Newcastle’s Market Scene

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Whether you want to explore more of what Newcastle has to offer or you’re looking for that perfect Christmas gift. Checking out the markets in around the city is a must this winter. From locally supplied food, gourmet treats and sweets to woolly hats and leather bags the markets have you covered.

Quayside market

Enjoy a scenic view of the Tyne as you wonder along the quayside market, capturing an array of smells in the crisp winter air. Sound good? Well the quayside market is exactly that. Every Sunday from 9.30-16.00 the quayside is covered with stalls hosting local produce of food and household gifts. With so much choice of both sweet and savoury goods to buy, it will soon get your taste buds salivating.

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A variety of street food from around the world including Greek, Mexican, French, Indian and more are all on offer. If you are in the mood for a sweeter treat, why not try out the delicious macaroons from Le Mini Macaron’s. It is not just food which make this market so appealing, there are also photographers selling pictures taken all around the region, hand crafted jewellery stalls, and mosaic art. So why not get your flatmates together this Sunday and head down to the quayside to see what this fantastic market has got on?

Grainger market

The vibrant Newcastle hotspot when it comes to getting your locally supplied and fresh produce. The Grainger market has been around for nearly 200 years! So, this one definitely has a good reputation with the locals, and I see why. With opening hours of 9.00-17:00 Monday to Saturday the Grainger market offers some of the most delicious fruit and veg and at a much cheaper price than supermarkets – a student’s goldmine.

offers some of the most delicious fruit and veg and at a much cheaper price than supermarkets – a student’s goldmine.

Not only that, but stalls of bakers and butchers to hairdressers and cafes can also be found in the market. Being located just down from monument with entrances on Nun Street, Clayton Street and Nelson Street, it’s a prime location. If you’re looking for something a bit different then this is the place to go, make sure to check out the retro game shop or the Turkish lamps sold at Turkish Bazaar.

 

International Christmas market

That time of year is looming, the International Christmas market has arrived back in Newcastle. Grey’s monument has been transformed into a magical market full of wooden cabin houses. Open from 9am-8pm Monday to Wednesday, 9am-9pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. The Christmas market offers a worldwide range from Spanish paella to currywust from Germany and sweet treats like French crepes and Belgium waffles.

a worldwide range from Spanish paella to currywust from Germany and sweet treats like French crepes and Belgium waffles.

Global trades don’t stop there, leather bound notebooks, winter hats and scarves as well as hand-thrown pottery can be purchased from the stalls. This winter market is the best place to find some rare and unusual Christmas presents and best of all its free.

Jesmond Food market

What overlooks the whole of Jesmond Dean, a foodie’s monthly fix is all here in one place. From local Geordie Bangers to international Middle Eastern street food, the Jesmond food market has it all. Occurring every third Sunday of the month, this market caters to vegans, vegetarians and even gluten-free customers. Breads, meats, cheeses, pastries and pies…do I really need to say anymore?

Local restaurants are also involved in the market on Armstrong Bridge with the likes of pop-up stalls from Jam Jar and Ouseburn Coffee Company. This market is brilliant if you’re wanting to try some new cuisines, so get yourselves down to the next event taking place on the 16th of December

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