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The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets we enjoy going to:
For tasty treats, unique designs and bona fide bargains, Brisbane’s market scene has you more than covered. For us, the perfect weekend always starts with a visit to our local farmers market. Sometimes we go for the fresh produce, other times we simply go to catch up with friends and snack on some tasty market grub. We wouldn’t get out of bed early on the weekend for something that wasn’t worth it, which is why you should believe us when we say a visit to your local farmers market is a wholesome way to get the most out of the weekend. Brisbane simply buzzes with markets, each reflecting the flavour and style of the many communities and passions of this sunny city. We’ve gone ahead and created a list of some of Brisbane’s best, with each packed with fresh food, sublime coffee, and some great community atmosphere and the ones we always look forward to checking out.
Boundary Street Markets
West End comes alive on Friday nights when the Boundary Street Markets kick off proceedings on Russell Street. Boasting an array of delights from across the world, as well as a kids area and live music, you can get the party started or arrive for a well-priced feed. The night starts at 4:00 pm and runs until 10:00 pm. The Boundary Street Markets bounce back for another night on Russell Street Saturday night, playing host to food stalls such as MooFree Burgers, Ma Petite Cuisine, Organic Frog and Taste of Transylvania. The Boundary Street Markets also host semi-frequent vegan markets and other one-off events. Like Friday, the Saturday night markets commence at 4:00 pm.
Good eats, great atmosphere. Highly recommended for the weekend trip to Brissie or for OS tourists. I’m sure the local set love it, too.
Eat Street Northshore
When it comes to food markets, it doesn’t get bigger than Eat Street. After moving to new digs in 2017, the expansive dining destination grew even bigger, offering river views, 180 dining and entertainment options and a one-of-a-kind experience that runs all weekend. Eat Street turns on the charm for weekend revellers, with several different areas to explore. Get a taste of nearly every conceivable Asian cuisine on AsiaStreet, sample other international fare at the Diner precinct and on East Wharf, feast on fresh hauls of seafood on the TrawlerDeck, sample Instagram-worthy desserts at Kombi Lane and browse a range of goods at either MarketSquare or TradersSquare. Eat Street Northshore opens on Friday nights at 4:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm, Saturday nights at 4:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm.
Fantastic night out with plenty of different cuisines to choose from. Live entertainment was great and added to the atmosphere.
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse
The picturesque surrounds of Brisbane Powerhouse play host to Jan Powers Farmers Market every Saturday morning. Start your spree with a coffee, then commence the search for the perfect morsel – the market has sausages, dumplings, omelettes and crepes, plus a range of juice stalls, small-goods vendors and more. Bring the pup! Pooches are more than welcome. These markets commence at 6:00 am and wrap up at midday.
Jan Powers at New Farm has always been (and still is) our favourite way to start the weekend! Great selection of food, music, people and life! Love it!
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Manly
What better way to start a Saturday than with a coffee in hand and the sea breeze on your face? The Jan Powers Farmers Market at Manly is located on the waterfront at Little Bayside Park near Manly Harbour Village. This mini village offers a huge range of market fare, as well as delicious coffee and French delicacies. You can catch these markets every first and third Saturday from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Great location near Wynnum Boat Harbour. Good facilities, dog friendly, where locals go for fresh food
Davies Park Market
The Davies Park Market in West End are one of the most popular Saturday morning spots for good reason – it has everything. The fresh produce is top notch, the coffee selection is impressive and there’s plenty of live entertainment. If you’re keen to break your fast, you can find the likes of NYC Bagel Deli, Roesti Revolution, and many more. Davies Park Market kicks off nice and early at 6:00 am and wraps up at 2:00 pm.
It was a really great day. Happy, friendly energy, so much great fresh produce, food stalls, crafts from all around the world. I was very impressed.
The Milton Markets
After relocating from its original Red Hill home, the rebranded Milton Markets immediately made an impact on the scene, luring in hordes of inner-west locals with a nice blend of lifestyle and food. More than 120 stalls, live music performances, kids activities and more are on hand for those keen to start their Sunday the right way. The Milton Markets kick off from 6:00 am and run until midday.
A big selection of food stalls, with a few fresh groceries and plants. A smaller range of arts/crafts, clothing or “things” stalls. Live music and good shade. Had a few coffee stalls also. Feel free to bring your dog as they had pet photos and a dog wash. A fun Sunday morning for all.A big selection of food stalls, with a few fresh groceries and plants. A smaller range of arts/crafts, clothing or “things” stalls. Live music and good shade. Had a few coffee stalls also. Feel free to bring your dog as they had pet photos and a dog wash. A fun Sunday morning for all.
Redcliffe Jetty Markets
How does a bit of live music, some fresh sea air and incredible food and drink sound for a great start to your Sunday? You can get all of that and more at the Redcliffe Jetty Markets, which are situated on the foreshore of Anzac Place Parklands. Hit the waterfront every Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Always a great morning out! I love how dogs are allowed throughout the markets. Always puts a smile on my face. The stores sell quality products too! Bought some great dog toys and coats today! The location doesn’t get any better I feel.
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Mitchelton
Mitchelton locals mark the first Sunday of the month on their calendars regularly, as that’s the day that the Jan Powers Farmers Markets set up on Blackwood Street. From 6:00 am to noon, you will be able to find deli-style goods, fruit and vegetables, cakes, spices, oils and organic bread, as well as fresh coffee to help you start the day right.
Only once a month but an interesting experience. Produce not necessarily cheaper than the supermarkets but there are a few gourmet sellers that are worth checking out.
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