Category Archives: Eat

Buenos Aires Market: a healthy deli & gourmet market

Buenos Aires Market

Buenos Aires Market is the largest and probably the nicest market that Buenos Aires has, specially dedicated to healthy foods .

It takes place during one weekend per month and recruits the main producers of organic and healthy foods of Argentina .

With free access , it offers the chance to taste and buy natural foods and beverages for a promotional price.

Buenos Aires Market has more than 70 participants, where producers offer their products, such as :

  • Oils
  • Beverages
  • Cereals and seeds
  • Spices
  • Nuts
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Flour and derivatives
  • Mushrooms and oyster mushrooms
  • Infusions
  • Vegetables
  • Dairy
  • Bakery
  • Jams and sweets
  • Flowers with gastronomic purposes
  • Pasta
  • Functional products
  • Aromatic plants
  • Snacks
  • Gluten-free products
  • Bakery

There is also a special auditorium where you can attend to lectures, workshops and cooking classes, all with free access.

You can also find a wide range of stools with all sorts of meals and you can have lunch or snack at the communal tables in the market, which are attended by the most distinguished chefs in the different varieties of this gastronomic stream (raw food, macrobiotic, organic vegan fast good, etc.).

Next edition is on May 16th and 17th, at Hipódromo de Palermo, Avenida del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo.

A must visit for this weekend!

Web: http://www.buenosairesmarket.com

Home Hotel Brunch

altiplano salad

Altiplano salad


The brunch legitimized the possibility of stretching the early morning until noon, blurring the boundaries and conventions that separated breakfast from lunch.

So,  if this weekend you wake up late and starving, relax. Come visit us! Weekend Brunch at Home has become a bit of a classic amongst locals and visitors alike.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm till 4.30pm we offer a special brunch menu.

You can chose from a list consisting of a vegetarian menu, a healthy menu or try the Huevos Rancheros or the possibly the best English Breakfast in the city.

Take a look at our menu:

  • English breakfast A$116
  • Popeye baked eggs A$ 62
  • Eggs benedict A$ 96
  • Huevos rancheros A$ 86
  • Homeburger A$ 92
  • Steak & chips & eggs A$152
  • Spanish tortilla A$ 66
  • Revuelto Gramajo A$ 68
  • Leek & mushroom omelette A$ 52
  • Pasta of the day A$ 90
  • Chickpea salad A$ 96
  • Smoked salmon salad A$114
  • Quinoa salad A$ 94
  • Caesar salad A$ 92

Make your reservation in advance at 4778-1008, specially if you want to enjoy our outdoor deck. A Sunny and hot Easter weekend is expected!

Buenos Aires ice cream parlors to indulge & cool you down

Buenos Aires ice creamIce cream is an ancient, rich and nutritious dessert that can be enjoyed throughout the year and specially in summer, not only for its freshness but also for being one of the few foods that are consumed frozen.

In Argentina ice cream is something very personal and everyone has their favorite tastes, but in our humble opinion, the best ice cream is the home made one because it is completely natural, has no preservatives or artificial colors and worked almost day with real cream, fresh eggs and whole milk so it has a sharper flavor, smooth and creamy texture and natural color.

There are many ice cream parlors: industrial ice cream giant ones, such as Persicco, Un Altra Volta, Freddo, and Chungo that are highly recommended, and humble, home-made exquisite ice cream parlors in BA. Here are the ones we like:

Via Vecchia

It’s a small ice cream parlor that opened two years ago at the corner of Las Heras and Ugarteche in Palermo and offers very rich ice cream classic tastes as strawberry, lemon, peach and melon and some unique flavors of self-creation as chocotorta, pistachio , almond cream, apple cinnamon and walnut cream.

Av. Las Heras 3800, Palermo.

Del Viento

The first store in Buenos Aires opened just three months ago at the luxurious building Bellini in Palermo and already has six other branches, as it is a chain of traditional ice cream parlors and chocolatiers from Comodoro Rivadavia. It has a variety of tastes including typical of Patagonia and cream cassis, natural blackberries, fresh milk with prunes, chocolate pampas, southern yogurt sauce.

República Árabe Siria 3037, Palermo.

Fratello

Located just a few blocks away from Alto Palermo, this little gem is an example of a traditional neighborhood parlor. Try exotic flavors like Chaja (vainilla cream, meringues and strawberry) Torroncino (dulce de leche, praline, vanilla cream, and caramelized chopped nuts) or any of the 10 Chocolate flavors.

Coronel Diaz 1521, Palermo.

Tino

Another traditional neighborhood ice cream shop that opened in 1965 close to Parque Centenario. Ice cream is daily made and served fresh from the machine so they have a much more creamy texture and a delicious taste .

Av. Díaz Vélez 4520, Parque Centenario.

Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week is a biannual event where premium restaurants in town offer lunch and dinner menus at promotional prices.

From September 1st to September 14th, more than 40 restaurants in the City of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas will participate in this new edition.

The objective of Buenos Aires Food Week is to expand the access to high gastronomy to the general public, offering the chance to lunch or dine in premium restaurants at convenient prices for two weeks.

Prices of Buenos Aires Food Week menu is 140 pesos per person for lunch and 220 pesos per person for dinner. These prices do not include drinks, gratuity or service.

The menu consists of 3 steps: starter, main course and dessert, with two or three options to choose in each step.

For more information, please visit: http://bafoodweek.com/ 

Street markets will invade Palermo

This coming weekend several street markets will invade Palermo. Here’s our guide to plan ahead:

1 – Buenos Aires Market

buenos aires market

Probably this is the largest market that Buenos Aires has specially dedicated to healthy foods . It takes place during one weekend per month and recruits the main producers of organic and healthy foods of Argentina. This coming weekend you’ll find it at Plaza las Heras. Palermo

Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 19 hs
http://www.buenosairesmarket.com/

 

2 – Mercado Sabelatierra

Mercado Sabelatierra

Organic food, natural and agro-ecological and sustainable design objects and fair trade products are for sale at this special edition in Buenos Aires. Usually they are located in In San Fernando (north of Buenos Aires, near Tigre) but on this special edition they will be in Palermo Viejo.

With free admission , there will be over 40 stalls with organic , natural , sustainable and friendly to the environment products to come to shop direct hands of small farmers .

The novelty of this issues will be the gastronomic where different chefs offer the most varied cuisine and street food

Galpón de Milagros: Gorriti 5417 . Palermo. CABA .
May 24th & 25th. June 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th.
Saturdays from 11 to 23 hs . , Sunday 11 am to 19 pm.
http://www.sabelatierra.com/

 

3-El Galpon

El Galpón

A special space where organic producers sell sustainable objects and fair trade products, supported by the concepts of Responsible Consumption

Federico Lacroze 4171 (the yellow barn at the end of the alley )
http://www.elgalpon.org.ar/elgalpon/index.html
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 18 pm.

 

4 –Mercado Solidario Bonpland

Mercado Solidario Bonpland

The Solidarity Economy Market Bonpland is an area of ​​productive cooperation within the basic principles of the social economy. The project aims to strengthen the Social Economy, self production and collective forms of management .

In Bonpland Market you’ll find :
• Fruits and agroecological vegetables
• Products from recovered companies
• Fair trade organizations and social networks publications
• Crafts and regional products
• Cleaning products
• Cultural Activities • Murgas and other music

Bonpland 1660. Palermo. CABA .
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Saturday from 10 to 22 hours.
https://www.facebook.com/mercadobonpland

 

5 – Punto verde

Punto Verde

In Punto verde you’ll be able to buy organic fruits and vegetables ; cheese, milk and yogurt;  sweets and chocolates ; oils , vinegars and soy sauce ; Classic and stuffed olives ; grains, seeds and whole grains ; as well as handmade clothing .

Dorrego 1429, CABA
Friday and Saturday from 10 to 19 hs .
http://www.mercadopuntoverde.com.ar/

Brunch at Home Hotel: too late for breakfast, too early for lunch.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm till 4.30pm we offer a special brunch menu.

You can chose from a list consisting of a vegetarian menu, a healthy menu or try the typical English breakfast.

We are adding more dishes to our classical menus!

revuelto gramajoREVUELTO GRAMAJO

The Argentine brunch classic: Scrambled egg, fried potatoes and a ham hash served with grilled tomatoes, rocket and toast.

This “Revuelto Gramajo” is a typical dish from Argentina. Created by General Gramajo, who used to play cards all night long, and without leaving the recreational activities, he would have this dish served.

altiplano salad

QUINOA SALAD

Red quinoa, red onion, walnuts, radicheta and cherry tomatoes with curried chicken pieces.

Originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, quinoa is usually considered to be a whole grain, but it is actually a seed. Quinoa has the highest protein content, so it’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans.

popeye eggPOPEYE BAKED EGGS

Eggs and spinach, oven baked with tomato butter and served with home baked toast

All the menus are served with coffee/tea and fresh orange juice.

Or you can indulge yourself and have our classical Bloody Mary Home, Chandon champagne or a Mimosa.

 

Make your reservation in advance: 4778-1008.

Bodegones: a porteño restaurant

Oviedo (photo: Revista Joy)

Oviedo (photo: Revista Joy)

The gastronomical identity of Buenos Aires would be very different without the existence of those typical porteño restaurants called “bodegones”, a culinary expression that arises from first stores and grocery stores that served “something to munch on” and sold products or drinks as well. This bodegones were originated by the merge between the Creole flavors and recipes that communities of immigrants brought to the country.

Bodegones are characterized for having a “local” flavor with some history, they can be informal and comfortable and offer an extensive menu, with homemade food and traditional dishes in generous portions and at very affordable prices.

Bar El Gallego

Bar El Gallego

What defines a bodegon is the feeling of belonging to the city. It is a place for everyone, which recreates the family table in coexistence with a public space.

The neighborhoods of Buenos Aires are honoring the source of the gastronomical tradition with “semana de los bodegones porteños”. Over 40 bodegones offer a special menu for lunch or dinner, that range between $ 79 to $ 129 pesos.

Home recommends:

  • El bar del gallego: Bonpland 1703 – Tel. 011-4771-1526
  • Oviedo: Guatemala 5501 – Tel. 011-4776-7693
  • Social la lechuza: Uriarte 1980 – Tel. 011-4773-2781

Remember: “Semana de los bodgones porteños” will finish on October 4th.