Rio Farmers’ Markets

The open air farmers’ markets are not only the best places to buy fruit and vegetables in Rio, but also the easiest way to step into the local life. Go for it, soak in the sounds, smells and tastes of Rio.

The details below have information on more than 15 markets in the south zone of Rio, including tasty things you should try.

When and Where

These are some of the markets happing throughout the week in the South Zone of Rio. Markets are typically open from 6 to 13 hours.

Botafogo - Rua Vicente de Souza
Leme - Praça Almirante Julio de Noronha

Catete - Rua do Catete (next to Largo do Machado Metro Station)
Ipanema - Praça General Osorio

Copacabana - Praca Edmundo Bittencourt
Botafogo - Praça Nicaragua

Leblon - Praça Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora

Ipanema - Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz
Gavea - Praça Santos Dumont

Cosme Velho - Praca General Glicerio
Jardim Botanico - Rua Frei Leandro

Gloria - Av. Augusto Severo
Urca - Praça Tenente Gil Guilherme

What to Try


  • Jabuticaba - The most Brazilian of Fruits
  • Caju - The meat portion of the cashew fruit. Did you know that cashew is originally from Brazil?
  • Cupuacu - A tasty fruit related to cacao. Tastes like a mixture of banana, orange, and pineapple.
  • Caja - Sweet and sour fruit with high content of vitamin c.


Street food

  • Tapioca Recheadas - Tapioca crepes filled with sweet or savory fillings
  • Pastel and Caldo de Cana - Deep fried pastry filled with various filling such as chicken, meat, cheese, and more

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