I like to visit markets whenever and wherever I go for a simple reason: they are where you discover the candid life and culture of a destination. They differ in every city and every village you go to, and I am forever curious about other food cultures, what they eat and how they cook.
I like to go to markets early in the morning and photograph them when they are just about to open – that’s when seasonal produce is neatly piled up, fresh meat and seafood looks their best, and the aroma of freshly baked breads fills the market!
It’s always fascinating to mingle with the locals, watching them choose the best produce and go about their daily routines. These are a few of the markets I have visited; some of these markets have been a part of local life for centuries whilst others have been created recently to adapt to the lifestyle of young emerging communities.
“Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them, wherever you go.”Anthony Bourdain
- Borough Market – London
- Central Food Market – Athens
- Gandhi Bazar – Bangalore – India
- Hala Targowa – Gdansk – Poland
- Kerala market – Parakkodu – Adoor
- Mercado Da Ribeira – Lisbon
- Mercato Orientale – Genoa – Italy
- Oslo Food Market Hall- Mathallen
- Rialto Market – Venice – Italy
- Spice Market Old Delhi – India
- Spice Bazaar – Istanbul – Turkey
- Torvehallerne – Copenhagen- Denmark
- Tsukiji Fish Market – Tokyo
- Tiong Bahru Market – Singapore