The Saint John City Market is situated around a 10-minute walk both from the office and my lodgings. Its opening hours are Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 6pm, Friday 7:30am to 7pm, and Saturday 7:30am to 5pm. It is closed on Sundays.
The Market caters to both locals and visitors alike. The clientele will usually vary depending on the day of the week and the time of day. Mornings and early evenings see locals stocking up on the freshest fruit and veggies in town. Get there early to catch the freshest fish and seafood. Lunchtimes will usually find the City Market teaming with office workers. Mostly they are queuing up at one of the many deli counters, where you can buy sandwiches, deli wraps, soups, etc., as well as more exotic items, such as samosas and Thai noodles.
The Market also has a section for imported English goods, with items such as Branston Pickle, PG Tips tea bags, and HP sauce. It’s the early days of my visit at the moment, but I'm sure that in a few weeks, when I start to get homesick, this will be a great help. Other than food, there are also stalls selling local artwork and souvenirs. Tuesdays will usually see an influx of tourists, as cruise ships enter St John on this day. Up to 2,000 visitors will enter the city for the day, and the market does a roaring trade from this.