The local market (or Souk) in Erbil is located in the vicinity of the Citadel. If you are looking for a more traditional feel, as opposed to the new malls, then this is the place to come.
You can find anything from clothes to sweets in the numerous shops that align the streets. You will also find excellent local kebab houses if you care for the ”real” flavours. Do not expect 2 star service, but Mam Yassin’s kebab house is the one to aim for. Watch out for the fake goods that have flooded the market from China, although these make for a good laugh.
You haven’t seen all of Erbil if you haven’t been here.