I love shopping at markets rather than supermarkets, where you meet people and try all the goods. Moreover, you can or have to bargain for the price.
Chorsu market, located in the historical part of the city, is one of the largest markets in Tashkent. It will allow you to plunge into the colors of the real East, and you will be stunned by its abundance.
Like a huge squashed watermelon, Chorsu Market, located in the historical part of the old city, has divinely smelling melons, juicy peaches and grapes, ripe tomatoes and surprisingly bright greens – they will make you stop in silent surprise. Mountains of fragrant spices and herbs, the names of which make the stomach shrink in sweet anticipation, will attract the attention of a true connoisseur for a long time.
Few people can pass in indifference past the stalls with national treats and sweets. Kurt, Navat, dried apricots, raisins, cantaloupes, salty and sweet almonds and pistachios are just a fraction of the delicacies in store for the dear guests. And everything here is not just possible but also necessary to try – discuss with the owner the merits and demerits of the product and bargain fiercely – such is the ritual.
In general, the market, or the bazaar, is a city within the city. I come here not so much for shopping but for bustling around among people, eating tasty food, having fun and having a good time.