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Each week, Hamburg’s food markets play host to thousands of hungry tourists and on-the-go residents. But with so much choice, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best markets so all you have to do is grab a fork and dig in!
A local institution since the early 18th century, the Fischmarkt takes place every Sunday morning on the bank of River Elbe. The market is packed full of stands and food trucks selling everything from fresh fish and bags of sausages to giant fruit baskets. Vendors’ voices ring out around the room as they try to hawk their produce to passers-by. At dawn, live music fills the historic auction hall at the heart of the market and partygoers traditionally gather together here for one more dance before heading home. Open: Sunday from 5am to 9.30am (15 March to 14 November) or from 7am to 9.30am (15 November to 14 March).
Inspired by neighbourhood markets in New York and Melbourne, the Marktzeit has swiftly conquered the hearts of Hamburg locals. Indeed, there is no better way to start a weekend than enjoying a locally roasted coffee or a gourmet breakfast. Once in a while, the market organisers will adopt a special theme for the week: wine and cheese, beer and sausage, vegan superfoods, and more. Open: Saturday from 9.30am to 3pm (September to April).
Newcomer on the city’s weekly market scene, Food Lovers Market is steadily growing in popularity. Located in Hamburg’s modern HafenCity district, this markets offers the best in local produce alongside a fleet of trucks that prepare international comfort food. Expect everything from Cajun cuisine and Korean bibimbap to Polish bigos stew and American burgers.
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