The floating market on the Punda side of Willemstad, Curacao. (Nov. 29, 2018)

Best place to get food is the old food market where a bunch of local cooks prepare traditional meals,

Another pedestrian bridge on the Punda side with the car moving Queen Juliana Bridge in the background was built in 1974 to connect Punda to Otrabanda. (Nov. 29, 2018)

But the main reason we ventured into the Old Market on the Punda side of Willemstad, Curacao, is for the traditionally prepared food that the locals come to eat at the Old Market Food Court. The previous area, the Plasa Bieu, is being renovated so the Food Court, with its picnic tables and down-home Curacao eating was moved to the top level of the Old Market. (Nov. 29, 2018)

The colorful Old Market Food Court on the Punda side of Willemstad, Curacao, is….at least according to my mother and aunt…the best place to get traditional Curacao food prepared with love by the locals. The rustic open-aired picnic table seating food market features traditional meals prepared at opened kitchens with such classics as stub, Yambo, fish soup and a variety of fish. (Nov. 29, 2018)

The colorful Old Market Food Court on the Punda side of Willemstad, Curacao. (Nov. 29, 2018)