Growing up, most evenings we’d end up around Colaba Market. It was centrally located and many friends lived around there. Even today, when we go for a walk with Meera, we shop our way through the market enroute to Kailash Parbat for some chaat.
It is refreshing to see baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables on the road sides. The produce here is local, seasonal and helps local workers. Better carry a shopping bag. The best part – you only buy what you need for a day or two. Then come again.
Some of the fruits you will see:
- Cantaloupes are much smaller here than in Boston, but more delicious.
- Watermelons don’t win awards for size, but do for sweetness.
- Papayas here are bigger, the meat is a deep red and easy to make a meal of; @ Rs20/kg
- Mangoes are sweet and cheap! Why hassle with Crawford market
- Aapus is certainly king, but badami mangoes are bigger, with a gentle sour tinge and cost a fraction; Aapus: @ Rs180-250/doz; Badami: @Rs 120/doz (twice the size of Aapus)
- Lychees appear dry, but are nectarine; best served chilled; @ Rs40/doz; Meera loves to peel them!
- Apples and pears – why bother what I routinely get in Boston?
See my other Vegetables and Fruits Markets:
- Vegetable Market in Kumta
- Kumta Street Vegetables
- Vegetable Stall at Jyotiba Phule Mandi (Crawford Market)
- Shopping for Mangoes at Jyotiba Phule Market
- Peanut Farmer in Karnataka
- Badshah – The place for fruit juices
- Paan wallah and Fruit wallah