roses Ecuador

Chez Tiff Chocolate

Tucked down La Ronda, Quito’s most historic street, Chez Tiff will make your eyes pop and your tummy rumble with its Willy Wonka array of Ecuadorian chocolates. Here you’ll find fuchsia- coloured bars, quinoa truffles, and every percentage of cocoa on the planet. Cacao, as well as coffee and plantain, is one of Ecuador’s greatest (and finest) exports, so the ‘when in Rome’ policy heavily applies here.

  • +593 2 229 0020
  • Calle La Ronda

Santa Clara Market

Residents buy and sell local produce at the hive that is the Santa Clara Market. You will pass stores stacked with quinoa and cacao, mountains of vegetables with little doorways forged to allow the seller in and out of the pile and fruits with names you can’t pronounce. To one side is the medicinal herb area, fragrant with chamomile and tarragon; to another lies the flower garden, with orchids and baby’s breath. Quiteños tend to stick around for lunch, perhaps sharing a spit-roasted pig with potato cakes, or fish soup and popcorn. Purchase ceramics and wicker at bargain prices upstairs or in the surrounding streets. Haggling is a formality and can shave a few dollars off the asking price

  • +593 2 252 2321
  • Calle Antonio de Ulloa

Santa Clara Market

Chez Tiff Chocolate

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