Top 10 Best World Food Markets to Visit

Here are some of the best World Markets to visit:

  1. San Francisco | ’ Market– Waterfront location.  80 Bay Area purveyors on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  1 ., The Embarcadero; 415/983-8030; www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
  2. London | Borough Market – Stalls, pubs, shops, and small restaurants. Come early on Thursday or Friday and avoid the Saturday crowds. 8 South-wark St.; 44-20/7407-1002;  www.boroughmarket.org.uk.
  3. Madrid | Mercado de San Miguel– In a 1916 Beaux-Arts building, San Miguel market stood abandoned for years—until renovated in 2009. Plaza de San Miguel; www.mercadodesanmiguel.es
  4. | des Enfants Rouges– Petite marche in the Marais (one of the oldest in Paris) is the spot for an affordable meal. 39 Rue de Bretagne, Third Arr.
  5. Palermo, | La Vucciria– Palermo’s labyrinth of narrow passageways piled with produce. Between and Piazza San Domenico.
  6. Istanbul | Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) – Istanbul’s 15th-century bazaar with more than 4,000 shops spread out over 65 covered streets. Between Nuruosmaniye, Mercan, and Beyazit; 90-212/519-1248; www.kapalicarsi.org.tr
  7. Mexico City | Mercado de la Merced – Spans several city blocks and has more than 3,000 vendors from across Mexico. Anillo de Circunvalacion between GeneralAnaya and Adolfo Gurrion; 52-55/5522-7250.
  8. Sao Paulo, | Mercado Municipal Paulistano– 1930’s market known for its cathedral-worthy stained-glass dioramas. 306 Rua da Cantareira; 55-11/3313-3365; www.mercadomunicipal.com.br
  9. Melbourne | Queen Victoria Market – Open since 1878, “Queen Vic” is an over-l,000-stall melting pot. 513 Elizabeth St.; 61-3/9320-5822; www.qvm.com.au
  10. | Circular 1950’s building, with second-floor with more than 80 food stalls. 30 SengPoh Rd.