Weekends mean it's market time. And we know where to find them. Here's our guide to Brisbane's best markets.
Bringing together some of the finest local produce you'll find in one place are Jan Power's collection of markets in the CBD, New Farm, Manly and Mitchelton. These bustling markets are home to freshly baked breads, fish, poultry, organic produce, the freshest flowers and more. Stop by the Bagel Boys for a Ruben, you won't regret it.
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse | Lamington Street in New Farm
When: Second and fourth Saturday of every month 6:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Little Bayside Park | The Esplanade in Manly
Where: Blackwood Street in Mitchelton
Stroll this labyrinth of stall, fresh fruit and veggies, fashion, unique gifts, and vintage finds, under the glorious canopy of the giant fig trees at Davies Park.
Where: Davies Park | Montague Road in West End
Where: Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane City
When: First and third Sunday of every month 12pm – 5pm
Wholesalers and the general public are all welcome to the attend the beautiful Brisbane Flower Market, open six days a week. You won't regret making the trip out to Rocklea for a fab' range of fresh-cut blooms.
When: Monday - Friday 5:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday 6:00am - 1:00pm
A hit with locals, the KG markets are renowned for their diverse range of ethnic cuisines, and their fab selection of fashion, furniture, and fresh fruit and veg'. Michael's Dumplings are a must, and the Banneton stall's freshly made wood-fired pizzas are heaven, and their almond croissants dipped in a coffee are total bliss on a Saturday morning.
When: Every Saturday 6:00am - 1:00pm
Vintage records, one-off designs, vintage wears, local artists and plenty of bargains take over the parallel valley malls of a weekend.
When: Every Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm, Every Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
With plenty of great food to be had, like deli delights and baked goodies, and your fresh grocery shopping sorted, the Eagle Farm Racecourse comes alive every Saturday. This market is also great for people watching!
When: Every Sunday 7:00am - 12:30pm
Holy Mackerel; it's a genuine farmer's market! Find out where your food's coming from as you chat with the producers and growers and choose from an amazing selection of local, free-range lamb, pork, beef, and poultry, as well as plenty of fruit and vegetables.
When: First and third Saturday of every month 6:30am - 11:00am
You are going to want to get out of bed early for this one. The Northey Street Markets are fully organic, and fully fresh. We dare you to pass up a fresh sourdough baguette with lemongrass meatballs. There's also a biodynamic egg lady, for the freshest eggs, straight out of the hen.
When: Every Sunday 6:00am - 10:30am
Encroaching on the old Boggo Road jail, meander through the twisting paths of stalls before you park yourself in shady spot and tuck into all the divine food stuffs you've acquired along the way. With an emphasis on exotic fare, the Boggo markets are also home to seafood, fresh Banneton breads, and fresh pastas, so you won't have a hard time finding something to chow on.
When: Every Sunday 7:00am - 1:00pm
Find yourself a unique piece at the Young Designers Markets, on the first Sunday of every month. Up and coming, talented young things showcase their fashion, accessories, jewellery and homewares from 10am. Discover yourself some talent.
When: First Sunday of every month 10:00am - 4:00pm
At Produce By The Pier the breeze is fresh but the food. All the gourmet meats, fresh fruit and veg' and specialty wines and cheeses will make you want to give up the city life and stay forever.
When: Second and Fourth Saturday of every month 7:00am – 12:00pm
The cobbled streets of Stanley Street Plaza are chock-a-block with local art, clothing, homewares and other crafty offerings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are also toys, gadgets and jewellery on offer.
When: Every Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
What's better than a market that doesn't ask you to get up at the crack of dawn? A market that serves beer, that's what. The Twightlight Markets in West End play live music while you stroll through their impressive selection of vintage and designer wares.
Where: 113 Boundary Street in West End
This market is all about bringing locals together. Taking place every Sunday in Eatons Hill, these markets are a great morning out with the family, and they even do face painting for the young-uns!
Where: 646 South Pine Road in Eatons Hill
Imade Credit: Riches For Flowers