Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Travel Tips

Top Five Best Food Markets in The World [PHOTOS]

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Feb 01, 2013 03:04 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

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

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.

Cours Saleya, Nice, France

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

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

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

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.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

© 2022 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2022 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics