Marrakech Night Market, Morocco
Known locally as Jamaa el-Fnaa, this market is a great place to sample Moroccan cuisine. Try the succulent lamb brochettes and maakouda – deep fried potato balls with a harissa-based sauce.
Portobello Market in Notting Hill, London
Visit Portobello on a Saturday, its busiest day, for the largest variety of food options. There are stalls for every taste, ranging from vegetarian options like falafels to exotic Ethiopian fare, irresistible paellas and donuts.
St. Lawrence Market, Toronto
Named National Geographic’s ‘World’s Best Food Market‘ in 2012, this huge market boasts over a hundred different vendors. Try Carousel Bakery’s famous peameal bacon bun, or head downstairs for some fresh bread and Italian coffee.
Mercado San Antón in Chueca, Madrid
This market carries hard to find items like burrata cheese flown in daily from Italy. Browse through their delectable food products while trying a serving of tapa or bocado every-so-often. Don’t miss the jamon iberico de bellota, a specialty cured ham from pigs that are only fed solely acorns.
Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This locals’ market fills up at night for dinner due to its famous and delicious abundance of street-side food stall options. You won’t run out of options to sample the local flavor; from traditional pho to Vietnamese pancakes and spicy sauce, it’s all here!
Pike Place Market, Seattle
This vibrant and eclectic market is known for its unbeatably fresh seafood. Hit up one of the restaurants to get a taste of their seafood and order a serving of fresh steamed mussels or crab cakes from a stall!
La Boqueria Market, Barcelona, Spain
A livestock market for centuries, La Boqueria is now a haven for foodies the world over. Nibble on cheese, olives and Spanish tortilla as you absorb the sights and scents of this eclectic Spanish market.
La Merced Market, Mexico City
This is the largest traditional market in Mexico City and it is conveniently located near the Zocalo, in the heart of the city. Try the oaxaca cheese quesadilla made with blue corn!
Aw Taw Kaw, Bangkok, Thailand
Located across the famous Chatuchat Market, this market is a hidden gem off the beaten track. It hosts plenty of delicious food options like grilled prawns and sweet sticky rice wrapped in green banana leaves.