The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
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. 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.
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Brisbane City
Perfect for a mid-week grocery boost or a lunchtime pit stop, the Brisbane City markets at Reddacliff Place brings the farm to the inner-city. Swing through between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm and have your pick of farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, bagels, pasta, meat, seafood, small goods and delicious snacks.
Satori Organics Farmers Market
Sandgate locals are spoiled with a charming little market to call their own, courtesy of the team at Satori Organics Wholefoods and Juice Bar. The Satori Organics Farmers Market takes place twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays, offering a selection of spray-free produce from Queensland producers. Stop by and pick up some essentials between 7:00 am and 11:00 am.
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.
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 Northshore opens on Friday nights at 4:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm.
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Powerhouse
The picturesque surrounds of Brisbane Powerhouse play host to another 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, smallgoods 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 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.
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.
Boundary Street Markets
The Boundary Street Markets bounce back for another night on Russell Street, 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.
Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
One of the largest markets on the scene is home to a stunning array of stalls of all shapes and sizes. The Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets can be found on the old QUT Carseldine campus, and boasts a comprehensive range of appetising and inspiring vendors, from growers and fishmongers to hobby stalls and designer craft. There is also plenty of live music, activities for kids and heaps of seating. The Carseldine markets run from 6:00 am until midday.
Kelvin Grove Village Markets
QUT Kelvin Grove is the home to The Village Markets, an ever-reliable resource for those looking to stock up on supplies or commence their weekend unwind. This market offers up quality, farm-fresh produce and lots of crafts from local artisans, as well as plenty of leafy spots to enjoy your morning and people watch. The Kelvin Grove Village Markets are open every Saturday from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Kuraby Farmers Markets
Rise and shine, sleepyheads! The Kuraby Farmers Markets are best enjoyed early, when the freshest fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads and freshly brewed coffee draws the crowds in by the hundreds. Unique and handmade items can be found amidst the craft stalls, in addition to jewellery, clothing and other knick-knacks. Jump in the car and cruise over between 6:00 am and midday every Saturday.
Mount Gravatt Marketta
Saturday night has got us feeling all right, and the Mount Gravatt Marketta is the perfect place to blow off some steam. The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds are converted into a lively destination, with plenty of street-food stalls, live music, art and fashion displays, wine and cocktails and more. If you want an out-of-the-box night-time hang, the marketta is open from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm – rain, hail or shine.
Saturday Fresh Markets
If you’ve never ventured to Rocklea to get a glimpse of the famous Saturday Fresh Market, then you can’t say you know your markets. With more than 220 stalls boasting a huge array of fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, flowers, breads and smallgoods, the Saturday Fresh Market is the largest fresh-food market in Brisbane. The market is also host to great coffee stops and international food vendors, ensuring it can cater to all comers. The Saturday Fresh Markets are open every Saturday 6:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Eat Street Northshore
Once again 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 EastWharf, feast on fresh hauls of seafood on the TrawlerDeck, sample Instagram-worthy desserts at KombiLane and browse a range of goods at either MarketSquare or TradersSquare. Eat Street Northshore opens on Saturday nights at 4:00 pm and closes at 10:00 pm.
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.
Riverside at the Gardens Market
Brisbane’s riverside has been home to markets for more than 30 years, consistently drawing in custom from tourists and locals keen to get a bit of sun, some fresh air and some great food. Riverside at the Gardens Market at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens is a picturesque spot to enjoy your Sunday morning, with everything you need available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Nundah Farmers Markets
The thriving inner-north suburb of Nundah boasts its own stellar market on Sundays, serving up freshly roasted coffee, breakfast bites, gourmet meats, fresh seafood, herbs and spices as well as flowers, plants, and arts and crafts. Situated a short walk from Nundah Village, there is an abundance of free parking, making the Nundah Farmers Markets a handy spot to get some shopping done or catch up with friends. Swing by every Sunday from 6:00 am until midday.
Eagle Farm Markets
Every Sunday from 7:00 am until 12:30 pm, Eagle Farm Racecourse plays host to an incredible fresh food market. Eagle Farm Markets offer everything you need from a market, including tasty treats, live entertainment, and fresh coffee, as well as a range of fashion stalls and specialty gift vendors. There is ample parking available on sate and entry is $2 person – though children under 15 are free.
Northey Street City Farm Organic Market
If you like markets that really embody a sense of community, then the Northey Street City Farm Organic Market is the one for you. This market specialises in organic food, ranging from produce and breads, meats and more. You can also browse stalls and suitcases filled with goods from low-impact makers, crafters and designers, made from re-purposed items and materials. Take in the amazing array of goods every Sunday from 6:00–11:00 am.
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.
Satori Organics Farmers Market
The gorgeous Satori Organics Farmers Market continues on Sunday, with all the produce you can handle plus Sartori’s own artisan bread stall with lovely pastries, spelts and sourdoughs for those that want to grab a loaf before the week starts.
Mount Gravatt Farmers Markets
The Mount Gravatt Marketta site is converted every week to house the Mount Gravatt Farmers Markets every Sunday from 6:00 am to midday, showcasing a stellar range of fruit and vegetables, second-hand goods, flea market stalls, flowers, pet accessories and more. Get the shopping done early and then relax with a feed from one of the incredible food vendors on site.
Sunday Discovery Market
Rocklea’s expansive market space is also open on Sundays, with more than 350 stalls popping up to sell a range of plants, collectables, new and used items, books, toys and more. If you’re a bargain hunter or are on the hunt for a great gift, then the Sunday Discovery Market is a must visit.
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.
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