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Shop And Eat Local At The Best Gold Coast Markets This Weekend

By Urban List Writers
18th Sep 2020

A shot of a busy outdoor market on the Gold Coast.

If there was ever a time to shop local, it's now. And there's plenty of the Gold Coast’s local growers, producers and makers back at the markets, ready to fill your fridge and pantry with the freshest produce you can buy. 

So give the supermarket a miss and instead head to one of the Gold Coast’s best markets this weekend. 

Twilight Markets

MIAMI MARKETTA

It was a short but sweet love affair with Miami Marketta's drive-thru market, because this Gold Coast market has been open for dine-in and takeaway for some time now. Ready to dish up a delicious range of street eats on both Friday and Saturday night, there will be spaced out seating for you to sit down and enjoy your nosh at. While it's not essential, you can book your table ahead of time to make sure that you're not left shovelling in your dinner while standing. Find out more here. 

When: Friday 18 September and Saturday 19 September, 5pm to 8pm 

Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 

For more information, click here.

SURFERS PARADISE BEACHFRONT MARKETS

Great for an early evening stroll, between your beach dip and dinner at a nearby restaurant, Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are re-launching this weekend. Held both Friday and Saturday, wander the foreshore and discover local fashion and handmade goods, with a side of ocean breezes.

When: Friday 18 September and Saturday 19 September, 4pm - 9pm

Where: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Produce Markets

CURRUMBIN COMMUNITY MARKETS

Strategically located at the entrance to Currumbin’s fertile valley—meaning a shorter distance from source to market—Currumbin Community Market is certain to become your mid-week ritual. Fill your basket with organic fruits and vege, meats, jams and baked goods, then stay for the breezy live music, picnic blanket hangs and activities for the little tots.

When: Every Thursday; 7am to 11am

Where: Opposite Currumbin RSL, Currumbin Creek Road

For more information, click here.

Bundall Farmers’ Market

One of the Gold Coast’s biggest and most popular weekly farmers’ markets, Bundall Farmers’ Market truly is a foodie’s paradise. With more than 80 stall holders dishing up an amazing array of artisan brekkies and farm fresh food, it’s the perfect place for your weekly shop. So if you want your house stocked with fresh, healthy food, this is where you should be heading this weekend.

When: Sunday 20 September, 6 am - 11:30 am

Where: 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

For more information, click here.

PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN FARMERS MARKET

A weekly must-do on any Palm Beach or Currumbin dwellers’ weekend social calendar, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets is one of the best farmers markets on the Gold Coast. This well-patronised market has truckloads of local, leafy, tasty things to eat, so if you’re in charge of the BBQ salad this weekend, make sure you stop here. This is also a plastic bag-free market, so BYO reusable vessels to carry your goodies. 

When: Saturday 19 September; 6am to 11:30am

Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach

For more information, click here.

NEW HELENSVALE FARMERS MARKET

This northern Gold Coast market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to flowers and, of course, street food stalls; you’ll love the leafy surrounds, cruisy live music and no-frills local vibe of the weekly gathering at the New Helensvale Farmers Market.

When: Saturday 19 September; 6am to 10.30am 

Where: Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive, Helensvale

For more information, click here.

BURLEIGH FARMERS MARKET

If community vibes and homemade chutneys are your weekend jam, then trot along to the Burleigh Farmers Markets on any given Saturday from 7am until noon, where an abundance of farm fresh produce sits amongst flower pop-ups, collectables and international street food stalls. Clear your afternoon post visit, you’ll be in the stay-at-home-and-bake-apple-strudel kind of mood.

When: Saturday 19 September; 6:30 am to 12pm

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

For more information, click here.

MARINA MIRAGE FARMERS MARKET

On a Saturday morning, check out the quaint Marina Mirage Farmers Market. From traditional Portuguese tarts to French savoury crepes, there’s a treat for every taste bud. While you sip coffee and inhale a freshly-baked croissant, mosey on down to the marina for the real show—rows and rows of million-dollar boats.

When: Saturday 19 September; 7am to 12pm

Where: Marina Mirage, Main Beach

For more information, click here

ORGANIC GOLD COAST FARMERS MARKET

Do you get depressed when picking through the tiny all-organic veggie offerings at the local Woolies? Well, you’ll find mindful foodie nirvana at the Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market. Popping up at Miami State High School every Sunday morning, this super chill market stocks, you guessed it, nothing but sustainably sourced, spray and chemical-free produce. 

When: Sunday 20 September; 6am to 11:30am

Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami

For more information, click here.

Markets In The Meadow

The perfect place for your weekly shop to buy the freshest produce, directly from the grower, Markets In The Meadow is on every Sunday, serving up food, coffee, fresh produce, sweets, plants and flowers, giftware, and much more. 

When: Sunday 20 September, 6 am - 11:30 am

Where: Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Dr, Bundall

For more information, click here.

Lifestyle Markets

THE VILLAGE MARKETS

One of our favourite Gold Coast markets and the perfect place to pick up a unique homegrown gift is the iconic The Village Markets. Muse over local designers, shoulder sway to live musicians and dig your teeth into some delicious street food. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking away with an empty wallet with the likes of ceramics, homewares, bohemian linen threads and accessories, all-natural beauty products and so much more. On a budget? You’ll pick up a bargain at the adjoining rack sales where local fashionistas sell off their pre-loved wares. If you’re searching for one of the very best markets on the Gold Coast, you’ve come to the right place. 

When: Sunday 20 August; 8:30am to 1pm

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

For more information, click here.

Hope Island Marina Markets

The Hope Island Marina Markets is a boutique-style artisan craft Market meandering through Hope Island Shopping Centre and along the Hope Island Marina Boardwalk. Grab breakfast or lunch at any of the cafes or restaurants, bop your head to some live music and browse the boutique shops, market stalls and more.

When: Sunday 20 September, 9am to 1pm

Where: Hope Island Shopping Centre, 10 Santa Barbara Road, Hope Island

For more information, click here.

YATALA DRIVE-IN BOOT BARGAIN MARKETS

If your garage is full of knick knacks or vintage clothing you just can’t bear to throw away, chuck it all in the boot of your car and head to this weekend’s Boot Bargain Markets. At only $5 for a stall, you can drive in and display all your cool threads or collectibles and make some coin while you’re at it. Plus it’s always fun to see what other people have for sale.

When: Sunday 20 September; 6am to 12pm

Where: Yatala 3 Drive-In Theatre, 100 Jacobs Well Rd, Stapylton

For more information, click here.

Hamper loaded with fresh goodies from the best Gold Coast markets and you've got nowhere to go? Check out these six beautiful picnicking spots and your weekend = sorted. 

Image credit: Kaitlin Maree Photography

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