Freshly roasted coffee, sweet-scented baked goods and stalls teeming with produce. Oh how we love a food market! And thanks to our year round lovely weather, Brisbane has some of the best markets on offer, from the suburbs to the city, open day or night! So whether you’re a foodie fiend, locavore or vegan vagabond, you’re sure to love these favourites.
Grab your hemp tote, it’s time to shop.
Milton Markets ǀ Milton
Open every Sunday underneath the leafy canopy outside of Milton’s Royal Thai Orchid restaurant, the stalls at this fan-favourite market are just as green as its surroundings. We’re talking organic vibrant blush-red tomatoes, succulent purple beetroots, and lush flowering greens! You’re sure to come for the produce, and then stay for the rest! Food stalls, coffee, live music, arts to clothing… fresh seafood..
Every Sunday, 6am – 12pm, Cribb Street.
Powerhouse Farmers Market ǀ New Farm
For a farmers market you can catch the ferry to, head to the Powerhouse on Saturdays for an epic selection of produce, small goods and flowers. Once you’re done shopping, grab a coffee and a croissant (and dumplings and pizza) from the many food vendors to enjoy alongside the riverside views in nearby New Farm Park.
Every Saturday, 6am-12pm.
Eats & Beats ǀ Logan
Live music and good food – can you name a better combo?! Popping up in different locations around Logan every month, the delectable ever-changing food trucks (although Doughnut Time seems to always make an appearance!) and live performances from local artists makes this night-time market the perfect place to browse just outside of Brissie.
Last Friday of every month, 5-9pm.
Davies Park Markets ǀ West End
As eclectic as the people who live there, the West End Markets are truly a place for the people! Produce? Artisan meats? Crafts? Flowers? Buskers? Organic Ice tea!? Seriously, whatever you’re after, West End’s weekend market can provide.
Every Saturday, 6am-2pm.
Brisbane City Markets ǀ Queen Street
Work in the CBD? Clear your lunch break on Wednesdays for the Brisbane City Markets, located by Treasury Brisbane at the end of Queen St Mall. Think bagels, pasta, smoked meats and international cuisine, alongside produce and small goods. Our tip? Return at the end of the day for the best fruit and veg at dirt cheap prices. Want 4 mangoes for $5? This is the place to find it.
Every Wednesday, 8am – 6pm.
Mount Gravatt Marketta ǀ Mount Gravatt
For those who’s alarm clock never sees an AM on a Saturday, here’s a market you’ll be able to make it to. Mount Gravatt Marketta is known for its super vibey atmosphere, western street food and mesmerising mimosas (and all your other favourite cocktails!). Good food with good tunes ensures goers a guaranteed great night out!
Every Saturday, 4pm-9p. There’s also a Sunday Farmer’s Market weekly from 6am-12pm.
The Collective Markets ǀ South Brisbane
They say that the best things come in threes – like the three days that the Collective Markets are on every weekend! By far one of the biggest and most popular markets around, The Collective Markets are perfect place to uncover the next foodie trend, precious knick knack, or fashion find.
Every Friday (5-9pm), Saturday (10am-9pm) and Sunday (9am-4pm)
Brisbane Marketplace ǀ Rocklea
Speaking of popular markets, how could we not mention Brisbane’s big kahuna, Rocklea. Beloved for the Saturday fresh food markets (hello baby greens!) and Discovery Sunday, whose 380 stalls of hidden treasures and collectibles always bring a crowd. And it’s about to get even busier, with rumours swirling that they’ll be opening night markets (Saturdays, 4pm – 10pm) soon!
Every Saturday and Sunday (6am-12pm)
Eagle Farm Market ǀ Eagle Farm
To kickstart your Sunday feeling fresh and appropriately caffeinated, we suggest heading down to Eagle Farm Market which boasts some of Brisbane’s best coffee stalls and breakfast finds! As well as serving up all your brekkie essentials (and from local producers no less!), this market is also smells super fragrant and lush thanks to its numerous beautiful flower vendors.
Every Sunday, 7am-12.30pm
Duong Duong Fish Market ǀ Inala
There’s something fishy going on at Inala, and it’s time you stopped by to investigate! Be careful to stay steady on Duong Duong’s slippery cement floors as you trawl your way through all of Brisbane’s best catches and other seafood delicacies. The perfect spot to hook a tasty mud crab or place your order for Christmas prawns, be sure to visit anytime.
Open daily 7am-5.30pm
Woodridge Train Station Market ǀ Woodridge
For a market that’s super comfy and easy to get to, be sure to choo choo choose the Woodridge Train Station Markets. As well as housing all the usual amazing fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, this Sunday markets also sports a wide array of South Asian street food stalls, thanks to the suburb’s diverse community!
So, dust off your shopping bags and race down to the markets – we’ll see you there!
Words by Jacqueline Pon