The Fig Tree Market In Ngara

Have you ever gone to the supermarket to buy a specific thing, say Yogurt and came back  with totally unrelated items? Well, that was me last January. I had gone in search of street food joints in Ngara but somehow, I got derailed and ended up at the Fig Tree Market. Lets just say I don’t regret  that derailment one bit.

The Fig Tree in Ngara
The Fig Tree in Ngara

The Fig Tree Market at Ngara is an urban fresh produce market whose main clientele are the residents of Parklands Estate. Since majority of the target market  are from the Indian community (known for their rich culture) , a very wide variety of vegetables you would rarely find in other markets in Nairobi are stocked. I for instance came across so many veggies I had never led eyes on and the whole trip turned into an culinary educational tour.   The bad thing though was the fact that most of the vendors didn’t  know the English names of some of the veggeis hence the confusion still reigns ( I shall find a translator though)

A typical fresh produce Stand at the Fig Tree Market
A typical fresh produce Stand at the Fig Tree Market

You will find literally everything in the Fruit and Veggie Kingdom at the Fig Tree Market. From the kawaida  veggies like onions and tomatoes, bananas and oranges to sour gourd ,coconuts,  bitter melon, mint, parsley , dill, sweet corn , curry leaves to baby potatoes, aubergines and what have you. If you are ever in the mood for a therapeutic grocery shopping experience, be sure to visit this place. The colours, sights and sounds are something you will definitely fall in love with.  Prices are also very fair so you don’t have to stress about your pocket getting heavily dented.

Sweet Corn at the Fig Tree Market
Sweet Corn at the Fig Tree Market
White Radish also called  Daikon (in Japanese) at the Fig Tree Market in Ngara
White Radish also called Daikon (in Japanese) at the Fig Tree Market in Ngara
Sugar Snap Peas retail for as low as Ksh. 50 bob
Sugar Snap Peas retail for as low as Ksh. 50 bob
Coconuts were also not left behind- Fig Tree Markey, Ngara
Coconuts were also not left behind- Fig Tree Markey, Ngara

 

 

Red Radish, Ngara Fig Tree Market:  A bunch goes for 30 Bob

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Small Brinjals at the Ngara Fig Tree Market
Small Brinjals at the Ngara Fig Tree Market
Eggplants being sold alongside other  groceries at the Ngara Fig Tree Market, Nairobi
Eggplants being sold alongside other groceries at the Ngara Fig Tree Market, Nairobi
Fresh Green Chillies
Fresh Green Chillies

1-DSC_0043Unlike most fresh produce markets with revolting stenches, this place is so clean you won’t even realize you’re in a market 🙂

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A Quantity Surveyor who loves Photography, Food and Travel. This blog is a journal of my cooking, dining and travel escapades

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