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Best Markets in Brisbane

What are the best markets in Brisbane? In this article we highlight the best markets in Brisbane.
|-Best Markets in Brisbane

Brisbane, is a vibrant city with a rich tapestry of cultures, and one of the best ways to experience this diversity is through its bustling market scene. Expats and digital nomads will find that Brisbane’s markets are not just places to shop; they are social hubs where you can meet locals, enjoy live music, and find unique items ranging from fresh produce to handcrafted jewelry. Whether you’re looking to fill your pantry, decorate your temporary home, or pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir, Brisbane’s markets have something for everyone. Here are some of the best markets in Brisbane that you should definitely check out.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Location: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Type of Market: Farmers Market
Open: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 6 AM – 12 PM

Set against the backdrop of the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets are a haven for food lovers. With a focus on fresh, local produce, this market is the perfect place to stock up on fruits, vegetables, meats, and artisanal goods. The atmosphere is lively, with the scent of fresh coffee and baked goods filling the air.

We Recommend: Try the array of local Queensland cheeses, which are a hit among both locals and visitors for their quality and flavor.

Boundary Street Markets

Location: West End, Brisbane
Type of Market: Artisan and Food Market
Open: Every Saturday, 9 AM – 3 PM

The Boundary Street Markets in West End are a cultural feast for the senses. This market is known for its eclectic mix of arts, crafts, and international cuisine. As you wander through the stalls, you’ll find everything from vintage clothing to handmade jewelry, making it the perfect spot for unique finds.

We Recommend: Don’t miss the gourmet food trucks where you can indulge in a variety of street foods from around the world.

Eagle Farm Markets

Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot
Type of Market: Farmers and Artisan Market
Open: Every Sunday, 7 AM – 12:30 PM

Located at the historic Eagle Farm Racecourse, these markets offer a wide range of fresh produce, gourmet foods, and artisan products. It’s a great place to enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning, browsing the stalls, and soaking up the friendly community vibe.

We Recommend: Sample the freshly baked pastries and bread – they’re a popular choice for a delicious breakfast on-the-go.

Davies Park Market

Location: Montague Road, West End
Type of Market: Farmers Market
Open: Every Saturday, 6 AM – 2 PM

Davies Park Market is a West End institution, known for its lush green setting and laid-back atmosphere. This market is a favorite among locals for its organic produce, quality meats, and seafood, as well as a variety of plant stalls.

We Recommend: Look out for the fresh juice stands – a refreshing treat to beat the Brisbane heat.

Milton Markets

Location: Cribb Street, Milton
Type of Market: Farmers Market
Open: Every Sunday, 6 AM – 12 PM

The Milton Markets are a go-to destination for those seeking fresh, sustainable, and organic produce. With over 140 stalls, this bustling market also features live music, cooking demonstrations, and a dedicated kids’ zone, making it a family-friendly outing.

We Recommend: The artisanal honey from local beekeepers is a must-try, with a variety of flavors to choose from.

Collective Markets South Bank

Location: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Type of Market: Arts and Craft Market
Open: Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays

The Collective Markets at South Bank are a treasure trove for those interested in arts, crafts, and fashion. This vibrant market features live music and street performers, creating a festive atmosphere where you can find everything from photography to homewares.

We Recommend: Check out the handmade jewelry for a unique accessory or gift that captures the creative spirit of Brisbane.

Suitcase Rummage

Location: Reddacliff Place, Brisbane City
Type of Market: Flea Market
Open: Select Sundays, check their website for dates, 12 PM – 5 PM

Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with a big heart, where vendors sell their goods out of suitcases. This innovative concept brings together vintage finds, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewelry, and more. It’s the perfect place to hunt for bargains and one-of-a-kind items.

We Recommend: Keep an eye out for vintage fashion pieces – you can often snag a great deal on high-quality, pre-loved clothing.

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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