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The OTFM-TC is the Go-To for Freshly Baked Bagels

December 31, 2015

Located in Lazaro Cárdenas Park on Puerto Vallarta's South side, the Old Town Farmers' Market-Tianguis Cultural is open every Saturday from 9:30 am-2 pm from the first Saturday in November until April 30th.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Saturday is almost here, and you know what that means - It's time to grab your eco-friendly bags and join us for 90+ "make it, bake it, grow it" products and services! Here at the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural (OTFM-TC), we have farm-to-table produce, salsas and dips, International fare, sculptures, coffee, chocolate, tropical flowers, body products, live music, custom-made clothing, unique jewelry, chiropractic sessions and much more!

One such gotta-try is Vallarta Bagel World with its freshly baked, yummy-for-the-whole-family bagels. Select from traditional, sesame, poppy seed and whole grain (sprinkled with sunflower and flax seeds). Exotic flavors are also available, including jalapeño and cheddar cheese.

Bagels: Great Flavor without the Guilt

Whole grains and vegetables are the basis of a healthy diet, and bagels offer a wealth of vitamins and minerals to keep you in tip-top shape. But if you're thinking, "A crunchy, just-toasted bagel sounds heavenly, but it can pack on unwanted calories," then worry no more. Only 11 calories come from fat with an average plain bagel. Compare that to the 54 fat calories that come with an average croissant! Plus, bagels are cholesterol free and vegan friendly. None of the ingredients contain any animal-derived products such as milk, eggs, butter, shortening or fat-based preservatives and this season Vallarta Bagel World has expanded their selection to include gluten free bagels.

History of the Bagel

Bagels have been a food staple since the beginning of Egyptian civilization. Its round shape and hole-in-the-middle are not only distinct, but handy for transport.

The popular boiled bagel, which is the texture we recognize today, was first made in the 17th century by the Eastern European Jewish community. With migrations to America, bagels became a hit in New York as traditional breakfast menu items. Its simple, yet scrumptious flavor, spread throughout the world, thanks to the frozen food revolution. Fresh or frozen, each bite is full of flavor, texture and healthy properties.

Tip-Top Bagel Toppings

There are endless ways to top a Vallarta Bagel World's freshly baked bagel. Sweet butter or cream cheese and smoked salmon are always popular choices. We'd also suggest trying options from fellow Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural vendors: nut butters, jams/jellies, Mexican cheese, lentil sprouts, and farm-fresh vegetables.

Stop by this Saturday to pick out your next Vallarta Bagel World favorites. You can also find Vallarta Bagel World at most other markets around the bay or reach them at +52 (322) 146-7180 or vallartabagelworld(at)

Love Yoga?

While at the market, join us for yoga classes (9:30-10:30 am) taught by instructors from Yoga Colective. We meet in the kiosk every Saturday morning through April 30th. Participation is by donation.

Meet the Market

The OTFM-TC is a North American style market that celebrates the tradition and culture of Mexico's outdoor Tianguis markets. It is also a registered non-profit/association civil organization that focuses on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Puerto Vallartans. All OTFM-TC products are either locally grown or handmade within 75 kilometers of the city.

You're Invited!

The OTFM-TC will be open 9:30-2 every Saturday, from November 7, 2015, to April 30, 2016. You'll find us in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, located in Vallarta's Emiliano Zapata neighborhood. For only 12 pesos an hour, you can park in the garage directly beneath park. Public buses and taxis also come this way with a Pino Suarez Street drop off.

Get Involved

Interested in becoming a new OTFM-TC vendor or volunteer? Stop by the information booth to pick up an application.

For market updates in English - and now in Spanish - please visit, and "like" us on Facebook.

Click HERE to learn more about the Puerto Vallarta Old Town Farmers' Market.