Visiting street markets is always a fun experience for, be it with family or friends. Get out of routine life and explore some amazing food from all over the world, buy some sweets, have a coffee and entertain yourself. Then take home a little bit of everything. Fortunately, street markets are very popular and you can find some of them in every city. But for now, let’s stop in one of the most breathtaking, wild and natural cities - Auckland, New Zealand. Despite its natural beauty and attractive sites, this city has some of the best street markets, which is enough to win a wonderfully unique and cultural experience. Let’s find out the best street food markets in Auckland, New Zealand!
1. Sylvia Park Night Market
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Sylvia Park Night Market opens on Monday evenings. There are so many food stalls offering delicious food that it is guaranteed that you will return for such awe-inspiring cultural experience. Not only food but also you can find many more items such as clothes, jewellery, crafts and so on. Plus, this place is great for kids too and there you can be part of a big community of people from different parts of the world.
Sylvia Park Night Market
Address: 355 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand
Website: Sylvia Park Night Market
Opening hours: Mon: 5pm - 12am (closed from Sat - Thu)
2. Point Chevalier Street Food Market
Point Chevalier Street Food Market is the second option we suggest. You can have some really great street food here as well as live music. Also, there is a lot of seating for every visitor, and even fun activities such as face painting. This street food market is suitable for families and people of all ages.
Point Chevalier Street Food Market
Address: 18 Huia Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand
Website: Point Chevalier Street Food Market
3. Mt. Wellington Night Market
Mt Wellington Night Market is held every Tuesday and Wednesday night under Countdown Mt. Wellington. At this street food market, you have the chance to try a lot of different cuisines from all over the world while listening to good live music. There are a lot of shops inside this market and you can indulge in and explore them all. Some of these shops even have food on offer. Some of the food you can try there are Japanese ramen, hot dogs, Indonesian fried noodles, Chinese steamed/fried buns, Taiwanese fried pancake, Indian curry and many more. Also, there is a lot of space to sit in.
Mt. Wellington Night Market
Address: 201 Mount Wellington Highway, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060, New Zealand
Website: Mt. Wellington Night Market
Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 5pm - 11pm (closed from Thu - Mon)
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4. Mount Albert Market
Mount Albert Market has it all! Good food, good craft beer, good music. Only for a three-minute walk from Mt. Albert station, there you can find all kinds of seasonal fruits, vegetables, sauerkraut and jams, honey, gourmet sausages, meat and deli products, organic olive oil, chocolates, teas and of course, coffee. Mt. Albert Market, is also famous for its meat products, with very good quality and the best prices in town. Also, you can buy unique goods that are handmade, including jewellery, soap, beauty products, as well as kids’ clothes. What is more, there will be live music and fun activities to entertain children. Remember that dogs are welcome in this street food market, too.
Mount Albert Market
Address: 847 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand
Website: Mount Albert Market
Opening hours: Fri: 5pm - 9pm; Sat: 8:30am - 12pm (closed from Sun - Thu)
5. La Cigale French Market
La Cigale French Market is a French-inspired weekend street market, featuring a cafe, bistro eats and even a French shop. Metro Magazine voted this market as Auckland’s “Best Food Market” eight years in a row. You can find a big variety of top-quality products here. You can also buy fresh fruits, fresh hot bread and pastries, French cheeses that should not be missed, Akaroa salmon, healthy salads with vegetables, Italian pasta and cheese of different types, sausages and meat products, organic olive oil, terrines, jams, honey and the list is endless. Remember, this is a French market, so the roasted chicken in rotisserie is a must-try. After shopping, you can sit at their characteristic communal tables and be part of the community while trying something sweet or a coffee. Or you can choose to smell some amazing French fragrances at the fragrance shop. Also, there is a lot of space for parking.
La Cigale French Market
Address: 69 Saint Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Website: La Cigale French Market
Opening hours: Sat: 8am - 1:30pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm; Wed - Fri: 9am - 1:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
6. Takapuna Beach Sunday Market
Takapuna Beach Sunday Market is a great place to spend some time browsing a variety of food. For anyone who is an early morning bird, this place is perfect. Even at 6 am, this market is crowded with people. Here you can find anything, but its food is worth all of our attention! You can easily find fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, unique handmade items, and food stalls. Food stalls offer traditional food hailing from different countries, such as French crepes, Hungarian bread, famous Chinese dumplings and so many more.
Takapuna Beach Sunday Market
Address: 17 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
Website: Takapuna Beach Sunday Market
Opening hours: Sun: 6am - 12pm (closed from Mon - Sat)
This market is a must-try for people who like delicious and hot food prepared right before their eyes and at a reasonable price. You can try food from all corners of the world, including Malaysian, Thai, Chinese, Filipino, American, Korean, African and others. Also, you can buy really fresh fruits and vegetables, toys, clothes, and other items at the vendor stalls. Overall, visiting this market is a nice experience for people of all ages and families. This market is usually crowded but the parking space is large enough.
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8. Brunch 'n' Bowls at Kohi
Brunch ‘n’ Bowls at Kohi is a smart choice for families and group of friends too. You can try some delicious dishes from Auckland’s most famous food truck and then have a go at lawn bowls. Also, you can be part of many fun activities. Remember, this market is very close to the beach. Brunch 'n’ Bowls is a fun way to both entertain yourself and try delicious food.
Brunch 'n' Bowls at Kohi
Address: 30 Melanesia Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1071
9. Te Atatu Night Markets
Te Atatu Night Markets is another great alternative to spending a rather tedious evening. You can find plenty of stalls selling handmade items, crafts and amazing food. Also, they offer great entertainment. This multitude of options makes this market the perfect place to spend some good time for every age.
Te Atatu Night Markets
Address: 595 Pringle Road, Te Atatu, Auckland 0610, New Zealand
Opening hours: Fri: 5pm - 9pm (closed from Sat - Thu)
10. Pakuranga Night Market
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Pakuranga Night Market, located in Pakuranga Plaza, is our last suggestion. This street food market is a great place to spend a Saturday evening with your friends or family. What makes this place special is its vastness. You will find the market with more than 200 stalls. This means that you can find anything you might be looking for, including food, clothes, souvenirs and great entertainment too. So be prepared to spend a couple of different, entertaining hours while visiting Pakuranga Night Market.
Pakuranga Night Market
Address: Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, New Zealand
Website: Pakuranga Night Market
Opening hours: Sat: 5:30pm - 12am (closed from Sun - Fri)
What to do when you want to break the routine
These interesting street markets are always a great way to break the routine and try amazing food from different cultures and countries, or even buy other unique items or fresh organic produce. There is so much to try or do at the markets in Auckland.
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