Mercado, Antwerp’s first indoor food market

Update: Mercado is no longer open. We will keep you posted on new similar intiatives.

Mercado, Antwerp’s first indoor food market, is a wonderful world of smells and flavors. Enjoy delicious street food like traditional quesadillas, falafel sandwiches and artisan shrimp croquettes. Mercado is all about honest, tasty and fresh food from all over the world.

Communal tables at Mercado

Great bars serve the best wines and cocktails. Penny Black will provide you with your daily dose of caffeine.

Mercado has something for everyone, at any time of day. Lunch, diner, aperitif or dessert, the choice is yours.

Mixco, Mecican food stall at Mercado

Marble counters tops and gold-highlighted décor

The setting is an old post office building and the dining areas are former post office counters. There are marble counter tops, gold-highlighted décor and suspended lighting with plants to admire. You’ll eat at long communal tables, so if you’re looking to meet locals or other tourists, this is the place to be.

Mercado hosts several events and there’s live music regularly (weekends). Check Mercado’s website for more information.

Mercado is unique in its kind. It’s a must-see/must-do when you visit Antwerp.

Groenplaats 43
Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00

Seafood stall at Mercado

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