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Nelson Saturday Market

Address: Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 51 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Brooklyn, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful little market. We had a delicious lunch of sandwich wraps and dumplings -- it was hard to choose from the several appealing choices -- and fresh fruit ice cream. For breakfast, a dinner, and hiking snacks, we bought homemade muesli, bread, mozzarella, berries, fruit, and local vegetables.

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Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Seriously, the stall with the stuffed Maori fried bread is fantastic. The woman there is friendly and the food is delicious. I'm craving it right now. I tried the most popular one, with pesto cream cheese and other fresh ingredients and I was in heaven. I could eat one every day. When enough time passed (2 hours) I went back... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
80 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Some excellent produce and certainly very different to that offered in shops - a chance for variety. A gathering of creative people would be a good description with an eclectic choice of goods on offer. Not like some markets you could visit on holiday. Friendly, helpful stall holders all only too happy to talk about their products. Lovely

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Johnstown, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My wife and I drove up from Blenheim this morning specifically to check out the street market today and we were not disappointed. Hundreds of vendors and some amazing talent and creativity were on display, not to mention the fresh produce of all varieties. I'm quite certain there is something for everyone there. Way to go, Nelson, and thank you... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The shear variety of goods on offer here is astounding. Fresh fruit and veggies, wonderful salami, breads and tons of articles of clothing, jewellery, artwork…….you can even commission a piece of knitted goods from a picture……..Marvellous outing!

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The market opens early - 8 am. They have produce, flowers, honeys and jams, candy, olive oils, bakery items (we had a lovely berry and cheese croissant), jewelery, clothes, knitting, hats, and art and crafts galore, with a few buskers thrown in. It was big and took us 2 hours to walk around leisurely. I'd recommend getting a coffee at... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Nelson market is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Lots of crafts and organic veggies/fruit - plenty to eat as you wander around. Highly recommend the dumplings and whitebait fritters.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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154 reviews 154 reviews
95 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

very cool small market with local artisans and food. i tried a yummy biscuit and bought some local art work for souvenirs. something for everyone, highly recommend visiting this smallish market

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Lancefield, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is one of the most interesting markets we have every visited. There is almost no "junk" and a lot of evidence of New Zealand ingenuity in the handcrafts - purchased plenty. There is a fascinating array of food as well as a wide selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Stockholm, Sweden
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Its a nice market with alot of stuff. A most try is the local maori bread that you can buy from one of the foodplaces.

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