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Top Five Best Food Markets in The World [PHOTOS]

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Feb 01, 2013 03:04 PM EST

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Barcelona's Mercat de la Boqueria is a culinary wonderland.(Photo : Flickr)

Every world traveler knows that food and the markets that make up its unique cultural landscape are an ideal way to get to know a new city. Not only can you find prime produce from the region but you can also get a glimpse of the artisan nature of every place. Here are five of the best in the world.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco

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Growing up near San Francisco, the Ferry Building and its Farmers Market is still my absolute favorite weekend activity. It is arguably the best farmers market in the U.S. and situated in the stunning Ferry Building overlooking the water--the view alone is worth the trip. The market sells local produce, top-notch cheese and Acme Bakery bread. You could easily spend hours inside the Ferry Building perusing the variety of artisan food shops, restaurants and boutiques. From Cowgirl Creamery perfectly stinky cheese to San Francisco's famous Scharfenberger chocolates and Hog Island Oyster Co's fresh shucked-to-order oysters the options are limitless.

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Cours Saleya, Nice, France

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The picturesque food and flower market is an ideal way to experience the South of France. Nice is home to a gastronomic wonderland where you can find everything from flavored salts to fresh meat and seafood. The area is also lined with lovely cafes and restaurants to soak it in and linger for a while.

Kreta Ayer Wet Market, Singapore

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Singapore is a hodge podge of amazing Asian eats. The Kreta Ayer Wet Market in Chinatown has an ecletic array of food choices, meat and Singaporean delicacies. The market, in traditional Singaporean fashion, is hosed down regularly and spotlessly clean. During my trip to Singapore, days were spent lingering in food courts devouring every unique and delicious snack laid out in front of me. Don't miss the chilli crab and Hainan Chicken Rice.

Borough Market, London

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A London weekend is not complete without a Sunday trip to Borough Market. During my two years living in London, Borough Market was always my go-to to take visitors, or if I just wanted to spend a lazy Sunday tasting the unique flavors that make up London. The best grilled cheese I've ever tasted in my life I ate at Borough Market--the smell of melting cheese literally wafts throughout the outdoor market, into the nostrils of every hungry onlooker. They also sell an array of fresh vegetables, international cuisine and other artisan foods. The market, set near the gardens of Southwark Cathedral, is a beautiful way to spend the day and take in some of the local flavor.

Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

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Studying abroad in Barcelona, lended to early morning trips (or late night, depending on how you look at it) to La Boqueria to pick up fresh fruit salads, juices, and what else, but Jamon. The stunning market is world famous and has an eclectic selection of seafood,fresh produce and Mediterranean delicacies.

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