The Green Door Market
It is located in the south part of Dublin near St. Patrick’s cathedral. The place has an industrial style with a friendly and warm atmosphere. In this organic market you can buy Fairtrade products as well as organic dairy, bakery and wholefoods. You can find also fruits and vegetables from local producers in lower prices and with better quality than in the super markets. In addition, there is a selection of fresh meats and fishes– I highly recommend to buy and cook the delicious salmon fillet!
Try before you buy- in almost all the little kiosks you can taste the jams, cheeses or olive oils so you can easily decide which flavor is your favorite one.
So if you feel dizzy of all these new tastes you can try a tasty crepe from the little truck that it’s located in the center of the market. This new shopping and tasting experience could be also a nice opportunity for everyone to support the local food production.
Address: 18 Newmarket, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8
Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dublin Food Co-op
Dublin Food Co-op market is a little gem located next to The Green Door Market.At first, when you enter the building you go on the left to an area where all the pre-packaged organic products are located. There you can find a variety of organic products from small companies in all around Europe. After you manage to not buy everything- I know that it is very difficult- you can proceed to the main area. The main space of the market is spacious and full of energy. The vibrant colors in combination with the overwhelming smells from the small restaurant will definitely cheer you up and trigger your appetite.
In this market you will find kiosks with little pastry creations, bread, dairy products as well as a wide selection of fresh vegetables and fruits.
At the end, with your big smile- because this joyful mood is contagious there- you can taste the mind-blowing soups, sandwiches or sweets with a cup of tea or coffee in the small restaurant inside.
If the weather is sunny and warm you can enjoy your meal or beverage outside in the backyard! Relaxing on these wooden monastery style dining tables with a view of colorful painted walls and the market is the best way to finish your weekend organic experience.
Address: 12 Newmarket, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8
Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Temple Bar Food Market
Everyone knows Temple Bar District as the busiest and more touristic part of Dublin, full of traditional Irish pubs and shops with souvenirs. Another reason to get out of your bed on Saturday and visit this busy area during the day could be definitely the outdoor market in Temple Bar. This market is full of stands where you can find a variety of baked goods, Mediterranean delights such as your favorite olive oils, meats, fishes and cheeses.
If you feel hungry there are also stands with grab-&-go bites in order to make your stay there even more pleasant. Take your meal and explore at the same time the whole market area chatting with your friends about which product you will try today. Every time there will be something interesting to taste and a new product to discover. There you can find also goods from various local producers- a small heaven in the city center!
The bad weather could not be an excuse to skip the visit there because the new tastes and the warm vibe of all the smiling salespeople there will reward you!
Address: Meeting House Square, Dublin Southside
Every Saturday 10a.m-4: 30p.m
You may find the same local brands or producers in these three organic markets. Even when you know that you can buy your favorite product from three different spots the experience can be totally different. Each of these markets has its unique vibe and atmosphere. It’s a challenge for you to explore the differences between them and to taste the organic side of Dublin!