The best place to go when travelling to a different country, is to visit their local market.
CNN has listed their Top 10 world’s best fresh market.
1. La Boqueria, Barcelona, Spain.
Originated as an open-air market, La Boqueria is located next to the busy La Rambla. This is a popular location for lunch, as it’s home to fishmongers, butchers, cheese-mongers, green grocers and small local shops.
Address: Rambla, 91 Mercat de la Boqueria (Edifici Direcció, 2a planta), Barcelona, Spain
For more information, you can go to La Boqueria Official Website.
2. Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan.
Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. It’s also one of the most popular tourist attraction in Tokyo.
However, it was planned to be relocated in relation to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, however scientists have recently declared that the site that was to become the new fish market has polluted groundwater. Making the relocation plan to be delayed.
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3. Union Square Farmer’s Market, New York City, United States.
With a history of more than 46 years, it has more than 140 regional farmers, fishmongers, bakers and butchers catering to more than 60,000 shoppers on peak days.
Address: Broadway at East 17th Street, New York City, United States
Official website: Union Square Farmers Market
4. Or Tor Kor Market, Bangkok, Thailand.
Or Tor Kor Market is located next to the busy Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok. You can find many exotic fruits and vegetables that are unique to Thailand.
Address: Th Kampangphet (next to Kampheng Phet MRT station), Bangkok, Thailand
Official website: St. Lawrence Market
6. Borough Market: London, England
Official website: Borough Market
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Named after the ox carts that were used to deliver water to the area, the market is capped by a hawker center upstairs where exhausted shoppers can sit down with a bowl of noodle soup or other local specialties.
Address: Chinatown, Kreta Ayer Road and Keong Siak Road, Singapore
8. Lancaster Central Market: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
The historic market has been in operation since the 1730s, and was granted permanent status by King George II in 1742. It remains popular today, and tourists flock here to purchase hand-crafted products and foods made by the local Amish community.
Address: 23 North Market St., Lancaster, Penn., United States
Official website: Lancaster Central Market
9. Marché Provencal: Antibes, France
Located in Antibes’ historic old town, the Marché Provencal is brimming with gourmet ingredients from the Provence region of France. Visitors can learn the art of French cooking with the plethora of local specialties, including foie gras, honey, fresh lavender, wines and cheeses, fruit preserves and fragrant spices.
Address: Cours Masséna, Antibes, France
10. Kowloon City Wet Market: Hong Kong
In a city known for the quality and quantity of its wet markets, Hong Kong’s Kowloon City wet market stands out among the rest. Both tourists and locals flock to this foodie destination for the highest-quality ingredients, including fresh imported meats hanging from steel hooks, live fish thrashing about and piles of perfect greens. It is also common to find a Cooked Food Centre in the wet markets in Hong Kong.
Address: 100 Nga Tsin Wai Road, Hong Kong