Carrer Comte d’Urgell, 1bis, 08011 Barcelona
Open Mondays to Thursdays 07.00- 14.30
Fridays, Saturdays and religious holidays 17.00-20.30
The Mercat de Sant Antoni is great food market in Barcelona that offers wonderful local fresh produce, such as meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, fish, olives and cured meats. Significantly less crowded with tourists than La Boqueria, you can walk around the Mercat de Sant Antoni browsing the produce and immerse yourself in the lives of the local people around you. For example you can buy local meats such as rabbit, turkey, Catalan sausages, chicken stuffing, Iberian ham, pies and snails, as well as farm, eco-friendly and quail eggs. There are also fruit and vegetable stands that offer locally grown produce, as well as more exotic products such as pineapple and mango. Moreover, the fish selection really shows off the local produce of the Spanish coast, with fish and shellfish freshly caught from the Catalan and Galician coast. Many stalls also offer home delivery.
If you are looking for some quick food, you can also sit down at (or stand up, as the Spanish do) at one of the bars in the market. Bar Lluís offers hot sandwhiches, coffees and drinks, and Bar Mariana offers all of the latter plus traditional tapas. Bar Casa Blanca is the place to go for to try some local breads and pastries, although you might have to wait a bit for a seat.
The second wonder of this market is that on Sundays, from 08:00 to 15:00, there is a special book and coin market outside the San Antoni market walls. This specialist market is full of collectors’ items and antique finds, perfect for a good milling around after you have enjoyed the food and tapas of the Sant Antoni.