Must-see shopping in Lanzarote

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    Ahumadería de Uga

    Bizarrely for an island bereft of rivers or lakes, you'll spot delicate, delicious smoked salmon on menus everywhere. Back in the 1970s, a German couple…

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    Mercadillo de Teguise

    First launched in the 1980s with just 16 artisan vendors, Teguise's enormous, very touristed Sunday-morning market carpets the old town, with flamenco on…

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    Quesería Rubicón

    One of the island's best places to buy local goat’s cheese – and you can taste it first. Choose between smoked, fresh, semicured, or coated with paprika…

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    Centro de Artesanía La Antigua Escuela

    A small, cheerful artisans' complex for picking up original jewellery, colourful prints, hand-designed tiles and other local crafts. Some of the artisans…

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    Mercadillo de Haría

    Every Saturday, Haría's shady, cafe-lined main square morphs into a wonderful, lively local crafts and produce market, filled with artisan jewellery,…

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    Mercado Agrícola de Costa Teguise

    A feast of organic fruit and veg, artisan honey, home-made marmalade and mojo, Lanzarote wines and cheeses and much more, in the pueblo marinero.

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    Mercadillo Marina Rubicón

    This twice-weekly arts and crafts market sees artisans set up shop along the water, showcasing everything from olive oil to handcrafted jewellery.

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    Mercadillo de Puerto Calero

    Artisan stalls flaunting locally made jewellery, pottery, handbags and other trinkets fill harbourside Plaza de las Carpas for this twice-weekly market.

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    With a couple of branches across the island, this is a handy English-language bookshop stocking Lanzarote hiking guides.