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La Boqueria - Barcelona, Spain

Officially called the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, this world famous market was first founded in 1217. Located near the entrance of La Rambla and not far from the Liceu, Barcelona's legendary opera house, this market offers not only outstanding produce but also a food school.


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Borough Market - London, Great Britain

Borough Market is London’s most renowned food market. There you will find chefs, restaurateurs, passionate home cooks and just about anyone who enjoys the best in food. The market also hosts a community of memorable individuals from all over the world who also deeply care about the food and drink.

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Cai Rang Floating Market - Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho, Vietnam

This market is a visual feast for the eyes. Located in the biggest city of the Mekong Delta, the side facing the river offers products for daily use, fish and other fresh food products that arrive by water.

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Chandni Chowk - Delhi, India

Chandni Chowk originally meant "moonlit market" and is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India. Built in the 17th century, the market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight, and it remains one of India's largest wholesale markets for food products.

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Chichicastenango Market - Guatemala

Well known for its famous market days on Thursdays and Sundays, the native vendors there sell handicrafts, food, flowers, pottery, wooden boxes, condiments, medicinal plants, lime to use for preparing tortilla masa as well as live chickens, pigs and handmade machetes. 

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 Dane County Farmers Market - Madison WI, USA

The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the U.S. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table. Open on Saturday and Wednesday, super fresh vegetables, flowers, meats and cheeses are available from over 150 regional vendors. 

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Elmaci Pazari - Gaziantep, Turkey

Named for the apples once sold there, this culinary spice bazaar is located in a pair of indoor buildings near the also famous Bakırcılar Çarşısı Bazaar, where craftsmen pound single copper sheets into platters, vessels and pans.  Inside the Elmaci Pazari spices, nuts, dried fruits, grape molasses and dried beans in a stunning array of varieties are sold. 

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Essaouira Fish Market - Morocco

If enjoying fish is a travel must, then don't miss the food in this historic seaside market. There one purchases a fresh fish and takes it to a nearby blue and white kitchen stall to be cooked to perfection. Market chefs can add olives and bread for a small additional fee. Truly a feast to remember. 

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market - San Francisco CA, USA

One of the top American farmers markets to visit. On any day some of San Francisco’s best known chefs, farmers and food artisans can be seen at the market.  Each week nearly 25,000 shoppers visit the farmers market.

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Green Dragon Farmers Market - Ephrata PA, USA

Located on a 30 acre site in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Green Dragon Market has grown to be one of the largest Farmers Markets in the Northeast. With 7 large indoor and outdoor market areas and many other smaller shops, the Green Dragon merchants offer visitors everything from "soup to nuts". 

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Hilo Farmers Market - Hawaii, USA

In 1988 the Hilo Farmers Market opened with only four produce vendors present. Today over 200 vendors selling everything from fresh island fruits and vegetables to locally grown tropical flowers, special Big Island food products and handmade items all crafted with true Aloha spirit.

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Kozponti Vasarcsarnok - Budapest, Hungry

The architectually stunning  "Great Hall" is the largest, oldest and most beautiful indoor market in Budapest. Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spirits, and spices such as paprika, tokaji, turo, rudi and, of course, caviar.  

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Kuznechny Market - St. Petersburg, Russia

This large and spacious market was built in the late 1920s to aid farmers seeking to sell produce raised on their own gardening plots. That tradition still continues as vendors offer vegetables and fruits, dried fruits and nuts, Korean salads and honey, raw meat and caviar to strolling buyers. 

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Mercado de Dulces - Morella, Mexico

Near the old church in the former cloister of the kind sisters, is a world of sweetness that's hard to imagine. There Mexico's favorite desserts are for sale including bright orange balls of tamarind paste, candied coconut, patties of pure cacao and  tequila-infused dulce de leche candies. 

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Mercado del Puerto - Montevideo, Uruguay

Known to many as a shrine to all things meat, this market, housed under an arching glass ceiling supported by ornate metalwork, offers visitors a stunning array of grilled meats, seafood and even vegetables.  Flavors not soon forgotten!

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Mercato del Tartufo - Alba, Italy

If it's autumn in northern Italy, it's time to enjoy the "Food of the Gods" - Truffles. And that means it's time to enjoy the related maze of markets and fairs celebrated this esteemed fungi. Starting with the stalls in Alba, every diner, buyer (and regional pig) should be very happy.

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Namdaemun Market - Seoul, Korea

Wander through the 30 or so multistory buildings, not to mention an endless sprawl of street-vendor stalls and it will soon be apparent that this market offers just about everything including smandu gook, a savory dumpling soup and bindae duk, a skillet-fried mung-bean pancake.

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Nishiki Market - Kyoto, Japan

This narrow, five block long shopping street with over 100 shops snd restaurants is known as "Kyoto's Kitchen". Here perceptive shoppers buy fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware as well as seasonal foods and famed Kyoto specialties. 

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Queen Victoria Market - Melbourne, Australia

Also known as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, this market has served Melbourne for more than a century. A historic landmark covering over two city blocks, it’s a place where one can shop for Australian fruit and vegetables as well as imported gourmet foods.

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Rungis Wholesale Market - Paris, France

An absolute must-visit for all who love fine food. Rungis is the world's largest wholesale market for fresh produce. Fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, cheese and even fresh flowers are sold here every day in quantities so large an entire train station and highway exit has been built to serve it.

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Santa Fe Farmers Market - New Mexico, USA

Recognized worldwide by chefs because of its indigenous character, this market offers a cross section of New Mexico's unique heritage. Currently the market represents over 150 statewide vendors and features hundreds of agricultural products including multi-colored chiles. 

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Seattle Pike Place Market - Seattle WA, USA

Overlooking Seattle's beautiful harbor, this market was opened in 1907, and is proudly one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. Its stalls offer visitors fish that "fly", endless bouquets of flowers as well as an array of fresh regional produce.

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Surquillo Market, Lima Peru

This mercado is an enormous and bustling place where locals do their everyday shopping. It offers great quality food for amazingly low prices. A wide range of fresh Peruvian fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, seafood and hard to find ingredients are sold from its 100 plus stalls.

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Tsukiji Fish Market - Tokyo, Japan

Since the 16th Century Japanese fishermen have gathered in this location to sell fish. After the great 1923 earthquake, it was decided a permanent market was needed. Today the market is the largest wholesale seafood market in the world with a variety unequaled anywhere. A must visit for chefs.

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Turkenmarkt - Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany

Part of Berlin's growing diversity, this lively canal-side farmers market offers Turkish locals an opportunity to share their culinary heritage with long time city residents. Fragrant olives, creamy cheese spreads, crusty flatbreads and mountains of fruit and vegetables are all available at amazing low prices.

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Union Square Farmers Market - New York City

Open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,  this market is served by regional farmers, ranging out an average of 90 miles (140 km) from Manhattan.  During peak holiday seasons, the market offers outstanding produce to more than 250,000 customers each week. More than one thousand varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at the market. 

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Ver-o-peso Market - Belan, Brazil

Named after a colonial tax collection center, the complex is now an international known center for acai berry merchants, fresh fish sales and regional foods, many still produced and gathered by the original native population.