Saturday 25 February 2017

Five of the best markets in Dublin

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world at these top-class food markets

Kevin Shore

Howth Market
Howth Market
Dun Laoghaire People's park market
Temple Bar food market
Eatyard
Dublin flea market

Food, glorious food! There is nothing quite like the freshness and authenticity of food prepared at a market stall. We have put together a list of five food markets worth visiting in Dublin, so grab your passport and get ready to sample some world cuisine...

Howth Market

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Set in the picturesque fishing village of Howth, this market serves up a visual treat to all its visitors. This seaside delight offers a vast array of freshly baked goods and organic produce, as well as antiques and hand-crafted jewellery. Make a day of it by taking a scenic walk along the nearby cliffs or a stroll through the town where you can visit some of the quaint boutiques or award-winning bars. Saturday- Sunday, 9am-6pm.

Temple Bar food market

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Nestled in the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, this market is easily accessible in the heart of the city. A real hidden gem, the stalls here serve some of the finest food available in Dublin. Visit McNally's family Farm stall for seasonal organic vegetables and salads, or spice things up with a trip to Mero Mero Mexican for some authentic street food. Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Eatyard

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One of the most exciting markets on the list is the new Eatyard which will be located next door to the Bernard Shaw. Dublin, although a cultural beehive, still loses foodie points when it comes to street food. Eatyard promises to rotate its 20 stalls on a regular basis. Launches Friday, November 25, and opens Thursday-Sunday, 12-8pm thereafter. See www.the-eatyard.com for more information.

Dun Laoghaire People's park market

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Based in the suburban seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, the People's Park sets the backdrop to the perfect day out. With over 50 stalls ranging from organic fruit and veg to handmade Aran Fudge, this market has something to tantalise even the fussiest of taste buds. To top it off, you can stroll along the pier with your lunch whilst gazing at the breathtaking views of the harbour. Sundays, 11am to 4pm.

Dublin flea market

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Release your inner hipster by taking a trip to the Dublin Flea Market. You will find everything here from trinkets to retro vinyl records, but let's not forget about the mouth-watering food. This market offers its patrons a wide variety of choice, from home-made falafel to delicious pizzas. As well as a number of unique stalls, this market also boasts its very own organic food store where shoppers can pick up some rare cooking ingredients that may be hard to find elsewhere. Last Sunday of every month.

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