An open-air market conveniently located in the Old Town, Gundulićeva poljana is the site of the daily bustle, with early-morning traders selling mostly seasonal fruit and veg, olive oil and locally made spirits. Cheaper than the supermarket, but pricier than the local’s market Gruž, it’s ideal for padding out your picnic basket before you head to the beach.
This first-class deli sells the finest Mediterranean treats, with glistening fish, homemade jams, spreads and cheeses, but as its name would suggest, Uje specialises in olive oil. In particular, look out for Brachia oil from the island of Brač.
Situated on the city’s harbour, Gligora offers a prime selection of local cheeses, wines and olive oil. The cheese here is award-winning, produced by the Gligora family on the island of Pag. The Dinarski sir, a hard cheese made from sheep and cow milk, was the proud recipient of the World Cheese award. There’s also a superb selection of local wines, many coming from vineyards on the nearby Korčula island and the Pelješac peninsula.