Supermarkets and department stores are open from Monday to Sunday. You can pay with a debit or credit card in most shops. Alcohol is sold only until 10 pm in shops.
A number of grocery stores are located in the city centre:
Umami (Vaksali 4) sells groceries from all over the world.
Halal food can be bought from Tallinn.
Look up the addresses from google maps.
You can find a pharmacy in almost any supermarket in town. The centrally located Raekoja Apteek (Town Hall Pharmacy) is open around the clock, all days of the week.
Please note that some medicines can be bought only on doctor’s prescription.
There are two types of markets in Tartu: the historic Market Hall and the Open Market.
The Market Hall (Vabaduse pst 1) is open from Mon-Fri 7:30-17:30, Sat 7:30-16, Sun 7:30-15.
The Open Market (Soola 10) is open from Mon-Sat 8-16 and Sun 8-15. The Open Market is closed during the winter period.
Please remember that at the market, you need cash for payment. Communication is mostly limited to Estonian and Russian, though some vendors might speak some English, so it’s a good place to practice your Estonian.
Bookstores located in the city centre:
Places to shop for unique handicraft – custom made clothes, knitwear, jewellery, natural cosmetics, quality ceramics, accessories manufactured by local designers:
Antoniuse õu is a place where the artisans and their clients meet. It is home to several artists’ workshops covering an array of art forms, from pottery to hat making and leathercraft. There's also a blacksmith's and a painting studio.