Paella gets most of the glory when it comes to must-eats in Valencia, but if you're visiting, be sure to also try fideuà, esgarrat, and horchata, among other foods listed in this slideshow.
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Mercado Central (Central Market) in Valencia is Spain's largest fresh food market and one of Europe's largest and oldest running food markets, opened in 1928*. (In other words, it's a must-visit if you're in Valencia.) The cavernous building is home to over 900 food stalls selling fruit, vegetables, spices, seafood, meat, cheese, nuts, olives, cured meats, and more.
Faced with two of Valencia's oldest horchaterias conveniently located within spitting distance of each other, I tried both to see if one was better.
Món Orxata is an Alboraya-based company that makes fresh horchata every morning from organically and locally grown tiger nuts and sells it at carts around Valencia, bringing back the tradition of selling horchata from carts in the early 1900s. Check out how they make horchata at their factory in this slideshow.