flowers, food and fun at the EQ village markets


I’ve been ordering my groceries online lately. Advantage: I have more time of a weekend to do store tours. Downside: I don’t get my in-person food fix! A trip to the Entertainment Quarter Village Markets was about to change all that, as I wandered through this extravaganza of fresh produce, flowers and random wares. It was the start of a blossoming romance!


Now, I love me some fresh flowers, so the sea of them at the beginning of this wander was all a bit overwhelming. The best part – they’re completely affordable (because florists can be pricey – sad but true!). I am always a fan of a white flower because I like a natural, played down bloom. The white Lilies above were totally on the money.


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One of my favourite stalls along the way was that of Two Duck Trading Co. There was the nicest gal running the stall who thought I was from a magazine as I snapped away (I wish!) and whose doggy darted out to say hello. Get a load of the cuteness above. They had a whole floor of lovely bags and baskets, not to mention fabrics galore; I love the mustard one above. They also stock a large range of spreads, jams and the like, which were right up my alley because I could eat cheese, bread and spread until the cows come home!


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After gazing over all the amazing fresh fruit and veg (did you take in those juicy tomatoes?), it was time to find the perfect loaf of bread. I was on the hunt for a good bread to go with a nice soup because it’s Autumn now Down Under and I was eager to get in the spirit of snuggles and soup. Sadly, it’s been raging hot outside this week, so totally not what I had in mind. I still bagged a phenomenal loaf though and it’s made a good vegemite on toast brekkie!

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The sweets were pretty amazing too. Certainly not the place to go if you’re on a diet but there’s an abundance of treat stalls to grab something nice from. There was also a crepe master working his tricks when I was there and I have to say they looked pretty out of this world. It certainly awoke my want for something less than nutritional for breakfast, so I grabbed a coffee and got my brekkie on (scope out all those strawberries below!).

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The EQ Village Markets run Wednesday and Saturday – find out more by clicking here.

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5 thoughts on “flowers, food and fun at the EQ village markets

  1. Hi thanks for featuring us in your delightful blog. Great photos!!.Just a couple of updates 2 duck trading co lovely fabrics are fouta – beautiful Tunisian towels or wraps made of lovely Egyptian cotton. also our spreads are a delicious collection of French rillettes and pates all perfect with the great bread and cheese from the market. Miriam 2 duck trading co

  2. Stunning photos! I love a good market – especially one with food. I’ve not been to this one as it’s a bit far from westieville where I reside…but it looks wonderful!

  3. Pingback: market picks for a glorious mother’s day | the life creative

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