Mabru - Wholesale Market

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The Morning Market of the City of Brussels or Mabru is a wholesale market. It consists of 5 covered halls, 40.000 m2 of sales area, 1.000 m2 of refrigerators, 1.600 parking spaces, sanitary installations, 4 cafetaria and 1 restaurant.

The Wholesale Market, the morning market of Brussels, exists for more than a century. During decades it was held on the Grand-Place and the neighbouring streets. Since 1973, the fresh market settled down in Laeken. It is renowned for its national and international products and became the most important market for professionals.

Traders and fresh products

In the halls of the morning market, 150 wholesale traders offer a complete range of products like:

  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat
  • poultry
  • fish and shellfishes
  • cheese and dairy products
  • Cash & Carry
  • products for stores and restaurants
  • flowers and plants

Small and big traders offer fresh products from all around the world. An ideal market thus for retailers, wholesaling professionals, grocers, supermarkets, specialists in food, caterers,...

Guided tours

Guided tours on the market are organized each first Thursday of the month at 5 am in the morning. Maximum duration of the visit: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Price: 5 euros, with breakfast 15 euros. Booking required, one week in advance at the latest.

Admission charge to the market

For every visitor, an entrance fee is asked. Several sorts of payment exist:

  • with coins: 3 euro
  • cards (50 euro for 25 units, reserved for professionals)
  • buyer's subscription (160 euro a year, reserved for the professionals)

Practical information

Quai des Usines 22/23
1000 Brussels

Tel. : 02 215 51 69
Fax : 02 245 24 13

Early market of Brussels Mabru