Explore Wellington Markets

Every weekend, up and down the country thousands of people flock to farmers market.  For many it’s simply a weekly ritual – fresh local produce straight from the growers and the opportunity to meet the food producers themselves. For others it’s more of a social outing – meeting friends, exploring a market for the first time or simply getting out and about on the weekend.

If you’re in Wellington over the summer holiday make time to explore the local markets.  City Market in the Chaffers Dock Building Sundays 8:30am – 12:30pm provides a line-up of local food and beverage producers, from whitebait fritters (highly recommended) and savoury crepes, to macarons, cheese, nut butters and more.  Your taste buds won’t go home disappointed.

 Enjoying a whitebait fritter dockside

Enjoying a whitebait fritter dockside

 The perfect brunch - tomato, basil and cheese crepes

The perfect brunch - tomato, basil and cheese crepes

Then take a walk over the bridge towards Te Papa.  We were delighted to discover a line-up of food trucks and stalls from the infamous House of Dumplings to paella, Greek savouries and bacon butties to real berry ice cream packed full of berries, plenty of choice for Sunday lunch.

 Food stall alley

Food stall alley

 Queues at House of Dumplings

Queues at House of Dumplings

 Dumplings hot off the grill

Dumplings hot off the grill

 Waiting in anticipation of tasty Greek street food

Waiting in anticipation of tasty Greek street food

 Enjoying a real fruit berry icecream

Enjoying a real fruit berry icecream

And while you’re there, don’t forget to grab everything you need for a picnic, BBQ or simply your weekly provisions from Wellington’s oldest market – Harbourside Market, open every Sunday 7:30am – 2pm in the carpark next to Te Papa.  From fresh fruit and vegetables to breads, cheese and deli meats; you can even grab fish fresh from the back of Nino’s fishing boat.

 Fresh fruit and vegetables from Harbourside Market

Fresh fruit and vegetables from Harbourside Market

 Fresh fish from Nino's fishing boat

Fresh fish from Nino's fishing boat

Look forward to exploring more Wellington markets in January.  For more information on other Wellington markets visit WellingtonNZ

Michelle