Top Food Markets Of The World For The Hungry Traveller
Spices at Istanbul's spice bazaar. Photo: Rituparna Roy
Food markets around the world go by many different names. But the one thing they have in common is the joy they give to every food lover. The variety and quality of produce at any local market is distinct and unbeatable. Today we list out top food markets around the world for every food market lover out there.
Borough Market, London
Located in the heart of the capital at London Bridge, the Borough Market is one of the oldest and the largest food markets in the city. With over 100 different food stalls selling meats, vegetables, seafood, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and a lot more, this market is undoubtedly one of the best in the world.
Union Square Greenmarket, NYC
A lively outdoor market, the Union Square green market offers fresh produce, cheese, bread, and a lot more. It's a great place to find vegan and gluten-free snacks along with some great vegetables and fruits.
Spice Bazaar, Istanbul
Located at Eminonu at Fatih district is Istanbul's Ottoma-era Spice Bazaar. Although Grand Bazaar is a must-visit for its Turkish lamps and carpets et al, a food lover cannot miss the lively spirit of spice vendors here. Find Turkish saffron, meat rubs and even the Indian garam masala!
Khari Baoli, Delhi
Located near Fatehpuri Masjid, this market has been a part of Delhi for a long time. Known as Asia's largest wholesale spice market, it sells different kinds of spices, nuts, herbs, dried fruits, vegetables and a lot more.
Or Tor Kor Market, Bangkok
The Or Tor Kor Market is more than a local market. All the produce and products displayed here are known to be the best found in the entire country. It has a wide range of fruits, fresh vegetables, meats and seafood.
La Boqueria, Barcelona
La Boqueria is one of Barcelona’s largest tourist attractions. The market is known to date back to the 12th century and has the best products in the city. Among other things, candied fruit is widely found here.
Marche International de Rungis, Paris
This is one of the oldest markets in Paris dating back to the 10th century. Right from top quality fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood are also wisely sold here. Here nothing goes to waste, everything is recycled and used to heat up the market and airport nearby.
Campo de' Fiori, Rome
Known as Rome's oldest outdoor market, it has been around for a quite a while. A great place to buy fresh produce like cheeses, fresh pastas, olive oils and herbs and spices, you can also grab some breakfast at Campo de' Fiori.