Traditional markets and gourmet shops

Gourmet markets and shops in San SebastianBretxa market

The secret of exquisite cuisine

Although the secret to San Sebastian’s typical mouth-watering cuisine is the loving care and knowhow that goes into it, the biggest secret lies in the quality of the raw materials used. Gipuzkoa is very well known for its quality produce and the delight taken in good eating: traditional markets and fairs, delicatessen stores and denominations of origin are but a sample of this.


Added to the label-certified products Eusko Label, including beef, free-range chicken, suckling lamb, fine pasteurised milk and tomatoes, are the famous guindilla peppers from Ibarra and the black beans from Tolosa, not to mention other denomination de origin products like Txakoli de Getaria and Idiazabal cheese.


The markets of San Sebastián


The secret to the success of our food largely lies in seasonal produce and the emphasis placed on the excellent quality of the raw materials used. The best way to find these products is to head for one of the traditional food markets, such as La Bretxa or San Martín, both visited daily by some of the most famous chefs in the city to personally select the meat and fish they later serve in their restaurants. These markets continue to function in the traditional manner, with farmers and stalls offering produce directly sourced from the countryside.

Markets and fairs

Mercado San Martin

San Martín Market

Inaugurated in 2005, the new market of San Martín replaces the old building, built in 1884. In sellers stalls customer can find a wide range of best quality local products.

Mercado de la Bretxa

La Bretxa Market

This market has many traditional stalls of small local producers.



Throughout the year many fairs are held with the local product as the protagonist.

  • Txakoli Day
  • August Fiestas Fair
  • Ecological agriculture fair
  • “Perrechico” wild mushroom fair
  • Santo Tomas Fair

Behemendi Special market for agricultural produce



Markets in Tolosa and Ordizia

Just a few kilometers from San Sebastián we find the market of Ordizia and Tolosa. They are the best showcase for high quality local produc from Gipuzkoa.

Ordizia Market

The Ordizia farmers market has been held every Wednesday since 1512 and is still a meeting place for buyers and sellers of agricultural produce from the area.


Tolosa Market

The Tolosa market, held every Saturday for centuries, is considered one of the most traditional in the Basque Country.



Gourmet shops

The city also has that chic and refined touch which is also reflected in its selection of stores, with specialised food shops where you can buy imported produce and culinary delicacies, for connoisseurs and gourmets.


Aitor Lasa Gaztategia

The widest selection of homemade cheeses, wild mushrooms and homemade products, carefully selected with special love and care in order to offer you the very best service.

bomboneria maitiana 1

Bombonería Maitiana 

We make signature products, often tailored to the customer's wishes. Our products are complex in their elaboration. There is culture, imaginative, creative deployment, in visual taste and on the palate. What's more, we are a local product, we are km0, with guaranteed traceability and a commitment to sustainability in the basic components of our product.



Confectioners since 1880, we are the fourth generation. We make products with natural ingredients. We specialise in candied products, sweets, nougat, chocolates, etc

tiendas gourmet biobizi


Biobizi is created from the need to help seek the true balance and well-being of health in the medium and long term. They believe that organic and natural food helps to achieve that feeling of health and fullness that we love so much.



Aramendia offers artisan pastry products made with passion, flour and butter of first quality, egg, sugar, water, cocoa, fruit and much pampering.



Izarbide is an ecological supermarket that offers a wide range of quality products. They support consumption of closeness, local life, close treatment, equity in the value chain, sustainable consumption and respect for the environment.

viandas donostia

Viandas Donostia

We are sausage artisans! In Viandas-Donostia you will discover ham, loin, cheese and much more, made with patience, and with the expertise of our craftsmen. Try them at Urbieta Kalea, 19, next to San Martin market.