Why These Two Food Markets Should Be Included in Your Next Trip to Europe

Gaining popularity, Indoor & Outdoor food markets seem to be popping up in locations over the world and we are big fans! We’ve been to quite a few during our travels, including Gothenburgs The Market Hall (Saluhallen) and Rotterdams Markthal. However, there are two markets that particularly stand out.


Foodhallen in Amsterdam


 

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We discovered Foodhallen on one of our past visits to Amsterdam and have tantalized our tastebuds multiple times since.

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Easily accessable in Amsterdam’s Oud-West neighborhood, Foodhallen is a hip indoor food and drink market that is very popular with the locals.

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The market hall is filled with around 20 high-end food stalls ranging from Vietnamese spring rolls to the famous Dutch fallen balls, from gourmet hamburgers to vegan sushi rolls and everything in between.

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Even better, there are multiple bars including the very popular Gin & Tonic Bar where unique cocktails are served in fish-bowl style glasses. Foodhallen is the perfect place to unwind after a full day of exploring Amsterdam’s trendy and history-rich city.

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Address: Bellamyplein 51, 1053, Amsterdam

Foodhallen is open daily from 11:00am to 11:30 pm Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday the doors are open until 1:00am.

 


Borough Market in London


 

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If you’re in London sight seeing, it can be difficult to squeeze all the many things the large city has to offer into a single trip.

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But if you enjoy eating and consider it an essential part of experiencing the destination you likely paid a great deal to visit, you must make time for Borough Market.

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Borough Market is a foodie’s delight.  You can find something for everyone among the many venders’ eateries.

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From gluten-free Carrot cake to Indian food, Burough Market will satisfy all tastes due to the amount of variety available.

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Including traditional meat pies, vegetarian cuisine, alongside vegan and cheese venders and sellers of various cured meats, Burough Market will make a great stop for lunch or early dinner.

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Located next to the Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge, Borough Market is a short walk from the London Bridge tube station and just down the river from Tower Bridge.  It is open from six days a week, Monday through Saturday.  It can be busy during summer months and on Saturday so prepare for a crowd, but it’s worth the visit.

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Located adjacent to to Borough Market is a great pub called Southwark Tavern on the corner of Southwark Street and Stoney Street.  Have a beer downstairs in one of their old prison styled rooms complete with iron bars.

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For more information, including a map and a full list of the vendors located at Borough Market click here.

Address: Borough Market
               8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL

Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00-17:00 Limited Market open

           Wednesday & Thursday 10:00-18:00 Full Market open

           Friday 10:00-18:00 Full Market open

           Saturday 8:00-17:00 Full Market open

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