Saturday, October 15, 2016

Super Mercado Food Market | Antwerp

There's a brand new hotspot in town, and oh boy this is a good one. I present you Antwerp's new foodie heaven: Super Mercado. I was one of the lucky few to get a sneak preview last night, before the big opening today. Boasting more than 12 little food stands this will for sure become Antwerp's number one destination for all food lovers. Mercado is located super central, on the Groenplaats, right in the middle of the city's best shops and museums, which makes it the perfect place to grab a quick bite. Together with my best friend I took on the challenge of trying as many food stands as possible, so today I'll tell you which ones you can't miss!
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Let's first talk about this incredible location. It used to be a post office, but this is so much better, don't you think? There's a big space in the middle with tables and two bars, and on both sides, you can find all the little food stalls. 


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Yalla Yalla is one of my favourite stands, serving delicious Lebanese food. The fattoush salad wasn't as good as I'm used to (Maroush in London spoiled me!) but the falafel and hummus were both perfect. This is the best spot for the vegetarians amongst us!
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Next up: caviar & wines at Sepideh. This is one for the more gastronomic foodies! 
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

These friendly guys from Miele were making some beef dish, apparently very delicious!
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

One of my other favourites: Box Bird. Although their main thing is fried chicken, I must say that these fries are really damn good. 
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

The Seafood Bar: a lobster and oyster bar, which has the nicest decoration and uniforms for sure:)
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Karnivoor is the spot for meat-lovers. Grilled, saw or seared: you can have your meat any way you like it!
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

At Mixco you'll find authentic Mexican flavours with a twist. I'm a big fan of Mexican food and there are not so many good places in Antwerp so I'm super happy with this new addition.
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

The guys at the cocktail bar were incredibly busy all night making cocktails for everyone, but who can blame us when the cocktails are this good? This sweet and sour cocktail finished with rose petals was my absolute fave. 
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Something else which I was missing in Antwerp: a takeaway juice bar. I love cold-pressed juices, and these guys from The Juicery hit the nail on the head with their colourful and fresh juice. How can I get them to deliver a bowl like this to my doorstep every morning? ;)
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Last but not least: Sum SumThese little ones pack some serious flavour. I love me sum good dim sum! 
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Next to food stands there are also a couple non-food stands, like this cute little flower shop (Madam Toertjes) which sells succulents and wild bouquets. I like!
Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats


Mercado Food Market Antwerp Groenplaats

Since I only got to try half of the food stands, I'll just have to go back very soon to try some more (Penny Black, Malar and Spoon & Co are next on the list!) But I just had to tell you about this new Antwerp hotspot ASAP! Grab you best foodie in crime and go visit Super Mercado, I think you'll love it!

Open every day from 11 AM until 10 PM (coffee from 8:30 AM), except Tuesdays
Location: Groenplaats 43 Antwerpen

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