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