The ability to interact, chat a little or just swap a smile with vendors in the easy-going world of open air markets in Düsseldorf is a great experience. It is an opportunity to taste and often hand pick food instead of purchasing prepackaged goods The final step in a chain of events that starts with a farmer or producer, via the Düsseldorf’s wholesale market and onto vendor’s stalls.
Open Monday to Saturday, one of the most popular markets is on the centrally located Carlsplatz in the old town, Altstadt. Ambitious demands for good quality ingredients such as fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, fish or herbs are most likely to be fulfilled here. A variety of flowers and potted plants can also be purchased.
Many more markets offering fresh produce can be discovered at some twenty five locations throughout the districts and are run by the city. Expat favourites are on Rochusmarkt in Pempelfort, Barbarossaplatz in Oberkassel, Marktplatz in Kaiserswerth and Fürstenplatz in Bilk.