Gallery: Market Tours: Brazilian Specialties (and lots of Cheese Bread) at Rio Market in Astoria

Rio Market
Rio Market
The friendly green and glass construction is something of a tropical welcome in brick-heavy Astoria.
Pão de queijo in all its forms
Pão de queijo in all its forms
Rio carries this oh-so-popular savory treat in all its forms: fresh at the cafe, frozen, and as a mix, for baking at home.
Cheese bread
Cheese bread
It's so popular that the frozen kind actually gets its own dedicated freezer case.
Sweet Bread
Sweet Bread
Rolls of this sweet fluffy (not cheesy!) bread are delicious served with honey.
Sazón!
Sazón!
Rio wouldn't be complete without a complete line of prepacked seasonings—sazón—for traditional and popular dishes.
Snack time
Snack time
Yuca, or cassava, snacks are a popular Brazilian treat. At Rio they have several, including this cheese puff-like version.
Seeing red
Seeing red
For some added spice, pick up one (or several!) bottles of malagueta peppers.
Café
Café
Brazilian coffee is one of Ricardo's most popular products, especially this brand: Pilão.
Nesquik
Nesquik
For the little ones, Rio carries Nesquik for making chocolate and strawberry milk.
Doce de Leite
Doce de Leite
Doce de leite, milk jam (aka dulce de leche), is a popular treat. It's a favorite filling for pastries and a great flavor for ice cream, and, let's be honest, is amazing by the spoonful right out of the jar.
Sweets
Sweets
In addition to doce de leite, Rio Market carries a selection of other jams and caramels, like this caramel spread with figs.
Mate
Mate
This traditional herbal tea is sold loose by the kilo, as well as in tea bags.
Mountains of guaraná
Mountains of guaraná
If you're a fan of the Amazonian soft drink, you won't be disappointed by Ricardo's supply.
And for the traditionalists
And for the traditionalists
Rio also stocks gourds for drinking mate the traditional way.
Flip flops!
Flip flops!
On your way out, pick up a pair of yellow and green Havianas for a tropical walk to the subway.
Futebol
Futebol
Soccer's so popular that Ricardo doesn't discriminate when it comes to jerseys. You'll find those of the FIFA darlings, of course, and for most other Central and South American teams as well.