Open every single day from 7am to 7pm, the Oslo Fish Market on City Hall Pier is a really immersive experience: you can buy fresh fish and shellfish at the seafood counter, you can get ready-made meals from the chefs there, or you can sit at one of the tables by the water (even after the market closes) and enjoy Nordic seafood dishes, oysters and sushi.
Every Sunday, a colourful flea market takes over the artistic venue and hotspot Blå in trendy Grünerløkka. At Søndagsmarkedet you’ll have the chance to peruse handmade items, vintage clothing and accessories, bric-a-brac and homeware and even works of art made by local artists. All while enjoying the cool street art adorning the neighbourhood walls.
Blink, and you might miss it. This farmer’s market in Oslo likes to keep you on your toes, appearing at a different place every week (usually Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 5am) – so the best thing to do is keep an eye on their website for their next location. No matter where you catch them, though, you’ll be sure to find local produce, succulent cheeses, bottled juices from small-scale producers and all things healthy and organic.
In case Bondens Marked keeps eluding you, don’t worry: Mathallen is always there. Situated at what’s quickly becoming the heart of Grünerløkka, this food hall offers all the cheese, chocolates, sausages, meats, fish, and vegetables from small-scale producers your heart could ever desire – as well as many options for cafés and restaurants, and various pop-up gastronomy events.
Mathallen Food Hall, Maridalsveien 17A, Oslo, Norway, +47 40 00 12 09
A slightly more curated but equally delicious option when it comes to food markets, Maschmanns in the posh Skøyen area is open daily (Sundays included) bringing high-quality cheeses, meat and seafood from all over Norway, as well as a gourmet variety of condiments (look out for the Italian olive oils and pestos). Apart from the food market, there’s also a bakery and pizzeria where you can sit and enjoy the delicious products on site.
Maschmanns Food Market, Karenslyst Allé 51, Skøyen, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 55 33 44