Saturday Fresh Markets At Brisbane MarketPlace
Whether it’s for a fun weekend morning outing or a downright clever way to do your weekly shop, the Saturday Fresh Market at Brisbane MarketPlace in Rocklea is Brisbane's original and largest weekend markets, and well worth putting on your agenda.
The largest fresh food and produce market in Brisbane, from 6am-12pm each week you’ll find 220 stalls absolutely brimming with products that are not only delish, but ridiculously good value! The fruit and veggies are cheap, but definitely not basic—you can fill your bags with lush tropical fruits, all sorts of Asian greens, unusual vegetables and a huge array of fresh herbs amongst all of your staples.
Go also for the huge range of meat and poultry: we challenge you not to buy something from the Hungarian smokehouse once its meaty aromas have wafted past, not to mention all the seafood (didn’t think you could afford mud crab or a whole salmon for dinner? Yeah you can!). There are also loads of specialty breads and melt-in-your-mouth pastries, plus gourmet and deli products to stock your pantry with, like jams and jellies, olive oil, and fresh pasta.
If your place needs a bit of freshening up, you can nab yourself a seriously gorgeous bunch of fresh-cut blooms from the flower stalls, or take your pick from the massive selection of indoor and outdoor plants, from tiny succulents right through to large shady palms. You can even pick up pretty soaps and other bits and pieces for the house.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, the covered food court is an absolute mecca of international eats, great coffee from Black Sheep, and a few indulgent sweets as well—perfect for a delicious brunch outing without the OTT price tag. All the walkways are paved and most are under shade sails (a godsend when the Brissy sun is out in full force and/or you’re a little seedy from your Friday night antics…).
As well as the markets being ridiculously good value, entry is only one, yep one dollarydoo should you be on foot, and kids enter free. If you bring a car load of people, entry is only $4 at both onsite carparks.
Add in live entertainment and plenty of activities to keep the small people amused, the Saturday Fresh Market is one of the best markets in Brisbane—hands down!
Saturday morning sorted!
On the same site, Brisbane MarketPlace also holds the Sunday Discovery Market the following day, which you can read about here.
Win An Epic Luxury Getaway On Brisbane MarketPlace!
Although we all love our great city, sometimes we just get that itch for a cheeky little escape. Thankfully the guys at Brisbane MarketPlace totally get us, so are giving away a MASSIVE travel voucher (like, $3500 worth!!) to go towards your next getaway, wherever the heck you want! The best thing? It’s super easy to enter. Just swing by the Saturday Fresh or Sunday Discovery Markets at Rocklea before Sunday, 29 January (and pick up some goodies while you're there!), or simply fill out the online form here!
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