Haymarket
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
During daylight hours on Fridays and Saturdays, the Haymarket on Hanover Street, near Boston's North End, is rich with culture and bargains. Visitors who stroll through the crowded alley can spend very little and come home with a full load of fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood sold by local vendors.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Haymarket • 1 min walk
  • Government Center • 4 min walk
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Chloe Apple
Westchester County, NY198 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Not a clean environment
I bought alot to bring home in cooler and most got Fungus or turned brown the next day
Be careful also to ensure there's no inhabitants in your fruit boxes
Written March 4, 2024
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Lyn J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
AMAZING!!!! I got so much for $20 Nothing like fresh produce, this is a gem of a place.
I will be there every week......best prices
Written June 11, 2022
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fohee
Livingston, NJ13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Avoid this place. I've had and witnessed horribly rude events here with staff yelling and cursing at customers. Some consider it part of the culture of hay market but I will never reward poor customer service.
Written June 9, 2022
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Larry Shuemate
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This market has everything. The hustle and bustle of this open market is awesome. Everything looks so good at great prices
Written August 5, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the historic food market, been used for centuries. Now it's been made upscale and is also a tourist experience. In the center of the historic district.
Written June 26, 2020
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Happytravels0101
Metro Boston105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It's a wonderful open air market to visit near Boston City Hall, Quincy Market, and the Warf. Prices are about half what you'd pay in a grocery store or supermarket. Parking nearby and you walk out right to the market. Shop around because the same items can be bought at a different vendor for cheaper price. Even though it's open air, you would be walking under tent covers. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. It's open on Fridays and Saturdays. If you go on Saturday afternoons, you can get even better bargains but your choices will be less.
Written March 9, 2020
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djstatick
Lakewood, WA327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Bring cash. Small bills, if possible. Be prepared to haggle, and be prepared for it to get really crowded. That said, you can get all sorts of produce, meat, and seafood on the super cheap.
Written February 8, 2020
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Sabos22
Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Well, this marketplace is very live and noisy. So many different kind of vegetables are in. You can bargainl, or kind salers could make a spacial offer to you :) But, you have to be careful with the quality of the products. Some of that are about to expite.
However, I enjoyed it.
Written January 23, 2020
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Scarlet C
New York City, NY34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Come and bundled up so you could walk around stall by stall. Wear hats, gloves, and walkable shoes. Ohh, bring your reusable shopping bags too. There are tents and tents of fruits, veggies, and more. Meat and fish too. One particular and honorary mention is the Harry’s cheese and cold cut. You can’t miss it as it is the only one in the market. The shop/stall has been around for 40 some years. A variety of cheeses, cold cuts and olives. Both staff are most attentive, funny, and hospitable. They advise you to try, and ways to enjoy the antipasto. The shopping experience was fun, and we haggled like long lost friends. Love it!
Written December 22, 2019
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Diana Z
Phoenix, AZ70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This was my third trip to Boston this year and I always include a visit to the Haymarket. Only open on Fridays and Saturdays and has awesome prices on fresh produce! Everything is bargain priced and will ripen quickly so don't buy more than you will eat in a few days. Location is close to Quincy Market for additional shopping & restaurants.
Written November 6, 2019
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