Bondi Farmer’s Market has some fan favourites and this is our guide to some of the yummy treats you can get your paws on for the perfect Saturday morning snack. With delicious doughnuts and bagels that hark back to ye olde America and Mr Bao’s famous steamed buns, you can’t go wrong wandering the stalls one of Sydney’s best markets.
The Australian version of the doughnut (does crusty cinnamon ring any bells?) falls short in comparison to what the Americans stuff their faces with on every television show imaginable. Californian ladies Candy Berger and Eden Elan have come to fix this and show Sydneysiders what a real glazed doughnut is. And now we will never go back. Artificial flavouring is out the window and replaced with a strawberry crumble with roasted-berry glaze and a crumble topping or a Belgian-dark-chocolate ganache with triple-choc brownie bits mean that that the bar has definitely been raised. We should also mention that there are zero machines involved and every step is completely from scratch. So it’s okay to temporarily ditch that diet!
Gluten-free and renowned across the country for many a reason, the Fritter House is a pit stop that is so necessary at Bondi Farmer’s Market. The corn fritters have a crazy amount of topping options (need we say more than a side of haloumi?) that are sure to please almost anyone. Get in early to be sure you get your fritter fix.
Miss Lilly’s Kitchen
A favourite on the market trail around Sydney, Miss Lilly’s has made some serious fans with their kale and feta sausage rolls and their huge range of pies and pastries filled with delicious seasonal fruit (we were big fans of the apple and rhubarb crumble).
If you haven’t tried gua bao – steamed buns filled with braised pork belly, pickled mustard greens, coriander and crushed peanut – then you probably haven’t lived. Famous for a reason, this Taiwanese specialty sells out fast so get in early and rejoice at all the deliciousness. Then get ready to go for round two.
The people at Vegpress Juicery are dedicated to making cold-pressed juice as healthy and naturally flavoursome as possible. Using fresh and locally sourced produce only, the guys at Vegpress apply pressure equal to five times that found in the deepest part of the ocean to protect the flavour, colour and nutrients and make an equally tasty drink!
The Bagel Shop
If you’ve ever been to New York and returned home and stared vacantly at Sydney bakeries and delis, wondering why there is a distinct lack of the delicious bakery treat then never fear! The Bagel Shop at Bondi Farmer’s Market is here to fill that void and bring New York to you. There’s even a delicious range of cream cheeses that Sandy from The O.C. would happily schmear for you!
Frozen Dough Co.
With a philosophy we really can’t argue with – “we make them, you bake them” – the Frozen Dough Co.’s ready-to-bake frozen cookie dough takes the messy part out of baking. There’s a great range of flavours that feature a traditional choc-chip, a lemon and pistachio and a double chocolate peppermint, all tasty options for the sweet tooths out there.
Mimosa Valley Lamb
For the meat lovers, Mimosa Valley Lamb sells cryovaced free range and pasture fed single cuts of lamb for you to take home, as well as delicious wraps or burgers to enjoy in the sunshine. Can’t make the markets? They’ll also happily delivery their meats straight to your door.
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