We’ve all been to the point where we feel like zombies when we march up and down the supermarket aisles. Nobody says that buying food must be fun, but it can be! You can buy your food directly from the producers on a market in an exciting atmosphere, which is a completely different experience of doing the shopping – and way less stressful than the long queues at the cash desks in the supermarkets. Dublin offers numerous food markets all around the year where you can find fresh products of good quality and at the same time enjoy the city and its people. We collected the Top 10 food markets in Dublin for you!
1.Howth Farmers Market
Howth Farmers Market is located directly at the seafront and takes place every weekend since it was established 9 years ago. Visitors can buy a range of organic food (for example nuts, dried fruit and beef jerky), freshly baked cupcakes and bread as well as jewelry, clothing, antiques and much more.
Howth Market is open from 10:00 to 18:00 every Saturday and Sunday.
2. Temple Bar Food Market
This market takes place every Saturday for almost 15 years now right in the middle of Temple Bar on the Meeting House Square. The traders sell cheese, crepes, fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery products, delis and much more. Definitely worth a visit for every hungry food-lover!
Temple Bar Food Market is open every Saturday from 10:00 to 16:30.
3. Co Co Famers Market in Marlay Park
The Farmer’s market opens up every Saturday and Sunday in the southern part of Dublin in the picturesque setting of Marlay’s Park around the historic 18th century Marlay House. Visitors can browse the art and craft stalls, sample the fresh fruit and vegetables, get a tasty lunch and follow it up with an indulgent treat from one of the tempting baked goods stalls.
Co Co Famers Market in Marlay Park is open every Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00 and every Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00.
4. Newmarket Farmers Market
Newmarket’s Farmers Markets opens up every Sunday from May to October and provides much more than food! There is live music every weekend, face painting and they offer horse and wagon rides (2nd and 4th weekend every month – starting June 20). Of course visitors have the chance to buy delicious farm fresh produce, home-made baking, hand-made crafts or to enjoy a proper breakfast or lunch with family or friends.
Newmarket Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00 – from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October.
5. Co Co Famers Market in Dun Laoghaire
A weekend-hotspot, especially for families and food-lovers! The People’s Park Co Co Market is located on the edge of Dún Laoghaire town centre in the historic People’s Park. There is a lot of space to sit down and relax, go to the playground with your children or go for a walk at the seaside. Over 50 vendors trade each Sunday selling a wide range of products including hot food, baked goods, art and crafts, artisan food products and seasonal produce.
Co Co Famers Market in Dun Laoghaire is open every Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00.
6. Ranelagh Village Food & Craft Market
Ranelagh Village Food and Craft market is open every Saturday and Sunday and features an indoor gourmet food hall, separate arts and crafts section and hot food cabins set in two landscaped garden areas. Visitors can also soak up the atmosphere in the heated patio area and enjoy the fine food, wine and ingredients.
Ranelagh Village Food and Craft market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.
7. Balbriggan Fish and Farmers Market
The Balbriggan Fish and Farmers market is located at George’s Square in Balbriggan sells organic fruit and vegetables, fish, cheese, home baking, honey, juice, eggs and plants from the local producers.
Balbriggan Fish and Famers Market is open every Friday from 10:00 to 15:00.
8. Docklands Co Co Market
Docklands Co Co Market takes place every Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:30 at the IFSC in Dublin city centre, County Dublin. The market offers a good alternative for lunchtime for all the working people on the Docklands: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, home-made breads and desserts, excellent lunchtime options and much more.
The Docklands CoCo Market takes place every Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:30.
9. Coppinger Row Outdoor Food Market
The Coppinger Row Outdoor Food Market takes place beside Powerscourt Townhouse Centre every Thursday. It osts small artisan food producers selling an array of food including Mediterranean and Palestinian food along with locally and seasonally produced organic fruit and vegetables. Visitors can buy local cheeses, crafts and crepes – and much more!
Coppinger Row Outdoor Food Market is open every Thursday from 11:00 to 19:00.
10. The Red Stables Market in Raheny
This market takes place in St. Anne’s Park in front of the facade of the red-brick Stables every Saturday. Inside and outside the building, visitors will find artist work, galleries, food and many other products.
The Red Stables Market in Raheny is open every Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00.