Edinburgh has many great attractions to see but if you enjoy the comfort and unique nature of the marketplace it doesn’t disappoint here either. There are many regular and one-off markets held across the city which both locals and visitors can enjoy. Below are just a few worth checking out:
Edinburgh Farmers Market
The leading market and most popular of all of those in the city. It has been heralded one of the world’s best farmer’s markets and it hosts at least 50 specialist producers every time. One visit to the Edinburgh Farmers Market removes the need to visit the supermarket and you can be sure the treats you pick up are of a high quality and there are plenty of unique goodies to sample.
Stockbridge Market is in Jubilee Gardens and is often described as the city’s ‘second’ farmer’s market, as if the first one wasn’t enough. It is a little less tourist packed and it has plenty of unique artisan stall holders and recognisable Edinburgh brands to look out for. The area is also well-known for its charity shops so bargain hunters won’t be disappointed.
Out of the Blue Flea Market
A classic flea market with a stylish Edinburgh twist, Out of the Blue is a well-known community arts company in the city. It plays host to all kinds of events, exhibitions and more, but the flea market is a real gem. Incorporating hand-crafted foods, vintage vinyl, retro fashion and much more, the Out of the Blue Flea Market offers that classic flea market experience with real Edinburgh warmth.
Tram Stop Market
Bringing together an eclectic mix as you’d expect at a good market, Tram Stop Market sits by the Saint Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral and it is particularly well known for its quality street food and other fresh food offerings too. It has become a shopping destination too due to the quality of its gift stalls, vintage clothing and other goodies hidden in and amongst the stalls.
In addition to these food and more traditional markets, Edinburgh also has many niche events, attracts a huge German-inspired Christmas market and there is probably a unique market experience for every type of traveller in the city.