About El Mercado
Nestled down a quiet street just a hop and a skip away from Queen Sirikit Convention Center MRT Station, is El Mercado, Bangkok’s answer to the high-quality, customer-driven, specialty grocers of Paris and Barcelona.
El Mercado has managed to expertly elevate the “try before you buy” concept with elegant results at its central Bangkok location. This spacious, laid-back version of a traditional Parisian deli counter is without a doubt the city’s best new provider of artisanal cheese, charcuterie, wine and imported food stuffs from across France, Spain and Italy.
A cherished spot for Bangkok’s best chefs, El Mercado has now also become a hotspot for foodies, francophiles, wine-lovers and everyone in-between. Here, you’ll be able to discover hard-to-find cheeses and meats at extremely reasonable prices. El Mercado also allows its customers to order as much or as little as they need – with no such thing as a minimum order.
For those with a soft spot for seafood, El Mercado stocks lobster, langoustine, fine de claire oysters, clams, wild and farmed fish and more, all imported triweekly direct from the best fishmongers in France and Spain.
With a number of projects in the works, including a specialty grocery, a bakery/patisserie boutique, cooking classes and home delivery, there are many more great services and delicious foods to look forward to in El Mercado’s future.
A Unique and Welcoming Atmosphere
One of the cornerstones of El Mercado’s philosophy is the importance of a user friendly, equalizing gathering place that is inviting to everyone, whether they be renowned chefs, professionals or just the average (cheese-loving) Joe. This emphasis on a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere is a refreshing change for those who have ever been frustrated with Bangkok’s sometimes fickle and over-wrought luxury food sphere.
El Mercado believes that you shouldn’t have to fork out a fortune or spend 3 hours on a five-course meal to have access to mouthwatering European produce.
The eating experience at El Mercado also extends to an informal restaurant concept, where diners can enjoy special dishes of the day (plat du jour). These daily specials fall under three themes: From the Sea, From the Farm and From the Earth.
Diners preferring a lighter meal can seat themselves at the small bar and savor a glass of wine with fresh oysters or cold cuts. Meanwhile, food-lovers and chefs are invited to test out products by cooking in one of the two small kitchens available for use.
Freshly Imported, High-quality Products
There’s more to life than parmesan and mozzarella, take it from El Mercado. With hundreds of rare and iconic cheeses from both small-scale and established European cheese makers at your fingertips, this is the best place to tempt, test, and stretch your palette without going over budget.
Asides from an incredible array of dairy products, El Mercado is also the premier provider of carefully curated luxury products, such as truffles, single-estate coffee, biodynamic and organic wines and artisanal Jamón.
El Mercado Product List:
- Cold Cuts
- Bakery & Patisserie
- Organic Shop
- Wine Cellar
- Special items
- Seasonal Fruit & Veg
Personalized & Attentive Service
El Mercado serves as a meeting place where you’ll find the prices and processes of a modern day market but with the perks and services of an old-school neighborhood grocer. This means flexibility and personalized service for customized needs.
Moreover, El Mercado pledges quality control and certification of all its products. A firm believer in product transparency, El Mercado can provide you with any relevant certificates directly from the producer to authenticate the origin of every food item.
This attention to personalized service extends into its additional specialized services, which include:
- Meat/Seafood Preparation and Marination – including cleaning and vacuum-packing with utmost attention to food safety, sterilization and cross contamination.
- Roasting Services – ideal for special occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Dinners, etc.
- Event Catering – cheese or charcuterie platters for large gatherings.
- Product Knowledge – El Mercado is there to provide its customers with any assistance and advice regarding all of its products.
- Cooking Classes – monthly cooking sessions under the supervision of a chef or team of chefs.
- Delivery & Online/Telephone Ordering – all orders over 5,000 THB get free delivery.
El Mercado Pro – The Chef’s Market
El Mercado’s goal is to be a one-stop destination for chefs and professionals in the field, aiming to provide top-quality local and imported food products with no minimum quantity order required.
Clients of El Mercado Pro receive privileged access to the entire product range, along with exclusive benefits and much more, including recipes, services and a wide range of extra information.
For more information about El Mercado Pro, contact us.
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