It’s official: Norwich Market is the best in the country!
The communal heart of our fine city; we’ve always considered Norwich Market the best out there. This week, we were proud to see it officially received national recognition; being awarded “best large outdoor market in the country” in the Great British Market Awards 2019.
The Market was described at the awards as ‘a phoenix rising from the ashes’, a nod to the Market’s long history and the Council’s rejuvenation project. It’s one of the oldest outdoor markets in the country, but only following a rebuild in 2006 was transformed into the bustling market it is today.
A spoke-person also added “(Norwich) Market has demonstrated the power of social media for the market; its work with partners and the local BID; the outreach to young traders and the marked increase in footfall and business expansion.” Give some of our favourites a follow: @taxi_vintage_clothing, @churrosandchorizo, @loveringandco to see what they mean.
Home to almost 200 stalls, some of our favourite businesses have residences amongst the candy-striped rows.
For vintage/alternative gear - head up the top end of the Market facing City Hall to find “Vintage Row” and some of the finest retro clothing Norwich has to offer.
For other shopping needs - pick up fresh fruit and veg from the front side bordering Gentleman’s Walk. Flowers, fabrics, spices, jewellery, crafts & gifts can all also be found in various stalls throughout the market.
It’s at lunchtime though when Norwich Market really comes into its own. With over 25 food stalls offering cuisine from around the world - it’s one of the best places to head for lunch. We do have some favourites - Lucy’s Chips, BunBox, Falafel and Friends, Cocina Mia all deserve a shout-out, but have a wander and you’ll be sure to find your own favourites.
It’s fantastic for vegan options too - as you can read more about here, in our vegan guide to Norwich.
A big congratulations to all the business owners of the Market, for communally making something so special - and putting Norwich on the market Map!