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Jun 29, 2009 06:27 AM

Review of St. George's Market, Belfast

I am an American hound in Ireland for the summer and wanted to put in a plug for St. George's Market in the Belfast city centre. There's a public market on Fridays and Saturdays that has a wide range of local foods. It's well worth a visit for locals and tourists alike. Here is a list of some of the locally produced foods they have for sale there:
- good variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables
- excellent and wide range meats and seafood
- wide range of baked goods
- cheeses
- ice cream
- two local chocolatiers
- honey & jams
- hard cider

There are also two coffee importers with espresso stands that make good quality coffee. There are food stalls that do everything from paella to Lebanese food, to a full fry.

Lots to please a chowhound - definitely worth a visit if you're in town!

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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. Will be in N. Ireland (Bushmills, Coleraine, Ballymoney, Belfast, Tyrone, Portadown) for 14 days starting next week. Looing for places to eat. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    1. re: rf6540

      I agree, St George's is great. One interesting and very specifically local thing to look out for on the fish stalls is dulse, a dark purple seaweed which can be eaten straight from the bag - salty but good. You can also use it in cooking, but Belfasters who like it tend to just eat it raw as a snack.