Neighborhood Gem: Neighbors Market in Gardens is easy to love

Dec 21, 2017
Erik Scheel/

I love a good food bargain. The sight of fresh tortillas for pennies per pound or bold espresso for under two bucks or gorgeous, nice-price produce makes my Cuban refugee soul leap for joy.

So when a friend told me about the deals at the Neighbors Market on Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, I ventured into the charming, family-owned market that’s tucked into the strip plaza behind a Mobile gas station.

Within minutes, my cart was filled with blueberries, papaya, radicchio, mixed lettuces, parsley, cilantro, basil, thick carrots, onions, potatoes, Roma tomatoes (on the bargain table, at eight for a dollar) and bell peppers. The bill: 16 bucks and change.

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The haul brought three words to mind: bueno, bonito, barato. Good, pretty and cheap. Words that make my bargain-loving soul sing.

Make a trip to Neighbors Market: 4211 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens