The food markets of Palma de Mallorca

11 April 2018

 

Palma is the capital city of Mallorca, nestled on a stretch of the island’s southwest coast.

Overlooking the Bay of Palma, it is a destination renowned for its history, its bustling port, and its array of amazing food markets. Whether it’s a tasty awakening, a midday snack or an evening tipple that you desire, Palma’s markets have you covered. Here are some of the best food markets that Palma de Mallorca has to offer.

Olivar Market

If you want to meet the locals, head to the coveted Olivar Market. The displays will have you in awe, with dazzling exhibitions of flowers, huge piles of oranges, and buckets full of olives and fish.

The market’s delicatessen stalls offer wide varieties of ham, sausages, cheese and olives, inviting you to part with your cents in exchange for taste sensations. There are several tapas bars where local workers drink brandy with their breakfast coffee, read the paper and generally pass the time.

Santa Catalina Market

Santa Catalina market is the oldest municipal market in the city, located in one of Palma’s hippest districts. It is home to independent shops, boutiques, restaurants and fantastic nightlife.

The market is a unique experience, combining Mediterranean flair with a touch of northern European culture, thanks to a sizeable Swedish community in the area. There are many stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, meat and even ecological local products, and one of the market’s best features are its hot-food-to-go stalls meaning you can leave with a tasty treat in just seconds.

San Juan Gastronomic Market

One of the city’s newest additions, the San Juan Gastronomic Market is one of the best and most beautiful places to eat in Palma. The market occupies a coral-pink building in the S’Escorxador cultural centre and was once a slaughterhouse.

With a bar, café, terrace and 17 stalls selling Instagram-worthy food including fideuá, a paella-like noodle dish, croquetas, jamón, and a whole host of Mallorcan and Spanish cuisine, the market is a foodie’s dream.

Pere Grau Market

Pere Grau is a locals’ market, and a place where the whole neighbourhood gathers for shopping and a chat.

With over 200 stalls there is plenty on offer, including authentic Mallorcan produce,fashion, accessories and even live animals!

Mercat Ecològic de Palma

This street market takes place twice a week at Placa Bisbe Berenquer and is the only ecological market in Palma.

Most products offered are not only produced ecologically but are also local products. Amongst the stalls of local fruit and vegetable, there is an ecological bakery with amazing bread, local wines, cheese, olive oil and much more.

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