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Here’s Where To Find The Best Markets In Auckland

By Urban List Writers - 05 Jun 2019

Here's Where To Find The Best Markets In Auckland

Shopping is a lot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creatives.

So we're helping you satisfy all your stall-hopping cravings, with this of the best markets in Auckland this June.

Winter Solstice Night Market

From the teams behind La Cigale French Market and the Auckland Food Truck Collective, comes the Winter Solstice Night Market. Celebrate the longest night of the year by sipping on mulled wine before making your way through top Auckland food trucks including Double Dutch Fries, Judge Bao and Bacon Brothers.

When: Thursday 21 June, 5pm-9pm
Where: La Cigale

RE: Generate Fashion Market

There's nothing better than a vintage fashion find and RE: Generate Fashion Market is the perfect place to get your hunt on. Boasting high-quality, pre-loved women's and men's clothing and accessories, who knows what you'll discover. 

When: Sunday 9 June, 10am - 1pm 
Where: 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi 

Holland House Market Day 

Head to the Holland House Market Day and discover dutch cuisine. Treat your tastebuds with a round-trip to Amsterdam with rich cheeses, addictive chocolates, coffee and scrumptious cakes.

When: Saturday 8 June, 10am-12:30pm
Where: Holland House, Greenlane 

General Collective Matariki Market 

If you’re into all things décor and design, the General Collective Matariki Market is not to be missed. Taking over the Sapphire Room in Ponsonby Central, you’ll be able to trawl your way through sweet designer home décor, cute toys for the kids and exquisite jewellery for yourself. Fuel your shopping with hearty fare from the plethora of gourmet food trucks to avoid those dodgy hangry moments.

When: Sunday 9 June, 10:00-3:00pm
Where: The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central 

Mt. Eden Village Craft Market

The Mt. Eden Village Craft Market is a fortnightly market with an amazing selection of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gems. Held on the second Saturday each month right in the centre of the village, stock up on locally-made crafts.

When: Saturday, 8 June, 10am - 4pm
Where: 449 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden

Parnell Farmers' Market

Held at the Jubilee Building every Saturday morning, grab a coffee an stock up on fruit, veggies, meat, flowers, cheese and other deli produce. Rain or shine, you'll find the Parnell Farmers' Market in the car park in the building that is home to the Parnell Community Library. 

When: Saturdays, 8am - 2pm
Where: 545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market

Take a scenic drive out Whitford ways to the hidden Clevedon Showgrounds where you’ll find the Clevedon Village Farmers’ Market. Filled with top quality local produce, it makes the drive worthwhile. Think fresh fruit, veggies, meats, fish, cheeses, yoghurts, bread, chutneys and more deliciousness to try while taking in the authentic farm set-up. The market is also animal-friendly, with pony rides for younger market-goers. So, grab a coffee and some pastries for brunch and take home some homemade spreads and baked goods for later.

When: Sundays 8:30am - 1pm
Where: Clevedon Showgrounds, 107 Monument Rd

Mt Eden Village Wellbeing Market

Love your mind, love your body and love your spirit is the philosophy of the Mt Eden Village Wellbeing market. Held on the last Saturday of the month at the Mt Eden Village Centre, this vibrant market is home to natural health therapies, nutritional support, crystals, jewellery, art as well as on-site massage, reiki and reflexology foot massage. Take a little time out for you.

When: Saturday, 29 June 10am - 3pm
Where: Mt Eden Village Centre

Mt. Albert Markets

Street food festival by night and farmers' market by day, Mt Albert Markets is a crowd favourite for Aucklanders. On Friday nights, a little part of New North Road is decked out into a street food station. This night features only the best food trucks in town and their line up has included Hapunan, Peach's Hot Chicken and even Judge Bao. The following morning, the street food station is turned into a farmers' market where people can enjoy the aromatic coffee beans brewing on the side while they pick out the fresh produce from the stalls.

When: Street Food Station: Friday, 5pm - 9pm. Farmers' Market: 9am - 12:30pm
Where: 847 New North Road, Mt Albert

Matakana Farmers’ Market

Why not make a day out of your market trip and hit up the Matakana Farmers' Market? With a place to sit by the river, take in the peaceful surroundings, and enjoy the sun, the Matakana Markets are a firm favourite. The stalls feature Italian-style sausages, locally-brewed beer, fine wines, and organic chocolate, as well as live music and fresh ground coffee to really kick-start your weekend. Don’t forget to take a wander around the town centre and see everything artisan Matakana has to offer.

When: Saturdays 8am - 1pm
Where: Matakana Square, 2 Matakana Valley Rd

La Cigale French Markets

Have we really compiled the best Auckland Markets for you to visit if we haven’t included La Cigale? No, of course not. Remaining one of our absolute top picks, La Cigale in Britomart and Parnell transports you to France—minus the expensive plane ticket. Think buttery croissants, melting pan au Chocolat, aged cheeses, fresh seafood paella, smoked salmon, cream eclairs—the list goes on but we’re sure you’re already drooling. If you haven’t already visited these legendary markets, make sure you head down to La Cigale in Britomart and Parnell on Saturday mornings for all these French delicacies. And lucky for us, Parnell is open on Sundays too, in case you’re needing a double hit!

When: Britomart—Saturdays 8am - 1pm
            Parnell—Saturdays 8am - 1:30pm Sundays 9am - 1:00pm
Where: Takutai Square, Britomart
             69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell

Catalina Bay Farmers' Market

Catalina Bay Farmers' Market is a must. Located on the waterfront on Hobsonville Point, Catalina Bay offers not only killer stalls but also a banger of a view. The stalls at this market include fresh produce and some of the best doughnuts in town from Gourmet Gannet. These bakers go beyond the regular balls of fried dough, we're talking lamington doughnuts filled with fresh cream.

When: Fridays, 10am - 7pm, Saturday & Sundays, 8:30am - 2pm
Where: Catalina Bay Road Extension, Hobsonville Point

Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market

For a real sense of community, head on down to the Grey Lynn Farmers' Market and take in all the local produce that is so loved by the people of Grey Lynn. Priding themselves on being green, the zero waste market regularly offers gardening and preserving workshops to build up an appetite for all the mouth-watering pastry, coffee and fresh fruit stalls. This one is the perfect market for a quiet breakfast to start your Sunday.

When: Sundays 8:30am - 12:30pm
Where: 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Takapuna Sunday Market

If you are a super duper early morning person, the Takapuna Sunday Markets was made for you. Every Sunday from the six in the morning, the car park along Anzac Street is booming with fresh, organic produce, little gems created by the people of the neighbourhood and of course, food stalls. We're talking French crepes, Chinese dumplings, Vietnamese pho, Indian dumplings and Hungarian flatbread. Takapuna Sunday Markets have seriously got it all and they are not to be missed.

When: Sundays 6am -12pm
Where: 17 Anzac St, Takapuna

Auckland Night Markets

Sometimes you crave the delicious market treats at night…and we don’t blame you. And that’s why the Auckland Night Markets are one of our favourite spots to hit when we get a little bit hangry. With six different locations full of every type of food stall you can imagine, the Auckland Night Markets make it so easy to beat your hunger. Grab some friends and make a night out of food-truck-hopping this month.

When: Various dates in June
Where: Various locations

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