A very good place to go hunting for secondhand bargains or fruit and vegetables. Heaps of fruit and vegetable stalls, a range of prices and generally friendly and efficient stallholders, quite likely the growers. There are quite a few stalls selling secondhand items and these stallholders might be open to haggling.
The Avondale Sunday Market is legendary, and one of the very best West Auckland markets regularly held. You'll typically find around 100 market stalls each Sunday, including bric a brac, hardware / tools, childrens toys and games, watches and jewellery, car and kitchen mats, clothing and lingerie, and other general stalls. Anything goes here. More established market traders happily co-exist with one-off sellers of items left over from their home garage sales.
There are a number of food trucks and stalls here, with specialties including bacon butties, burgers, and hot chips - but there's also island food stalls with taro, chop suey and the like.
One of the big attractions here is the fleet of trucks from which vegetables and seasonal produce are sold - normally at excellent prices. There's probably 20-30 fruit and vegetable stalls to choose from, ensuring competition and low costs... tip from locals: go to the market circa 12 noon (about an hour before closing), and you'll see all of the fruit and vege traders deep discounting their remaining produce... this is the time for bargains!
Occasional music buskers complete the mix at this wonderful market. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area and are looking for good value products.
Ash St Avondale Auckland 1026