About Food – The Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi

Dezerter Bazaar is an agrarian market located in Tsinamdzgvrishvili St. close to Tbilisi Central Railway Station and not far from the Dinamo Stadium. Covering 2,000 square meters, it is one of the largest markets in the city. The market has a purpose built covered indoor area as well as an open area for stallholders to sell fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, spices and other goods. The market became known as the Dezerter Bazaar in the 1920’s because it was the place where deserting soldiers sold their weapons and equipment.

Part of the outside market at the Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi

Part of the outside market at the Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi

Vegetable stalls at the Dezerter Bazaar.

Vegetable stalls at the Dezerter Bazaar.

Fruit stalls at the Dezerter Bazaar

Fruit stalls at the Dezerter Bazaar

Stall at the Dezerter Bazaar

Stall at the Dezerter Bazaar

Cheese stall at the Dezerter Bazaar

Cheese stall at the Dezerter Bazaar

Churchkhela at the Dezerter Bazaar

Churchkhela at the Dezerter Bazaar

Spice stall at the Dezerter Bazaar

Spice stall at the Dezerter Bazaar

Lobio beans at the Dezerter Bazaar

Lobio beans at the Dezerter Bazaar

Cheese, sugar, eggs and nuts at the Dezerter Bazaar

Cheese, sugar, eggs and nuts at the Dezerter Bazaar

Pumpkins at the Dezerter Bazaar

Pumpkins at the Dezerter Bazaar

Sacks of garlic at the Dezerter Bazaar

Sacks of garlic at the Dezerter Bazaar

Mandarin Oranges

Mandarin Oranges

Dried persimmon fruit.

Dried persimmon fruit.

Cat and brushes at the Dezerter Bazaar

Cat and brushes at the Dezerter Bazaar

The Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi

The Dezerter Bazaar in Tbilisi

The market was re-modelled in 2012 and a purpose built covered area constructed that provides better access for deliveries and protection against inclement weather.

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  1. Wonderful market!

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