It’s always fun to learn about where the locals shop and eat, especially as a traveler but also for non-visitors. While markets in the USA
are not as common or popular as they might be in Asia or Europe, there are still quite a few that give shoppers a chance to find the best. Here are some of the top markets
in the US.
Brooklyn Flea Market – Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Flea captures the hipster vibe of this New York borough with over 100 vendors selling one of a kind items such as furniture, vintage rugs, and even some rare finds. There are local craft vendors with clothing, jewelry, accessories and many artisanal goods as well. The food stalls here are not to be missed either, with the market usually having over 25 food vendors. It makes for a good treasure hunt, but is also a foodie haunt!
Saturdays and Sundays in SoHo – 100 6th Ave, New York, NY, USA, +1 718 928 6603
Sundays in Dumbo – 80 Pearl St, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 928 6603
Randolph Street Market - Chicago
Randolph Street Market – Chicago
Downtown Chicago’s Randolph Street market is a craft fair, flea market, antique show and vintage market all rolled into one. Open on most weekends through the year, this three level market is popular with deal seekers for its variety of vintage apparel, glassware, artwork, jewelry and more. During the summer months, food stalls, beer, and live music are added onto the city blocks surrounding it. The admission price also includes entry at Modern Vintage Chicago, the Indie Designer Market, and the Chicago Antique Market.
Randolph Street Market- 1340 W Washington Street, Chicago, USA +1 312 666 1200
Randolph St Market | Courtesy of Eric Clarke/Randolph St Market
Eastern Market - Washington, DC
Market, Vegetarian, American, $$$
Eastern Market – Washington, DC
Located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC, Eastern Market is the locals’ destination for fresh food, community events, and on weekends, local farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts. Get there early to savor the popular buckwheat pancakes at the market, and then head on over to browse the rows of local artisan crafts, furniture, art, and more.
Eastern Market – 225 7th St SE, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 698 5253
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Rose Bowl Flea – Pasadena
Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, held on the second Sunday of every month, ends up on everyone’s best flea market list, and with good reason! In addition to the celebrity sightings it’s well known for, the market is a paradise for shoppers. With over 2,500 booths grouped by category covering about five miles in the park lot of the stadium, you are sure to find something from the large variety of antique and vintage merchandise, furniture, and local crafts.
Rose Bowl Flea – 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA, USA, +1 323 560 7469
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Fremont Sunday Market - Seattle
Market, Street Food
Fremont Sunday Market – Seattle
Seattle’s open air Fremont Sunday Market is a year round European style street market where you’ll find hand crafts, antiques, artwork, vintage goods, and generally unique cool stuff. It’s perfect for eating and browsing, as the gourmet food trucks are themselves worth a visit.
Fremont Market – 3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 781 6776
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