14 Of Ireland’s Best Foodie Markets
Irish food markets have it all: fresh crispy sourdough bread, oysters shucked right in front of your eyes, and creamy cheeses made with local milk.
The markets are a true taste of community life, with everything from passersby picking up a few bits and bobs for dinner that night to highly skilled chefs sourcing the freshest organic foods they can find.
Ireland has a fantastic selection of food and farmers markets all over the country, and you owe it to yourself to visit these 14 food havens – they’re the best of the best.
You’re ready to go with a cup of hot, steaming cider made from country farm apples.
1. Cork’s Midleton Farmer’s Market
Darina Allen and local farmers founded Ireland’s first farmers market, which is now one of the country’s most popular.
Homemade breads, juices, vegetables, gourmet snacks, and live music to add to the atmosphere.
2. Kilkenny Farmer’s Market, Kilkenny
You’ll find produce from 233 farms and families right in front of the lovely Kilkenny Castle, bringing some flavor to your day.
It’s a great place to get goat cheese, fruit, vegetables, honey, organic meat, preserves, freshly baked breads, cakes, and falafel.
3. Asia Market, Dublin
This eccentric Asian food market has a mind-boggling display of 4,500 products organized by cuisine, ranging from Indian to Chinese to Korean.
The staff is extremely friendly, and they have the most interesting vegetables and spices you’ll ever see.
4. St Georges Market, Belfast
This delightful market’s fish section alone has twenty-three fish stalls and is known as Ireland’s leading retail fish market.
It is one of Belfast’s most historic attractions and a must-see for foodies.
5. Dungarvan Farmer’s Market, Waterford
The main products of this cute market in the historic Grattan square are fresh fish, honey, free range eggs, free range pork, organic beef, and fruit.
Knockalara Cheese, Barnawee Foods, and Barrons Bakery are among the top stalls.
6. Dublin Food Co-op Market, Dublin
In Newmarket, Ireland’s leading member-owned cooperative has a vegetarian cafe, a wholefoods store, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Every Sunday, a themed market pop-up takes place, such as Fusion Sunday, which features exciting cuisines such as Egyptian and Korean.
7. Galway Market, Galway
This bustling street food market has been in operation for centuries, and it’s easy to see why.
There is a wide range of food available, including Madras curry, delicious Crepes, Japanese Sushi, and mouthwatering handmade cookies.
8. Dingle Farmer’s Market, Kerry
The weekly Dingle Farmers Market features a diverse range of stalls selling fresh organic vegetables, vegetarian savoury foods, home baked bread and cakes, beeswax products, and honey.
The fresh and smoked seafood is absolutely divine.
9. English Market, Cork
This world-famous market has been operating in Cork City since 1788, and long-term traders coexist with newer businesses.
Take a break in the Farmgate cafe with a view of the market stalls, or stock up on sauces and oils, chocolates and cakes, cheeses and pastas – The English Market has it all.
10. The Milk Market, Limerick
This fantastic all-weather market offers fresh, in-season produce from a wide variety of stalls, including Marie Murphy’s Cheese Stall, Killown Orchard, and Green Saffron.
11. Ennis Farmer’s Market, Clare
They only sell produce from County Clare or within a 30-mile radius of the market, so no need to be concerned about your carbon footprint.
Fresh baked goods, country butter, terrines, fresh wheatgrass, and wild garlic pesto are just a few of the delectable food items available here.
12. Mahon Point Market, Cork
Mahon Point, Cork’s largest farmer’s market, has over 50 stalls, with the majority of the foods organic and locally sourced.
Aherns Raw Jersey Milk, Woodside Farm, and Bean Brownie Co stalls are all worth a visit.
13. Naas Farmer’s Market, Kildare
Organic produce from the Wicklow hills, fresh breads and sweet treats, and farmhouse cheeses from Sheridan’s Cheesemongers are available at this charming little market.
Stop by San Pasqual Sweets and Pastries for a slice of Pecan pie for a sweet treat.
14. Honest2Goodness, Dublin
Glasnevin’s community-style market sells a wide variety of meat, vegetables, fish, and baked goods.
Vegans are well served by stall Roots and Shoots, and there’s also some excellent natural wine from Spain and Italy.
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