Shopping in La Cruz is easier than you think it might be. Even Santa shows up to stock up for Christmas.
There are several small tiendas that stock basics like a few kinds of soup, cold drinks, a small selection of vegetables, soaps, diapers – all the basics families need for living and some surprises (clothespins). There are also some specialty markets like the tortilla store, meat shop and fish market. Then there is the Sunday Mercado and Vegetable Mercado.
The Vegetable Mercado is really a shipment received at one of the tiendas on Thursday afternoon, but before they stock the shelves other vendors and the public are welcome to sort through the shipment to make purchases.
The Sunday Mercado is billed as Farmer’s Market, but in reality it’s mostly arts and crafts, plus a lot of pre-prepared food (lasagna, breads, desserts, empanadas) both to take away and to eat right there. It’s a great place for lunch.
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