Good question. In all the small and large towns of Ecuador, you will probably be able to find a local “market” where street vendors roll out a blanket and sell their produce. It is MUCH cheaper to buy your food (meats, vegetables, fruits) this way. Check this out to know more about foods.
For instance, in Quito there is a market just north of the airport and also one near the “Y” open on weekends. You can find guide on cherryscustomframing for shopping guide in markets.
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