Whether you’re seeking Jersey-fresh fare or handmade goods, you’ll find it—and much more—at one of Hudson County’s many local markets. Our market scene attracts shoppers far and wide, with an array of fresh fare, local art, home goods, and delicious treats, not to mention live music for all-day entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a one-day visit or hoping to hit every market in town, here are some of the best markets to add to your bucket list.
Tiny Trip Highlights
- Hoboken Uptown Market | Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., May through December
- MainStreetPops Artisan Market (Hoboken) | Third Sunday of each month, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., March through December
- Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market | Mondays & Thursdays 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Thursdays only from Jan. 21 to April 22)
- Pacific Flea (Jersey City) | Second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., April through October
- Bayonne Farmers’ Market | Tuesdays from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., June through November
- New Meadowlands Market | Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., year-round
One to two hours per market
Transportation options vary—although car/ rideshare is doable for all. For public transit, use the PATH train or NY Waterway ferry to Hoboken and Jersey City markets; Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Pacific Flea; NJ Transit bus to Bayonne; NJ Transit train to Meadowlands
With different markets open throughout the week, this Tiny-Trip itinerary isn’t necessarily one itinerary, but many—whether you want to see numerous markets on a Saturday, or if you’d rather visit one every few days.
Saturdays are the busiest market days in Hudson County. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoboken’s Uptown Market, located under the 14th Street viaduct, features fresh fruits and veggies, local meat and seafood, delicious coffee, and live music. Saturdays are also the prime time for Jersey City’s hip Pacific Flea, a trendy market with fine crafts, antiques, vintage goods, and rotating food trucks, located at 149 Pacific Avenue in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. And, to experience the region’s largest market, head to New Meadowlands Market in East Rutherford, just a stone’s throw from Secaucus. Here, hundreds of vendors stand ready with local finds and foods.
Saturdays aren’t the only market days in Hudson County. On the third Sunday of every month, Hoboken’s MainStreetPops Artisan Market, also located under the 14th Street viaduct, attracts locals and travelers with a one-stop-shop where the region’s top makers and artisans sell their hand-crafted goods, from jewelry and bath products to pet gear, fashion finds, and more.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the year-round Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market sells Jersey’s best fare, hand-picked flowers, fresh-from-the-oven baked goods, and gourmet bites. This beloved market is located at the Grove Street PATH Plaza.
And, for a Tuesday shopping trip, head to the Bayonne Farmers’ Market on West 23rd between Broadway and Del Monte Drive. From 2 to 7 p.m., this market is popping with local favorites including handmade pastas, fresh empanadas, upscale kettle corn, homemade candles, baked goods, and much more.