Avondale Market, held each Sunday at the Avondale Racecourse, is fabulous. It is especially famtastic for fresh fruit and vegetables that are cheap, seasonal and all round great value!
It's an eclectic place, chocca full of people from all over the world. A true melting pot of cultures.
Here you will find a multitude of stalls from second hand traders, items from offshore, fresh fruit and vegetables for what seems like miles, various takeaway food options, buskers and all sorts of bric and brac!
A veritable smorgasbord of fresh fruit and vegetables are on offer - and it never fails to impress me at how cheaply we can stock up on our greens. Authentic Asian foods can also be sourced here. I'm always curious to see what exotic fruits and vegetables are displayed.
Avondale Market has been hailed as one of NZs largest. We've been to many markets, and this one sure is one of the best.
Open every Sunday from 6am to around 1 pm, regardless of weather. I would advise it is best to go when the weather is playing ball - heavy rain could put quite the dampener on the trip.
It has been running for 30 years, and well worth a visit. We need to ensure we go more often - Auckland has many great markets, and more fresh fruit and veggie places than you can shake a stick at. This is one of the biggest and cheapest and I can tell you now, we went home with loads of fabulous and delicious fruits and vegetables, and all for a pittance.
4.5 out of 5 from me!