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Fabulous Auckland Markets To Visit This May

By Martha Brooke
2nd May 2017

Fabulous Auckland Markets To Visit This May

Although the colder months may officially be upon us, we’re not quite barricading ourselves indoors with blanket armour just yet. Instead, you’ll find us pottering around Auckland’s best markets with umbrella and raincoat. Bad weather simply can’t come between and Aucklander and a good market! 

Here’s our round-up of all the markets to visit this May in Auckland.

Auckland Night Markets

With six locations across six different nights, it’s a no-brainer to head to the Auckland Night Market. With a vast array of food stalls, dining out with fussy friends has never been easier—or tastier! We’re talking baos, shumai, ice cream, churros, corn dogs and doughnuts (yeah, we’re now hungry too!) There’s also plenty of entertainment and non-food stalls too for you to enjoy.

Where: Various Locations

When: Various Dates In May

For more details, click here.

Grey Lynn Farmers’ Markets

If, like us, supporting your community is important and you wanna fill your wicker basket with locally sourced and grown goods, then make sure you get down to Grey Lynn’s Farmers’ Market every Sunday. With all the veggies and fruits you could possibly need, you’ll be churning out those green smoothies in no time! Just, make sure you save room for the pastry stalls too!

Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, Grey Lynn, Auckland

When: Every Sunday of every month

For more details, click here.

Mount Albert Market

Gosh, aren’t us Aucklanders spoilt for choice with markets?! Well, we certainly aren’t complaining and with the Mount Albert Farmers Market residing in this beloved burb, we couldn’t be happier (and neither could our bellies!) With stalls and stands boasting fresh fruit and veggies, meat, deli goods, baked delights and everything in between, we’ll be getting our wicker basket ready for Saturday! Small but sweet, this market is a Mount Albert delight!

Where: 847 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland

When: Every Saturday of every month

For more details, click here.

Avondale Sunday Markets

Did you know that Auckland is home to the biggest and bestest market in the entire country?! Avondale Sunday Market is a living, breathing, food-filled legend. With so much produce to sniff out, you won’t want to be anywhere else on your Sunday morning. It truly is a foodie paradise!

Where: 2 Ash Street, Avondale, Auckland

When: Every Sunday of every month

For more details, click here. 

La Cigale

A firm Auckland fave, La Cigale continues to charm visitors with its European vibes and fine food. Although we wish we could fly to the cobbled towns of France every time we had a hankering for a freshly-baked croissant or pastry (insert sad bank account emoji here), why bother when such authentic delicacies lie on our doorstep?

Where: Britomart & Parnell

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

For more details, click here.

Matakana Farmers Market

What better way to spend a weekend in May than in the beyond beautiful surroundings of Matakana? Matakana Farmers’ Market is a legend with locals and people far and wide—and there are many reasons why. With incredible fresh produce, tasty treats and delicious dishes to snap up, you’ll be sorted through your entire week.

Where: Matakana Square, Matakana, Auckland

When: Every Saturday

For more details, click here. 

Clay Works Potters’ Market

Just in time for Mother's Day (you can thank us for reminding you later!), the Clay Works Potters’ Market is back. With stalls and stalls brimming with expertly-crafted pottery, not only will you want to snap something up for mumsy, you’ll also leave with a pot, plate or egg cup of your own too! Stuck for ideas? Snatch up a handmade vase, buy a bunch of flowers and, voila, you’ve got yourself one heck of a beautiful and effortless Mother’s Day gift.

Where: St Columbia Anglican Church, Grey Lynn, Auckland

When: Friday 5th May - Saturday 6th May

For more details, click here.

Swiss Market

You can cuddle St Bernards and Bernese mountain dogs at the Swiss Market! This Penrose event is filled with authentic Swiss goodies and traditions, including four-legged friends. There are stalls full of pastries, bratwurst sausages, holy cheeses, Swiss chocolates and gingerbreads for all those looking for a taste of the Alps. You’ll also find plenty of yodelling and you’ll see Swiss army knife action—a day of fun for all!

Where: 6 Rockridge Avenue, Penrose, Auckland

When: Saturday 6th May

For more details, click here. 

Orakei Market Day

The fortnightly spectacular of Orakei Market Day is back. And, you guessed it, there’s even more tastiness, entertainment and goods on offer! Fun for all the family, you’ll wanna be up nice and early to make the most of this East Auckland event. From 9am until 1pm, grab a spot of brekkie from one of the many food stalls and wash it down with a homemade bevvy. Take the time to wander the many stalls and fill your basket with hand-crafted goods.

Where: Orakei Community Centre, Auckland

When: Saturday 6th May

For more details, click here. 

Riverhead Craft Market

Held on the first Sunday of every month, the Riverhead Craft Market should be on any Aucklanders to-do list. With handmade goodies and food visitors can enjoy strolling, sampling and indulging in Kiwi-produced goods in gorgeous surroundings.

Where: Riverhead Citizens Hall, Riverhead, Auckland

When: Sunday 7th May

For more details, click here. 

Coatesville Market

Come rain, hail, shine or snow (not sure about that last one, but hey, we’ll go with it!) you can bet your bottom dollar that Coatesville Market will be up and running, and awaiting your arrival. Always jam-packed punters can enjoy lush and beautiful surroundings with a whole heap of spectacular stalls. With Kiwi-crafted goods, fantastic food and with a vibrant and local atmosphere, getting up early on a Sunday has never felt so good!

Where: Coatesville Settlers Hall, Coatesville, Auckland

When: Sunday 7th May

For more details, click here.

Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market

Looking for the perfect way to laze the day away? Look no further than Devonport’s Craft & Fine Food Market! Whether you catch the ferry, drive the Harbour Bridge or catch a bus, make sure you’re on the right side of the Shore. Not only can you indulge in the fantastic array of food stalls but there is also an abundance of handmade and beautifully crafted gifts, goodies, homewares, clothing, jewellery and art for your shopping pleasure.

Where: Devonport Community House, Devonport, Auckland

When: Sunday 14th May

For more details, click here. 

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Image Credit: Matakana Farmers' Market


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