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Founded in 1807 as a small herb market, Viktualienmarkt has developed over the years into one of Munich's biggest markets with an exciting collection of fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, and fish on offer. It has over hundreds of shops selling fresh produce, as well as a selection of restaurants and a large beer garden that brings in the local patrons every evening. The products are known to be reasonably priced, and the entertainment includes a number of cultural events, including a popular summer festival, that takes place here regularly. Dine at the local eateries lining the streets for local delicacies, while you take in the local culture in this crowded market place.
A food market named after Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Elisabethmarkt has been serving Schwabing since 1931. Prior to that, it was located at Maffeianger, where it was established in the year 1880. Although the shift was necessitated by the planned construction of roads, the market has now found its permanent abode at Elisabethplatz. This daily market is the place to head to for food of any kind, right from poultry and vegetables to fruits, meat and delicatessen.
Munich's version of Rungis' mammoth wholesale market, Großmarkthalle is situated in the Sendling area of the city. In existence since 1912, this market hall is a favorite destination among retailers who flock here in droves in order to purchase food and flowers at great rates. Representatives from most of the city's restaurants can be seen here bright and early, purchasing their stock for the day.