Hello all you Joy people.
Do you often sit back on a Thursday night as the week comes to a close wondering what can we do this weekend,as most of us do.
Well why not head to the eat street markets.
These guys are open every Friday 4-10pm , Saturday 4-10pm, Sunday 10-7am ( Sunday is only during the winter season so check out their website for details )
The markets, situated at 221D Macarthur Ave, are not only just for foodies but for families looking for a great night out with fantastic food and entertainment from live music this is the place to come to
There are over 150 different stalls, some in shipping containers transformed into a mini kitchens that will cater to your every need. Whether you want organic, gluten free, spicy, mild or something sweet you can find it here. It is a family friendly atmosphere with live music.
Get there early if you can, as it gets quite busy around 7pm. There is plenty of free parking.
We went as a family on a Saturday pm and it was about 6.30pm when we arrived and yes parking did take a while but we did get a spot .
It costs $2.50 per person and then you are in and the smells are amazing ! talk about sensory overload of amazing smells
One of the 1st stalls to greet you is an amazing gluten free donut stall oh my goodness . Now this is the time to show some self restraint as we told our kids ” ok hold on lets get some dinner and we’ll be sure to grab the donuts on the way out “.
Now this market makes me feel like it should be Christmas back in England as its dark and a bit chilly at this time of year so we had jumpers and coats on and there are christmas lights aplenty and music and smells and people and laughter and families of all ages eating and drinking and enjoying themselves it made me quite nostalgic .
But I quickly snapped out of my dream cloud when the reality of the yummy food was there for the taking , oh yes now where to start ?? there is food from all over the world here , Peruvian, Italian , Spanish , Greek, French, Germany , Hungarian and on and on the list goes .
We had little bits of lots of things as we couldn’t decide and it was all so good . So we had 4 savoury dishes and then some extras as it would rude not to really 🙂
And for dessert ,well, what can I say ! just look at these chocolate fountains and no we couldn’t resist I mean could you have ??
Our kids both absolutely loved the evening and trying all the food and the atmosphere !
Now back to those donuts, so in-spite of being totally over indulgently full to bursting, we knew we couldn’t leave without our 5 for $10 of melt in your mouth donuts coated in cinnamon sugar ….
So yes we stood patiently in line behind the other drooling customers and paid our money for the treats we received, which of course were for later maybe even for the next day . But an astonishing thing happened ….. by the time we arrived back at the car the packet was empty and we all seemed to be licking our fingers getting every last morsel we could scrounge off them .
Funny that 😉
So if you find yourselves hungry at the weekend you know where to go 🙂
And if some crazy English woman barges in front of you at the donut stand its not me honestly
The Joy Girls xx