The Best Food Markets in Macau

Food Street at Broadway Macau | courtesy of Galaxy Entertainment
Food Street at Broadway Macau | courtesy of Galaxy Entertainment
Photo of Matthew Keegan
9 February 2017

There’s no better place to experience the wealth of influences that make up Macau’s unique East meets West culinary traditions than at one of its local food markets. Culture Trip takes a look at some of the best.

Red Market

This historic wet market is one of Macau’s most famous. Housed in an impressive colonial red brick building, the market is a good place to experience the authentic side of Macau. There are three busy floors selling some of the freshest produce in town from seafood, to poultry, beef, pork, vegetables and other sundries. It’s a maze of different food stalls and a sensory overload of different sights, flavours and aromas.

Red Market is a great place to sniff out a good bargain and try all sorts of local street specialties and snacks. It offers a quintessential Asian wet market experience and is a great introduction to Macau’s unique culinary culture, which blends both Chinese and Portuguese traditions.

Blissful Coloane Market

This market is the only one of its kind in Macau, it focuses on organic produce and aims to raise awareness of making healthy choices. The market has many different vendors, selling a wide variety of products and offers local artisan goods, organic food, music, and performance all in one place.

Here you can find fresh organic vegetable and fruits, tea, wine, fresh baked bread, clothes, natural cosmetics, scented candles, as well as enjoy performances from professional entertainers. The Blissful Coloane Market runs every third Wednesday of the month and is set in the stunning grounds of the Grand Coloane Resort.

Blissful Coloane Market, Grand Coloane Resort,

Blissful Coloane Market | courtesy of Blissful Carrot Macau

Blissful Coloane Market | courtesy of Blissful Carrot Macau

Food Street at Broadway Macau

Located inside the Galaxy Broadway Resort, this enticing street dedicated to selling local specialities and Asian favourites is based on a traditional Macau hawker style street market and features over 40 food stalls. The street offers great variety among its numerous hawker stalls and mini restaurants, ranging from local favourites like Macau egg tarts, to Michelin-starred places like Tim Ho Wan (dim sum specialist). It’s a great place to come for a stroll while you browse the different menus and catch the aromas wafting through the air.

The cuisine is mostly Chinese, but they also offer Singaporean, Thai, Japanese and Korean food as well as Portuguese. There’s entertainment on offer too in the form of jugglers, stilt walkers, and singing pedicab drivers. A few of the kiosks are also selling souvenirs and various arts and crafts as well. Best to visit during the evening, especially in the scorching summer months, when it’s less hot and crowded.

Broadway Food Street, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, Cotai, Macau

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