The best food, fashion & handmade markets in Brisbane

Sunny weekends in Brisbane set the scene for a buzzing local market culture. Dotted all over the city, colourful market stalls are where you’ll find lots of tasty food, usually a few crafts and cool buys, maybe some live music and always a great atmosphere. You don’t even need any money to go. Just rock up and soak up the vibes – and if you can scrape together $10 or so, top it off with a bite, a drink or a local buy. Day or night, weekday or weekend, there’s a market in Brisbane worth checking out.

Food Markets

Eat Street Northshore, Hamilton Northshore

Cronut Icecream Eat Street
If you don’t have a few dollars to spare, sorry but don’t bother coming to the mega food market that is Eat Street Northshore. It costs $3 just to get in. But once inside, the level of choice on offer will make your mouth water. With over 180 different restaurants, bars, stalls and entertainment areas set inside a bunch of shipping containers, the atmosphere is always buzzing and the options endless. From gluten-free doughnuts to Malaysian curries, South American treats, chocolate-dipped strawberries and curly potato fries, if you can imagine then Eat Street Northshore has it. While you may go over budget, it is a must-do market experience to do at least once.

Bonus: You can check out our guide to everything you need to try at Eat Street here.

When? Every weekend of the year, Friday and Saturday 4-10pm, Sunday noon-8pm.
Where? Hamilton Foreshore.
Getting there: Ride the CityCat to Northshore Hamilton Ferry Terminal.

Brisbane Vegan Markets, West End

Whether vegan, vego or just plain hungry, you’ll find a tasty treat or 10 at the Brisbane Vegan Markets. Think stone oven pizzas, acai bowls topped with fresh fruit, smoothies, delicious morsels of Tibetan goodness and Frog Heavenly donuts. Wash it down with a soy chai and rest easy knowing it’s all 100% animal cruelty free.

When? Second Sunday of the month from 9am-3pm and fourth Sunday of the month from noon-8pm.
Where? 56 Russell St, West End.
Getting there: Ride the free Student One bikes in 15 minutes, walk in 30 minutes or catch the bus.

Farmers Markets

Vegetables at market

Davies Park Markets, West End

The Davies Park Markets are a long-time favourite and a must-do local Brisbane experience. Set out beneath massive fig trees by the Brisbane River, it comes infused with a bohemian, local vibe and there’s plenty of live music. Come, pull up a seat under the tree and chill out between checking out the endless maze of stalls, from second-hand clothing racks to food vans, fresh fruit more random, quirky and colourful finds than you can possibly imagine.

When? Every Saturday 6am-2pm.
Where? Davies Park, West End.
Getting there: Ride the free Student One bikes in 20 minutes, or catch the bus to West End.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets, New Farm

They’re a local institution. The Jan Powers Farmers Markets are packed with wonderful gourmet foodie items and great fresh produce, and make for a lovely spot to wander and soak up the vibes, pick up an easy bite and squeeze in as many free taste testings as you can. Maybe even pick up some ingredients for dinner. There are there Jan Powers markets across Brisbane, but the New Farm market is arguably the best one (and is super easy to get to).

When? Every Saturday 6am-noon.
Where? The Powerhouse, New Farm.
Getting there: Ride the free Student One bikes in 15 minutes, catch a bus or jump on the CityCat.

Brisbane City Markets

Markets at South BankBrisbane City Markets brings all of your produce needs straight in the centre of the Brisbane CBD. The perfect central location to grab your weekly groceries or pick up lunch, these markets are some of the best. The Cathedral Square markets are smaller scale and have a bigger focus on street food, but you can’t go wrong with either location. Even better, just hit up both.

When? Wednesdays 8am-6pm at Reddacliff Place and Thursdays 8am-2.30pm at Cathedral Square.
Where? Reddacliff Place, Queen St, Brisbane City and Cathedral Square, 410 Ann St, Brisbane City.
Getting there: An easy walk from any of the Student One locations.

Kelvin Grove Village Markets

In the heart of Kelvin Grove you’ll find the Kelvin Grove Village Markets. Every Saturday morning you’ll find organic fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, breads, coffee, breakfast, art, craft, gifts and fashion. You’ll also be entertained by live music.

When? Every Saturday 6am-1pm.
Where? Blamey St & Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove.
Getting there: Go for a stroll and follow the paths through Victoria Park, Brisbane Parkour Park and Roma Street Parkland or take the bus to the QUT Kelvin Grove station.

Milton Markets

This market is your one stop shop for premium food, produce and lifestyle products, They are a supporter of south east Queensland talent and love to show it off with over 140 stalls. The perfect weekend outing, if you can drag yourself out of bed.

When? Every Sunday 6am-noon.
Where? Corner of Cribb Street and, Little Cribb St, Milton.
Getting there: A 30 minute walk or jump on the bus and get off at Milton Rd, at the train station.

LifeStyle Markets

The Collective Markets, Southbank

The Collective Markets that take over Southbank every weekend are a true Brisbane institution. There are rows and rows of stalls showcasing handmade crafts, paintings, fashion, jewellery, homewares and some deliciously tasty street food – all within metres of the famous Streets Beach. It’s always fun just to look, but we won’t say it’s not tempting.

When? Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays 10am-9pm, Sundays 9am-4pm.
Where? Stanley Street Plaza, Southbank.
Getting there: Ride the free Student One bikes in 15 minutes, walk in 30 minutes or catch the bus.

Fashion Markets

fashion markets

Young Designers Market, Southbank

Love all things pretty and stylish? Or want to pick up a hand-made, one-of-a-kind statement piece from an emerging local designer? The Young Designers Market is the place to go. Meet the makers in person and check out a beautiful array of designer threads, jewellery, crafts and arts that’ll be sure to make your friends take notice.

When? The first Sunday of the month from 10am-4pm.
Where? Little Stanley Street, Southbank.
Getting there: Ride the free Student One bikes in 15 minutes, walk in 30 minutes or catch the bus.

Riverside Market

Brisbane’s Riverside Markets have been popular for both locals and tourists for years. Their main attraction is the fashion and art but they also have live music and great food.

When? Every Sunday 7am-3pm.
Where? City Botanic Gardens, Alice St & Albert Street, Brisbane City.
Getting there: An easy 15 minute walk from Student One Elizabeth Street and 20 minutes from Student One Wharf and Adelaide Streets.

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