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Topic # 98788 6-Mar-2012 11:45 Send private message

Hi there,

I am looking at going into the city sometime in the next week or two (On the weekend) to a food market to buy some fresh vegetables. Ive never been and was wondering where they are located?


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  Reply # 591143 6-Mar-2012 11:48 Send private message

The Hill Street Farmers market in Thorndon is good, but slightly more expensive than average supermarket prices
The Harbourside market is good, I think it shoudl be still on, might be best to check though

The Porirua night markets are great for hot food. While their mid morning Saturday ones, have a great range of fresh, and cheap veggies, and fruit. Although slightly out of Wellington city of course




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  Reply # 591145 6-Mar-2012 11:49 Send private message

There's one in front of Te Papa by its car park, and another one just after The Terrace tunnel. I just can't remember which day of the week they are (either Saturday or Sunday).




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  Reply # 591152 6-Mar-2012 11:56 Send private message

The Te Papa one is Sunday



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  Reply # 591180 6-Mar-2012 12:20 Send private message

I see, I think years ago there was one which was a bit closer to the City New World? Not sure if thats the same one and has just moved along or if im imagining things lol.

Cheers I'll see what I can find later on :)

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  Reply # 591183 6-Mar-2012 12:23 Send private message

M_I_C_H_A_E_L: I see, I think years ago there was one which was a bit closer to the City New World? Not sure if thats the same one and has just moved along or if im imagining things lol.

Cheers I'll see what I can find later on :)


The "Te Papa one" is diagonally opposite the New World.

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  Reply # 591202 6-Mar-2012 12:41 Send private message

Hi - There's also a good fresh produce market on a Sat morn at Newtown Primary School.




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  Reply # 591222 6-Mar-2012 13:01 Send private message

The different between market produce, and supermarket ones, is that the market stuff should last a lot longer on your shelf, as it should be fresh and not stored. I often find that supermarket stuff, such as carrots, last less than a week before going moldy and shrivel up.

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  Reply # 591223 6-Mar-2012 13:02 Send private message

Newtown school (fruit\vege's) - Saturday

Chaffer's Marina carpark (fruit/vege/meat/misc eats) - Sunday (aka Waitangi Park \ Te Papa carpark) -

City Market "gourmet" market in Chaffers Dock building atrium - Sunday - only until 12:30. (High-end food, mostly priced accordingly).

Corner of Victoria\Willis & Vivian Street (fruit/vege/misc) - Sunday

Hill St Farmers Market (fruit/vege/sweets/cakes) - Saturday - St Paul's Cathedral car park

Underground Market (General market, mostly sweets/cakes for food) - Saturday - Frank Kitts Park.

I've found the Newtown market to be about the cheapest, it's generally the same stuff at all of them, quality can vary dramatically, and is not _always_ better value than the supermarkets, but pretty good odds it is.





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  Reply # 591237 6-Mar-2012 13:20 Send private message

Add to that if Lower Hutt is in your range, the fresh/fruit/fish/meat/snack food market on Saturday at the river parking lot. It is probably the easiest to park with having the largest parking lot.

Many of the fresh vege vendors there also sell stuff at the Victoria Street market on Sunday.

And if you're really hungry after the market, Denny's on Willis Street opposite the market has a $10(?) all you can eat breakfast buffet on weekends :-)




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  Reply # 591264 6-Mar-2012 14:12 Send private message

stevenz: Newtown school (fruit\vege's) - Saturday

Chaffer's Marina carpark (fruit/vege/meat/misc eats) - Sunday (aka Waitangi Park \ Te Papa carpark) -

City Market "gourmet" market in Chaffers Dock building atrium - Sunday - only until 12:30. (High-end food, mostly priced accordingly).

Corner of Victoria\Willis & Vivian Street (fruit/vege/misc) - Sunday

Hill St Farmers Market (fruit/vege/sweets/cakes) - Saturday - St Paul's Cathedral car park

Underground Market (General market, mostly sweets/cakes for food) - Saturday - Frank Kitts Park.

I've found the Newtown market to be about the cheapest, it's generally the same stuff at all of them, quality can vary dramatically, and is not _always_ better value than the supermarkets, but pretty good odds it is.



Cheers for the list :)

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