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Shop Like a Local in These 11 Fantastic Edinburgh Markets

Shop Like a Local in These 11 Fantastic Edinburgh Markets 

Fancy finding yourself engaging in the most ancient form of retail therapy? Now, listen here and listen well, because I’m about to spill some tea—but not the Earl Grey kind you’re used to dodging at your grandma’s house.

Also, I’m not talking about raiding the fridge after midnight—nope, I’m talking about the vibrant, eclectic Edinburgh’s markets. A place where you can haggle over a haggis or find treasures that make Pirates of the Caribbean look like a children’s pool party.

So lace up your most comfortable sneakers, leave your dignity at the door (who needs it when there’s bargaining to be done?), and read on. 

Stockbridge Market 


Address: Saunders St.

Contact details: +44 131 261 6181 

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: £-££

Stockbridge Market is a foodie’s paradise. Seriously, you can snag everything from freshly baked bread to gourmet cheeses that’ll make you feel like you’re in France.

And don’t even get me started on the brisket available here; they’re the crowd’s favourite for a reason. It’s not just food though; there are crafts and jewellery too, handcrafted by super-talented local artisans.

If you’re into organic stuff, Stockbridge Market has loads of organic produce that’ll have you eating clean and green all week long. Plus, the vibe there with all these small, unique stallholders really makes you feel like you’re part of a community.

Pro tip: If you’re into authentic Japanese street food, especially some handmade gyoza, then don’t miss visiting Harajuku Kitchen’s stall. Get there early, as these bestsellers go fast!

Tron Kirk Market 


Address: 122 High St.

Contact details: [email protected] 

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM

Cost: £-££

Tron Kirk Market is housed in this old church, which gives it some serious character. Inside, you can find a bunch of different stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to home decor and rare books that look like they came straight out of a movie set.

Suppose you love collecting quirky and unusual items. In that case, Tron Kirk is your spot, because there’s always a collection of cool old coins, unique jewellery pieces, and even some old musical instruments sometimes. 

Every visit feels like a treasure hunt because you never know what you’re going to find hidden in the nooks and crannies of this historic building.

Pro tip: Before you visit, take a virtual tour by browsing their website to discover the unique items on offer. 

It’s a smart way to preview their eclectic mix of crafts, antiques, and local produce, ensuring you know exactly what treasures to look for or purchase once you arrive.

Grassmarket Market 


Address: 39 Grassmarket

Contact details: N/A

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Grassmarket Market has a bit of everything, making it ideal for a Saturday stroll. From locally made art and crafts that show off Scotland’s vibrant culture to an array of street food stalls—from Thai to tacos—it’s all here.

Plus, the view around here—with the castle looming overhead—is just unbeatable. It’s easy to spend hours here, just soaking up the atmosphere, snacking, and snapping up gifts that are as unique as they come.

Pro tip: If you’re down for some local brews or spirits, some stalls offer tastings—don’t shy away from trying the Scotch whiskies here; they are top-notch, and sometimes you get to meet the distillers in person!

Leith Farmers Market 


Address: Commercial St.

Contact details: +44 131 261 6181

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday – 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: £-££

Leith Farmers Market is like the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s market scene. They’ve got fresh goods, everything from fruits and veggies straight from the farm to catch-of-the-day seafood that makes you feel like the sea’s just around the corner.

But hey, it’s not just about food. Leith Market is also where local artists come to show off their stuff, from handmade ceramics to bespoke jewellery that’ll have you feeling all kinds of fancy. 

Plus, they frequently feature small-batch producers from all around Scotland, so you’re always getting something special and unique.

Pro tip: Remember to arrive early as the fresh seafood at this market is a local favourite and sells out quickly.

Edinburgh Farmers Market 


Address: NCP Castle Terrace Car Park

Contact details: 

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday – 9 AM to 2 PM

Cost: £-££

Edinburgh Farmers Market has rows upon rows of stalls heaving with everything from artisanal cheeses to handmade soaps, not to mention the mountains of fresh produce. 

Local farmers and growers pour into this spot, so you’re always chatting with folks who know their apples from their oranges, quite literally. Then there are the specialty foods—hello, homemade jams and Scottish honey! 

And if you fancy cooking, some stalls offer fresh herbs and ingredients that’ll make your next meal pop. Not to forget, the view of Edinburgh Castle right above you makes shopping here feel just a little bit magical.

Pro tip: If you come by car, remember that parking in the car park is free for market-goers. Just validate your ticket at one of the market stalls before you head out.

Portobello Market 

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Address: 35 Brighton Pl

Contact details: N/A

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday – 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Cost: £-££

Portobello Market’s location is right by the beach, so you can take a market break for a quick seaside walk. The market covers all bases: eclectic antiques for collectors, trendy fashion finds, and handcrafted goods that are just screaming to be Instagrammed.

You’ll also find a solid selection of global food stalls, so if you fancy a burrito or maybe some authentic Italian gelato, they’ve got you covered. 

Pro tip: The market runs on the first Saturday of each month, so mark your calendar. And if you’ve got a dog, this market is super pet-friendly, so bring your furry friend along for the ride!

Out of the Blue Drill Hall 

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Address: 36 Dalmeny St.

Contact details: +44 131 555 7100

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Out of the Blue has this artsy vibe going on with a sprawling market that’s all heart. And when I say they’ve got a mix, I mean it.

You’ll be browsing through vintage clothes—think flares that give you that 70s groove—right next to handmade soaps that smell like you’ve been frolicking in a lavender field. And the food stalls here are all about that local produce angle.

The bakers bake, the coffee brewers brew, and you’ll want to hit up the home-baked goodies if you’re in the mood for something sweet. You might even bump into artists selling their creations or workshops going on.

Pro tip: Their flea market may not be a daily event, but it’s a treasure trove that opens its doors monthly. To make sure you don’t miss out on this eclectic shopping experience, remember to check their website for the next market dates.

The Broughton Market 

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Address: 97-101 Broughton St.

Contact details: +44 131 557 0111

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 7 AM to 7 PM
  • Saturday – 8 AM to 6 PM

Cost: £-££

The Broughton Market is compact and utterly delightful—you know, I’m telling you, it’s like an Aladdin’s cave of food and drink treasures. They’ve stacked their shelves high with gourmet delights, fine wines, and craft beers that’ll make your taste buds tango.

It’s a bit like that cute corner store but with a supercharged selection. You’ve got your fancy olives, cheeses that make you go, “How do you even pronounce that?” and specialty chocolates that you even feel fancy just looking at.

Pro tip: They always have a stunning batch of fresh, varied flowers that can add a touch of nature’s beauty to any room. If you’re a flower enthusiast or simply love them, make sure to swing by early to get the pick of the bunch!

Ocean Terminal Indoor Market 


Address: Ocean Terminal

Contact details: +44 7914 254334

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday – 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Ocean Terminal Indoor Market is like a wee festival of independent sellers inside a behemoth of a shopping centre

Stalls here are all about diversity; some antiques have probably seen more life than you and me, local artists showcasing their Edinburgh-inspired pieces, and gadgets that make you go, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Now, if you’re coming for gifts, this place is your jackpot. There’s jewellery being crafted right before your eyes, novel home decor items, handmade soaps, and even a bit of fashion that’ll have your friends asking, “Where did you get that?”

Pro tip: After you’re done market strolling, remember you’re in a mall that’s got its very own cinema and views over the Royal Yacht Britannia. It makes for a pretty nifty combo of shopping followed by entertainment or a bit of royal boat gazing, doesn’t it?

Leith Witchcraft Market 


Address: Leith Walk

Contact details: +44 7743 283381

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday and Sunday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Leith Witchcraft Market dives deep into the mystical with its crystal stalls, tarot readings, and all the incense your nose can handle. 

It’s not every day you find a market where you can snag a spell kit in one booth and some handmade jewellery charged with good vibes in the next. And who knows? You might even find a charm to bring some luck your way. 

There’s a ton of creativity here, and it’s all about the community, history, and culture of the age-old practices that once had Edinburgh all abuzz.

Pro tip: Due to the intimate and mystical nature of the space, the Leith Witchcraft Market can accommodate only a limited number of guests inside at any given time. This is also to avoid being overcrowded. 

So, expect a queue, especially during peak visiting hours.

Pitt Street Market 


Address: 20 W Shore Rd, Granton

Contact details: +44 7469 771654

Operating hours: 

  • Temporarily closed.

Cost: £-££

Pitt Street Market is like the cool kid of Edinburgh’s street food scene. Food trucks and stalls come packed with flavours from literally all over the globe. 

Think fiery tacos, brisket, vegan delights, and even beers and cocktails that keep the vibe just right. And while you’re munching and sipping, there’s usually some live music serenading you.

Just a heads up: Pitt Street Market is getting a major facelift and will be closed temporarily. So, we recommend you stay tuned to their social media for all the latest scoop on when they’ll be reopening.

Pro tip: Pitt is pet-friendly, so your four-legged pal can tag along and charm some scraps from your fellow foodies.

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