Local Food Markets in Seville: Our Favorites!

This blog post was originally posted on January 26, 2015, and was updated on March 23, 2017.

There is no better way to understand a local culture than by visiting its local food markets.

These are the places where neighbors chit chat and gossip, where they shop stall by stall and order their favorite tapas at the small market bars and restaurants. They’re places that allow you a unique peek at local life, where you can see what types of foods people are buying and imagine the delicacies they are cooking. Seville is home to its fair share of food markets, but three markets stick out as something truly special. Here are our favorite local markets in Seville.

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Mercado de Triana

Built over the remains of the Castillo de San Jorge (that’s right, a castle!) and completely renovated in 2001, there is something special about this beautiful Spanish market. From fresh fruits and veggies to booths specializing in oysters, spices, craft beers, and even snails, the Triana market is worth a visit to take it all in. In recent years, the food offerings have become even better! It’s now also a great place to grab a pre-lunch bite, or even to stick around for the full deal as you wander through the Triana neighborhood.

There are some great local food markets in Seville, but we have some favorites! These images are from the Mercado de Triana, a must see while in Seville.
The colorful Mercado de Triana

Mercado de la Calle Feria

The Feria street market is a true treasure, hidden away towards the end of one of the most colorful streets in the city. It’s the oldest market in Seville, founded in 1719, and last restored in 1982. As you pass through its narrow hallways, you can imagine the Seville of years past, and as you have a beer and a tapa in the small courtyard you can’t help but fall more in love with this city.

There are some great local food markets in Seville, but we have some favorites! No matter which market you choose, you will find an abundance of fresh produce like this.
Fresh produce in the markets

Mercado de la Encarnación

When Seville’s central Plaza de la Encarnación was redone, it was a controversial subject, to say the least. But whether or not you are a fan of the setas (locals refer to the Metropol Parasol structure as “the mushrooms”), if you live in the neighborhood you likely shop at the food market located inside. Normally modern food markets in Spain risk losing their charm, everything is made to look uniform and the spaces are barely distinguishable from your local supermarket. But Mercado de la Encarnación has done a great job keeping the charm of older markets in Seville, and each vendor has their goods beautifully displayed. If you’re staying centrally without much time, definitely pop in for a great glimpse at market life.

There are some great local food markets in Seville, but we have some favorites! No matter which market you choose, you will find an abundance of different types of fish and seafood, like this.
The fishmonger at Mercado de la Encarnacion

Step into one of our favorite food markets in Seville when you join us on our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Seville Tour! Our experience starts off at Mercado de la Encarnación, where you’ll get an eye-opening look at this bustling center of day-to-day life where sevillanos come to grocery shop, meet up with friends, and so much more. That’s just the first of many fascinating stops along the way as we eat our way through the Andalusian capital!

There are some great local food markets in Seville, but we have some favorites! Here we share them with you.


Photo Credit: LWYang; Text Overlay: Devour Seville Food Tours

7 Comment

  1. January 24, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I head to my local market, Mercado de San Gonzalo, once or twice a week. Very much a place for locals and no price gauging!

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  2. Paige Woodward says
    October 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Hi! Thanks for your article! I was wondering…. We are going to be in Seville (live in Charleston SC. USA currently) this coming week (Oct 8-11, 2017) and I would like to buy organic coconut water while there. I drink it for a potassium deficiency. Is there a market you would recommend for this? If so, can you tell me the name of the store and the coconut water? Also, is there a store there that sells a lot of products that we would find in grocery stores in the US, or no? Thanks so much for your help!

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    1. Jaimie Keating says
      October 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Hi, Paige. There are a few places to get organic coconut water in the city, the best would be La Tienda Ecolociga on Calle Regina or Gaia on Calle Luis de Vargas. For American flavor, there is a shop called Taste of America on Calle Francos and you can get most things in the supermarket of El Corte Ingles too. Hope this helps!

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      1. Victor Akins says
        July 23, 2019 at 10:51 pm

        Very useful information. Would you know if delivering food to homes thrives in Seville? I mean Deliveroo type of business.

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        1. Devour Tours says
          July 24, 2019 at 9:59 am

          We do have Deliveroo in Seville though Uber Eats and Just Eat are more popular. They’re mainly for fast food and pizza/Chinese/sushi. For classic Spanish food, you still have to hit the streets!

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  3. David Will says
    December 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Would be helpful to know which day of the week these markets take place. Everyday except Sunday?

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    1. Devour Tours says
      December 10, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Hi David! Yes, for the Mercado de Triana and the Mercado de la Encarnación. The Calle Feria market is closed on Mondays.

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