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Old City Market

47 Charlotte St, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
506/658-2820
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Ranked #1 of 7 Shopping in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Quispamsis, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always a great time wandering the market on a Saturday morning. lots of great food and fresh local produce and wares.

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Halifax, NS Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my first trip to the Saint John City Market and it was great. Not nearly the produce selection I'm used to in Halifax NS, but our market is much much larger and serves a much larger populaton. For the size of SJ this is an amazing market. For Maritimers it is fun to visit the original Pete's Frootique... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Old City Market has perhaps 100 or more vendors in a high-domed glass space, been there since the 19th century -- seafood shops excellent, take-out food, the awful dulse dried seaweed which some Nova Scotians eat like potato chips. We stuck with salted fish and aromatic soaps.

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Pasadena, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The candied Maple salmon at Lord's is delicious. They do their own smoked salmon as well which is amazing. Pizza by the slice for $3 at Sisters pizza shop. Fresh produce from Baleman's or Pete's Frutique... fresh fish, meat, and chicken. Samosas, gelato, and the like. Also a variety of art, handcrafts and children's clothing.

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bronx ny
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174 reviews 174 reviews
142 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very small compare to other markets I visit but very cute! Worth the visit to taste what the local eat and to look at the butterflies on the ceiling.

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Oakville, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Perhaps it hasn't changed much in many years, but that is part of its charm. Buy some dulce or extra old cheese. We bought a nice-looking sirloin roast today, can't wait to cook it. Try Pete's Fruitique at one end, and Billy's Sea Food at the other end. Lots of little cafes to grab a bit.

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New Brunswick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Most cities would do anything to have a magical spot like this located in the heart of their city core. The Saint John City Market offers everything from lunch & coffee to groceries & arts. The best part is that most vendors are experts in their craft - whether being farmer, butcher, baker, fish monger, whatever... A wonderful place enjoyed... More

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Cobourg, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved this market. It smells delicious once you walk in the door. So many fresh foods and different cultures to taste. We went through twice in one day. First about noon hour. We purchased and tasted fresh made gelato. O M G....so good. $4.75 size dish with 3 different flavors. They let you taste test before you buy. We... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I really enjoyed this place. There were a variety of vendors: food, clothes, trinkets, etc. The prices were quite reasonable and certainly a lot better than what I expected to find in a touristy area (it's located right next to a Delta and a Hilton hotel). Although it is not particularly unique or distinct when it comes to markets, I... More

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Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great fresh food vendors in a cute indoor location. You can get fresh produce, meats, seafood, wraps, pizza, Korean, and other good stuff for lunch. If you are in the mall complex, bypass the fast food in the food court and head up to the Old City Market for much better food!

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