When I was planning my family trip to Cork I had to include a visit to the English Market as I'd never been there and heard so many good things about it.
We had no trouble finding it as it's located right in the centre of Cork city and its roofed style market makes it suitable for all weather conditions.
This market is definitely a foodie's paradise with a wide selection of food from fish caught earlier that morning to cerified organic fruit and vegetables. It's clear from walking around the market that the shop owners and staff are passionate about what they do and take great pride in providing good quality produce.
I was really impressed with the freshness of the fish and the knowledge of the staff. If you live locally and are looking for fish for sushi or sashimi then this is the place to go. Make sure to mention that the fish will be eaten raw and they'll recommend the best fish for this purpose. I was told that the best days for getting fish for sushi or sashimi is Thursday to Saturday.
Towards the end of the market we came across a store that stocks a wonderful selection of good quality Japanese ingredients.
When you've finished wandering around the market at your lesiure there's a lovely cafe on the first floor.