7 food markets in the UK you need to visit

If you’re not hungry now, you soon will be

British Food Fortnight runs from September 19th until October 4th and what better way to celebrate than stocking up on the best seasonal produce at one of these food markets?

Broadway market, London

For the east London foodies, there’s no better Saturday destination than Broadway Market. Yes, there are numerous cafes, but the real star here is the market. From freshly grilled burgers and homemade Scotch eggs to seasonal cakes from Violet to spices, cheese, breads and olives – you won’t need to go anywhere else for your weekly shop.

Bristol Eats

Keep an eye out for @Bristol_Eats on Twitter to find out the latest line-up for the street food market that takes place on Bristol’s Temple Quay every 2nd and 4th Thursday. People such as Gopal’s Curry Shack, who make spicy vegan curries, and key lime pie and brownie purveyors American kitchen are regulars, while other stalls have included Jacob’s Finest Falafel and Ah-Ma’s Dumplings, serving their slow rested belloy pork steamed buns.

Ludlow Local Produce Market

Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, all the food and drink sold here is produced within 30 miles of the market. There’s everything hungry foodies could want here, from cakes and bread to handmade butter, charcuterie, and local ales.

Edinburgh farmers’ market

Located on Castle Terrace, just in front of Edinburgh Castle, over 50 producers head here every Saturday. Stock up on organic fruit and veg, local game, charcuterie, artisan gin, preserves and fresh plants, and tuck into some gourmet marshmallows.

Stroud farmers’ market

One of the South West’s most awarded farmers’ markets, local producers head to Cornhill Market Place every Saturday, including Wiltshire Chilli Farm, The Garlic Farm, The Potted Game Company, and Hobbs house Bakery.

Bolton market

Open 4 days a week and hosting local producers of the best meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, Bolton Market has won numerous awards including BBC Radio 4’s Best Food Market in their Food and Farming Awards.

Borough market, London

Probably London’s most well-known (and busiest) food market, this is chock-a-block with gourmet goodies: takeaway lunches, fruit and vegetables, game, fish, oils and pillowy soft doughnuts from Bread Ahead. Brave the crowds and head out hungry to take advantage of the numerous free samples.

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