Wednesday, March 31, 2010

West End Markets

I came to Australia as a poor student, to save money I generally cook most of my meals. The thriftiness in me has not rubbed off much even though I've been out of student hood for a while now. To be save even more money me and Yoshi shop for groceries at West End market when ever we can.

This place opens from 6am ish to about 2pm ish every Saturday , it offers abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, seafood, meat and a great atmosphere. Shaded by giant fig trees, the smell of fresh food , aromas from freshly blended coffee and cooked food and also the occasional live music is just a superb way to spend your Saturday.

Some people say the fresh goods here are sold at prices from the 90's, so with that saving get yourself a German sausage , a cuppa and enjoy your Saturday... while you can...

Location : Davies Park Market West End is located in Davies Park - off Montague Road and at the end of Jane Street. @ Brisbane

Taste : depends on your recipe/ cooking

How do you spend your Saturdays?


Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

Those are some amazing food pictures. I love a good farmers market on Saturdays too. But EVERY Saturday I go wine tasting. so luxurious.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

Gosh! The vege at thr looks so fresh aye!

high low said...

We also head out to the year-round Farmers' Market at Union Square in NYC on the weekends. Unfortunately, we don't have local pineapples! =(

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

what a great way to spend your saturday! i enjoy going to the farmer's market as well because the produce selection is amazing! for my situation though, i grow a lot of organic vegetables and fruit so i don't rely too much on the farmer's market!

That's Ron said...

@Kenzie: Tq .. Wine tasting every thats great... luxury indeed!
@Caroline: they are really fresh!
@High Low: no pineapples.. oh no! at qld we r pineapple capital of australia
@Krissy:Wow organic veges n fruits... thats great.. i must learn from you. My PLants in my garden grow well ...but some reason ... i cant even get herbs to live for more then a month in mine

Turmericnspice said...

Lovely food pictures... the vegi look so ,it is motivating us to cook something creative!! great clicks:)

Anonymous said...

The markets in Brisbane look great! Love the pictures .. your pics makes it all look sooo irrestible :) J

Juiced Pixels said...

I don't think they're that cheap. Not bad though, compared to the Powerhouse Farmers Markets.

B.B.B. said...

Hi Ron,

Thanks for your visit to Be Foodie.

I know 1/4 of 2010 has almost passed lol However I still need to wait husband to build my custom website. Turkish version ( is done, and Be Foodie has to wait its turn :)

Happy to know you.
Cheers from Istanbul!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! How nice to have a year-round market! Ours will open soon in May, I can't wait!

That's Ron said...

@Tumericnspice : Tq , yeah it does make u wanna cook
@javanejoon: It is !!!
@Juiced Pixel: The powerhouse Jan markets are awesome too.. a little bit more expensive.
@Banu: nice...let me know when it is out
@5 star foodie: thats great! only one more month

Mobinepal said...

Nice pictures Send free sms

lechua said...

thanks for visiting... ahh nice market shots... lovely atmosphere