Grab your tote bag and hit one of Miami’s weekend markets to pick up fresh produce, sample street food, and get a glimpse of local life.
Popping up in parking lots and parks across the city, Miami’s weekend markets support local artisans, farmers, and makers, while providing a wonderful opportunity to sample incredible tropical produce. Here are four local favorites that shouldn’t be missed.
Coconut Grove Saturday Organic Farmers Market
When: 10am-7pm, every Saturday
Where: 3300 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove
Operated by Glaser Organic Farm, this bustling market opens shortly after sunrise every Saturday. For many residents, visiting this cluster of stalls has become a weekly ritual. Filled with tropical fruits, vegan ice cream, and cold-pressed juices, it’s a great place to pick up groceries, enjoy a fresh lunch, and watch the world go by.
Insider tip: Always come hungry. In addition to the delicious sushi and salads at the raw bar, several food trucks roll up each week, serving everything from tacos to authentic Ethiopian stews.
The Market for Makers
Where: Moore Building, 191 NE 40th Street
Head to the Miami Design District for one-of-a-kind items from Miami’s independent artists. Housed in the historic Moore Building, the four floors are lined with hand-crafted jewelry, one-off prints, and unique clothing. The market dates change each month, so be sure to check the website to plan your visit.
Insider tip: Until 2014, the Moore Building was home to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, which has now moved two blocks away. The museum showcases the work of Miami’s underrepresented artists, and the gorgeous sculpture garden is a peaceful oasis.
The Surfside Farmers Market
When: 9am-3pm, every Sunday
Where: Corner of 95th Street and Collins Avenue
Set up entirely by residents, this market is where local families stock up on picnic supplies before spending a day at the beach. Covering just one square mile in uptown Miami, Surfside is a tight-knit community where you can expect a warm welcome.
Insider tip: Once you’ve explored the markets and relaxed on the beach for an hour or two, you can head north to paddle through the mangroves of Oleta River State Park. Kayak and canoe rentals are available per hour.
Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers’ Market
When: 4-8.30pm, every Monday
Where: 1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Once the morning markets close, you can enjoy an evening option at the impressive Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. One of the most popular stalls is the LNB Grovestand, operated by a husband and wife who specialize in exotic fruit smoothies. There’s also the Keez Beez honey stall, which sells jars of honey flavored by local plants.
Insider tip: Keep your eye on the website for an exciting program of chef workshops, live music, and cooking demonstrations.