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306 Rua da Cantareira, Sao Paulo, , Brazil

Tangy olives, linguica sausages, and salt cod (legacies of Portuguese rule) sit cheek by jowl with native tropical fruit and Amazonian chiles at this 1930's market known for its cathedral-worthy stained-glass dioramas.

Best Bites Eating a piled-sky-high mortadella sandwich is a market ritual; for the definitive version, try the crowded upstairs Hocca Bar (5 Mezanino), also known for its flaky pastel de bacalhau (salt-cod pastries). At Ki Peixe (Box 2/8), big, flat oysters are shucked to order for patrons while they wait for their fish to be cleaned. The chocolaty açai-berry shake is a standout at Banana Juice (22 Rua H).

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Tangy olives, linguica sausages, and salt cod (legacies of Portuguese rule) sit cheek by jowl with native tropical fruit and Amazonian chiles at this 1930's market known for its cathedral-worthy stained-glass dioramas.

Best Bites Eating a piled-sky-high mortadella sandwich is a market ritual; for the definitive version, try the crowded upstairs Hocca Bar (5 Mezanino), also known for its flaky pastel de bacalhau (salt-cod pastries). At Ki Peixe (Box 2/8), big, flat oysters are shucked to order for patrons while they wait for their fish to be cleaned. The chocolaty açai-berry shake is a standout at Banana Juice (22 Rua H).