Fodor's Expert Review St. George's Market
For an authentic blast of Belfast life, make your way to the enormous indoor St. George's Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. When it opened in the 1890s, this historic market sold butter, eggs, poultry, and fruit. Today it is a vibrant place with 150 traders selling everything from organically grown produce to zippers and antiques to shark meat. The Friday Variety Market starts at 6 am and runs until 2 pm; the Saturday City Food and Garden Market is 9–3, and the Sunday Food, Craft and Antique market is 10–4. Salivating foodies love the treats at Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory stall, with its fudge and flavored sweet, and the 25 terrific breads at Piece of Cake Bakery. Next door is S. D. Bell's coffee stand; the company is older than the market, as it was set up in 1887 and has been brewing nonstop ever since.