Visiting Peniche is not complete without a trip to its town food market. It allows you to get the feel and the vibe of the place while offering you an avenue to soak up the local culture. It somehow has the power to transport you back in time. Just what makes this food market so special? It’s hard to tell exactly. Maybe it’s the freshness of the products, the bargains or the almost impossible finds.
Food market – Mercado Municipal Peniche.
Peniche food market has all kinds of fresh food. All the products are from the local area and local farmers. Fresh fish, caught in nearby waters. The market here is a great place to buy fish straight off the boats. It is held from 7 am to 2 pm every day except Mondays. It is best on Saturdays. Wake up early Saturday morning and enjoy a great experience. Far more food than other days with a better selection. And it seems, better prices as well. Also more vocal and a bit crazy (in a good way). Take your pick of the freshest fish, fruits, vegetables, while the smell of various cheeses is in the air. There is also a big monthly market held behind the Intermarche supermarket on the last Thursday of each month, with the exception of August.