One of the best ways to tap into the culture of any city is by visiting their local markets. The markets Auckland city centre offer don’t stop at fresh produce and general essentials, but also cover local arts and crafts, delicious food and beverages, and even continue on into the evening with one of the best events on the Auckland night markets calendar. Here are the ones to add to your must-visit list.
Britomart Saturday Market | 130 Quay Street | Every Saturday 8am - 3pm
Every Saturday different stallholders come with their fresh produce and cook delicious food. There is always different musicians playing live and also some art and crafts, veges and fruits stalls. It is the perfect family environment and good vibes that everyone want to start off a good weekend. Plus take advantage of the 2 hours free parking at Britomart car park presenting a receipt from the market from $10.
Auckland Fish Market | 22 - 32 Jellicoe Street | Open daily
Auckland Fish market is an institution, providing the city with the freshest seafood you’ll find anywhere. This indoor-outdoor market is a go-to spot for locals and travellers alike. Centred around the fish market are some of the city’s most exciting restaurants, all of which take full advantage of the fantastic seafood on offer– favorites include Lobster & Tap, Market Galley and Ika Bowl. Located in the beautiful Wynyard Quarter precinct the fish market offers great parking and is just over the road is Silo park, the perfect place to let the kids run around after lunch.
City Centre Market | Freyberg Square | Every Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm
Come purchase your weekly fresh produce from the south, the west & beyond & when you're done shopping, feel free to linger in the community centre's "urban lounge" of Ellen Melville Centre.