Good Market

Good Market, Colombo: Hours, Address, Good Market Reviews: 4/5

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Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good Market Global is a curated community of social enterprises and responsible businesses that are good for people and good for the planet. It makes it easier to find, connect, and exchange with participants in the new economy. Within Sri Lanka, Good Market coordinates a weekly market event and an organic and natural food shop. The shop has products from more than 120 Good Market approved vendors and operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise. The Saturday Good Market at the Colombo Racecourse features 70 to 80 Good Market approved vendors with fresh organic fruits and vegetables, natural food and snacks, ethical fashion, toys, and housewares, non-toxic body, home and garden supplies, massage, live music, kids programs & more. This listing is for the Saturday Good Market event.
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Jinashri S
Colombo, Sri Lanka135 contributions
Nov 2021
Good Market is a small marketplace that pops up on Saturdays at the Race Course. Here, you can get breakfast, lunch, tea or even brunch. You can find delectable cakes, Sri Lankan sweets, bread, cuisine from different countries, fresh cheeses, spreads, organic produce, handicraft, clothing for adults and children, secondhand books, plants and even antiques here!. Wares from Jaffa to Galle and cuisine from different countries will be there for you to sample and buy depending on who is selling on your lucky day!. The Good Market promotes the concepts of social entrepreneurship, responsible businesses and consumption. Vendors use very little or no plastic, practice recycling and ethical sourcing. We go there for a walk some Saturday mornings in the walking track around Independence Square, at the back of the Race Course, and end up at the Good Market for a bit of breakfast. It is not at its full strength these days, but quite a few people were out and about today. Breakfast stalls were running low on food around 9.30 (perhaps they are reluctant to bring large quantities as crowds could vary due to the rainy weather and Covid precautions practised. So best get there around 8.30 am or thereabouts if you want some good breakfast.
Written 13 November 2021
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Felix
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Aug 2020
This market has fantastic organic foods and local crafts and two great used book stalls. It draws an amazing group of people and has to be one of the most exciting events in Colombo. Be sure to visit The Brown Bean Coffee lorry which makes absolutely amazing drinks that are also the most reasonable in Sri Lanka and using only the finest ingredients. They have a table where there is always an exciting conversation going on.
Written 9 August 2020
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Eleonore Breukel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions
Feb 2020
Nice, simple market with great local food and a variety of mixed fruit drinks. Lovely art, touristic 'yes' but still very beautiful. Spend 45 minutes there and have a bite.
Written 18 February 2020
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Rea S
2 contributions
Jan 2020
The best place to find handmade original sri lankan stuff in good prices! Nice atmosphere and some nice live music in the afternoon.
Written 26 January 2020
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Naz A
Colombo, Sri Lanka30 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Awesome place to grab some food, handmade gifts, cold juices and even a quick massage! In the afternoons they have live music and cycling tracks on the side too. Always a great place to take my foreign friends when they come down to SL!
Written 4 August 2019
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Sabreen R
Melton South, Australia1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Solo
Great deals on some amazing Sri Lankan items, all in one place! Great place to buy handmade gifts and fresh produce as well as herbal items.
Written 4 August 2019
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rjpriyanka
323 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
This is one of the cool local market in sri lanka where local people set up small shops and sell mostly food items. Bargain well here..
Written 29 April 2019
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Umang A
Mumbai, India722 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
A local market to experience local stuff. People are up street like shops here, do ensure to bargain to get good deals
Written 29 April 2019
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MarioDeKauwe
Dubai, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Ideal for a very niche group of 'Colombians' in Colombo or its suburbs, living with an elitist mindset, speaking in an english accent that is not rooted in any foreign language, who thinks that eating 'couconut routti' ( said with that accent' and 'leunu meuris' at a ridiculous price is supercool... if you wish to experience this sub-sub-culture of sri lanka, goods market is the ideal place. But if you want to experience the real sri lanka, dont bother.
Written 3 April 2019
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Good Market is a curated platform for social enterprises and responsible businesses. Each of the participating vendors has gone through an application and review process and has a public profile on the Good Market community platform that explains how they benefit people or the planet. There are now more than 900 enterprises involved. The Saturday event in Colombo is one small part of a much larger movement. The majority of Good Market enterprises (and the team members that coordinate the event) are from outside of Colombo. There are small-scale organic farmers, rural artisans, volunteer networks, fair trade organizations, and entrepreneurs working on social and environmental issues in their own communities. They are grateful for the Colombo residents who come out every week and show their support. In our experience, this is a big part of the "real Sri Lanka." The country consistently ranks in the top ten in the Global Giving Index because people of all social and economic backgrounds choose to volunteer their time, contribute to people in need, and support social and environmental initiatives.
Written 4 April 2019
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farid
Coulsdon, UK12 contributions
Mar 2019
Hardly anyone there and there was barely anyone there. We went there there by tuk tuk to spend an afternoon to look at some local stuff and weree very disappointed.
Written 1 April 2019
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The Saturday Good Market is only open from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays at the Colombo Racecourse in Colombo 7. Between 65 and 85 organic farmers, social enterprises, and responsible businesses participate each week. From 2012 to 2015, there was a Good Market event at Diyatha Uyana in Battaramulla. Good Market no longer organizes events at this space. If you visited Diyatha Uyana, please consider leaving a review on the Diyatha Uyana event page. If you visited the Colombo Racecourse at any time other than 9 am to 5 pm on a Saturday, please consider leaving a review on the Colombo Racecourse page. We're sorry to hear you weren't able to experience the full event.
Written 2 April 2019
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Good Market is open:
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM