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Mestizo Mexican Market Handicrafts and Groceries

Homegirl London’s Shop Snoop: Mestizo Mexican Market. If you’re looking for magnificent Mexican handicrafts such as clothing, home accessories and gifts, you’ll love the Mestizo Mexican Market. You can also buy a satisfying selection of Mexican groceries in this shop. It’s located next to the Mestizo Restaurant on Hampstead Road close to Warren Street tube station.

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Selection of Handicrafts

Mestizo Mexican Market Handicrafts

If you love Mexican handicrafts, you’ll be impressed by the array of colourful goods on offer. Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) is a Mexican celebration to remember those who have departed. Expect to see many objects adorned with Day of the Dead skulls and skeletons in this shop. You will find an extensive range of hand-painted skulls in different sizes with exciting patterns. Or perhaps you might prefer a carved wooden lady skeleton statue instead. Skull motifs adorn mouse mats, gift wrapping paper and cushions.

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Hand-Painted Skulls

If you’ve ever visited Mexico, you will also be aware of the wooden carved decorative pieces. A selection of Mex Art wood carvings can be found on display in this shop. These range from a lizard bear to a jaguar and grand dragon. I bought a few of these carvings when I visited Mexico many years ago. The wood carvings are called ‘Alebrijes’ and originate from Oaxaca. The decoration is very bright, with intricate patterns inspired by pre-hispanic symbols.

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Wood Carving

Pick up a few Aztec or folksy patterned cushions to brighten up your home interiors or a small rug. If you want something unique, look out for the large Mexican sofa. You may also like the chunky hand-carved sideboards and cabinets which are used for displaying home accessories in the shop. I also spotted a beautiful black bohemian rattan peacock chair which was quite spectacular. The dream catchers are lovely and pretty for bedroom decorations. You can admire yourself in one of the hand-punched decorated silver mirrors which are cute.

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Mexican Sofa

The Zocalo Chic woven basket bags are adorable. These are designed by Coco de Boursetty who works with local weavers from Oaxaca to create a selection of totes. They take approximately two days to weave by hand using wooden looms. The geometric designs are striking and quite impressive. These bags are available in small, medium and large sizes in various colours. Or you can treat yourself to a rattan beach bag decorated with tassels and pompoms. The macramé purses were beautiful.

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Woven Tote

Other fashion items include jewellery with plenty of Huichol beadwork varieties. Colourful leather sandals and shoes can be snapped up. Embroidered cotton blouses and t-shirts with skull motifs can also be bought. Or perhaps you might like to wear a woven hat instead.

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Beaded Jewellery

From classic pottery to iconic wrestling masks, this shop is brimming with fantastic Mexican merchandise. Other items include dinnerware, decorative objects, puppets, flags and more. Take your time to browse so you don’t miss anything!

Mestizo Mexican Market Groceries

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Jarritos Soda

In terms of groceries, you can pick up authentic Mexican staples such as Pepe Comala Tortillas. Spice up your meal with La Extra Red Habanero Chili Sauce. Dip your tortilla chips in the Pepe Comala Salsa de Tomatillo Sauce or the Salsa Mexicana. Tinned goods include La Costena Sliced Jalapenos and Whole Pinto Beans. Fresh produce such as green peppers and cheese are also available. Treat yourself to a refreshing Jarritos Mandarin, Guava, Mango or Lime Soda, cheers!

Mestizo Mexican Market Information

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Shop Exterior

The Mexican Market is located right next to the Mestizo Restaurant and Tequila Bar (103 Hampstead Road). The shop address is 101 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3EL. The nearest station is Warren Street. Opening hours listed on the door are Monday to Saturday 12 noon until 9 pm and Sunday 12 noon until 6 pm. Closed on Bank Holidays. To find out more go the Mestizo Mexican Market Website.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for visiting with me.

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