In 2014, Time Out Lisbon editors turned a historic market hall in the city into Time Out Market, thus creating the world’s first food and cultural market, and the first market experience rooted wholly in editorial curation. A place that previously housed the city’s top vendors now brings together the best of the city under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for.
A once neglected building and neighbourhood was turned into a popular destination for both locals and tourists, and hundreds of jobs were created. In 2017, 3.6 million visitors came to the market to explore excellent food from 32 restaurants and kiosks, enjoy drinks from eight bars and cafes, buy from five shops, attend cooking workshops in the Chef’s Academy or events in the Time Out Studio, a 900-capacity entertainment venue. 2016 also saw three of Time Out Market’s chefs receive Michelin stars in their own local restaurants and in March 2018, Time Out Market Lisbon received an international award recognising this unique place as one of the most visionary concepts in the European food service sector – proof of the high-quality fine food the market makes affordable and accessible for all.
Since its opening in May 2014, Time Out Market Lisbon has quickly turned into a huge success and is now arguably the most popular attraction in the city, which is no small feat in a place with hundreds of years of history. Following the success of its flagship market in Lisbon, Time Out Group plc is now rolling the format out to other cities as part of its growth strategy. Time Out Market New York is set to open at 55 Water Street within Empire Stores in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighbourhood in Q4 2018, Time Out Market Miami in Miami South Beach at 1601 Drexel Avenue in Q4 2018 and Time Out Market Boston, Time Out Market Chicago and Time Out Market Montre?al in 2019.
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