Awesome SF Bay Area flea market: Alameda Antiques Fair

The Alameda antiques fair is my second favorite flea market in the San Francisco Bay area, but for most people it is probably #1. I have a more personal connection to my favorite Bay Area flea market which I will feature in an upcoming post.

Alameda is the largest market on my list. It is set up on an old navy yard on Alameda Island in the East Bay, not far from Oakland. Here in the background you can see the cranes that lift the enormous containers off the huge freighters.

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Alameda has really high quality goodies, and the stuff is really cool. You get a lot of random bizarre stuff, but it is all mint quality at Alameda. You’ve always wanted the pair of these, right?

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This pink elephant is featured on the flyer they hand you when you walk in. I wonder if anyone has bought him yet.

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There is a lot of quality vintage furniture. Shane and I bought really cool wooden stools for our kitchen bar for $35 each. The items are not cheap here, but worth the splurge due to the great craftsmanship. There is colorful furniture like this all over the market:

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You get a lot of awesome tchotchke collections here, too, just like at Alemany, but everything here is in better condition.

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Alameda also has an extensive collection of food trucks. We ate at Le Truc. There are amazing artisan burgers and garlic fries. It was excellent. We ate sitting in the benches inside the truck. It’s a cool concept and was a fun experience.

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We ended up getting this beige / yellow colored desk from 1940 for our living room. We brought it home, and we are in love with it! It was 65 bucks.

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You can visit the Alameda antiques fair the first Sunday of every month. The next one is May 5!

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2 Comments on “Awesome SF Bay Area flea market: Alameda Antiques Fair”

  1. Martha LaValette April 22, 2013 at 14:40 #

    I recognize that desk! That flea market looks really good.

    • Marisa LaValette April 22, 2013 at 15:47 #

      Unfortunately there were no flea markets the week you were here!
      Next time!

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