One of the big to-do's during this trip was to explore different food not available to Canada. We've been doing a pretty good job so far - sampling local street vendors, regional dishes and braving the bustling local markets to buy strange new fruits..
In São Paulo the main market is called Mercado Municipal and it is housed in a multilevel building with stained glass windows. Not only can you buy fruit, meat and spices but you can go to one of the many vendors and order two regional favourites - a sandwich stacked high with mortadella or the savoury pastel de bacalhau (cod filled pastry). While browsing the different fruits we started chatting with one of the vendors and he let us sample several tropical fruits new to us. Of course, we wanted more than a sample so we left the market with heavy bags filled with graviola, cherimoya, cupuaçu and passion fruit.