Soulard Weekend Market103 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 730 Carroll St, St Louis, MO 63104, United States, Saint Louis
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3146224180
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
A drunkard is a person who drinks alcohol in excess and that is what the French word ‘soulard’ translates into. Ironically, the Soulard Weekend Market is far from being a gathering of drunks, on the contrary the weekend market is comprised of men and women dedicated to growing fresh, delicious produce in the most organic manner possible and selling their wares to those who crave naturally grown food.
The marketplace was used way back in 1779, when it was just a flat meadow local farmers would come to, to sell their locally raised fruit, vegetables, dairy, and livestock. The land was passed on to Antoine Soulard, then onto his widow after his death, who officially set aside two city blocks to be used as a farmers market. Today what stands is a Renaissance styled, two building complex that comes alive with food, eager sellers and careful buyers.
- Explore rows and rows of meats, cheeses, spices, gourmet kettle corn, flowers, baked goods, fresh fruits and vegetables and other products, all locally grown. You can take your time and peruse the wares on display.
- All that walking and inspecting food is sure going to build up an appetite! Luckily, a number of eateries have opened up within the market and you can grab a bite and some drinks while looking around.
- During June and July, you’ll be treated to sweet and juice homegrown strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, asparagus, greens, onions, and watermelons. Different produce during different seasons guarantees a new shopping experience every time you go.
- There are free concerts held at the market sometimes, which really add to the vibrant atmosphere. After feasting your eyes, nose and taste buds on the foodstuff, you can feast your ears as well!
- There are different kinds of gift shops and stores that sell beautiful handmade gifts, garden decorations and items that make perfect presents across the market which are worth taking a look at.
The Soulard Weekend Market is filled with great produce, priced surprisingly low. Fresh, delicious and chemical free, this market is an inspiring collection of good eating and healthy living. Foodies, homemakers, chefs and everyone really will appreciate the hard work and dedication of the sellers, and the top quality resultant produce that’s sure to make your mouth water without pinching your pocket.
Soulard Weekend Market Travel Tips
- Saturday is the best day for shopping.
- Different produce is sold on different days.
How to Reach Soulard Weekend Market
- There will be a MetroLink station nearby.
- Soulard’s Restaurant and Bar (American)
- BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups (American)
- Broadway Oyter Bar (Seafood, Dessert)
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7.9% of people who visit Saint Louis include Soulard Weekend Market in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
33.33% of people start their Soulard Weekend Market visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Soulard Weekend Market
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Soulard Weekend Market
Soulard Weekend Market Reviews & Ratings
Shopping in the oldest farmers market in the nation, makes Soulard Farmers Market as must see place if you are visiting and even for those that live in St Louis. The produce is amazingly fresh and the prices are extremely fair! I go on Fridays to do the bulk of my shopping to avoid the hustle and bustle that is in the market on Saturday, but the amount on vendors on both days is amazing. Saturday has more food vendors there, as well as non-food items. Also more produce vendors tend to be there on Saturday. It is a very fun place to take friends or family that are visiting; suggestion is to grab a cold drink and stroll through the market to see the variety of fresh items you can purchase makes for a great weekend activity!
This is a great place to shop in a neat area while being in a historic building. So many great deals to be had and lots of good food to eat while you shop too. The prices fluctuate so if you have time, wander around before you buy to get the best deals. There are also many restaurants outside of the Market which are worthy of visiting. Bogart's is one of my favorite. Or just grab a cocktail at the Market and people watch. Always an interesting visit.
Lots of options from farm fresh eggs to area rugs. Oldest market west of the Big Muddy. Great place to grab provisions, people watch, and take in local fare. Great bakery. Great butcher shop. Plenty of local produce from the rich agriculture in the surrounding counties. Worth a few hours of your time.
This is the way to spend a Saturday in St. Louis! Great food options to eat while you buy your produce and fresh food! GET THE TAMALES!!! I never leave without a Vietnamese coffee either! Fresh mini doughnuts, corn on the cob smothered with goodness...I could keep going. Get the tamales!
This was my first time ever here. I must say I enjoyed every second there! The massive amount of fresh food you can buy the and spices made from hand. And the jewelry there are amazing! I highly recommend checking Soulard out if you haven't yet. I might stay buying my food from there, even scented oils,soap and many more.