The Best Markets in San Jose, CA: From Flowers to Food

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Are you looking for something more exotic than generically branded groceries? Stop by one of the many markets in San Jose, California. From vintage clothing to fresh produce, you’ll find everything you need without ever having to step foot inside a convenience store.

1. The San Jose Flea Market

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Healthy food on the market in San Jose, Costa Rica
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The San Jose Flea Market comes to life on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Each weekend, more than 2,000 vendors set up shop, covering over 120 acres of the city. Don’t be overwhelmed by the massive size of the market; the smiling faces of local vendors and homegrown goods still lend a small-town feel to the event.

2. Downtown Farmers' Market

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You can find some of the most delicious produce in the Bay at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, a seasonal market open from May through November. The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association carefully selects everything available at the market, where more than 30 farmers sell their produce.

3. Santana Row Makers Market

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Nestled along the massive shopping mecca that is Santana Row, the Makers Market is one that shouldn’t be missed. This market focuses exclusively on handmade, locally made crafts, clothing, jewelry, and various other retail items. Hunt for stunning succulent gardens and marvel at custom leather luggage before purchasing some hand-stamped metal bracelets. It takes place the first Saturday of every month from 12–6 pm.

4. San Pedro Square Market

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San Pedro Street Market
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San Pedro Square Market is different than your typical weekend market—it’s indoors and is open all week long. This downtown destination hosts more than 20 vendors, featuring everything from crepes and coffee to Vietnamese food and craft beer. Additionally, if you’re looking to make an evening out of your visit, the market frequently hosts entertainment events such as karaoke nights and live bands.

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