5 coolest markets in Lisbon
Lisbon’s traditional markets have been renovated hand in hand with the city and its lifestyle, giving way to cosmopolitan spots where classic fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetable stalls come together with renowned chefs and kitchens stalls to provide, in the same space, the entire culinary cycle – from handpicking the produce of the day with the help of local merchants, to the cooking of tasty dishes on the spot, which can then be savored at community tables inside or lovely terraces outside.
With plenty of stalls to discover, along with the option of taking home fresh seasonal food, the coolest markets in Lisbon are any foodie’s dream!
1. Mercado de Campo de Ourique
Founded in 1934, Campo de Ourique market was the first market in Lisbon to incorporate a food court. Which makes perfect sense when we take into account that this is the most gastronomic neighborhood in Lisbon. Inspiring culinary trends since forever, this intimate and familiar corner was created and consolidated by gourmands and chefs who not only wanted to promote sublime cooking, both Portuguese and international, but also the concept of how to eat well.
Renovated and revalued with a gourmet food court since 2013, whose stalls harmoniously coexist with the traditional neighborhood market. Delicious options for lunch, for a drink, dinner or daily shopping, with the friendliest merchants who know every customer by name and who choose the freshest produce just for them. Walking into this market is like feeling right at home. That’s exactly how we feel every time we stop here on our Lisbon Market, Food and Cultural Walk!
Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha, 104
Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM – 01:00 AM
2. Mercado da Ribeira – Time Out Market
One of the most popular markets in Lisbon, Ribeira Market opened its doors in 1882 for the first time and in 2014 it was reborn with the help of Time Out, who wanted to bring to life the magazine’s best recommendations for the lovers of true gastronomical experiences.
The result is a space with a super modern vibe, where 34 culinary spots offer a huge variety of flavors – fish, seafood, sushi, meat, pasta, vegetarian, signature cuisine, desserts and drinks – and where everyone shares the same mission: promote Portuguese products and use the fresh produce from the local market to do so. At the end of the meal, take a stroll around the stalls where you’ll only find items made in Portugal, attend one of the many events and shows on the agenda, or sign up for a cooking class and get your hands dirty!
Address: Av. 24 de Julho, 481
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 02:00 AM
3. Mercado de Algés
If you find yourself in Belém, visit Algés food market. This market opened in 1950 and has undergone a profound renovation, reopening in 2015 to accommodate, along with the traditional produce stalls, an appetising gourmet space combined with a cultural animation concept that brings life and entertainment to meals and social gatherings.
On a plate, on a board or by hand, everything here is fresh, tasty and made with love, in true Portuguese style. Modern, cozy and surprising, this is a delightful meeting place in the city for friends and family, where it’s impossible not to eat, drink and love.
Address: Rua Luís de Camões, 14
Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM – 01:00 AM
4. Mercado de Arroios
The Arroios market was re-qualified in 2017, bringing together, in one single space, the traditional fruit, vegetables, bread, meat and fish stalls and a deliciously diverse culinary offer, especially for those who seek great tidbits in a relaxed atmosphere that invites you to come by and stay awhile: from Mezze, the restaurant that is a result of the beautiful and tasty project that supports the integration of Syrian refugees, to Terra Pão, which in addition to being an artisan bread bakery also serves delicious lunches such as bone marrow sandwiches or cod with cornbread in puff pastry.
Address: Rua Ângela Pinto, 40 D
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 AM – 02:00 AM
5. Mercado 31 de Janeiro
The 31 de Janeiro market is in the heart of Saldanha and in the heart of those who come looking for the best Portuguese produce, straight from the earth or the sea.
The highlight is the freshness and large variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly ground coffee, a thousand and one spices, cheeses and charcuterie, not to mention the quantity and quality of the fish and seafood, the freshest in the city, for cooking at home or savored on the spot, while chatting with the locals, at Cantina restaurant or at intimist and exquisite Aron Sushi.
Address: Rua Eng.º Vieira da Silva
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:00 AM – 02:00 PM
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