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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
- 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 on the market are organized at the request of groups of maximum 15 persons, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 am in the morning. Maximum duration of the visit: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with possibility of having breakfast after the visit.
Remark: these visits are exclusively for pupils of the last years of cooking, hotel and horticulture schools, as well as professionals of the food-processing industry.
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)
The visitors can get themselves cards at the distributor situated next to the administrative building or at the secretariat. For the coins and for the purchase of a card, the exact cash money is asked.
Schedule of the market
- Monday: from 3 am to 10 am (except flowers)
- Tuesday: sales of fruit and vegetables from 1 am to 10 am, flower market from 4 am to 8 am
- Wednesday: from 3 am to 10 am (except flowers)
- Thursday: sales of fruit and vegetables from 1 am to 10 am, flower market from 4 am to 8 am
- Friday: from 3 am to 10 am (except flowers)
- Saturday: sales of fruit and vegetables from 1 am to 10 am, flower market from 4 am to 8 am
Other companies (meat, fish, poultry, diary, drinks, delicatessen, materials for cafes and restaurants,...): from Monday till Saturday from 3 am to 11 am.
Cash & Carry: from Monday till Saturday from 4:30 am to 8 pm (6 pm on Saturday).
Flower market for professionals only: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Quai des Usines 22/23
Tel. : 02 215 51 69
Fax : 02 245 24 13
Early market of Brussels Mabru
No parking control in Laeken before 1 July
Before 1 July 2013 there will be no parking control in the newly regulated areas of the Laeken sector. So no fines will be given in the streets of Laeken that become a blue zone or a paying zone in the new Parking plan of the City of Brussels.