Food markets are the places with great vitality in a city. Many kinds of fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat are displayed in stalls. Housewives, chefs and other buyers come to a market to bring fresh food to every corner of a city and make them delicious food. There are many well-known food markets in the world, which are playing an inportant role in a city.
The oldest food market: Mercat De La Boqueria （Barcelona, Spain）
The Mercat De La Boqueria is believed to have originated in the 13th century as a pork market.Now it has grown into one of the best outdoor markets in the world. Regarded as the heart of Barcelona, it is situated in one of most fascinating buildings. Every day, more than 200 traders roll up their blinds, ready to offer the choicest local and international gastronomic products. Thousands of thousands of food from all over the world are being sold in the market everyday, including seafood, dates, nuts. etc.
The largest seafood and fish wholesale market:（Former Tsukiji Outer Market，Toyosu Market Tokyo, Japan）
Tokyo Tsukiji Market was the largest wholesale market for seafood and fish in the world. From cheap seaweed and sea urchins to caviar, there were more than 400 kinds of seafood for local people and tourists. In October 2018, Tsukiji Market, which has been operating for nearly 83 years, moved to Toyosu Market. Toyosu Market took over the wholesale business from the aging Tsukiji Market and provided tourists with an opportunity to dine at restaurants across its large, modern premises. The Toyosu market is on a 40-hectare site, 1.7 times larger than Tsukiji market. The huge wholesale market consists of three main buildings: two buildings for seafood and one for fruits and vegetables. The Fish Wholesale Market Building is where the tuna auctions take place between around 5:30 and 6:30 in the mornings.Once, a first-rate bluefin tuna fetched 17.6 billion US dollars at auction. There will be more records in the new market.