THE Parnell Markets at Buono Parnell

Parnell Quarters’ newest weekend market has opened. Auckland’s best Italian-style delicatessen Buono has launched The Parnell Markets with Buono Parnell.

THE Parnell Markets

Back in late 2021 the beloved La Cigale weekend farmers market closed down due to the closure of the La Cigale café, after the café went through a tough time with the COVID restrictions.

The owners of the café had been running the market for 24 years, each Saturday and Sunday in Parnell, and it was inspired by similar farmers markets all across France. The markets were seen as an intrinsic part of Auckland’s foodie scene and their closure was a real blow to what had become a great institution.

After opening the doors to their Italian deli in late September of 2022, the team at Buono decided that Parnell, and Auckland at large, needed a place for foodies to come and enjoy the spoils of some of the best local producers.

This is why they decided to launch the Parnell Markets and this brand-new site to go along with it! To hopefully fill the hole in everyone’s tummies that was left by La Cigale’s unfortunate closure.

customer testimonials

Amazing food and friendly staff. Eggs on toast is next level. 



Great market and dog friendly. Nice cafe seating area to enjoy the delicious looking paninis and a coffee. I miss having Italian grocers close to home like we had in Los Angeles. The weekend farmers market had a nice selection. A good selection of Italian, Spanish and some Croatian specialties. They are still getting their stock in from AU. I look forward to coming back to check out their new arrivals. 

Trish Carpico


Such a wonderful little selection of groceries! And the sandwiches were incredible 😍 we will definitely be back! 

Valerie Paradise


Popped in for lunch, not too many options but wow the flavor was amazing so I’d definitely return. Staff were all smiles. Looking forward to this place growing! 

Clayton P


Fantastic Italian shop and restaurant. I have been here twice. It has authentic Italian food and groceries. The staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. Go and get a warm fig scone and a Prosecco! Also their risotto is delicious! 

Sheneen Meghji

Parnell Gastro Market

Launch the Parnell Markets

This is why they decided to launch the Parnell Markets and this brand-new site to go along with it! To hopefully fill the hole in everyone’s tummies that was left by La Cigale’s unfortunate closure.

This brand-new site has everything that you need to know about the Gastro Markets, such as who the stallholders are, our operating hours, and any other key information as the market grows. But in case this is your first time here, here are a few need-to-know details about the Market.

The Parnell Markets kicked off on Saturday October 1st and will run from 8am to 1:00pm each Saturday down on Saint Georges Bay Road in Parnell.
The Market is located just outside of Buono’s flagship deli store, with Buono stocking some of their own Italian delights, as well as providing a wide range of fresh produce and foods from local artisan producers.

Local Parnell Markets

So, whether you’re a Parnell local or someone who just loves quality deli products and seasonal produce, there will be something for everyone. Take a look around this website to find out more about our stallholders and to get a feel of what we have to offer.

If you’re in search of your weekly essentials or a well-earned weekend treat, or both! Then you’ve come to the right place.

Come on down to the Parnell Markets after you’ve finished that weekend shopping and take a seat at the outdoor tables or inside at Buono’s café, enjoy a coffee and a delicious something from one of our stallholders, and just soak in the authentic and communal energy of the Market.

We hope the Market becomes a place where everyone can come along and experience the best of Auckland’s artisanal food. Launching this new site is the first step to getting word out and letting people know. So, if you’ve got a friend or family member who also loves artisanal food, tell them to check out the Parnell Markets website!

THE Parnell Markets @ Buono

Visit Us

69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland

Open Hours

Saturday 8 am – 1 pm

Give Us a Call

022 551 4444