Food markets are all the rage. In recent years they have become the meeting point for gourmet and local food lovers. We are no longer satisfied with choosing the products on the menu in restaurants, now we want to see cooking and smell what we are going to order. And that accessibility to food is possible in gastronomic markets.
The best of all? These places offer stands of all kinds of food where you can pay a good tribute without costing us an arm and a leg. The new Mercado de la Imprenta in San Vicente (Valencia) gives a second life to the old Vila family printing press and becomes the largest in the capital of Turia.
Would you like to know all the details? From HQ Rooms we call on the most foodies, gourmets, and ultimately, lovers of good food and gastronomic plans to come and visit this impressive market in the heart of the city. Let's start!
Last March 2023, the old Imprenta Vila reopened its doors to give life to the first gastronomic market in Valencia with an endless number of culinary proposals. It is the largest gastro space in the capital of Turia, so far known, located in San Vicente. It has a capacity of approximately 700 people and more than 1,800 square meters. Its opening hours are uninterrupted from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. from Wednesday to Sunday.
The investments of the Valencian businessmen Juan Albert and David Núñez gave the green light to the Mercado de la Imprenta, the first large-format gastronomic market inspired by the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, La Lonja del Barranco in Seville or El Mercado de Correos in Murcia. This space will not only host food stalls but will also have an abundant cultural program where you can enjoy different exhibitions and activities for all audiences. In this way, the walls of the emblematic Imprenta Vila will welcome communities with interests in both gastronomy and culture.
In the new gastronomic monument located in the heart of Valencia you can buy and eat local and seasonal products in order to promote local producers and Mediterranean cuisine. Its 21 stalls offer the highest quality possible within the reach of all budgets and focused on both Valencians and visitors and tourists.
The km 0 products that we can find inside the Mercado de la Imprenta come from all corners of Spain. Some of the shops that we can find are:
Jamones Juan Gargallo. A high charcuterie stand.
HoliHoly. A stand with proposals for healthy food such as poké and shakes.
A canned and pickled stall under the name of Conservería 1906.
La Lonja del Mercado de la Imprenta with a wide range of fresh fish and shellfish. And space for frying by the hand of the Antonio Manuel stand.
A Neapolitan pizza stand with the name Delizioso.
A Sweet & Coffee or Trufas Martínez stall with chocolates, truffles and bonbons.
Baovan. The innovative Valencian company specialized in baos bread.
Tradition and gastronomy at the hands of "La Arrocería", a stall for rice dishes and paellas; croquettes and tortilla skewers stall under the name "Sibarita" and another for tapas under the name "Bocadelia".
“Benvolgut - Aperitivos”. Space to taste the best vermouths and artisan appetizers in the city. Without forgetting to mention the “Bodega” by Toni Sarrión with its proposal of wines from the surroundings of Valencia.
Culinary proposals from around the world. We can also taste Lebanese food at the “Alsüq” stand, the best sushi from “Sushi 1906” and the well-known Asador San Telmo with its Argentine meats.
The historical building of the new San Vicente Market was built at the beginning of the 20th century by José Vila, the graphic arts industrialist who gave his name to this family printing house. Despite its architectural beauty, it has been the great discovery of this year even for Valencians as it is hidden among houses.
The plan for the recreation of the Mercado de la Imprenta has respected the heritage value of the old printing press building. The main objective of this new space is to make available to everyone the memory of the old Imprenta Vila at the beginning of the last century, as well as to save the complex from abandonment and recover its great heritage and historical value.
The complex is located 5 minutes walk from the center of Valencia between Maestro Sosa and Mascota streets, right next to one of the longest avenues in the city: Calle San Vicente Mártir. In addition, its proximity to the AVE Joaquin Sorolla station and the North Station makes it an ideal place to visit if you are in the city.
Since its inauguration, this spectacular space has aroused the interest of tens of thousands of people for being the new cultural, social and leisure scene in Valencia. If you want to keep up to date with the novelties that bring us the capital of Turia, do not hesitate to visit the opening of the Mercado de la Imprenta. Our accommodations are located in the same Calle de San Vicente Mártir, 141-139 very close to the new gastronomic market of Valencia. Do not hesitate! Book one of our apartments near San Vicente in Valencia on the web and live the experience firsthand.Gastronomy