The Best Food & Flea Markets in Memphis

Sarah Lantz

Memphis, Tennessee is the largest city located on the Mississippi River, and it has a variety of flea markets and food markets all over the city to browse around and shop at. We’ve picked a few of the quirkiest. Read below for our favorites.

Buddha heads at Memphis Flea Market, ‘The Big One’

Memphis Flea Market

Memphis Flea Market, otherwise known as ‘The Big One,’ takes place once a month at the Memphis Agricenter. They have indoor booths abundant with home décor, home improvement, women and children’s apparel, and collectibles and antiques. They also sell many homemade items, including soaps and specialty foods. It’s the largest swap meet in the mid-South, and more than 500 vendors set up booths at the Memphis Flea Market for ‘The Big One’ that takes place once a month.Memphis Flea Market, Agricenter International Inc. 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Memphis, TN USA +1 901-276-3532

Memphis Farmers Market

Memphis Farmers Market

A weekly outdoors marketplace featuring local farmers and artisans, Memphis Farmers Market is a great place to go for food carts, locally sourced food, and crafts. Their vendors include Lazy Dog Farms, which sells all sorts of produce, Crazy Good Specialty Foods, which sells sauces, spices, and seasonings, and Moon Mama Pottery, which sells all sorts of artistic earthenware from mugs to bowls. So Fresh Mobile Juice Bar food truck is very popular, as well as a local poet who will write you a poem at his typewriter, and the dog sitting tent where you can leave your dog while you shop.Memphis Farmers Market, S Front St & W GE Patterson Ave Memphis, TN USA +1 866-348-2226

Cleveland Street Flea Market

Selling fun collectibles and quirky curiosities like guitar pick jewelry, Elvis records, and antiques, the Cleveland Street Flea Market is probably one of the most eclectic markets in Memphis. They also have fun arts and crafts events where you can come and learn to make everything from tissue paper flowers to jewelry. It’s a small market located in Crosstown neighborhood of Memphis for the past 15 years, and the vendors are all very friendly. It opens every Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.Cleveland Street Flea Market, 438 N Cleveland St Memphis, TN USA +1 901-276-3333

Handmade dresses at Trolley Stop Market

Trolley Stop Market

A place to dine and shop, Trolley Stop Market is an indoor market that focuses on local producers and arts and crafts. There’s live, local music played on Friday nights, and you’ll find pizzas and milkshakes as well as other dishes served in the cafeteria, which are all made with local, fresh produce. Since Trolly Stop calls themselves a mini farmers market, you can buy food year round, like farm-raised vegetables, milk, butter, organic, grass-fed meats, jams, jellies, breads, sauces, salsas, and grains.Trolley Stop Market, 704 Madison Ave Memphis, TN USA +1 901-526-1361

South Memphis Farmers Market

Open since 2010, South Memphis Farmers Market operates every Thursday between the months of May and November. Vendors include Green Leaf Learning Farm, which grows USDA-certified organic produce on a 2/3 acre right in South Memphis, and Miss Birdsong’s Sweet Tooth, which sells delicious caramel apples. It’s a great place to find fresh produce for reasonable prices.South Memphis Farmers Market, 1400 Mississippi Blvd Memphis, TN USA +1 901-946-9675By Sarah Lantz

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