The Marché du Midi is a large, attractive market near Gare du Midi (Station Zuid). All nationalities are represented here and they also have products you will not find at an ordinary market. Find baskets full of fresh olives, dried fish, Greek pastries and all kinds of herbs. Even the vegetables look bigger and fresher than they do elsewhere. The stalls are colorful and the local dishes are incredibly tasty. A local's scene of Brussels, the market is usually packed full of shoppers and encouraging vendors.
The Marche aux Puces is one of the largest daily flea markets in the world! Here, nearly 200 dealers converge to offer up an abundance of steals and bargains on bric-a-bracs and antiques. This flea market is located near other antique shopping areas such as Place du Sablon and Rue Haute, but offers goods at much lower prices. Get your thrift on and stop by here for deals.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, visitors to Anderlecht can find Belgium's biggest markets, situated on the grounds of the Abattoirs D'Anderlecht. Over 100,000 visitors come weekly to peruse the best of local produce, from fresh bread to locally crafted artisan products. A special feature of the market is the Freshmarket, where discerning seafood connoisseurs can find the freshest fish; top chefs from around the city have been known to make their purchases here. The markets are a perfect way to spend a relaxed, but lively weekend morning.
Fishermen sailed (and later steamed) into the heart of Brussels, selling their fresh fish in this charming square. Many of the fishmongers who peddled here decided to stay, and now this whole neighborhood is teeming with seafood spots. During the day this is a teeming fish market, and it's one of the oldest in the city. You can find luxurious restaurants as well as stalls where you can barter for the freshest catch.
Marché de la Place Flagey on Place Flagey is a bustling weekly marketplace. You will find during the weekdays flower stalls and clothing vendors. While the weekend is devoted to farmers. Explore the vibrant stands where you will find affordable and quality products. You can hone your bargaining skills with the hawkers and get things for a steal. The farmer's market is known for its fresh produce. Make a pit-stop at the any of the eateries nearby.
Anderlecht is blessed with two fantastic markets, both at the Abbatoirs D'Anderlecht - the Anderlecht Markets are on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and have a vast range of produce. A recently launched market, the Boeremet, is a farmers' market which focuses on selling the best produce - here you will find the finest cuts of meat, the freshest fruit and vegetables - all with an emphasis on local growing, using eco-friendly methods. To add to the experience, there is a live music and performers that you can enjoy while you shop. The Boeremet occurs on the first and third Thursday of every month; free parking is available within walking distance of the abbatoirs.
Place Jourdan is nestled in Etterbeek-Elsene, a short distance from the city center. This square is home to the weekly street market, Marché de la Place Jourdan, a popular Sunday feature among locals and tourists alike. In a charming atmosphere, explore the stalls selling an array of items including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, olives and homemade preserves. In addition, there are a few clothing stands and kitchenware stands for pots and pans. Open from 7a to 2p, the best time to visit is during breakfast, where the aroma and taste of freshly-baked bread, cakes and tarts are a treat.
Place Jourdanplein is located between Etterbeek and European Quarters. The public square of central Brussels is home to several popular stores, boutiques, businesses and eateries which is why it is one of the busiest squares in the city. A weekly market fills up the square on every Sunday, between 7a and 2p. This market is somewhat of a cross between a village fair and an urban flea market. Several food stalls, clothing and other merchandise vendors are included during Place Jourdanplein Jourdanplein market.