Visiting local food markets is one of my favourite past times when living or travelling abroad. Markets provide a venue for interaction with farmers, venders and artisan food producers and they are a great way to learn about local ingredients, delicacies and food culture. If you’re looking for unique and memorable food and drink experiences, make sure to visit a local market on your next trip.
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Markthalle Kulinarium Burgenland: A small indoor market featuring some of the best regionally grown and produced organic artisan food products around Burgenland and Lower Austria. Address: Esterhazyplatz 4, 7000 Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria. When to Go: Fridays and Saturdays between February 21st – April 4th, 2015.
Golser Marktfrühstück: Features organic fruit and vegetables, juices, baked goods, schnapps, local wines, artisan meat products and more (Blog Post Coming Soon!) Address: Weinkulturhaus-Stadl, Scheunegasse / Hauptplatz 20, A-7122 Gols, Burgenland, Austria. When to Go: 9 am – 12 pm every second Saturday of the month.
Benediktiner Markt: Vibrant and boisterous market with a noted Italian influence. Fresh vegetables and fruit, seasonal delicacies, dried fruit, antipasta, artisanal Austrian and Italian meats and cheeses are available. Other products include woven baskets, fresh flowers, handcrafted wood and sheepskin products. Buskers, vintage stalls and outdoor cafes. Address: Benediktiner Platz, 9020 Klagenfurt, Carinthia. When to Go: Thursdays and *Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Easter Markets in Vienna: Every year, colourful markets pop up across the city in celebration of Easter. Craftspeople and artisans offer beautifully decorated eggs, pottery and other regional arts and crafts. You can also indulge your taste buds with regional fare and culinary treats. When to Go: Easter Markets take place from the end of March through to the first week of April.
Mosoni Piac, Moson Farmer’s Market: A charming farmers market in the town square featuring local delicacies, in-season fruit and vegetables, a variety of smoked meats including mangalitsa pork products as well as hand-woven baskets, kitchen-wares and a small flea market. Address: Mosonmagyaróvár, Kápolna tér, 9200 Hungary. When to Go: Saturday mornings between 8 – 11 am.
Trhovisko Miletičova: This is Bratislava’s largest open-air market. Here you’ll find seasonal produce, a huge variety of pickles and preserves, local liqueurs, honey products and a small flea market with clothing, flowers and other goods. Address: Miletičova, 821 09 Bratislava-Ružinov, Slovakia. When to Go: Monday to Friday from 6 am to 4:30 pm, Saturdays from 6:00 am – 12:00 pm and closed on Sundays.