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Coronation Market Jamaica

Tourist attraction Fresh food market Farmers market

One of the Most Revieweds in Kingston


Address

X6F2+2M9, Pechon St, Kingston, Jamaica

Contact

+1 876-486-4906

Rating on Google Maps

3.90 (4.7K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 5:30 am to 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:30 am to 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:30 am to 7 pm
  • Thursday: 5:30 am to 7 pm
  • Friday: 5:30 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 5:30 am to 7 pm

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  • 5/5 Rico E. 2 years ago on Google
    Always leave here with market bags of fresh vegetables, ground provision and fruits. I walk and compare prices and freshness, I have a couple stalls that I always stop at to get the necessary produce, all in all a good stroll among stalls of fresh produce and different characters as they beckon you indulge in their offers. Here is where my Saturday mornings start, rise early before the sun and take advantage of the freshness that the market has to offer and leave before the sun peaks.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Natalie S. 1 year ago on Google • 115 reviews
    The place to buy your ground provisions. Thursday is wholesale day when vendors purchase food items for resale. The handcart men were busy cautiously and skillfully negotiating the narrow passages with carts full of purchases to transportation for the vendors. Everything..... Almost everything you need can be purchased in the market from a pin to and anchor
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 jo j. 3 years ago on Google
    I would always go to the market with my mom and I loved it. You can get the freshest fruits and vegetables at the market. The prices are much lower than the prices in the Supermarket and you will definitely get a deal for your money.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Pheona M. 7 months ago on Google • 321 reviews
    Downtown Kingston Market is always busy. Shop early to avoid the crowd. Very affordable fruits, vegetables, and clothing. Everything you need is sold here, bargain for a good deal. Be careful do not use your phone or carry large amount of cash. Delicious street food and restaurants here.

  • 5/5 Travis S. 3 years ago on Google
    I go to this market every Thursday. Thursdays and Saturdays are the times that the fresh produce comes in from the country. People are fair and honest. One point of warning do not wear any jewelry and keep a tight hold of your phone and money. Most people are very helpful, but occasionally with crowds people look to take what is not theirs.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 David B. 4 months ago on Google • 195 reviews
    A very good place for fresh produce and eve meat. Be prepared to walk around to get the best prices available. Early Saturday is usually persons favourite time. However some do go on a Friday too. They are open every day!

  • 2/5 Brinell Darby (O'rinigal B. 8 months ago on Google • 17 reviews
    Coronation market consider Thursdays as “market day “that’s when fresh vegetables are carried in from other countries to sell there. Sometimes the prices are high. Sometimes it is low, but sometimes you can get a special deal on half of the vegetables you are looking for. It is not a area where you should bring jewelries Arashi because people wondering in the market trying to rob people and hurt people so when you are visiting coronation market, you must visit safely and be safe because it’s not a safe area.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Jen 11 months ago on Google
    Depending on what time you go there, it might be dirty (it's usually alot cleaner in the early morning). Prices are alot less than uptown places and you're more likely to find everything you need if you take a stroll. Be careful of your belongings as it's a busy place and busy places tend to attract alot of theft. The people are persuasive, don't buy anything if you don't need it. And lastly, use the restroom before you travel there as I don't think it's wise to go with a full bladder or bowel.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Shorna J. 2 years ago on Google
    You get what you want to buy and then some. but leave your phone at have be observant of your surroundings. A lot of thief down town and is most young people a do it. Be safe if you go there.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Maureen Stanley S. 2 years ago on Google
    Visited at 5 a.m. for the first time. Market was reasonably lit but as the vendors had their tarpaulins up to ptotect them when the sun came out, the visibility in some areas was not so good (to me) at first. As there were more vendors than shoppers at that time the reckless handcart pushers were hardly seen. Most things were $100 per lb. including yam. Tomatoes $80. Carrots $200 - $250. Oranges $400 - 600 per doz. Very pricey was some large ripe June plums for $400 - $500 per dozen. Anyway got younger green ones to make juice for $150 per doz. Got my roasting breadfruit for $150 - a nice lady saw that I didn't have a clue which one to choose so helped me to pick out a good one and actually ran down the price the vendor was asking for it....appreciated that. Will go again next week to buy larger amounts before the Christmas prices set in.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Kevaughn Anthony C. 2 years ago on Google
    More so one of the best markets to get any thing that you need for day to day survival but the congestion is awful and some of the service providers are not very nice... All in all a great place to shop!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Colleen H. 2 years ago on Google
    A very culteralistic and interesting place to shop. Both the vendors and comes here to sell or shop from different regions of Jamaica brings their own special way of speaking and believes makes it a wonderful place to shop.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Shereka 1 year ago on Google
    Great place to shop on a Thursdays and Saturdays for your ground provisions, vegetables and more. Prices are reasonable that supermarket or roadside. Ensure you wear a sneaker and have your shopping bags. If don't have bags you can purchase on spot.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 PETA L. 1 year ago on Google
    Variety of local farm goods was excellent even got seasonal fruits all organic as the islands volcanic soil produces tasty foods. Areas were clean, basically maintained and vendors were pleasant . No "harber sharking" in Jamaican terms. (Translation- not harassing )
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Keisha- Gaye M. 1 year ago on Google
    Mi knaw lie. Market tuuun up. Carrot gone a $300\ $400. Ginger $400 a lb. Pine a $50 & $80 not bad can make pine juice
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 ANUJ KUMAR V. 1 year ago on Google
    If you don’t wish your pocket to loose drastically, you must visit this place for your personal household items like vegetables or fish or meat as well. Other items are also sold at a reasonable price here.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 ExploreWithChar 11 months ago on Google
    Although the government has tried to maintain a bit of stability for the market vendors, providing a common shelter, many of the vendors don’t comply with this. So, they are outside of the provided shelter and it’s difficult for consumers to walk comfortably while shopping. Also, there is clearly no cleaning maintenance being done there, which is bad for both vendors and shoppers. Nevertheless, you are able to get all the produce you need at very reasonable prices whenever they are in season!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Jasmine W. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place to buy local in-season fresh produce at reasonable prices. However, one downside is that given the current pandemic many shoppers/vendors are not wearing masks. Wear masks & face shields to keep yourselves safe!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 destiny b. 11 months ago on Google • 138 reviews
    It was very hot down town. Although I love to go there when I visit. I just wished the government would help poor people 😔

  • 5/5 Just “Shazza” S. 6 months ago on Google • 119 reviews
    There was a great market with an amazing variety of colourful fruits and vegetables to choose from.

  • 4/5 Khalelah S. 5 months ago on Google • 117 reviews
    They have almost everything you need here. Just be fully alert and aware of your surroundings at all times while you're there. Prices are also reasonable here.

  • 4/5 Doresa T. 8 months ago on Google • 102 reviews
    Fresh fruits and veggies but the prices were much higher than usual for most items.

  • 5/5 Raymond B. 7 months ago on Google • 63 reviews
    Best place to get fresh produce at a good price. Look around first before buying as a better deal is always available. Always a bee hive on weekends.

  • 5/5 Monique C. 7 months ago on Google • 26 reviews
    It was an entertaining and educational experience. Seeing how the cartmen and vendors skillfully maneuver the carts and peel the pines and cut the cane at their stalls in the market. Also, the aroma from the fruits and vegetables was something to inhale.

  • 4/5 Tresania C. 10 months ago on Google • 24 reviews
    This is the place to be if you love fresh produce. If you have allergies, then I recommend you wear a mask as the market tends to be a real trigger spot. Also if you don't like crowded space I recommend you shop early saturday morning or Friday evening as traffic is usually lighter during these times

  • 5/5 Jameish D. 4 months ago on Google • 24 reviews
    Nice 👌

  • 5/5 Jermaine W. 4 months ago on Google • 22 reviews
    Need to be clean more often and people need a better market setting for persons who are paying a fee. Good produce most of the times.

  • 5/5 Andre B. 6 months ago on Google • 14 reviews
    The one stop place to get all types and kinds of food items. Each day of the week gives you a different shopping experience. Fresh produce comes in to the market every day

  • 4/5 Tali 0. 5 months ago on Google • 14 reviews
    It's dusty. So wear sneakers. Lanes are narrow. So keep to the side. Watch your bags. Don't take out your phone. Keep it old school.

  • 5/5 Deveril W. 4 months ago on Google • 12 reviews
    10/10 LoL

  • 5/5 Keisha S. 4 months ago on Google • 8 reviews
    Very affordable market

  • 4/5 Charlie F. 5 months ago on Google • 5 reviews
    Excellent location to complete all of your purchases! The majority of people are friendly, and you'll get excellent assistance if you ask for directions or need assistance finding a bus or taxi. DON'T use your phone or leave your personal belongings in extremely crowded areas. (This is common sense)

  • 5/5 Kayapalmer35 K. 2 years ago on Google
    The on most ground provision wasn't bad this week, compare to last week.

  • 5/5 prettygirltia 2 years ago on Google
    Go get your food,fruits and vegetables on a good price

  • 3/5 Ishanay M. 6 years ago on Google
    Best to visit early in the morning. ..products are plenty and fresher at that time

  • 4/5 Adlin Clark R. 2 years ago on Google
    Good place to Shop you can buy all kind of food fruits and vegetables there

  • 4/5 Alrick M. 2 years ago on Google
    The space is huge, stocked with fresh produce and ground provisions,a must go, please take a friend 🙂

  • 3/5 Kevian B. 2 years ago on Google
    Boi the experience is off the chain Jus be careful great deals. Fresh produce. It's a great experience

  • 4/5 george r. 2 years ago on Google
    The experience was good, not everyone is wearing a mask so protect yourself

  • 3/5 Carla W. 10 months ago on Google
    Coronation market; it's vibrant, and colourful. Yes!. They 're improving the looks of the market, yes!. It's hard to handle at times, a lots of foot trafficking, and push cart, the place can be very crowded as well, and very busy too. Always observe your surroundings as well. I would say, you can spend at least an hour in the market; there are variety of farmers selling different food stuff there. Ground provisions are very expensive too, not to mention escallion gone up $200 per lb, and tomatoes $300 per lb, sweet peppers $400 - $500 per lb. Sometimes I feel like there are running with the supermarket side, and side

  • 5/5 Andre' B. 2 years ago on Google
    I much prefer to go to the market in the evening as there is less crowd and easier parking etc. But some ppl inside that the earlier the better... Sale out time works well for me, in and out under an hour and no sunburn

  • 4/5 SauceZaddy R. 11 months ago on Google
    For me as a caterer Coronation Market Jamaica is one of the best places to get your farm fresh produce at reasonable and affordable prices. For persons who want small amount of produce for household use can visit on Mondays and Thursday for the freshest of produces while if your a caterer like myself the best day for you is Sunday evening from 3pm -7pm the latest

  • 5/5 Charmaine A. 9 months ago on Google
    Fresh produce Able to meet with higglers and farmers always a pleasure making small talk Prices of goods are high - so is the cost of living, don't take it out on the farmers Always loved visiting Coronation Market, as a child with my parents, and as an adult with my children or by myself 😊

  • 3/5 Redd K. 2 years ago on Google
    Needs proper infrastructure development however the vendors have all you need at reasonable prices something you won't be able to get in supermarket. Collective bargaining is a thing between buyers and sellers

  • 5/5 Caloo P. 8 months ago on Google
    Prices are the same like the other places. Just a few bargains. Products are fresh. Yam still carries price. You will have to reduce the amount you accustomed to buy in order to stretch the money

  • 3/5 Lavern G. 2 years ago on Google
    It was good, had not been there in 30 years. Had great selection of FRESH fruits and vegetables. In need of really good sanitation though.

  • 2/5 shane m. 2 years ago on Google
    Produce is fresh and people are friendly, however sanitation is a lot to be desired.

  • 3/5 Wayne B. 2 years ago on Google
    I go to coronation market to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices.

  • 5/5 Paula J. 2 years ago on Google
    I enjoy going to Coronation Market. People beautiful, helpful, jovial, laughter plenty. Real fun going to the market. Problem, the authorities need to clean and collect the garbage regularly. Roads are terrible. Need better policing in the area.

  • 3/5 Helon W. 2 years ago on Google
    Good prices but needs extensive cleaning and sanitation.

  • 4/5 Mickalia H. 2 years ago on Google
    The prices were great when comparing with the time we are in as it relates to agriculture. It was a little bit packed for my liking, cause we are in COVID and not everyone was wearing masks. For parking, I don't know, you can leave your car one place and when your ready to leave, it's hard, because other cars lock you in spot.

  • 3/5 Suzette W. 3 years ago on Google
    Prices were good. However, a lot of patience is needed to navigate the space. Higglers still spread their produce on the ground instead of on the concrete stalls made for them. This limits the walking area....but then again a part of the market experience is shouting out 'hot water, hot water, let me through...'

  • 5/5 Trudy-Ann C. 2 years ago on Google
    If you don't mind the crowd you will definitely be able to get reasonably priced market produce to suit your needs

  • 4/5 Donna S. 3 years ago on Google
    CoronationMarket is always good. Prices are affordable.

  • 5/5 Trishauna B. 2 years ago on Google
    The best market with the freshest produce. Vendors are friendly and knowledgeable and willing to give discounts. Shop around for the best prices and bask in the experience.

  • 4/5 Lisa S. 2 years ago on Google
    It was good compared to other times, I guess the earlier the better.

  • 5/5 walter s. 4 months ago on Google • 3 reviews
    Well it was good experience at the track for me

  • 5/5 shane d. 2 years ago on Google
    At this place you get a chance to select your preferred produce at a reasonable cost

  • 4/5 cleaver b. 1 year ago on Google
    This place is where i go to get ground provisions and spices you have a great wild variety and also different price options so you will of to shop around to see the best price that fit your budget and on the market days when the market people just come in better to go early cause u can get some nice fresh items than to get there late and only chooseing from the what left that every one else was resisting my favorite day to go is on a Saturday very early

  • 5/5 Arlene C. 2 years ago on Google
    I visited the market on Thursday, March 24, 2022 and it was bountiful. Fresh, fresh food, fruit and vegetables of all description. All the vendors I related with that day were more than pleasant.

  • 5/5 Michael H. 2 years ago on Google
    Was very excited to experience the biggest farmers market in all of Jamaica. Some different fruits & veggies. Went with locals from Kingston which was helpful .

  • 5/5 April W. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place place to get fresh produce at a decent price(though they due fluctuate from time to time). Safety is decent if you use your common sense, like don't wear flashy jewelry and clothes that will draw draw the wrong attention. So to summarize, great place to find any thing you want at a decent price so pay attention to your surroundings, use your common sense and shop happily 😊.

  • 4/5 C D T. 2 years ago on Google
    On entry nto the market place, you are grabbed by the inviting smell of the variety of fresh products of the Jamaican countryside, The visual impact to the senses of colour, chatter camaraderie & simple positive vibes, reflects of a very real Jamaican working life It is impressive to the unknown

  • 4/5 Avril a. 2 years ago on Google
    It was a wet morning, also a smooth flowing with traffic and pedestrians. Was worthwhile as there were bargains especially on fresh fruits and vegetables. Notice that there were many competitions among those retailers.Was a good one for me.

  • 5/5 Samantha 2 years ago on Google
    Fresh products just crowdy sometimes but where isn't?

  • 5/5 desmond the s. 2 years ago on Google
    Fresh ground provision, fruits and vegetables. Reasonable prices. First for a long time I buy food and there is dirt on it. That means it was grown in the ground and not in a lab.

  • 4/5 P H. 2 years ago on Google
    Food prices are competitive Thursdays from 4:30 pm. Yam, sweet potato, string beans, tomatoes, escallion, carrots, pumpkin, cabbage were sold at $50/lb. Prices varied in the market. Green bananas sold at $50/doz. There were many food items in the market. Bargain prices are availableThursday evenings on many items.

  • 3/5 Judz T. 1 year ago on Google
    If you got allergies, you gonna a need a mask and glasses/shades. The mixture of the different spices, foods etc will cause you to sneeze repeatedly and your eyes and nose runny. Overall, it's a good place to get fresh produce.

  • 5/5 Leroy M. 1 year ago on Google
    It is best to get there early. There you will get the freshest produce at very good price. The best pumpkin , yams to peas and beans to fruits and vegetables. Great place to shop. The sellers are very interesting.

  • 4/5 Mandemore.101 1 year ago on Google
    🤣🤣🤣 I have to laugh as a coping mechanism as Coronation market is stressful, hot and crowded depending on the day in the week. However, if in need of good prices for local and imported goods then it's a sure place to be. At the end it will leave you sapped and sticky in need of a good shower.

  • 4/5 Nahbi C. 1 year ago on Google
    All you need from nature is here. Environment would be rated 5 stars by me if it received regular cleaning. Best market experience in the world.

  • 3/5 Sean L. 1 year ago on Google
    Inexpensive produce but scary. Everybody who I asked to go with me to coronation market was afraid to go. They say I should be afraid, I did have to pay someone to watch the Audi while I was gone. I feel like theives we're lurking. I kept my and my companies personal belongs close and in site at all times. It's not how I want to live. Why not post a police officer there. "Miss Jamaica" I love you, but do better. I know you can.

  • 4/5 Andre “SwagDre” B. 2 years ago on Google
    Coronation Market is still the best market in Jamaica where you can get all fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, yams etc for your household. There's nothing like fresh whole foods to feed the family. It's filled with people all the time hustling to get there stuff or those selling their produce.

  • 5/5 ATT 1 year ago on Google
    A true slice of Jamaica. Busy with vendors and even busier pushcart operators. Watch your back and feet or you might get run over or lose some toes. Fresh produce everywhere with a wide variety of goods. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, the root vegetables with the beautiful color of the red earth still clinging to the skin. Pumpkin 6 to 7 inchs thick, yum! Peas and beans, roots medicines, dry goods, pots, pans, and all manner of household products. Don't flash your cell phones or hand bag and you will be all right.

  • 4/5 Rolando R. 2 years ago on Google
    The flow of the market was better with the restrictions lifted

  • 4/5 Marlene T. 1 year ago on Google
    For all your quality market items. The best fruits and vegetables are available here. Great experience in Jamaican hospitality. I love this downtown experience!

  • 4/5 Winston E. 1 year ago on Google
    This is where you can buy all your ground foods, vegetables and more, outside nearby is lots of clothes. Too congested though, small space for vendors and spoil vegetables smell all over. NEED MORE SPACE!!!

  • 5/5 Micheal L. 2 years ago on Google
    The market was in good condition , food prices were very reasonable

  • 4/5 Brandon N. 4 years ago on Google
    Fresh fruits, fresh ground provisions, warm atmosphere. It's a little noisy but a little noise won't hurt your ears. The beauty of this place is that you the buyer can choose who to buy from and if you don't like the price you switch to another seller. Freedom of choice.

  • 3/5 Alex B. 1 year ago on Google
    I'd advice that u go hear with as little valuables as possible, keen to open your eyes and observe your surroundings. Outside of that the place offers very fresh produce at competitive prices.

  • 3/5 Owen M. 1 year ago on Google
    If you shop around, you will get good prices. The vendors also are mostly pleasant and receptive. As always, the environment always need improvements.

  • 3/5 Rennay M. 1 year ago on Google
    It's definitely a very dirty market compared to markets in other cities like Savana la mar. The customer service also varies from vendor to vendor but my rule is always to shop with people who are pleasant or neutral... cyah deal wid the ignorant or arrogant ppl. You can get good quality produce but you have to search and be very picky about it... don't spend your money too fast. All in all, prices have skyrocketed over the years though. For example, 1 lb of onion can cost as much as $300 jmd. I'm not even exaggerating bcuz I just went to the market last Sat Jan 28, 2023, and the price for onions ranged from $200-300 jmd per lb. 🙃 Yam prices weren't too bad ($120 per lb) and tomatoes were around the same price. Sweet potatoes are super expensive though 😫 @220 per lb. It's worse than onions bcuz you can buy just 1 lb of small onions and survive but sweet potatoes are a staple so you tend to want 3 or more lbs.

  • 3/5 Karen R. 1 year ago on Google
    Fresh produce at reasonable prices. A wide variety of fruits, vegetables and ground produce plus Jamaican bushes used for seasonings, teas and ailments.

  • 4/5 Yohannes 1 year ago on Google
    Big and busy marketplace Downtown of Kingston. You can find pretty much everything you look for here. If you're not local the risks of getting scammed are quite big so make sure you know the real prices before you buy and/or go there with a local.

  • 5/5 Sumaya A. 1 year ago on Google
    he prices was reasonable, the market was surprisingly clean with no putrid odor. I was however unable to get white yam to purchase. But I settled for yellow yam.


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