Markthalle is a fun place to visit in downtown Stuttgart. It's an international open indoor market filled with spices, meats, cheeses, desserts, truffles, wine, beer, and everything else in between. Each section is labeled by country and offers local specialties from their particular country. One of my favorite things to do in other countries is to visit the grocery stores. If you want to look into the culture particular to that country, just head to the local grocery store. It's a great way to see a completely different side to a country and something that you might not think to do while on vacation.
If you live in the Stuttgart area, or even if you're visiting, Markthalle is well worth a visit. The building has an interesting outdoor facade, and in addition to the different food and items for purchase in the main area, there's also an upstairs shopping area that wraps around the hall. Upstairs you'll find furniture, kitchen items, linens, and odds and ends of other things. There are also two restaurants inside as well.
We visited last weekend and purchased some baklava while walking through the narrow aisles. Some items (like seafood) are rather expensive here, so if you plan on doing some shopping just check the prices before you purchase! If the prices are too high, it's still worth a visit to see food from around the world condensed into this beautiful hall.
Website Link: http://www.markthalle-stuttgart.de/