The Ferry Building Marketplace is a monument to California Yuppiedom, in a good way. It's full of gourmet shops, cafes, and coffeeshops touching on all the foodie-revolution hotspots: bearded and tattooed guys selling Italian-style house-cured meats, a stand which sells local, seasonal mushrooms, an outstanding array of cheese shops, and places specializing in Korean pork buns, fresh seafood, rustic breads, exotically-flavored oils and vinegars, organic coffees (from the type of place which refuses to put your espresso in a to-go cup because that would "take away from the experience"), organic veggies, sushi, and everything else under the gourmet sun. It's decidedly not cheap, and isn't for everyday snacking, but.is perfect for giving yourself a treat. There is a boardwalk-deck behing the building which overlooks Treasure Island and the bay, and is a great place to have your just-arrived-in-SF meal.
It is perhaps one of the most famous spots in Seattle. Butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers sell their wares in booths that are full of color and with music playing around some stalls. An environment that is worth a visit, if only to gawk.
The Reading Terminal Market is a traditional market, in fact it's the only place where you will be able to come cross the famous Amish and take a photo. you can find absolutely anyhting just like in any market, but here everything looks great because they care a lot about the appearance of their displays and their merchandise. There are beautiful flowers or candy stalls, and even butchers are nice in this market. The best thing is that at noon, most stalls sell food to enjoy in the same market. There are all kinds of cuisine, from Thai to the famous cheese steak sandwiches, all really cheap.
Easter Market is one of the most authentic and original places for breakfast and lunch in DC. It is advisable to go on weekdays (weekends are full and you will hardly ever find a space). Besides various omelettes accompanied by potatoes, this place is famous for its delicious blueberry pancakes (you can order two or three at a time as they are served warm with maple syrup). This place couldn't be more American. Local rules include not allowing you to read the paper or use your laptop when it is busy.
Standing in the heart of the city of Santa Monica, open in the morning until about 1 or 2 pm, the farmer's market is a must for lovers of fresh fruit and vegetables. Juicy, high quality and sometimes organic, there are all kinds of delicacies offered here, with fragrant strawberries and vegetables that make you want to reach out and grab them! You'll also find fresh flowers among the colorful stalls. A great stop for gourmets.
Occupying the entire South Western French Quarter of New Orleans, just a few meters from the Mississippi, the French market is, as its name suggests, a market which proves a nice, enjoyable place to visit. You can find stalls selling all kinds of products, from fruit and vegetables to the typical Creole food of the city to Mardi Gras masks and necklaces. A great place to go for a look at some Louisiana culture!
This market is one of many that has a Whole Foods chain that started with a small store in the year 1980 and today it has spread through North America and the UK. It has 270 stores and are leaders in natural and organic foods,with the highest quality, without added preservatives or colorings. Going in one of these markets is a great experience and the one in Greenwich that combines perfectly with an environment full of nature. The disposition of the merchandise is made with such taste that it invites photography. I could not resist smelling a melon and giving it a light tap with my finger to return the sound to indicate their degree of maturation. If you go through any of these places, but they will not buy, I recommend you come and give some relaxation to your senses.
Located in the heart of the famous Grand Central Station, the largest station in the world in terms of number of platforms, Grand Central Market is a nice market offering a touch of freshness to this noisy, industrial environment. Among the delicious, healthy fresh food available you can find great lobster and delicious fruit and vegetables. A great place to stop for some healthy shopping. We love it!
This is a kind of market where you can find almost everything you can imagine. From seafood to pasta, with coffee, ice cream, chocolates, breads and fruits. There are a few restaurants within the market, divided into different specialties. It's open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 11pm. If you are in NYC don't miss it.
Seattle is bursting with farmer's markets throughout city neighborhoods each summer, but the popular Ballard district boasts a year-round market. Each Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm, head to historic Ballard Avenue for this market. A full block is closed to traffic and transformed to the biggest party in Seattle.
Besides a bounty of seasonal produce, crafts and food vendors set up also. Pick up fresh oysters, hand-crafted caramels, local wines, wild salmon, flowers, and much much more. Have a fresh salmon slider or oven-roasted pizza topped with wild mushrooms. Or just enjoy the parade of people, dogs, and street buskers.
The Limelight Marketplace is a truly unique shopping center located in a former church. It is organised into small enclaves, and you can really buy anything here...I particularly recommend the mini-department of hats and the culinary department. Tightly organised and quaint, it's a really interesting alternative to more typical shopping centers.
The most famous market of the Big Island (Hawaii Island) is the Hilo Farmers Market. On the Hilo side of the island is rainforest and there are a variety of tropical fruits such as lychee, coconut, pineapple and durian. There are also vegetables, crafts, foods of the island, clothing, jewelry and souvenirs. There are some fantastic things to taste so make sure that you try everything! A great place.
This Saturday market is Portland's highly recognized open air crafts and arts market. In fact, it's the largest continuously operating market in the country. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from March through Christmas. Over 200 local artists, craftsmen, and artisans showcase their skills. Walk up and down the isles of ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, candles, clothing, and much more. The market also features excellent food carts, live music, and street performers. It's much more than just a market. It's people watching, food sampling, curious browsing, curious sight-seeing. Often times, it's 'Portland weird' wrapped up into one giant, overwhelming market....rain or shine. See it for yourself!
The Dane County Farmers’ Market, called the Capital Square Farmers’ Market by locals, is located on the blocks around the Wisconsin State Capital building and takes place every Saturday morning during the warmer months. This farmers’ market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the United States. Because of the size of this farmers’ market prices are generally reasonable. Go hungry to the farmers’ market as you will find an abundance of local produce, coffee, honey, jams, pickles, and fresh baked goods including pies, scones, and pumpkin pastries. Be sure to try to the local favorite - hot, cheesy bread and take some to go.
Pebble Beach is a beach in 17 Mile Drive, a restricted area of Carmel. The area can be visited, and costs $ 10 to enter. Inside there are lots of beautiful homes, plus parks, beaches and a tranquil golf course. Pebble Beach is a beautiful area, almost like a mini city with banks, shops and a small market. There are top brands, a good selection of wines and some salads to buy.