Apr 22, 2022 - Things to Do

Market Watch: Buyer's Flea Market

Goods at a Mexican market

Mexican handicrafts are plentiful at the Buyer's Flea Market in West Humboldt Park. Photos: Monica Eng/Axios

It's easy to drive right by the plain West Humboldt Park warehouse that hosts this huge weekend market.

  • But once you step inside, you'll find a Mexican-influenced bazaar with hundreds of vendors that's anything but plain.

The wares: Mexican handicrafts, First Communion gowns, toys, instruments, car bumpers, specialty produce (like grasshoppers), music, and a lot more.

The food: Ice cream, tacos, soups, ceviche, cheesy quesabirria tacos, packaged snacks from Mexico, and Oreo churros.

Oreo churro
An Oreo churro at Buyer's Flea Market.

Surprises: A giant car parts aisle where you might just find a replacement for your broken grill or headlight.

  • A cool outdoorsy portion in the garage next door.
  • A bunch of taco stands line the streets leading out of the market as you drive away.
Car parts
A whole aisle of car parts at Buyer's Flea Market.

The bottom line: Started as a tiny market with a few stands in the '80s, the Buyer's Flea Market has grown into a fascinating weekend shopping and eating experience for the whole family.

Check out our fledgling Instagram for more market pictures.


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