. From ceiling to floor is covered with items for sale and one can seriously find from Pin to purse. It also has many small family style restaurants and cook shops serving up delicous local dishes including dhal, duck, cassava ball, cane juice and much more.  As one reviewer from canada said ” It was enjoyable to cruise around the market and see all the local shops and feel the experience. Bring your wallet cause you might end up spending a buck or two 😉

IMG_0969Parika Market: Parika is a town situated on the right bank of the Essequibo river . It’s market is one of the most popular in Guyana and a Must stop and Shop spot for visitors heading to the essequibo Islands or resorts in the Essequibo. It’s well known for it’s fresh, organic fruits, Ground provision and local fish including butter fish , snook, Gilbakah and hassar.

Mon Repos Market:  Said to have the best Mutton and Duck in the whole of Guyana, Mon Repos is probably one of the busiest markets in Guyana come Saturday morning. Restaurants send their buyers to haggle for the freshest cuts of meat and seafood including “Wild meat” such as deer and labba.  Try a white pudding washed down with Mauby while there.

Bourda Market:  Located In the heart of the city, this is the place many people stop at after work for a “Lime” or to grab a quick item before heading to work or home as the market is open from 7am to 5 pm daily. Shops outside are open 24 hours a day so there’s no time limit as to when one can grab their greens so to speak.  Unlike Stabroek Market,  Bourda is open on Sundays from 7 to 10 am Daily.

There are many other markets in Guyana and we invite you to explore them all…..But one thing’s for sure, all offer up many fresh food and vegetables and an experience you will never forget.

Things to buy and try:

  • Coconut water
  • Cane Juice
  • Snow Cone
  • Eggball, Cassava Ball, White pudding, Channa, salara
  • Local Fabrics
  • Local Craft items

 

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