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