Open Air Market
Between Quincy Market and Haymarket
The open air market between Quincy Market and Haymarket is the culinary equivalent of a carnival midway. (In other words, if you object to being addressed as either “Girly” or “Blondie,” this is probably not the place for you.) But if you don’t mind the raucous atmosphere and shop judiciously, rare fruits and vegetables will be your reward. The selection of South American and Latin American goodies is particularly fresh. You can find jicama, fist-sized pineapples and bags of multi-colored Habernero peppers with enough heat to stun a yak—or maybe just that indecorous vendor two stalls back.