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Santa Caterina Market – Barcelona, Spain

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Santa Caterina Market

(34) 93 – 319 5740
Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona, Spain

www.mercatsantacaterina.com

Open Hours:
7:30 – 14:00    Monday
7:30 – 15:30    Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
7:30 – 20:00   Thursday & Friday

Santa Caterina Market, is the oldest covered food market in Barcelona, it was built in1865 on the site of the Convent of Santa Caterina.

It was remodeled in 2005, by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, into a modern structure  with a mosaic tile  undulated roof.

We like the Santa Caterina Market as it is much less touristic then the Boqueria.  Here you actually see locals byung groceries – as supposed to the Boqueria’s packs of bus tourists!

The wares are pure Cataluña, with fresh seafood in all its forms dominating the scene. If you are lucky enough to have a kitchen in Barcelona, The Santa Caterina food market is a great place to stock up!

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Corabastos – Bogota, Colombia

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Corabastos

(57) 1 453 7188 Av. Carrera 80 No. 2 – 51
Bogota, Colombia

www.corabastos.com.co

OPEN HOURS: 4:00 – 12:00 Daily

 

The largest vegetable, fruit, cereals and grain supply market in Colombia, and the largest we have visited in the world. 420,000 square meters  with 57 warehouses and 6,500 vendors. A daily movement of 12.400 tonnes of produce.  Visiting Corabastos makes you ask how there could possibly be a hungry person in this world.  There is SO MUCH FOOD!

If you can, the best time to go is about 7:00am.  Corabastos is not tourist friendly, so never go alone.  Also keep in mind to dress down so as not to attract attention from the occasional pick pocketer; keep your wallet in safe place and hide your camera when not shooting.

If you actually intend on buying food, remember this is a whole sale market.  The smallest amounts sold are individual crates or boxes.  You can hire a porter for a few thousand pesos to walk with you and bring your boxes along for the journey.

If you are a serious market-eer, then it is well worth the trip.  The sheer scale and smell is something we have see nowhere else.  Try imagining 30m x 50m of nothing but carrots 3m high!  Corebastos is on the edges of Bogota, about a one hour plus drive from central areas.

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Spice Bazaar – Istanbul, Turkey

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Mısır Çarşısı

90 212 513 6597
Rüstem Paşa Mahallesi,
34116, Istanbul, Turkey

www.misircarsisi.org

OPEN HOURS:
8:00 – 19:30 Daily

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Tucked behind the Yeni Mosque – adjacent to the Flower Market – one can discover the destination for plants, seeds, spices and birds  You find yourself in one of the oldest covered bazaars in Istanbul; known as the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar.  It was founded by the mother of Sultan Murat III, with the intention of creating some monetary assistance for the Yeni (New) Mosque during its construction and to help in it’s upkeep.

The Egyptian bazaar is well known for it’s natural medicines, spices, custom flower essences and traditional Turkish sweets. This was by far our favorite bazaar in Istanbul.  Filled with beautiful stores; some very old and some very new all overflowing with ceramics, textiles, chess sets, beans & baubles.

A good tip for purchasing spices is to ask for vacuum packing. Most of the shops offer this service and you are sure to keep your powders dry and full of flavour on your journeys.

A special spot was the Cennet Turkish Paradise 48.  There you can peruse lovely jewelry and embroidered textiles

Friendly note: Unless you really need to kill the curiosity or have need for cheap asian imports, don’t bother shopping to the Grand Bazaar.

 

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Grand Market Hall – Budapest, Hungary

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Grand Market Hall

at the Pest end of Liberty Bridge
1093 Budapest, Vamhaz krt 1-3cK16/C
Budapest, Hungary

www.csapi.hu

OPEN HOURS:
6:00 am – 5:00 pm   Monday
6:00 am – 6:00 pm   Tuesday – Friday

Wherever we travel two of the main things we always try to visit are 1) the local cultures baths and 2) the food markets.  Budapest is a haven for both!!!!!

Construction of the Great Market Hall started in 1894 according to the design of Samu Petz. In 1896 a few days before the handover fire destroyed about half of the roof.  After repairing the roof the market opened on 15th March 1897.

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The spacious interior holds a festival of vivid colours; the fresh products displayed in the stalls, strings of red paprika and garlic, Hungarian salamis, meats, fresh pastries, dairy products, kitchen utensils, Hungarian wines and pálinka, honey, tea, herb mixes. The fine selection of mustards and goulash sauces packed in tooth paste tubes can make great souvenirs – and add a yummy dash of flavor to many dishes.  Another great thing to find here is saffron, and at reasonable price

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The second floor of the market holds several stores of Hungarian embroidery, white peasant shirts and other artS and craft products, as well as couple places to sit, eat and watch the action on the first floor!


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Union Sq Farmers Market – NYC

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Union Sq Farmers Market

East 17th Street and Broadway
NYC

www.cenyc.org/greenmarket

OPEN HOURS:
8:00am – 6:00pm  Monday
8:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday
8:00am – 6:00pm Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday

Probably the largest of all green markets in New York City.  The Union Square Green Market is a wonderful place to show local.  The variety of  vendors peddling their fresh foods is a diversity that you can only find in New York!   Come early in the day to see New York’s’ Top chefs choosing their ingredients- and buy what they buy to ensure the top quality!!! Yum!

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