Market shopping

March 16, 2011
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ViktualienmarktAs it started to sprinkle, I figured I should make my trip to the market quick if I wanted to get done before a downpour, so I headed in what I hoped would be the general direction of the famous market area of Munich, called Viktualienmarkt from the Latin word for food.

fruit standAs I saw the line of small kiosk type stores, I tried to scan it for something that looked good as fast as possible.  I recognized some of the names from bakeries I’ve already visited in town, so I went further and found the cheese store.  After several discussions with Brooke about blue cheese, I suddenly really wanted to buy some, so I headed in and hoped I would find what I wanted.  Since I knew that I had seen gorgonzola in places before, I hoped I could locate that word and cheese and just order that, and I did.  I found the sign and the price seemed reasonable, so I determined to get it and asked the woman at the counter for the gorgonzola.  Then, it came – which one would I like?  There were three choices, but only one sign.  So, I chose the first option and hoped for the best.  If I’d been thinking, I would have also ordered some of the olive assortment I had seen in the window.  My cheese ended up being 3,23 euro.

bread and cheeseNext, I needed something to put my cheese one, so I ducked into the next bakery I found and glanced through their bread selection before choosing a roll that looked safe enough and ordered two.  Only 70 cents for both.

chocolate covered strawberriesLast, I went in search of the strange hanging things we had seen from the bus yesterday.  I can only imagine they were cookies that had been decorated (I saw one that said Happy Birthday in English), and then hung from the roof of the tent.  As I found them, I noticed that in the cases below them lived a bunch of confectionary delights.  A chocolate lover’s paradise.  I chose a skewer of dark chocolate covered strawberries that has been well worth the nearly 4 euro it cost.

I placed all my goodies into the reusable carry bag I had packed for just this occasion and headed back to the S-bahn and to the hotel to enjoy the spoils of my shopping trip.  And enjoy it I did.  Even the soft gorgonzola cheese.

4 Responses to Market shopping

  1. Donna
    March 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Wonderful! Especially the choc strawberries which of course I couldn’t have guessed if you hadn’t told us what they were. On a skewer – that’s so cool!

  2. johnna wood
    March 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    That food looks really yummy!! Enjoyed your post!

  3. Sunny Brown
    March 16, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I’m gonna try that strawberry skewer!! Maybe for Easter… :-)

  4. Buddy Perryman
    March 17, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Do they serve grits?How about biscuits and gravey?
    Just joking,that cheese looks good.