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Original Farmers Market
Original Farmers Market
#About the Classic Farmers' Market of Los Angeles

The Original Farmers Market was born in 1934 from 18 farmers who wanted to sell their produce during the Great Depression. They converged on Wilshire Boulevard and gradually the place became popular and the market expanded.

Even if initially in the small market mainly fruits and vegetables were sold, gradually joined more and more suppliers who came to sell from their produce. In time, food stalls, buffets, restaurants and coffee shops joined the market, selling dishes from different styles, such as European-style burgers, Mexican tacos, BBQ, sandwiches, salads and more.

Today there are also boutique shops in the market.


The square has a pleasant green tram that surrounds it and young children enjoy it very much.

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Mercado de San Miguel
Mercado de San Miguel
#About the Market that is One of the Best Food Spots in Madrid

Mercado de San Miguel is a covered market in Madrid that operates in an impressive building made of metal and glass, with traditional food and many Spanish dishes and drinks. The building of the market was built at the start of the 20th century, and opened in 2009, after 6 long years of renovations and reconstruction. In contrast to other markets, this market is well maintained and cleaned. The cleaning staff keeps it at high standards.

Even though its important role as a tourist destination, you will find locals here as well. Locals also love to buy from the many products that this place has to offer. There is everything here - fish, fresh meat, seafood, sausages, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cakes, beers, and more.

If you are getting ready for a makeshift dinner, you can buy here everything you need from the many ingredients. You will also find dozens of cheap tapas stalls, and delicious, where you can taste the local flavors - stalls for cheeses, oysters, fish, empanadas, and more. If you do not like tapas, there are homey restaurants, pubs, and cafes.

The authenticity and atmosphere in the market will do its job, even if anyone has arrived here full and just wants to walk around the stalls. A great walk is guaranteed, filled with smells and colors, Spanish voices, and authenticity all around.


Come as early as possible - the sights are great and the food is fresh and delicious.

Beware of pickpocketers - watch your bags, phones. and wallets, make sure they are not in your back pocket. Put your bag in front of you.

Cash only - most stalls only receive cash.

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Targ niadaniowy
Breakfast Market
#About Warsaw's Food Market

The Breakfast Market (Targ Śniadaniowy) on Sundays, is a farmers' market and ready-made food market, a place that matches its name - it's great to come here and eat breakfast. These are not restaurants, but a regular food market, and gives residents and tourists the option to come and buy food from vendors, and sit on benches and eat at the center of the market.

In the stalls of the market are homemade dishes, cakes and delicious baked goods, sausages, cheeses, dried fruits, all flavors of tea, and ethnic foods from around the world.

In the summer the market is in the neighborhood park Żoliborz, and during winter it moves into a close by indoor space.


The market is open every Sunday at 10:00 am.

The market also has different activities for children.

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Msr ars
Spice Bazaar
#About the Best Spice Market in the World

Mountains of spices of all colors; yellow, green, orange, and gold, all different smells, strange and new, and unbelievable products that will welcome you into at Egyptian market (Mısır Çarşısı).

This is Istanbul's Spice Market, one of the largest markets in the city, and many consider it the best spice market in the world.

The market is L-shaped. There are 88 arches rooms, most on the bottom and top floor. The market was built in 1660 following a big fire that erupted in Istanbul. For a certain period the market was used as a camel refreshing station, that traveled along the Silk Road, and a place for rider to relax.

Starting from Saffron, known as the world's most expensive spice, to red currant, turmeric and cumin, paprika and pepper - in the Egyptian or Spice Bazaar, which is the second largest market in the city, you will find almost every spice possible.

In addition to the great variety to the endless spices and many smells and colors, there is terribly expensive caviar, a taste of Lukum in every color and taste, excellent halva, nougat candy and cow's sausages with nuts, lots of peppers and exotic drinks in abundance.

In the spice market you will also find an indoor shopping area, that is second in size only to the big bazaar. There are many more spices here. If you want, you can also buy various products, including fine and colorful fabrics, clothes and underwear quality, which are sold cheaply and hold for many years


Entrance is free

The main entrance is in front of the Yeni Mosque, on the South-West corner.

It's recommended to bargain in the market, or the vendors could get insulted, because they love the game so much.

Interested in delicious presents? - Buy here excellent and cheap pistachios, mini nuts and wonderful dried fruits, Turkish honey and quality saffron. Here saffron is considerably cheaper than the rest of the world.

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Food Markets

Kumkapı Fish Market
Kumkapi Fish Market
#About the Fresh Fish and Seafood Market of Istanbul

The Kumkapi Fish Market is a bustling market where vendors offer almost every possible food. Try and taste the variety of fish and seafood offered here by the merchants, because that's what you came for, right?

In the market you will see many stalls offering large, fresh mussels, filled with rice and seasoned with a delicate baharat spice. If you are a seafood lover, try it.

Here you can also eat local delicacies such as the bottarga, which contains delicious cooked fish eggs.

Also try the flagship of the smoked fish from the Bosphorus - the lacarde, which is a white fish. It is a very fleshy, boneless fish, served salted or smoked with salt. It is usually served with green or purple onions and sometimes with a bit of sour cream. It is delicious and wonderful!


Oyster eaters will find this fish market very tasty and fresh.

Live spoiled oysters will destroy the trip. Think twice before trying the oysters with lemon flakes on the street!

Avoid being tempted by traders who push you into their business. The good and the quality places do not need to push you inside.

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Carmel Market
Carmel Market
#About the Most Popular Tel Aviv Market

Tourists, shouting vendors, hipsters in sunglasses and striped shirts, and tourists stunned by the variety of colorful vegetables and fruits - all these and many others gather every day in the most colorful and exciting market in Tel Aviv.

The Carmel Market is the most famous market in Tel Aviv and has become one of the largest food centers in Tel Aviv in recent years. It is a bustling market, colorful, fragrant, boisterous and full of good and Mediterranean energies. In recent years it has been filling up with excellent street food stalls, small and high quality restaurants, young hummus bars and stalls with special ethnic food products.

The Carmel Market is named after the Carmel Street in Tel Aviv. Over the years, it has expanded to nearby streets, in the neighborhoods of Kerem Hatemanim and Nahalat Binyamin. Today the market operates 6 days a week and you will find a variety of stores - food, clothing, home accessories, flowers, sweets, restaurants, delis and more.

#Market History

During the 1920's Russian Jewish merchants came to Israel who bought land in Tel Aviv for 1,000 rubles. They thought less about immigrating to Israel and living in these houses, but more about their children and the land they could bequeath to them. After the Bolshevik revolution took place in Russia in 1917, they had no choice but to travel to Israel. They had no property except the lots they had bought.

In addition to the economic difficulties, they also failed to integrate into the local labor market and therefore opened a small market in the Kerem Hatemanim area - "Hakerem". The purpose of the market was to provide work in trade in fruits and vegetables. Meir Dizengoff, who was mayor at the time, made the place official and in 1920 and called it "Carmel Market." At that time the market was well developed and contained fish and poultry stalls, fruit, vegetables and pastries.

The Arab merchants of Jaffa, who discovered the success of the local market, established a competitive market that was no less good than the original - a large, colorful, and lively market. Quite a few cases of violence occurred in the wake of the successful market competition, which somewhat clouded the local idyll.

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Plaza Mostenses
Mercado los Mostenses
#About the Food Market Meant Barely for Locals

In Plaza Mostenses there is a market that pretends to be an international food market. We are writing about this market mostly to warn tourists, this is a market for locals, with tough smells, that we think is a waste of time.


A waste of time - don't come here!

In the afternoon, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm the market is closed.
Mercado de la Paz
Mercado de la Paz
#About the Food Market of Salamanca Quarter

Mercado de la Paz in Salamanca Quarter is a covered food market, where an incredible variety is sold, of food, meats, fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more at reasonable prices.

Sit and eat here, in one of the local restaurants, and discover the great magic of this market.

Mercado de Maravillas
Mercado de Maravillas
#About the Large Food Market of Madrid

Mercado de Maravillas is a great place for market lovers. This is a wonderful covered market, offering vegetables, seafood, meat and Spanish hams that are loved so much. The products here arrive from all corners of Spain, and it is a lot of fun to walk among the stalls.

In addition to the fresh food that is sold here, the celebration of colors, flavors, styles and smells, there are lively bars at Mercado de Maravillas, jewelry stores and electronics, and many places for Spanish foods. Anyone who did not come here hungry, will have much less fun!


The market is closed during siesta, the Spanish afternoon nap.

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Great Market Hall
#About the Big Market of Budapest

The Big Market Hall (Tolbuhin Korut) or the covered market of Budapest, is one of the original and large markets in Europe, and in Hungary especially. The market is located in a building of the old train station, and food stalls are on the ground floor and the rest of the shops are on the second floor.

This is a wonderful and rich market for food. It is located at the edge of Vaci Street Boulevard, the main shopping street of Budapest, and has become the largest tourist market in the city.

Don't miss a chance to visit this market. On the first floor fruits, vegetables, cheese, and different kinds of meats are sold. The undoubted ruler of this market is the paprika, the symbol of the Hungarian kitchen, that decorates all the stalls. Paprika can be bought here in all sorts of flavors and different packaging. You can buy paprika in tin cans or designed wool bags.

On the second floor of the market, you can buy hand stitched table clothes, hand made embroidery, Matryoshka dolls, glass vases, and kitchen utensils. The prices are fairly cheap, even though it is crowded with tourists.

In the food area, you can taste from the local and loved stalls. This can be seen as a hugely popular restaurant with many kitchens, where delicious Hungarian food can be eaten, simple and cheap.

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Essex Street Market
#About the Market

The nostalgic food market on Essex Street has been here since 1940. The is a commercial market that is covered, that was build from several similar buildings, built in 1930 at the heading of La Guardia. The market is operated and managed by a by the Economic Development Corporation of New York City and covers over 15,000 square meters.

The market has a wide variety of culinary products, among these are gourmet cheese, fine cuts of meats, fresh fish, and general stores. There are 35 stalls, each of them from 90 to 600 square meters. t he public market is made up of small and friendly vendors, selling unique foods, in a fun environment with a personality.

The vendors here arrive from all cultures around the world, and you can find food from around the world: Brooklyn, Japan, Greece, Mexico, and more.

You probably feel like eating some food. Here you can try food in many stalls, or one of the great restaurants in the market to fill all your food desires. If you are interested in picnics or eating elsewhere, you can buy fresh ingredients and enjoy them somewhere peaceful in the city around.

Enjoy your food!
Chelsea Market
#About the Market

The covered and designed Food Market of the Chelsea neighborhood offers a culinary experience full of style. It is located between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue, between 15th and 16th Street.

In the Food Market there are dozens of food restaurants, kiosks, cheese stalls, seafood, fruits, vegetables, wines, and more. In the past this was the well-known Oreo factory, and along the complex you will see information sections that explain about the place and the factory.

The restaurants here are run by chefs from all over the world, who come to New York to take a bat at the American dream.

With a concrete floor that fits the atmosphere of the building, the Chelsea Market is designed in an industrial style. The atmosphere is warm and full of people, like in New York, warm and light. Walk around the market and let the smells of coffee and baked good from the bakeries and the sights from the pretty restaurants stop you in your tracks at every stall and examine everything carefully. Buy something or several things to eat, this is a market worth enjoying!

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Sarona Market
#About the Prestigious Tel Aviv Market, with the Most Delicious Food Stalls this City Has to Offer

Sarona Market is one of the leading indoor culinary complexes in Israel, it is also very new. The complex opened in 2015 and was built over the Sarona Gardens Park in the center of Tel Aviv. This is a modern urban market that successfully combines worlds - between the old world and the new world, between the East and the West, the urban and the rural, between gourmet food and folk food, and so on.

The market reminds of markets such as Barcelona's La Boqueria market, the London Borough market, or the Chelsea market in New York. These are the sources of inspiration for the entrepreneurs of this international market. There are quite a few good and original chefs in Israel, with restaurants and fast buffets of their best dishes. If you are here a few times, you can sample a lot of memorable dishes, but even if not - stop locals in the market and ask them for recommendations. Beyond the good portions you get, you will gain a good conversation with excellent people. There are so many in Tel Aviv!

In the Sarona Market you will find imported cheeses from all over the world, fresh seafood brought from the Atlantic Ocean, wines and French drinks and spices from the Far East. But there are also quite a few Israeli products, including fruits and vegetables from Israel, fresh olive oil from the country's olive presses, meat from the Golan Heights, Israeli boutique beers, fresh fish brought from the Mediterranean, hand-made pastries made from fresh fruits , chocolates and pralines made by local chocolatiers, local wines from the best wineries and more.

The complex is spread over 8,700 square meters and has about 90 shops, stalls and restaurants, where you can eat in its many stands and restaurants, or have a picnic on Sarona's lawns, and purchase the finest raw materials for self-cooking in your apartment.

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Temple Street
#About the Dark and Wonderful Night Market on Temple Street

The Temple Street night market on Kowloon Island opens at 4:00 pm and reaches its height in the evening. The exotic food scene in the market is a part of the experience and goes hand in hand with the atmosphere: vibrant and slightly traditional.

The atmosphere here is dark and crowded. The dim lantern lights, strange goods and the sounds of Cantonese folk music and a little jarring, give the market a somewhat mysterious atmosphere. Thanks to this atmosphere, Temple Street's night market is often staring in dark movies. What made this place a movie star, also brings in tourists.

Alongside delicious food stands, the Temple Street night market also offers exotic products and food at good prices and even cheap prices. You can also buy less-than-normal shopping for the small hours of the night. Along with a selection of products, especially for men, you can find here a selection of gadgets, electronics, watches, clothes, pens and more.


Further down the market there is a small market for sex toys.

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#About One of a Few Flea Markets in Istanbul

In various corners of the city, you can visit the bustling Bit Pazarlari markets, spread across the city. If you have to choose only one, it's worth going to the Çukurcuma Bit Pazarı, close to the new city center, near Istiklal Street, on one of the streets behind Galata Sarai High School.

As in any market in the world, you will find the best antiquities and nonsense one can sell. Of course, here the emphasis will be on things unique to Turkey and objects of an oriental and Balkan character. Featured here for sale are feathers, jewelry, lamps, old weapons, small furniture and more. Just note that trading antiques is forbidden, meaning that what you are buying at best is fake, and at worst a real, which can land you in a Turkish jail, because it is forbidden by country law.



Notice - there are heavy fines for taking antiques outside of Turkey, and smugglers can expect harsh punishments.

There are other flea markets, such as the flea market Horhor in the Aksaray district and the flea market Kadıköy on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

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Borough Market
#About London's Food Market

The Borough Market is certainly the most enjoyable of London's food markets. For hundreds of years, this market operated as a food market and popular English dishes were available. In recent years the market has become a colorful market, full of fresh agricultural produce and gourmet food.

Despite the expensive products, and the lack of breakfast- the stands and restaurants only open up later, most of the experience is roaming about, walking through the stalls and looking around. Many of the stands offer a taste of their merchandise.

If you happen to be in the market past noon, you can wait for the market to switch over to trendy bars. These fill up quickly with the Londoners who come for an afternoon beer.

#Recommendation for a Tasty Market Dish

If you are in search of a fish and chips dish, try the restaurant Fish, or the stall Fish! Kitchen on the road that cuts across Borough Market. You can choose several types of fish. You can then venture to the sitting area or the church courtyard to enjoy your meal.

For those not interested on spending money- if you arrive an hour before closing time, you will find that many stalls sell their goods at half price. You can buy pastries, bread, cakes, cookies, soups and cooked foods.

#A Short History of the Market

The Borough Market dates back to the days the Romans ruled the area that would one day be London. The market was placed elsewhere 2000 years ago. In the Middle Ages, the entire area adjacent to the London Bridge continued to serve as a commercial center. In 1756, the Borough Market was relocated to its present site. The market has been here for 250 years.

The Borough Market underwent serious renovations before becoming what it is now: a market for good quality gourmet food, with prices to match. The market began to function as a social and cultural center, offering many culinary activities. The best chefs of Britain and Europe frequent the market, venturing to see and be seen.

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Mercat de la Concepció
#About the Covered and Pleasant Market on Avinguda Diagonal

The food and flower market that is located in west Avinguda Diagonal is a culinary attraction. The market was opened in 1888, and it was built in a building that is 40 by 100 meters big. If you are on a romantic trip like a honeymoon, then the next door flower market is a great place to buy flowers at all hours of the day, and of any variety or color.

Throughout the years the market was renovated, and today different food stalls can be found, as well as household electronics, and flower stands. You can also find fruits, vegetables, flowers, and more.

The vendors at the market are nice and gracious, and the service is excellent. You can reach here to find a nice present, or to get some high-quality wine and cheese.

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Mercado de San Ildefonso
#About the Good Food Market in the Malasana Neighborhood

Mercado de San Ildefonso is a great market, nice and not too crowded if you are hungry and located in the Malasana neighborhood of Madrid. In this market, like in the market of San Miguel, you can find lots of good and delicious food for fairly cheap.

The Mercado de San Ildefonso has 3 floors, that are designed as 20 food stalls and a number of bars. The food here is high quality and really good. This market was built over the ruins of the old covered market that operated here until 1970.

In contrast to most markets in Madrid, which are closed on Sundays, Mercado de San Ildefonso is opened on Sundays as well, and many come here to enjoy eating and drinking with friends.

The Malasana is a particularly bohemian neighborhood. Besides this great market, there are restaurants, and great tapas bars, nice cafes, and many bars scattered around the streets.


If the weather allows it, there is an inner courtyard in the building that is nice.

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#About Vienna’s Colorful Market

Because it is aimed mainly at the residents of Vienna, in recent years the Naschmarkt has become one of the city's hot tourist attractions. The market attracts those who come to do their shopping for their home, tourists, and many people coming here to sit in restaurants and cafes and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the place.

There are over 120 diverse and rich stalls with a wonderful supply and variety of foods, from vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, fish, seafood, wide range of spices from all the world's cuisine, nuts, almonds and of course souvenirs for tourists ...

Many of the sellers here are Austrian farmers who sell their produce in Naschmarkt, dressed in traditional garb.

The delicatessen in the market also offer a huge abundance of cheeses, meats and pickles, along with salads and high-quality spicy foods. Alongside them are wine shops with a huge selection of quality wines, excellent street food stands, excellent restaurants and cafes, you are in Vienna after all...

Every evening, after the market closes, the Naschmarkt becomes a young and lively place, the market wakes up again into a loud and noisy nightlife area, with good food and lots of music.

Even at the end of the week, Naschmarkt does not rest. Every Saturday, the place becomes a bustling flea market and is especially crowded with tourists, who flock en masse to the largest market in Vienna to search for bargains...

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Levinsky Market
#About the Delicatessen Market In Tel Aviv

The Balkan market in Tel Aviv is the Levinsky Market, near the Florentine neighborhood in Southern Tel Aviv.

This market, which was by praised by visitors from abroad as one of the best in the world, offers great cheeses, pickled items, salted fish of all kinds, dried fruits and vegetables, great Israeli spices and excellent pastries, Burekas and endless delicacies.

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Tsukiji Market
#About the World's Largest Fish Market

Tsukiji Market, or Tsukiji, is the largest fish market in the world, where more than 50,000 people work. All the seafood sold in Tokyo is from this market.

The market, active since 1935, is also the oldest market of Tokyo's wholesale markets and is a tourist attraction, no less than any other active market of merchants and wholesalers. In fact, it is the Tokyo Fish Exchange, where fish are sold to the highest bidder and the prices given are very expensive.

#About the Fish Exchange, Tsukiji Market

The unique part of the Tsukiji Market is a stock exchange of fish, which operates from dawn, while most Tokyo residents are still asleep. This is where the Tokyo restaurants purchase their fish, which will be consumed later in the day. As the place which presents sushi to the world, this market is the center of interest of the famous Japanese delicacy.
It all begins at night when the ships unload a variety of fresh fish and seafood. At dawn traders prepare them for sale. Later, restaurant representatives come to purchase the fresh fish and seafood, which will be taken to the restaurants. Finally, in the restaurant’s kitchens, sushi will be prepared in all its forms along with the other wonderful dishes.

It all starts early in the morning, when the auction of these big fish is held. The merchants arrive and examine carefully giant tuna fish from all over the world. Each fish is marked by the merchants so that they can offer a price according to the quality and size of the fish. An hour later, they gather for an auction, which is held in a unique language that a stranger will probably not understand. They hint using their fingers to mark their proposals.

After the sale, the fish are paid for and taken to the shops, restaurants and kitchens. From there they will be distributed to us, the diners in Japan.

#The External Market

Next to the auction area there is a huge outdoor market, where over 1,000 wholesale fish traders, known to traders and restaurateurs, are placed in very clean stalls. Here seafood, for instance fish, crabs, squid and octopus are sold throughout the whole day.

Many Japanese locals buy fish and seafood from this market to prepare at home. It is the leading place to buy fresh fish for the traditional Japanese kitchen. In the fish market, which by the way has no smell of fish, you can also enjoy many restaurants and stalls offering fresh fish and seafood dishes, excellent sushi and more.

The entrance to the market is completely free, even if you are a tourist and do not intend on buying.


Early in the morning, the fish market is usually muddy and wet. It is recommended to dress accordance.
Only 120 visitors are given access to the public sale per day, therefore arrive at the Kachidoki Gate of Osakana Fukyu Information Center at 5 am.
The best time to visit the market is between 5:00 - 8:00 am
In order to eat a delicious cheap meal, take a left at the exit of the market, before the bridge, to the alley of shops and small restaurants with sushi and tempura.

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אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

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נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.