Five Shipping Container Markets to Check Out Around the World

Steel containers are being used to create shipshape indoor–outdoor markets.

  1. Stackt, Toronto —

    Located in an unused area at Front and Bathurst streets, this newly opened market is home to an array of food and retail tenants, like Toronto fashion designer Ellie Mae, local coffee roaster Reunion Island and Hamilton’s Donut Monster. There’s also Belgian Moon Brewery – a first–of–its–kind mobile brewery housed inside three shipping containers – and all sorts of programming, from succulent workshops to weekly yoga classes.

  2. Manifesto Market, Prague —

    Manifesto Market taps into the Czech capital’s growing international culinary scene, housing more than 20 food stalls in 27 containers. Snack on mini pancakes topped with matcha cream from Minie’s, sit down to barbecue ribs from Dirty Dog Barbecue or sip a Czech beer from Vinohradský Pivovar in this laid–back space in the centre of the city

  3. Detroit Shipping Company, Detroit —

    Detroit Shipping Company in the city’s downtown–adjacent Cass Corridor feels like an intimate beer garden – but with art exhibits, a stage and a pop–up retail space, too. Check out the latest pieces in the two galleries, then grab a bite from Brujo Tacos & Tapas and a pint of Brew Detroit’s Yum–Town lager and settle in for an evening under the courtyard’s string lights.

  4. Eat Street Northshore, Brisbane —

    For a megamarket experience, explore East Street Northshore on the banks of the Brisbane River, where a whopping 70 food vendors are whipping up delicious dishes from around the world. With three entertainment areas and solo performers everywhere else, you’ll be dancing your way from stalls like Little Lady Peruvian Cuisine to Shuck All Oyster Bar before wrapping up with an order of doughnut fries from The Doughnut Bar

  5. Boxpark Shoreditch, London —

    Boxpark feeds on the creativity of the Shoreditch neighbourhood, and gives back with acoustic sessions for local musicians, spoken word poetry events and plenty of DJ–fuelled nights. Fill up after your creative output (or after browsing the market’s 28 retail shops) with jerk chicken from Rudie’s Jerk Shack or the British version of a Cronut from Dum Dums Donutterie.

April 29, 2019