The Best Markets in Birmingham, UK

Digbeth Dining Club
Digbeth Dining Club | © DDC/Facebook

Freelance Travel and Music Writer

Birmingham is a foodie paradise, so it’s no surprise to see that many of the markets on offer in the city relate to food in some way. Delve in to the best markets in Brum below!

1. Birmingham Rag Market

Market, Street Food, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Birmingham Rag Market
© Mikey/Flickr
Quite simply one of the most famous rag markets in the world, this market is home to more than 350 stalls and is renowned for its extensive range of fabrics, cosmetics and general goods. Having seen an extensive renovation in 2000 as part of the new Bullring complex, the site stood for many years preceding that and has consistently been a staple of Birmingham’s market offerings.

2. Bullring Open Market

Market, Farm Shop, Farmers' Market, Street Food, Vegetarian, Healthy

Just next to the Rag Market is the Bullring Open Market, packed with traders predominantly selling fresh fruit and vegetables. The 130-stall market is proudly synonymous with the city, having been active in one form or another for an astonishing 850 years.

3. Moseley Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market, Market, British

Moseley Farmers Market | © bongo vongo/Flickr
© bongo vongo/Flickr
Moseley Farmers’ Market takes place on the last Saturday of each month in the heart of Moseley Village. Here you’ll find more than 60 stalls offering anything from beer and wine to fruit and veg and street food. Everything at Moseley Farmers’ Market is certified local, so fill your boots!

4. Oasis Market

Shop, Store

Oasis Market, Birmingham
© The Oasis Fashion Store
A staple in Birmingham’s alternative scene for as long as we can remember, Oasis Market sits at the top of Corporation Street in the city centre. Still a firm favourite, Oasis Market is home to piercing and tattoo studios, alt clothes shops, a record store and accessory stalls.

5. Frankfurt Christmas Market

Market, British

Birmingham Christmas Market | © Tony Hisgett:Flickr
© Tony Hisgett/Flickr
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest German market outside of Germany or Austria and entices hundreds of thousands of visitors to line the city centre streets each November and December. Distinctly authentic thanks to its stalls packed with German gifts and trinkets, the market also offers a range of German food including bratwursts, schnitzels and pretzels, perfect for being washed down with Weissbeer or Gluhwein!

6. Kings hEATh Streetfood Market

Market, British

Though it’s one of the smaller markets in the city, Kings hEATh Streetfood Market still manages to showcase the best in local trade in the city with around 15 stalls of amazing street food, drink and local produce. The market is held on the second Saturday of every month in Kings Heath village square.

7. Digbeth Dining Club

Market, Contemporary

Street food at © Digbeth Dining Club
© Digbeth Dining Club
Though not strictly a market, how could we leave out Digbeth Dining Club? The Brum purveyors of street food have been pushing the best food traders in the city for several years now, and it’s safe to say they started a bit of a ‘boom’ in street food outside of Shoreditch. Now held every Friday & Saturday, DDC hosts the best street food traders from the city, with everything from burgers to waffles available to try.

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