St. George’s Market is a charming and characterful weekend market located in the city of Belfast. It is the sole remaining roofed market from the Victorian era that still stands in the capital of Northern Ireland.
Open every weekend from Friday to Sunday, the veteran market hosts up to 250 stalls ranging from vintage finds and contemporary craft to artisanal cuisine, fine jewellery, bric-a-brac, and garage sale steals.
Home to a wealth of food stalls that are going to make you wish they had a bricks-and-mortar location in your neighbourhood, St. George’s Market is the ultimate foodie destination on the weekend. It is no wonder why this spot is constantly mentioned in Belfast food guides.
We went for a wander recently, trying and testing the food on offer, and here is what we found: the top ten food stalls you have to try at St. George’s Market in Belfast.
10. La Crêperie – for a simple fix
Sometimes the simplest foods are the best. While modern-day cuisine often calls for exotic ingredients that allude to far-off places, you can’t beat the indulgence and simple perfection of a French crêpe.
La Crêperie offers sweet and savoury crêpes all made fresh on the spot, and they are certain to leave you wanting more.
Savoury crêpes are all priced at £5.50, and sweet basics such as sugar and lemon cost only £3.
9. The Belfast Bap Co. – for the ultimate “breakfast roll”
No trip to Belfast would be complete without trying this local delicacy. And if you want to try the best of the best breakfast rolls, check out this food stall at St. George’s Market.
This roll usually consists of potato bread and includes bacon, sausage and egg. Additional toppings (like cheese or black pudding) makes this local dish come alive.
8. Mezze Sandwich Bar – for the ultimate sandwich
This Greek food stall does two things—sandwiches and pizza—and man, they do them well!
The Mezze Sandwich Bar often sees long lines on the weekend at St. George’s Market and we vote you check out the Famous Belfast Cheese Melt or the Pesto Paradise Pizza.
7. Piece of Cake Bakery – for freshly baked treats
This has to be one of the finest food stalls at St. George’s Market in Belfast. Not only are its offerings top-notch, but every single baked treat is made fresh on the day of the market.
The croissants and sausage rolls were particularly dreamy, for those of you with a penchant for puff pastry.
6. Fin McVeg – for veggie or vegan food
If you’re looking for the ultimate vegetarian or vegan food at St. George’s Market, make sure to check out Fin McVeg. This stall has rightfully earned the title of “top dog” for meat- and dairy-free diets, and we can see why.
The Haloumi Cheese Burger (veggie) or the Bangkok Bad Boy (vegan) went down a treat. Also, try one of the “hot dogs” or a portion of the popcorn shrimp, if you can fit it all in!
5. Sizzle & Roll – for a burger
This is certainly a food stall you have to try at St. George’s Market! Sizzle & Roll specialises in a tantalizing menu of burgers and breakfast plates.
All burgers are produced by hand and are meat quality assured. And if you need a suggestion, we vote you check out the mega Game of Thrones burger!
4. Paella & Tapas – for traditional Spanish cuisine
For those of you craving something Mediterranean, check out Paella & Tapas. This authentic little food stall offers mind-blowing portions of dishes like paella, patatas bravas, and fried calamari – perfect for a cold winter’s day in Belfast!
3. Falafel: The Lebanese House – for Middle Eastern food
If you’re looking for fragrant aromas that will transport you to the Middle East, look no further than Falafel: The Lebanese House at St. George’s Market. This stall offers the freshest falafel in town, as well as falafel burgers and samosas.
If the food doesn’t keep you coming back for more, just try their homemade houmous and tabouli.
2. Mac ‘N’ Cheese Please – for comfort food
This classic America dish is the epitome of comfort food, and nowhere in Belfast does it better than Mac ‘N’ Cheese Please in St. George’s Market.
While the dish itself is top-notch, it is truly the toppings—which range from breadcrumbs and chorizo to truffle oil and crispy onions—that make this food stall what it is.
1. Hot Lips – for the ultimate curry
This curry stall at St. George’s Market prides itself on being fresh and natural, all the way. No oil or cream is used; nor are there any additives or preservatives.
The dishes are suitable for gluten-free diets. More so, there are vegan, veggie and meat dishes too. So if you want to try the best of the best food stalls at St. Georges Market in Belfast, check this one out next weekend!