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.
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 interesting patterns. Or perhaps you might prefer a carved wooden lady skeleton statue instead. Skulls also cover mouse mats, gift wrapping paper and cushions.
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 actually bought a few of these carvings when I visited Mexico many years ago. The wood carvings are called ‘Alebrijes’ and originate from Oaxaca. Decoration is very bright with intricate patterns inspired by pre-hispanic symbols.
Pick up a few Aztec or folksy pattern cushion to brighten up your home interiors or a small rug. If you want something unique look out for the large Mexican sofa. Chunky hand carved side boards and cabinets are used for displaying home accessories. I also spotted a wonderful black bohemian rattan peacock chair which was quite spectacular. The dream catchers were lovely and pretty for bedroom decorations. You can admire yourself in one of the hand punched decorated silver mirrors.
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. Available in a small, medium and large sizes and various colours. Or you can treat yourself to a rattan beach bag decorated with tassels and pompoms. The macramé purses were very cute.
Other fashion items include jewellery with plenty of huichol bead work 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.
From classic pottery to iconic wrestling masks, this shop is brimming with amazing 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
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.
Mestizo Mexican Market Information
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 9pm and Sunday 12 noon until 6pm. Closed on Bank Holidays. To find out more go the Mestizo Mexican Market Facebook Page
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for visiting with me.
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