Oh, I love fresh vegetable markets, especially those located in Georgia. One of my favorite markets in Georgia is located in Telavi. I remember once I pulled our vehicle of the road near Gori, and we bough a box with tomatoes, see: Fresh Vegetable Market Near Gori Highway - amazing. In today's article I will provide some info about Telavi market, located in the region of Kakheti.
In fact, if I have a chance being in this area of Georgia. I'm trying to visit especially this market and buy some groceries for our household here. I love this market because of two reasons - it's much cleaner than those in Tbilisi (see Bazroba) and prices here can be twice as lower than in Tbilisi. Friends of mine who I have taken here, loves this market because of great walnuts and tasty Georgian churchkhelas. If you are a tourist in Telavi, and looking for some tasty souvenirs to take back home - Telavi market is a great destination, then. Churchkhelas, Nuts and wide variety of Georgian spices.
Georgian churchkhelas for sale at Telavi market
The average price for a piece 2 GEL (as of October 2016).
Churchkhela is a traditional Georgian candle-shaped candy. The main ingredients are grape must, nuts and flour. Almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts and sometimes raisins are threaded onto a string, dipped in thickened grape juice or fruit juices and dried in the shape of a sausage.
At Telavi market
Market is pretty clean and you can find almost everything here - starting vegetables, following spices and ending a really tasty meat. Kakhetian's know how to serve!
Dried plates made from fruit juice
What might looks as Armenian basturma at start, actually are some cool dried plates made from different fruits, apricots, for example. If honest, I hae no clue how to use them, but they taste great. Give it a try, ask for a tasting before purchasing.
Georgian traditional spices
Get your favorite Georgian spices here p barberry, sumakhi, cumin, adjika, swan salt, you name it.