If you’re looking to check out the markets in Christchurch, there are a number of great options all over the city. While they each have their own unique flavour, there are a few things they all have in common: food, community and bargains! Here are a few local markets that are sure to give you a true taste of Christchurch.
Opening in late 2019, the Riverside Market is a modern masterpiece. Pushing the boundaries of the traditional farmers’ market, this innovative establishment is both permanent and indoors. How’s that for unique? The Riverside is packed full of local growers and small businesses, offering fresh & organic produce, meat, seafood, freshly baked goods, coffee and much more. Open every day of the week in the heart of the CBD, the Riverside has become a bustling hub of the Christchurch community.
When: Every Day (9am-6pm Mon-Wed / 9am-9pm Thu-Sat / 10am-4pm Sun)
Where: 96 Oxford Terrace
More Info: riverside.nz
Christchurch Farmers’ Market
One of the most iconic markets in Christchurch is the Christchurch Farmers’ Market. Set on the beautiful grounds of Riccarton House, the market runs every Saturday all year long. You’ll find the best of Canterbury’s produce on offer, and you can embrace the morning vibes with a cup of Hummingbird organic coffee. Throw in some live music from local musicians, and you’ve got yourself a must do Saturday outing.
When: Saturdays (9am-1pm)
Where: 16 Kahu Road
More Info: christchurchfarmersmarket.co.nz
If you’d rather go bargain hunting on a Sunday, the Riccarton market is one of the largest markets in Christchurch with up to 10,000 people per week! With over 200 stalls, there’s something for everyone, including fresh fruit & vegies, art, clothing, furniture, plants, crafts and much more. Many people also like to relax over lunch, while enjoying the great atmosphere and free entertainment.
When: Sundays (9am-2pm)
Where: 165 Racecourse Road
More Info: riccartonmarket.co.nz
New Brighton Seaside Market
New Brighton Seaside Market is a true community affair. As the name suggests, it’s also right by the beach! Enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere on Christchurch’s coast as you breathe in the sea air. As with most other markets in Christchurch, you’ll find a great variety of stalls, delicious food and live entertainment. However, this market is also great for the kids, with games, activities and free face painting!
When: Saturdays (10am-2pm)
Where: 25 Brighton Mall
More Info: facebook.com/NBSeasideMarket
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