Many food markets in the world are increasingly becoming popular tourist spots in their own right — all for a lot of delectable reasons. If you have not been to a local food market in your travels, your next trip is always a good time to start discovering its many delightful surprises. With so many great markets to choose from, here are some of the best ones that should be on every foodie’s bucket list.
Tsukiji Fish Market (Tokyo, Japan)
Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest fish market in the world and one of Tokyo’s most popular attractions. It is famous for its tuna auction, a mindboggling array of fresh seafood, and the delicious eats from the many food stalls and shops at its outer market.
La Boqueria (Barcelona, Spain)
Great eats are some of the best things you will find in Barcelona. And there is no better place to explore the city’s tastes and flavors than in its famous market — La Boqueria. From the best tapas to the freshest fruits and everything else in between, Barcelona’s iconic food market has it all.
Borough Market (London, UK)
London’s Borough Market is the oldest market in the city that dates back to hundreds of years. It is a popular wholesale market that also attracts not just locals but also visitors from around the world who want to try the many scrumptious foods and treats that can be found in its many food stalls, shops, and restaurants. From mouthwatering sandwiches to great tasting chocolates, this food market has all the goodies for anyone looking for a delicious bite.
Grand Bazaar & Egyptian Spice Bazaar (Istanbul, Turkey)
Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar may not be technically a food market. But it has a wide array of dining options that serves an extensive selection of Turkish meals and treats. The city’s Egyptian Spice Bazaar likewise offers more than just an extensive selection of spices. It is also a great place to find good food like traditional Turkish breakfast and treats like Turkish delights.
Mercado de la Merced (Mexico City, Mexico)
With thousands of food vendors selling an amazing array of foods, Mercado de la Merced promises a real culinary treat. La Merced is the city’s largest market that covers a vast area teeming with food stalls where you can find tasty and flavorful eats.