West End Markets Round-Up
Skimpy samples, bountiful bread
I have this Paul Frank tee shirt that says ‘I heart carbs’ on it, with a picture of a bread, bagle, and muffin-rid food pyramid. If you appreciate this shirt, get yourself along to the West End Markets next weekend.
After my recent feeding frenzy at the New Farm markets, I was eager to flex my cheapskate muscle and garner some samples at a new locale (note: I never sample something I’d never buy. I’m not that bad). There weren’t that many samples at West End, but then again, it is a slightly different kind of market. While there’s seafood, cheeses, fudges, and the like, there’s also a huge range of clothing and jewelery stalls. The focus also seems to be more on fruit and vege, and baked goods.
You can expect to find:
- A plethora of fresh breads, both from popular bakeries like Sol, as well as smaller independent stores. Look out for pumpkin bread; fruit loaves; and larger-than-life loaves of Turkish.
- danishes, croissants, doughnuts
- greek yoghurt and museli
- actual meals like burgers (these looked awesome), brekkie, hot dogs, german sausages, wraps, and Indian food
- seafood and meats
- deli items, cheeses, and nuts
- cupcakes, licorice, and fudge
- chai tea, coffee, fresh lemonade and juices
- popcorn and danish pancakes
- clothing, jewelery, used books, antiques, toys, and soaps
- and of course, stall upon stall of fruit and vege. This stuff ranges slightly in price between stalls, but they all have the same thing in common: they’re cheap and nasty (not nasty by any means. But I have to slip that in every now and again. That’s what she said. I’m here all night, folks).
West End Markets
Off Montague Road & end of Jane Street (Davies Park), West End map
(07) 3844 2440
Every Saturday, 6am-2pm