Our guide to Miami markets. Farmers markets, antiques and indie fairs.
Shopping outdoors is easy to do year round in Florida, and Miami markets can be found all over the place. Enjoy antiques and art fairs, farmers markets, indie artisan street fairs and of course, the bargain hunters favorite; the flea market. There is something for every taste and budget going on somewhere in the area. Most Miami markets take place on weekends but there are exceptions to this, so browse our suggestions below, grab a cooler and some shopping bags and empty your trunk, as treasures and gourmet treats await.
Lincoln Road Antique & Collectible Market
This massively popular Antiques and Collectible market has been held for over a decade, from October to May on the 800 to 1000 blocks of Lincoln Road and its side streets. Art Deco and MIMO (Miami Modern) furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, beads, eyeglasses, hats, and handbags as well as some interesting odds and ends including handmade goods can be found here on alternate Sundays during “season”. Plan when to visit by checking out their current schedule. After you are done shopping for antiques head down to the 700-400 blocks of Lincoln for some fruit and veg, baked goods and local specialties at the Lincoln Road farmers market.
Wynwood Alley Street Market
Once a decrepit and semi abandoned warehouse district, Wynwood has flourished in the past few years and become a hot spot for artists, independent and creative shops and eateries as well as home to multiple art galleries. Murals and colorful street art cover the walls of many buildings, and it is next to one of these where you will find the Wynwood Alley Market, where local artists and indie shops showcase their wares. Originally a Saturday only event, (Noon to 10 pm) the market currently also takes place Fridays and Sundays from Noon to 6 pm. Wynwood Alley also puts on special expanded markets during popular Miami events such as Art Basel and Ultra. Located at 2407 NW 2nd Ave, in the heart of Wynwood. Click to check out out their website.
Lincoln Road Farmers Market
The original South Beach farmers market, presented by The Market Company takes place every Sunday, year round, between the 400 and 700 blocks of pedestrian Lincoln Road Mall . Local veggies and fruits, double-yolk eggs, baked goods from small mom and pop bakeries or popular French patisseries and local organic honey are some of the yumminess you will find here to stock up your pantry with. Or come hungry and munch your way through the different booth offering local delicacies; Delicious ceviche and guacamole, Argentinean empanadas, Colombian arepas (grilled sweet corn patties with melted cheese inside) and pan de bono (cheesy bread puffs) are always available. Wash it all down with your choice of fresh, made-to-order juices and smoothies, sugar cane juice, coconut water or shakes. Then stock up on some Shea butter products for your skin and get some gorgeous orchids and flowers to take home with you. Insider tip: Come just before the market ends, around 5:30PM to score some extra discounts on both flowers and produce.
The Market Company – Other Locations
The Market Company operates several markets around Miami. They started out in 1997 with the Lincoln Road market and have since expanded to 10 locations. Some of them are seasonal and others run year round on different days of the week. One of their more interesting endeavors is the Farm to Table event, at the Adrienne Arsht Center where you can shop for certified organic produce, baked goods by Zak the Baker and La Provence bakery and assorted local honeys and edible treats. After shopping, sit down for an al-fresco multi-course vegetarian meal by local chef Allen Susser, of the Cafe at Books & Books, created with produce sourced entirely from the market. Yum! Click to find all Market Company events and schedule.
Robert Is Here
In 1959 a six year old boy named Robert started selling cucumbers on the side of the road in Florida City, after a first day of total failure his dad outfitted him with two giant signs reading “Robert is Here”. On this second day all cucumbers sold out by noon time and the rest is history. Today, Robert is Here is one of the most well know and popular destinations, for locals and visitors alike, to stop and buy fruits and veggies, canned goods and to enjoy a made-to-order fruit milk shake or to buy a home made key lime pie. The family owned fruit stand and farm even has a splash park and live music on weekends. Read about their story here and get directions and general info to the market here. Robert is Here opens November through August every year. Insider tip: This is a great place to visit on your way to or from the Everglades.
Coconut Grove organic Saturday Market
Operated by Glaser Organic Farms this market is heaven for vegans and veggie lovers in general. Fill your reusable shopping bags here with local organic produce, seeds grains and raw foods. Stop by their plentiful salad bar or raw food station where you can enjoy a dairy free raw pizza topped with handmade pesto or a raw tostada with fresh made guac and salsa. Then make a beeline for the guilt free sweets where dairy free ice cream and tropical pies await. Market is held every Saturday rain or shine from 10 am to 7 pm. Located at 3300 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove. Click for the Glaser Farms website to find out more.
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Head up North a bit, into Hollywood in Broward county and you’ll find the Yellow Green Market. A 100-k square foot space, housing over 300 booths offering everything from local and organic produce, olive oils, wine and beer to essential oils, artisan jewelry and pet products. There are multiple stands offering prepared foods, so come hungry as you will be able to enjoy local seafood such as stone crabs and ceviches, ethnic delicacies from around the globe as well as typical Southern dishes. The market operates Saturdays and Sundays year round from 8:00am to 4:00pm and is conveniently located near I-95 at the Sheridan St. exit. Click for directions to the Yellow Green Market and to find out general info about the market.