After living in Monaco for almost a year, it’s funny I never thought to post anything about the market at La Condamine.  Sure, it’s a bit of a shame that this market is not world class. Given the clientele, it should be as great as Eataly, The Ferry Building in San Francisco or any other high end food market.

Condamine market

The market building itself has been mired in political struggles for years, and is mostly empty, forcing the majority of vendors to setup stands directly on the plaza.  However, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays one can find fantastic produce from local producers.

They are currently positioned under the front arcade, conveniently snugged away from rain and wind.

Local Chard

The produce is just fantastic.  Last week, we found the first decent greens I have seen in a long time, baby gem salads, clementines (mandarins), and the first lemons from Sospel, a town near Menton we must visit.

Local chard, or “blettes” are the principal ingredient of the famous “barbajuans” or literally “John’s beard”.  These are little fried appetizers from Monaco, and will be revisited by the RK team before summer!

Market of the Condamine

Everyday from 7am onwards

Local producers present Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings, less during winter months



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