One of my favourite things to do on the weekends, apart from sleeping of course, is to hit up a local market and Auckland has some great ones to choose from. If you like spending your weekends eating tasty food, finding organic produce and pretty trinkets then Auckland markets are for you. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl there’s a market that’ll cater to you.
So here’s a little list of some of the best Auckland markets around for the perfect relaxed weekend.
Every Sunday from 8:30am – 1pm the little town of Clevedon puts on a market full of great and reasonably priced produce. There’s also stores where you can get your morning fix of pastries and espresso. This market has been running since 2005 and has over 50 stalls.
This market has been voted Metro’s best food market for the last eight years and it’s easy to see why! This market is full of delicious French food. The market takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am – 1pm, and now has a second location in Britomart CBD. There’s a huge arrangement of stalls to choose from, not to mention they do amazing crepes. Bon appetit!
While this market may be small it’s super cute and great if you live outside of the main city – in South Auckland or North Waikato. This market has been running for nine years and is held every Sunday from 8am – 2pm. Plus you can pick up a famous Pokeno ice cream while you visit.
If you’re one of those rare people that enjoys being up before the sun this one is for you. The Takapuna markets are on every Sunday from 6am – 12pm. Here you can find a great array of fruit, vegetables, clothes and trinkets.
Matakana is such a great little place to go for a weekend adventure. Every Saturday from 8am – 1pm these rustic markets offer fresh produce, olive oils, fine wines and locally crafted beer. There’s also live music and entertainment.
The Auckland Night Markets first began in Pakuranga and have a completely different feel from morning markets which I love. There are nine different locations all across Auckland so they’re great if you want to spend your weekend mornings sleeping in. Make sure you come with an empty stomach!
Here you can find beautiful hand-made jewelry, stationary and vintage items. This makes it an interesting market to look at and explore. It takes place on the first Sunday of every month from 10am – 2pm.