4 Awesome Outdoor Markets Where You Won’t Faint from the Heat

Summer means chilled rosé on our favorite outdoor patios. It also means grub gardens, free books and vintage goodies. Here, four late-afternoon outdoor markets to save you from the summer heat.

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The Miami Flea

Founded by Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District, the Miami Flea hosts some of the city’s favorite artisans every third Sunday of the month from 4 to 8 p.m. Besides handcrafted jewelry and vintage goodies, you can snag a free read at the Bookleggers free pop-up library, adopt (or, fine, just pet) an adorable pup through Jamie’s Rescue and nosh at the Grub Garden, which is stocked with eats from the Salty Donut, Coyo Taco, My Ceviche and more.

1445 N. Miami Ave., Miami;

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Miami Design District

The Market At #mdd

Most days, the Design District is way beyond our budget. But on Wednesdays, this luxe shopping destination hosts one of Miami’s best outdoor markets. From 4 to 9 p.m., explore more than 40 vendors offering all of our favorite things (acai bowls! homemade jams! fresh flowers!) along with live music and made-to-order brick-oven pizza.

140 NE 39th St., Design District;

Adrienne Arsht Center Farmers’ Market

Every Monday, this nighttime farmers’ market takes over the outdoor courtyard of the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami. It may be small, but it sure is mighty. From 4 to 8:30 p.m., find a selection of organic fruits and vegetables, ready-made foods, Zak the Baker bread, vegan sweets and handmade crafts. Workshops, themed dinners and cooking demonstrations happen occasionally, too. Free parking is available across the street in lot C.

1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;

Coconut Grove Farmeers’ Market

Open Saturdays year-round, this two-decade-old market is consistently packed with the city’s freshest fruits, veggies, spices and herbs. There’s also a section dedicated to raw and vegan desserts, like ice cream made from cashews and coconut milk. (Um, yes, please.) Oh, and there are fresh doughnuts on site, too. The market begins at 11 a.m. but stays open until 7 p.m. We suggest a visit around 4 p.m., when the crowds have subsided and the weather is more manageable.

3300 Grand Ave. at Margaret St., Coral Gables; 305-238-7747

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Clarissa Buch Zilberman

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Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...
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