Since a couple of years ago now, no one in Belgrade gives me puzzled looks when, after asking me where I’m going out on Friday night, they get the answer “to a farmers’ market.”
Belgrade Night Market usually takes place once every month or two at several farmers’ markets around the city, always on Friday, between 18:00-00:00. The location changes every time but my favorites are those organised at Kalenić and Bajloni market.
The idea is to revive traditional green markets, to connect grocery sellers with small producers and young companies while at the same time providing visitors with the opportunities to enjoy good food, shopping, and entertainment. Usually, more than 20,000 people visit each Belgrade Night Market, strolling between young designers, food stalls, artists, winemakers and other caterers.
This is my ideal chance to have a beer with friends that I rarely see, come upon young designers and find inspiration for birthday presents or home decoration. Besides fashion and accessories, Belgrade Night Market has helped me discover many delicatessen producers and restaurants to which I now go on a regular basis.