Fill your basket at Brisbane's best markets

Fancy some yummy fresh produce from our region’s growers, makers and traders? Or looking for gourmet weekend eats and local hand-made gifts?

We’ve combined your top market tips (thanks Instagram folk) in this guide to Brisbane’s best markets.

Market day is a great way to get out and about in Brisbane and buy local in support of our small business community.

Best markets for gourmet eats

Follow the scent of freshly popped popcorn to find the Brisbane City Markets in Reddacliff Place. Stock up on farm fresh produce for dinner, provisions for an inspired work lunch, or treat yourself to a bouquet of flowers to brighten your day.

There’s plenty of top picks close to home too where you can stock your larder and feel good supporting Brisbane’s best. Northsiders can delight in fresh produce and food stalls on the old QUT campus at the Carseldine Farmers & Artisan markets every Saturday from 6am.

The Milton Markets every Sunday has its fair share of mouth-watering eats to devour and inspire before buying ingredients to make your own from the market's 140 stalls.

For a cruisy Saturday under a shady tree, make your way to Davies Park Markets in West End and relish the chance to enjoy an early morning breakfast of Swiss rosti, French crepes, or German bratwurst on the banks of the Brisbane River. Leave the car at home and connect with our Blue CityGlider or combine a CityCat cruise with a 30-minute stroll from West End Ferry Terminal.

Best markets for fashion and style

See Brisbane style in its natural habitat, wandering through the stalls of fashion-forward makers at the BrisStyle Twilight Markets (returning on 28 August) or the returned Valley Laneway Markets (starting 4 July). A quick twirl through these markets will inspire you to get out of your activewear and into locally-made or one-of-a-kind pieces.

Need more inspiration?

For expert thrifters and fans of pre-loved clothing, Suitcase Rummage is for you. Find books, clothes, records and more at these regular rummages. Check out their first market back on Sunday 5 July.

Suitcase Rummage stallholder, King George Square, Brisbane City

Visit one of Brisbane’s longest-running markets, Riverside at the Gardens Markets, in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens each Sunday for one-of-a-kind art, fashion and gifts.

Dress your home in greenery with the bargain house plants at the Ferny Grove Markets from 6am each Sunday. Explore plenty of second-hand goods while you’re there too.

Shop small and local at The Village Markets every few months in Stones Corner, with their mix of workshops, pre-loved and vintage threads and live music.

The biannual Meeanjin Markets are a cultural extravaganza with markets celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts and culture in the heart of Brisbane. The next market will be held at Reddacliff Place in November.

Best markets for puppy love

Each Saturday, Jan Powers Farmers Markets at the Brisbane Powerhouse at New Farm takes the cake (or fresh cinnamon donut by the river!) for being dog-friendly and for its amazing location, next to the newly restored Powerhouse Park dog park. That’s a win for you and Rover! 

Eastside pooches can get ready to join their owners for a Sunday stroll through The Market Folk markets when they open at Gasworks in August, and return to Coorparoo Square in September. In the meantime, browse their curated collection of homewares and fashion in their online market.

Best markets for fruit and vegetables

If you’ve spent all that extra time at home perfecting banana bread or sourdough recipes, restock your pantry with inspiration and ingredients from the expansive Brisbane Market Place (A.K.A Rocklea Markets). Support local stall holders and fill your market trolley with fruit and veg, organic meats, spices and maybe a houseplant or two!

On the northside, enjoy the relaxed weekend vibe and pick up a deal on fresh organic products at Northey Street Organic Markets each Sunday morning (or at their once-a-month Friday night market).

Showing local market love

Brisbane City Council supports thousands of markets, festivals and events each year in support of our local economy and creating more to see and do close to home.

As restrictions ease and we’re able to shop and dine at markets close to home, your support of local businesses’ helps keep Brisbane a great place to live, work and relax.

Visit your local markets’ website or find them on social media to check their opening times before venturing out with your shopping totes. 

Staying safe

As we reconnect with our favourite people and places, lets’ stay safe. Please follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines while you’re out filling your market basket with local treats.

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Last updated:22 June 2020
Topics: things to do