I don’t know about you, but food is the reason I travel, and there’s nothing like the European markets to make me giddy. And with Corinthia Hotel’s annual sale happening now, it’s the perfect time to book a ticket to Europe and explore the best European food markets around.
5 European Markets For Foodies
1. Great Market Hall (Budapest)
The indoor Great Market Hall is the oldest and biggest European Market in Budapest. There are three floors which offer an interesting variety of stalls. This is the right place to get to know the culinary habits of the Hungarians, plus it is a great place to buy souvenirs, like paprika and honey. You will also find produce, meats, pastries, candies, and spices.
2. Mercado da Ribeira (Lisbon)
Mercado da Ribeira is Lisbon’s main food market, and the biggest attraction is the large food pavilion where Lisbon’s top chefs cook gourmet food to satisfy everyone. Local wine flows abundantly, and there is a variety of food. You can find seafood, meat, traditional Portuguese food, and Asian fusion. The fish restaurants serve some of the freshest seafood in all of Lisbon.
3. Torvehallerne (Copenhagen)
Torvehallerne, in Copenhagen, is inside two cute glass sheds right in the middle of the city center. They sell everything from fresh juices and gourmet chocolate to Danish open-face sandwiches and organic jams. The porridge stall Grød prepares oatmeal with toppings like dulce de leche and the duck confit sandwich at the Ma Poule charcuterie counter is a must. Most everything you find is organic and locally sourced.
4. Borough Market (London)
The Borough Market is one of my favorite European markets. They’ve been around for 1,000 years, and there are more than 100 stalls at the market. Make sure to sample the bread and cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy, the sausage rolls, and buy some of the gorgeous produce to take home and cook.
5. Havel’s Market (Prague)
Havel’s Market (Havelske trziste) is the permanent market in the city center. It’s an outdoor market on a pedestrian street, and the vendors sell everything from dancing puppets to delectable food. It is especially known for its ripe berries, spice mixes, and dried apples.