I like markets a lot. They’re friendly and quirky and you can find stuff/food that you couldn’t find elsewhere, often unique and always with a story if you ask for one. Here are my top 5 markets in Dublin.
Irish Farmer’s Market – Howth:
This market takes place on a Saturday and a Sunday in (sometimes) sunny Howth. It’s split between two different locations but always has delicious foods from dumplings to noodles to bratwurst to pancakes and features artisan bakery and confectionary as well as some local crafts. After stuffing yourself on very reasonably priced food from a minimum of 4 cultures, a stroll on the pier never goes amiss.
This market also opens on Saturdays and Sundays but features more shopping than the Howth market. There’s books, clothes, CDs and general trinkets to be found and everyone is friendly and will go out of their way to help you out or find you something you really want.
Temple Bar Book and Food Markets
On Saturdays around Temple Bar you can find stalls set up selling books of every kind and every genre and then wander down to the food market which hosts stalls which sell anything from roasted hog to stir frys. For the veggie’s Aruna’s Kitchen has some really good food and I highly recommend picking up cheeses from Sheridan’s which has a permanent store as well.
Ferocious Mingle Marcade
Located on Camden St, this indoor market has a host of stalls selling jewellry, books, posters, sweets as well as a million and one other oddities. The atmoshphere is relaxed and it even has it’s on coffee bar inside and live muscial performances from time to time. They’re open from Thursdays through to Sundays.
The SuperNatural Food Market
This market is for all you organic food lovers out there. Not quite as bohemian or varied as some of the other markets, this one does offer organic foods as well as cosmetics, cleaners and baked goods. They offer advice on organic and super foods as well as tips on cooking and demystifying ingredients such as kelp and other exotically named foods. They provide a gentle introduction into a healthier lifestyle and have over 10 specialised stalls which can help you with any questions.
Where are you favourite spots to wander + shop in Dublin?