Auckland Markets

Best Markets to Visit in Auckland

A visit to a local market is a favourite activity for all who enjoy a bit of leisure time. Auckland, New Zealand, boasts some of the best weekend markets for visitors and locals alike. Do you love weaving through lines of stalls and discovering unique local and international pieces to give to friends and family? Or, better yet, yourself! Then Auckland is the treasure trove for you. Specialist or one-off markets are always happening in the region, but you’ll find a market or two that have become fixtures in recent years. We’ve compiled a list of the best markets in Auckland, New Zealand, for your convenience. So, collect your Auckland rental car from Omega and start exploring!

La Cigale French Market

Staying in the city and looking for a weekend market in Auckland? Then make sure to experience La Cigale French Market, an award-winning food market that runs on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find all the French food you’d expect – pastries, artisan cheese, baguettes. Not to mention the best fresh produce New Zealand has to offer (think Akaroa salmon, Manuka honey, meats). The coffee and sweet treats only add to the allure, from crepes to gingerbread and fresh fruit. There’s no shortage of cherries on top at this appetising food market.

 Where: 69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell

 Note: La Cigale is closing in early 2022 - but the owners have advised there may be one final market, dependant on COVID restrictions.

 

Grey Lynn Farmers' Market

The Grey Lynn Farmer’s Market is owned and operated by the community. Open every Sunday morning, browse the stalls showcasing local food: fresh produce, fish, free-range eggs, and more. This weekly market focuses on sustainability with the plan to become the first zero-waste market in Auckland. A community trading table allows backyard growers to sell or swap their surplus fruit and veg.

Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

 

Parnell Farmers' Market

Held every Saturday, you can pick up your weekly fresh produce, meat, flowers, baked goods and deli items at these popular Auckland markets. You can even sign up for free workshops on composting, raising chickens, organic gardening, and beekeeping.

Where: Jubilee Building car park, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell

 

Britomart Saturday Market

One of Auckland’s best inner-city artisanal markets features local produce, flowers, coffee, vegan dishes, pastries, juices, savoury snacks and more.

This Auckland City market is open every Saturday morning. Shoppers can enjoy two free hours of parking at Britomart car park with a $10 receipt. So, grab some food, have a coffee, and wander around the market.

Where: Takutai Square, Britomart, Newmarket.

 

Auckland Night Markets

If shopping in the dark is more your style, this is market shopping in Central City at its finest. These markets are held in seven different locations across the city. You’ll find them at Mt Wellington, Botany Town, Henderson, Papatoetoe, Pakuranga, Glenfield Mall, and Sylvia Park, and they’re ever-expanding into more locations. At each of these markets in Auckland, you’ll find an eclectic mix of ethnic cuisine, live music and performance, clothing and locally made crafts. The markets are held on different nights of the week, so each evening is sure to be filled with vibrant smells and sights. Silo Park at Wynyard Quarter also puts on a summer night market, with Friday nights dedicated to selling books and clothes and Saturdays to arts and crafts.

Where: View locations and times here.

Stallholder standing behind a stall at a food market, ready to serve customers.

 Image:Flickr

Otara Flea Market

Looking for a South Auckland flea market? The Otara markets are known for their Maori, Samoan, Tongan, and Nuiean arts and crafts, fresh local produce, and handmade jewellery. Enjoy the whole cultural experience with live performances setting the scene for the Saturday morning market. The food is hard to beat, too, so if you’ve been hankering after a chop suey or have always wanted to try Maori Hangi, the Otara markets are the place to be!

Where: Newbury Street, Otara.

 

Takapuna Sunday Market

Takapuna Sunday market is a great flea market delivering fresh, organic and sustainable goods and produce from Auckland's leading artisans. You’ll find a variety of stalls selling arts, crafts, pre-loved clothes, fruit & veg, baked goods, plants and more.

Where: 17 Anzac Street, Takapuna.

 

Matakana Village & Farmers' Market

Want a genuine, rural market experience? If that’s the case, travel northeast from Auckland to Matakana, a quaint town in the Rodney District. Come and meet the local marketgoers at these Auckland food markets, as well as the artisans selling their wares in a leafy and relaxed environment. The Matakana farmers’ market emphasises sustainability, which sets it apart from some other Auckland markets today.

The Matakana farmers’ market is held every Saturday morning. Fill up on a wide variety of Italian meats, craft beer, organic chocolate, artisan cheeses,  coffee, baked goods and dairy. Make sure you leave room for a French crepe. Or try a galette—a savoury buckwheat pancake overflowing with free-range ham, melted cheese and a deliciously runny egg—your taste buds won’t be the same!

Where: Matakana Square, 2 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana.

 

Clevedon Village Farmers Market

Also, slightly out of the city is the Clevedon Village farmers’ markets featuring an assortment of food each weekend. Make sure you arrive hungry! Not only will you find fresh fruit and veg, but you can also pick up locally baked treats, free-range meats, handmade cheese, preserves and gourmet muesli. We’re sure you’ll want to try the mouthwatering food at each of these farmers’ market stalls. Why not begin with a bacon and egg bap, and follow it up with handmade Russian fudge. Wash these tasty treats down with a freshly made smoothie as you enjoy the good vibes and live music.

Where: 107 Monument Road, Clevedon.

 

Hobsonville Point Farmers Market

Hobsonville Point farmers’ markets are held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 am to 2 pm. Come to browse the stalls scattered throughout an old airplane hangar and on the surrounding platform outside. As most stalls are undercover, it’s one of Auckland’s best outdoor shopping experiences when the weather isn’t at its finest. Listen to local musicians while you cross items off your shopping list and sample delicious food and drinks. In addition, a night market is held on the third Thursday of every month during summer.

For a complete list of vendors and stallholders, visit the Catalina Bay Farmers Market website.

Where: Hobsonville Ferry Terminal landing, Boundary Road, Auckland.

 

So, which of our Auckland farmers’ markets will you visit first? If you plan on visiting the region’s further-flung markets, hire a rental car from our CBD or Auckland Airport car hire branches and enjoy Omega’s affordable unlimited-kilometre rates. Book online for your next epic New Zealand adventure now!