The best food markets in Dublin

Farmers Market in People's Park, Dún Laoghaire

What better way to spend a day in the city than wandering a market?

With Dublin becoming increasingly multicultural, the number of eclectic markets and stalls dotted around the city has risen to new and exciting heights. Whether you’re looking to grab a great lunch on the go or some fresh produce, Dublin’s markets have something for all taste buds.

Here's our guide to some of Dublin city’s finest food markets and street vendors.

Weekday markets

Moore Street Market

Monday-Saturday (10am-4pm) | Off Henry Street, D1

Moore Street Market is an integral part of Dublin culture and the street itself is a true mix of old and new. High street shops sit adjacent to this traditional open air market where traders hawk their wares at stalls selling everything from flowers and fruit to novelty knitted hats. Listen out for the distinctive sound of street sellers shouting "four for a euro" and pick up a bargain in this authentic slice of the city.

Media captionExperience an authentic open air market at Moore Street Market.

Irish Village Markets

Wednesday-Friday (11am-2pm) | Various locations citywide

Irish Village Markets has an incredible variety of food stalls catering to a hungry lunchtime crowd, so, if you can manage to pick only one thing we salute you. This pop-up market sets up across multiple locations in the city so make sure to check their website for the latest lunchtime hotspot. Try something different with a Hawaiian poké bowl or tuck into a new take on fish and chips with a Panko crumb twist. With a list that goes on from paella and sushi to falafel, you’ll be in street food heaven. 

Media captionSample a variety of delicacies at Irish Village Markets.

Weekend markets

Howth Market

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays (10am-5pm) | Harbour Road, Howth

Hop on the northbound DART and you’ll find Howth Market nestled along Dublin’s stunning coastline. Take your pick from a selection of artisan foods and crafts with a mix of both local characters and tourists. Whether you’re seeking a gift for someone special or a little something for yourself, check out the antiques and jewellery. Afterwards, try the Howth Cliff Path Loop for beautiful views of the city and the Irish Sea.

Temple Bar Food Market

Saturday (10.30am-4pm) | Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

Temple Bar Food Market is perfect for finding the makings of a weekend picnic. From olives and freshly baked bread to artisan cheeses and Irish honey, you’ll have a hamper full of goodies selected in no time. If you’re planning a weekend of cooking, check out the butcher or fruit and veg stall for inspiration before you decide what’s on the menu. Whatever you do, don’t forget to grab a pastry or two to keep you going until your next meal.

Media captionPick out some picnic treats at Temple Bar Food Market.

Dún Laoghaire CoCo Market

Sundays (10am-4pm) | The LexIcon Library & The People's Park, Dún Laoghaire

Every Sunday, jump on the DART to this beautiful seaside town as it hosts the Dún Laoghaire CoCo Market in two locations. By the LexIcon Library a food village comes alive with vendors trading hot specialities and baked goods alongside the best of Irish artisan ingredients and seasonal produce. Embracing influences from all over the world, it's an international kaleidoscope of flavours. At the market's other location in the People’s Park there are handmade crafts, secondhand books and contemporary art pieces for something to last longer than lunchtime.

Media captionDo a spot of browsing at the People’s Park Market.

Blackrock Market

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays (11am-5:30pm) | 19a Main Street, Blackrock

One of the most eclectic markets in all of County Dublin, Blackrock Market is packed with antique stores and food stalls, with tastes from Lebanon to South Korea. The feel is like a European flea market with its unpredictable combination of modern art, local and global cuisine and handcraft vendors. Open every weekend with selected stalls operating on weekdays too, the Market is a staple of south Dublin culture with funky new additions making each visit different.

Media captionGrab an international snack at the Blackrock Market.

Farmleigh Market

First Sunday of every month (10am-5pm) | Phoenix Park, Castleknock

Kicking off each month with an array of flavours and products, Farmleigh Market is nestled amongst the polished greens of Phoenix Park in Dublin city. Wander through the wide selection of food stalls that boast some of the best produce from around the country, from award-winning cheeses and homegrown vegetables to fresh fish and tasty chutneys. Check out their website to see exactly which days they are open and plan you own food exploration.

St Anne's Park Market

Saturdays (10am-4pm) | St Anne's Park, Clontarf

Set on the bustling main avenue of the grounds, St Anne's Park Market is home to dozens of talented Dublin-based producers, crafts people and artisans showcasing their products. Keep your Saturday free and indulge in handmade chocolates and freshly baked bread. Or spruce up your dishes by picking up some of the merchants' organic meats and produce. 

Media captionSay hi to the talented artisans and crafts people at St Anne's Park Market.

Herbert Park Farmer's Market

Sundays (11am-4pm) | Herbert Park, Ballsbridge

Start your Sunday morning off right with a trip to the Herbert Park Farmer's Market. Featuring a variety of homegrown products from incredible small businesses, you can find everything like unique artwork, fresh produce, delicious food stalls and decadent desserts. Once you've picked up your goodies, take a seat on one of the benches that overlook the peaceful pond and watch the ducks glide along the water. 

Media captionEnjoy your treats by the pond in Herbert Park.

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Now you’ve sampled the best of Dublin’s market scene, discover more festivals and events happening in the city and start planning your next Dublin break.