Wholesale Market Munich, the third biggest wholesale market in Europe

7 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

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© Dominik Hundhammer/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Großmarkthalle München (Wholesale Market Munich) is an international wholesale market located in the Munich borough of Sendling. In an area of 310,000 m², 270 importing companies and wholesalers offer 140 different product classes from 83 countries with a sales volume of more than 750 million Euro. Additionally there are 65 horticultural producers, 45 florists and 15 wholesalers of miscellaneous lines. The market’s geographical sales area is virtually “boundless“: day after day it supplies a region with approximately 5 million people and delivers goods to almost every European country.   read more…

Fulton Fish Market in New York

7 January 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City

New Fulton Fish Market © Doc Searls / ArnoldReinhold/cc-by-sa-3.0

New Fulton Fish Market © Doc Searls / ArnoldReinhold/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Fulton Fish Market is a fish market in The Bronx in New York City. It was originally a wing of the Fulton Market, established in 1822 to sell a variety of foodstuffs and produce. In November 2005, the Fish Market relocated to a new facility in Hunts Point in the Bronx, from its historic location near the Brooklyn Bridge along the East River waterfront at and above Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. The Fulton Fish Market was one of New York’s earliest open-air fish markets. From a New York newspaper dated 1831:   read more…

Viktualienmarkt in Munich

29 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Viktualienmarkt © Helmlechner/cc-by-sa-3.0

Viktualienmarkt © Helmlechner/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Viktualienmarkt is a daily food market and a square in the center of Munich. The Viktualienmarkt developed from an original farmers’ market to a popular market for gourmets. In an area covering 22,000 m2 (240,000 sq ft), 140 stalls and shops offer flowers, exotic fruit, game, poultry, spices, cheese, fish, juices and so on.   read more…

Theme Week Amsterdam – Albert Cuyp Market, the largest daytime street market in Europe

1 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

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© flickr.com – yeowatzup/cc-by-2.0

The Albert Cuyp Market is a street market in Amsterdam, on the Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat, in the De Pijp area of the Oud-Zuid district of the city. The street and market are named for Albert Cuyp, a painter from the 17th century.   read more…

Tsukiji fish market, the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world

1 October 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

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© Ovc/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. The market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, and was a major attraction for foreign visitors. Currently however, access is no longer permitted to the inner market, and the outer market is open to visitors only after 9:00 AM. While this regulating was in place for quite some time, recently it is enforced. There are two distinct sections of the market as a whole. The “inner market” (jōnai-shijō) is the licensed wholesale market, where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish take place, and where licensed wholesale dealers (approximately 900 of them) operate small stalls. The “outer market” (jōgai-shijō) is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood, and many restaurants, especially sushi restaurants. Most of the shops in the outer market close by the early afternoon, and in the inner market even earlier.   read more…

La Boqueria in Barcelona, the second largest market in Europe

18 December 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

La Boqueria © flickr.com - Alain Rouiller/cc-by-sa-2.0

La Boqueria © flickr.com – Alain Rouiller/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria, is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods. La Boqueria ist the second largest market in Europa, after Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam.   read more…

The Camden Market in London

1 June 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, London

Camden Lock Market © flickr.com - Duncan Harris/cc-by-2.0

Camden Lock Market © flickr.com – Duncan Harris/cc-by-2.0

The Camden markets are a number of adjoining large retail markets in Camden Town near the Hampstead Road Lock of the Regent’s Canal (popularly referred to as Camden Lock), often collectively named “Camden Market” or “Camden Lock”. Among products sold on the stalls are crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac, and fast food. It is the fourth-most popular visitor attraction in London, attracting approximately 100,000 people each weekend. A small local food market that has operated in Inverness Street since the beginning of the 20th century has lost stalls since local supermarkets opened; by mid-2013 all the foodstuff stalls had gone, leaving only stalls similar to those of the other markets, including fast food but not produce. Since 1974 a small weekly crafts market that has operated every Sunday near Camden Lock has developed into a large complex of markets. The markets, originally temporary stalls only, extended to a mixture of stalls and fixed premises.   read more…

The Portobello Road in London

20 March 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, London

Portobello Road sign © Arnoprepa1/cc-by-sa-3.0

Portobello Road sign © Arnoprepa1/cc-by-sa-3.0

Portobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. It runs almost the length of Notting Hill from south to north, roughly parallel with Ladbroke Grove. Every August since 1996 the Portobello Film Festival has been held in locations around Portobello Road.   read more…

The Rungis International Market

25 July 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris

© flickr.com - Nick Saltmarsh

© flickr.com - Nick Saltmarsh

The Marché International de Rungis (or Rungis International Market) is the principal market of Paris, located in the commune of Rungis, in the southern suburbs. It is the largest wholesale food market in the world.   read more…

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