Your guide to markets in Brisbane City

From farm-fresh produce to handmade jewellery, Brisbane City’s markets have got the goods. There’s flavours to sample, second-hand stalls to peruse and handmade goods of both the edible and non-edible variety to see. Discover the best of the City’s markets offerings below – you might want to bring a wheelie bag to carry it all home.

Jan Power’s Farmers Markets | every Wednesday

Jan Power Farmer Markets, Image Jared Vethaak

Brisbane foodie Jan Power hosts her farmers’ markets every Wednesday in Reddacliff Place at the George St end of Queen Street Mall. Every week, more than 200 stallholders peddle high-quality produce, making it one of the best places to ‘buy fresh’ in the City. There are some incredible food stalls for the ultimate cheap lunch including German pretzels, Vietnamese rice paper rolls, freshly baked artisan bread and tasty sweet treats.

Riverside Gardens Markets | every Sunday

Riverside Gardens Market, City Botanic Gardens

The Riverside Gardens Markets are held in the City Botanic Gardens every Sunday where dozens of stallholders sell everything from fresh produce to arts and crafts or jewellery. There’s live music and entertainment for kids and kidults alike – all with the beautiful Botanic Gardens as the backdrop. Discounted parking is available for those wanting to travel in for the markets.

Suitcase Rummage | approximately every two months

Suitcase Rummage

A bargain hunter’s haven, a $10 note will hopefully buy you a great piece (or five) with change to spare. Brisbane’s Suitcase Rummage is held on the first and third Sunday of every month in Reddacliff Place, selling anything and everything from clothes to bric-a-brac to handmade goods.

Pack your suitcase with goodies to sell and once it’s empty, refill it with a special find on the day. If you’re keen to just see what’s on offer, stop by and see what sellers have brought along. 

Brisbane Twilight Markets | Friday night once a month

Brisbane Twilight Markets

The Brisbane Twilight Markets are presented by the BrisStyle collective and are the only Brisbane-based market that sell 100% locally made products, giving buyers the opportunity to meet the makers. In addition, there is a selection of local food vendors dishing out delicious eats to a backdrop of live music. There is also always a free craft workshop to participate in. Dates are scattered throughout the year, so check the website for updates.

Street Food Depot | once a month

Once a month, Brisbane’s best multicultural cuisines converge via food trucks in King George Square. Your mouth will water once your nose gets a whiff of some of the incredible flavours wafting out of the vans. What’s on offer will vary from month to month, so keep an eye on the website to see who will be popping up.

Food Trucks of the World | every second Tuesday

If you try to buy lunch in the City sporadically, save your $$ for when Food Trucks of the World roll into King George Square every second Tuesday. Serving lunch between 11.30am and 2pm, the queues can get long so check out what’s available and plan ahead to avoid wasting your break.

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