The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets
The round-up: Brisbane’s best markets

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. Thankfully our local farmers markets have stayed open throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns, with a greater focus on social distancing implemented to keep us safe while we support our independent farmers. If you’re keen to avoid the grocery stores and get some fresh air at the same time, consider having a browse of this list of some of Brisbane’s best markets, with each packed with fresh food, sublime coffee, and some great community atmosphere.

TAKE NOTE: Some of the below markets have been suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. While we will endeavour to keep this list updated and current, it is recommended that you check the social media pages of your preferred market for status and amended operation times.

Brisbane City Markets
Perfect for a mid-week grocery boost or a lunchtime pit stop, Goodwill Projects’ Brisbane City Markets at Reddacliff Place brings the farm to the inner-city. Swing through between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and have your pick of farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, bagels, pasta, meat, seafood, small goods and delicious snacks.

Sandgate Farmer’s Market
Sandgate locals are spoiled with a charming little market to call their own. The Sandgate Farmers Market takes place twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays near Satori Organics Wholefoods and Juice Bar, 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.

Brisbane City Markets Cathedral Square – CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Doubling up on its inner-city presence, Goodwill Projects established another Brisbane City Market at Cathedral Square every Thursday. The market brings farmers, growers and artisans from all over southeast Queensland together at one convenient CBD location, offering a premium collection of gourmet food, genuine farm-fresh produce, artisan market stalls and entertainment.

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.

Similar to Eat Street, BITE Markets at North Harbour in Morayfield is a fully fledged dining precinct, boasting dozens of street-food vendors hawking all kinds of culinary choices. In addition to the plethora of dining options, BITE Markets also hosts live family-friendly entertainment to enjoy while visiting. Entry is only $3 for adults, children enter free. Bite Markets at North Harbour are open every Friday and Saturday from 4:00–10:00 pm.

One of the best markets for artisan-crafted goodies, The Collective Markets operate every weekend from Friday night to Sunday. The stalls here feature everything from trending fashion and vintage clothing to unique collectibles, photography and art. There are even food stalls and live music to enjoy, making The Collective Markets a great night or day out. The markets operate on Fridays between 5:00–9:00 pm.

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, 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.

The Collective Markets back up on Saturdays between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm for an all-day shopping experience. Once again you can grab clothing, art, gifts and street food all within the Stanley Street Plaza.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BITE Markets are on again on Saturday nights, providing a great outing idea for the family or your friendship group. Take note – there are more than 600 dedicated parking spaces for BITE Markets, and parking is free!

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.

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.

Bardon Market
Located at Norman Buchan Park every Sunday, the Bardon Market is a family-friendly place to get your weekly produce, an energising coffee or some delicious brunch. The assembled stores sell everything from baked bread, fruit and veg, meat, and fish to dog treats, dog accessories and even plants. Once you’ve done your shop, the kids can play on the park’s play equipment while you enjoy live music as you sip your coffee and catch up with friends. Catch the Bardon Markets between 7:00 am and midday.

Cleveland Markets
Boasting 70 stalls selling fresh produce, arts and crafts, hot food, coffee and more, the Cleveland Markets is a great spot to spend a Sunday morning. Located on Bloomfield Street, the market has plenty of free street parking nearby and is situated only a short two-minute walk from the Cleveland train station. Head along between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Redcliffe Farmers and Artisan 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.

Sandgate Farmer’s Market
If you can’t make time to pop by on Wednesday, The Sandgate Farmers Market is also hosted on Sunday just outside Satori Organics Wholefoods and Juice Bar. On Sunday you’ll likely find a baker’s stand, a banana truck and several pop-up stalls selling a myriad of goods between 7:00 am and 11:00 am.

On the second and fourth Sunday of every month, the Brisbane Vegan Markets take over a patch of turf on the corner of Russell Street and Boundary Street in West End for a huge celebration of vegan food between 12:00–8:00 pm. The stalls hawk everything from sweets to savoury eats, so if you’re keen on sampling some vegan street food, this is the place to do it.

Global Food Markets
If you’re seeking a taste of some worldly cuisines, we suggest you make tracks for Woodridge for the excellent Global Food Markets. Not only can you buy your standard fruit and veg, but here you’ll also find exotic produce not typically found in grocery stores. What’s more, the market’s collection of street-food vendors sell dishes from Asia, New Zealand, Africa and more. Stop by every Sunday between 6:00 am and midday.

Mount Gravatt Farmers Markets
The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds 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.

Mount Gravatt Fashion Market
A short walk from the Mount Gravatt Farmers Markets, this fashion market happens monthly on a Sunday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. The market has plenty of style bargains with more than 50 local sellers boasting a huge range of pre-loved gems. There’s also coffee and some delicious breakfast nosh available if you work up an appetite while shopping.

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 –  CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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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