The little shop filling the entranceway to Sabe Rico is a sweet place, in all senses of the word. It stocks specialty foods both packaged and homemade, including gluten-free products ranging from chocolates and granola to bread and pasta. The already impressive establishment is increasingly amazing as patrons walk deeper; the shop gives way to a courtyard, then two separate garden areas filled with lush greenery and charming shaded tables. The menu lists a delicious variety of dishes, and pleasant surprises like teas brewed from herbs grown organically just a few feet from your table... or, with luck, the pure white rabbit who was too cute to cook might pop out of the vegetation to lend a fanciful feel to your dining experience.
A small bookshop in the entrance of this well-known Antigua establishment stocks a good number of titles, and a gamut of seating arrangements provide the ideal spot to curl up with your new read or discuss it with new friends. To keep you fueled, the menu offers a variety of cuisines (including plenty of vegetarian food), such hummus and falafel, traditional breakfasts, and plentiful drink selections. Happy hour runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every evening, with live music most nights and lectures about local history and environmental initiatives every Tuesday.
The biggest supermarket in town stretches for a full block - you can enter just east of the Mercado de Antigua, across the Alameda Santa Lucia, through the doorways on either the 4a or the 5a Calles. Space is tight, but choices are plentiful, with all kinds of packaged foods, dairy products, baked goods, alcohols, cell phones, and cosmetic products offered on just the ground floor. For produce, however, most Antigueños prefer to cross the street to seek out fresher options at the open air market.
Tienda Delicio, S.A., true to the word play in its name, offers a laundry list of delicious gourmet goods. Prepared sandwiches await suggestively near a case of beers, wines, and liquors, or the cheeses and dips make great accompaniments to their homemade baked goods. Pastas, meats, fish, and spices are welcome sights for those with access to a kitchen, and the deli even offers delivery... although, only two blocks from center, the location is conveniently accessible from most of Antigua.
Amongst the beautiful gardens of Antigua, Escalonia offers a particularly enchanting seating area. Tables are sheltered by umbrellas lit with strings of white lights in the evenings, or sit under a vine-filled arbor with flowers dangling overhead like living ornaments. The restaurant serves a menu focused on lovely desserts, coffee drinks, and breakfasts. The establishment is also a plant nursery, and customers can carry home a variety of floral, artisanal, and culinary souvenirs, as well as their memories of the time spent in this lush garden.
Passers-by peering through the open doorway of El Telar get a tantalizing glimpse of gorgeous tasseled hammocks, one example of the textile creations sold here. The artistry and quality of these products is impressive; each design is testament to months of work by hand. The emphasis of the merchandise is on home accessories, such as carpets, cushions, table cloths, and pillows.
Almacenes Siman Miraflores is set in the trendy Centro Comercial Miraflores. This department store is a part of the Siman chain which is the largest of its kind in Central America. Pick up branded apparels, trendy fashions and latest gadgets. Or stroll through their different sections such as home, electronics and more.
It is touted to be the first American-style mall in the town and was established in 1988. Centro Comercial Megacentro may not be big but it does have nice options for shoppers. It features boutiques, beauty shops, salons and a food court. The prices are reasonable compared to other malls.
This retail giant has impressed families across the globe with its affordable prices and remarkable quality, and the Centro Comercial Majadas location of the chain is no different. Spacious as all Walmarts are, the store sells everything from groceries, ready-to eat food, toiletries, clothes to toys, electronics, stationery, party supplies and more. Whatever is your requirement, be sure to find it under the gigantic roof of Walmart. The place also houses a cafe serving delicious local cuisine, so if hunger strikes during your shopping escapade you known where you should head to!
Plaza The Village is a quaint shopping center in Zone 10, the most chic spot in Guatemala City. It features 14 distinct shops including boutiques, cafes, a salon, barber shop and jewelery stores in rows. Stroll through the paved paths to shop at these unique establishments that highlight local artisans.
Distinguishable by its unique structural design and layout, Majadas Once offers a diverse selection of retail outlets, eateries and entertainment. With outlets of some of the biggest brands in fashion and electronics, there's no shortage of quality in what you find at this mall. A true one-stop-shop, here you can shop for all that you are looking for, with numerous options to choose. Once tired with all that shopping, head to one of the restaurants, and treat yourself to a palatable meal.
Opened in 2014, AVIA is a set of three towers around a tower. It is a retail, office and residential complex. The commercial segment is known as Centro Comercial AVIA. Shop for fashion, accessories, electronics and more or just indulge the foodie in you by exploring their eateries.