jamie- chakra cera is about as bottom of the barrel as they come as far as the markets here are concerned. im sorry that was the only place that i seen in passing that had the oven thing!!! i wish i could have sent you to Unicachi....it is a huge, clean, fresh, cheap market place. theres everything there, and its set up amazing. we go every sunday. we get the best strawberries for s/1.80 per kilo. i had fresh carrots cut into sticks for my daughters lunch and i mean an entire bag ful for .50 the eggs are s/3.80 per kilo...we TRUST this marketplace, as there is some rhyme and rhythm to it....the vendors are all in aa Unicachi vest, and everyone is so polite!! i get seriously like 100 USD worth of food(if purchased at wong vea or metro) for less than 100 SOLES. i got shoes there as well, today, dress shoes for work. they were s/18. the same pair i would find elsewhere for s/40. it pays off for us to wash everything in boiled water and a huge collander and some of the fruit and veggie cleaner soluable we purchased in metro. we come out of there every sunday with 2 carts-yes, they have shopping carts there- full of our groceries for the week, and its a stretch if we hit s/100. i love that place!!!! if you like hole in the wall eateries, they have some cevicherias in the restaurant part as well.....s/5 for a huge plate and a chicha. if you are ever out this way, stop there!!!
another place i love, is called La Vega. its on ave. beluaunde in comas...just a few cuardras up from chakra cero. it is a ¨´deposito¨´ and everything they sell is in bulk and CHEAP! its like a mini Sams club. very advanced as far as comas is concerned! for example...i get, in bulk, my butter. i pay, for a docena, 9 soles. each butter i buy costs 1 sol in the tienda, and 1.15 in metro. so i SAVE 3 soles. i also buy the pura vida yougurts for the kids lunch. i pay s/6 for a 12 pack...i get my kids wipes there, and noodles..noodles, for 3.5 kilos are 8 soles. they are all different brands that you can choose from. i buy buy the package, obviously. i buy the suave toilet paper, the orange, or elite, orange for s/8 for a 24 pack.. this is an actual store, not a marketplace. the deals are unreal when you buy in bulk! i think they have several locations, actually...
have a great night!