The complete guide to Eat Street

Eat Street is a feast in every sense – the sights, smells, tastes and sounds come to life in this container food village every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

For first-time visitors it can be overwhelming – what to eat with so much choice? Read our guide below and watch Visit Brisbane’s short video to get a true taste of Eat Street.

Ways to get there

The best way to reach Eat Street using public transport is via CityCat. Cruise along the river to Northshore Hamilton Ferry Terminal, from here is it an easy and flat eight-minute walk.
By car, set the GPS for Macarthur Ave and follow the signs to Eat Street’s 1200-space free car park.

Arrive prepared

Eat Street

Bring cash, plenty of cash – chances are you’ll walk in, see something delicious, scream "shut up and take my money" for which you don’t want the delay of an ATM queue. Some stalls carry eftpos, but at the very least you require $2.50 cash to pay entry.

Make a game plan

The best idea is to arrive before you’re hungry, giving you the chance to check out all stalls before making any rash food decisions.

If you’ve got friends with you, try and convince them to share so you can split the cost and get to taste more dishes.

To help pre-plan your Eat Street game plan, our team ventured into the foodie wonderland to create this visual guide and video of our favourite dishes.

Start with a snack

Whet the palette with something light, such as an oyster gourmet plate...

Oysters at Eat Street

...or sweet potato fries from the fish shop, Salty Sailor. Both are located towards the ferry terminal. 

Sweet potato fries at Eat Street

Keep it savoury, and multicultural

By now you will have wandered around and spotted lots of great food. 

Perhaps your next dish of prey will be from the Hungarian Langos stall. These are a deep-fried flat bread that is then topped with all sorts. Check out 'The Works' below.

Langos at Eat Street

Then of course we've all got a friend who is forever hungry. Fill them up with a plate of fresh paella. 

Paella at Eat Street

Keeping on the multicultural bandwagon, Kotetsu serves what it calls "Japanese Pizza". The thick pancake-like fritter is made up of cabbage and flour and comes with options including cheese, bacon and corn then covered in Japanese mayo and teriyaki sauce – yum! 

Okonomoyaki at Eat Street

For something a little different, try the succulent chicken skewers at Karinderia by the The Filipino Street Food stall. The smokey barbecued sticks are then coated in a delicious sweet sauce.

Chicken skewers from the Filipino Street Food stall at Eat Street

Opt for classic, tasty feeds

Keep it simple with a plate of piping hot and fresh calamari. Calamari Me near the carpark 2 entrance does it best.

Calamari at Eat Street

Poulet & Porc keeps Eat Street a little fancy with gourmet European-inspired feeds. Take the below burger of crispy pork belly, apple slaw, pickles and chipotle aioli on brioche as an example.

Burger at Eat Street

Sweeten up your life

There is no shortage of sweets at Eat Street. We didn't stop at one, and neither should you.

Head to Locomades for traditional Greek honey puffs topped with ice cream and smothered in toppings – we heard the woods 'crazy good' mentioned a couple of times. 

Honeypuffs at Eat Street

Look at it, just look at it. How can you resist sharing a GIANT fair floss stick when it looks like this!? It is just $7. #winning

Fairy floss at Eat Street

The Byron Gelato has answered all your hopes and dreams and combined ice cream with tacos. Tuck into a waffle taco dipped in Cadbury chocolate and sprinkles then filled with your favourite ice cream and toppings. 

Last but not least, cronuts. The flavours change weekly so pop by the Doughtnut Bar stall to find out what's hot this week. For those not familiar with this cross-breed of a dessert, it is croissant pastry cut like a doughnut and deep fried. 

Cronuts at Eat Street

Still hungry?