We finally got to Sawmill Market in Albuquerque. It is one of the first food halls in Albuquerque or Santa Fe. Sawmill Market has a wonderful array of food stalls. It is kind of overwhelming choice wise. We did some reconnaissance and checked out all of our restaurant choices before deciding on what and where to eat.
Sawmill Market was actually used as a sawmill before this beautiful building was turned into a food hall. The wood work was very impressive. There were several people that were gave helpful directions as to where restaurants were. They were also enforcing the mask order and the limited number of people who could enter the food hall. There were many places to sit. You have a choice of eating inside or outside. Several people were sitting outside.
Arepas are one of my favorite foods. I don’t have them on a frequent basis because they are fried. I settled on the black bean arepa (9).
I thought this was a little pricey but this is a new and very trendy place. The black beans were perfectly cooked. I could also taste the cilantro, too. The arepa itself was not greasy. It was hot temperature wise. All good!
We also had the Cream Cheese and Guava cachito (7.50) to eat. A cachito is like a croissant. It has puff pastry with a delicious filling. The cachito was very interesting. I liked the flavors of the cream cheese and guava. The cachito was delicious. Ok, I didn’t know what it was either so we asked.
I thought this was a good choice for our first venture out. I felt safe.
Sawmill Market is open from 8am-10pm Daily.
There was another restaurant that I was interested in visiting Tulipani Pasta.