Food Shopping in Haiti

PHOTO: Haiti - Aransò - Harreng Saur - Smoked Herring for sale in a wheelbarrow

PHOTO: Haiti - Aransò - Harreng Saur - Smoked Herring for sale in a wheelbarrow

Look at this photo... Haiti - Aransò (Smoked Herring) being sold in a wheelbarrow (bourette) at the local market place...

Did you know? The creole word 'Aransò' comes from the french name 'Harreng Saur', the name commonly given by the food industry to salted and smoked herring, to the powerful odor.

What is the most popular fish that Haitians eat?

Believe it or not, smoked herring is the most popular fish that Haitians eat. Second to that is canned sardines.

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RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

Trying to buy rice retails in Haiti? look out for this measuring cup (gode) used for selling rice. In the Haitian marketplace (nan mache) rice is not sold by the pound. Nope! You have to buy by the gode.

In the Capital, Port-au-Prince, they sell rice by 'Ti Mamit' and 'Gro mamit,' in the market places across the Haitian provinces rice sells by 'demi gode' (half cup) and gode (1 cup).

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PHOTO: Haiti - Lo Patat - How sweet potato is sold in street markets

PHOTO: Haiti - Lo Patat - How sweet potato is sold in street markets

Look at this photo... In Haiti's street markets (maché) sweet potato is sold by the "LO," they are lotted up for sale. Each lot cost between 10 gourdes and 25 gourdes...

In other countries that I have visited inclusing the neighboring Dominican Republic, sweet potato is sold by the pound.

Jou mache en Haiti se pa LO yo vann patat, men nan lot peyi mwen visite, se pa LIV yo vann sa...

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Daily Haitian food shopping list - Groceries from the local marketplace

Daily Haitian food shopping list - Groceries from the local marketplace

Here are some typical groceries a Haitian person will buy from the local marketplace (nan mache) to cook for the day:

  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • Green peppers
  • Parsley,
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Sour orange
  • Garlic
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Tomato paste

An Kreyol...

Haitien an soti nan maché, li pote Ze, citron, piment vèt, pèsi, pwa, diri, zoranj, lay, maggi, siv, pat tomat. etc... Manje Peyi... Bon bagay...

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