Palo Alto Pop-Up Market

Palo Alto market is one of our favourite things to do as a family every couple of months.  It pops up over two days, on the first weekend of each month in a unique area of Poblenou.

The market started in 2014  in the location of an old factory which houses a courtyard style block of 19 artist studios.  Inside you’ll find an eclectic mix of local artisan designers, Moritz and Aperol sponsored bars, and a range of very tasty offerings from food trucks.

Think – sophisticated hipster vibe – this is a foodie paradise and a great place to mingle with friends over a drink whilst people watching.  You’ll find just about every nationality in the crowd and something to suit everyone.

You can listen to up and coming singers on stage throughout the day and can even have a little boogie in the ‘Aperol Lounge’.

Each month the event takes on a new theme, on our last visit they were celebrating International Women’s Day with a live music line up of only women.

You’ll find some great independent designers too, including eyewear, clothing, shoes, handbags, vintage furniture and accessories…it’s a perfect place to buy something totally unique for yourself.

What to try

The food trucks don’t change very often, it tends to be the same ones that do the rounds across the city.  Luckily they are all fantastic and you’ll find vegan and vegetarian options.

In the summer I’d recommend you try the shaved ice with a couple of the home made flavourings.  Forget ‘slushies’, these are all natural heavenly delights! Super tasty.

The pulled pork van is always a winner with my boys, and if you are veggie like me then search out the meatball guys to try their vegan meatballs…they’re totally delicious.

Wash everything down with a Vermut cocktail at the little Vermut bar hidden towards the back of the market.  I highly recommend the Vermut Mojito!

For details on the next event, and how to get there, you can visit the Palo Alto website here.

Top tip : Purchase your tickets online before venturing there.  You will save 1euro per ticket, and you also won’t have to join the long queue to buy them on the door.

Have you been to Palo Alto?  Let me know what your favourite bits were in the comments below.

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