I love love love markets. Particularly ones that feature wonderful food lovingly created and prepared with the freshest local ingredients. There’s something wonderful about eating on the move, watching stallholders cook on an open flame and compiling delicious dishes right in front of your eyes. Today with my BFF (best foodie friend) I explored the Eagle Farm markets. With food stalls in every direction, I knew we would be in for a treat! Here is a the low down on our favourite finds (and eats) of the day.
The Bagel Boys
Boasting an absolute likeness to the traditional boiled then baked bagels of trendsetter New York, The Bagel Boys have made a name for themselves in Brisbane serving dense yet soft treats baked fresh every day! Void of preservatives, artificial flavours and colourings, these doughy discs come in 11 amazing flavours and are also vegan friendly! The options on offer at markets from The Reuben – pastrami, Swiss cheese, spiced red cabbage, pickles and Russian dressing to B.R.A.T – bacon, rocket, avocado, tomato and aioli or the classic combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese, rocket, capers, lemon and black pepper. I went for the salmon and it was truly-ah-ma-zing! So fresh and jam packed with flavour. Definitely the BEST bagel I have EVER had. Simple schmears including cream cheese with chives or sundried tomatoes, pesto, pinenuts and rocket also feature on the market menu with gluten-free bagels on offer for the wheat-unfriendly. Yum, yum, YUM!
I Heart Brownies
When you take a simple product and do it extremely well, you can’t go wrong. This is what I Heart Brownies has done and the label of best brownies in Brisbane is quite frankly, very fitting. Made lovingly with local ingredients, I Heart Brownies use happy free-range eggs, butter that is pure and unadulterated, top-notch gluten free flour, sugar from Queensland cane farmers and high-grade dark couveture chocolate and cocoa. So yes, these delicious morsels are gluten free as well! With flavours ranging from, Jaffa, Turkish Delight, Choc Mint and Double Choc, these little heart shaped gems have a moreish crisp exterior but a wickedly molten interior oozing with rich chocolate-y goodness. I tried the Double Choc and it was filled with extra chocolate chunks, absolutely delicious! It was certainly love at first bite.
What’s not to love about potato roesti? Crisp, golden potato cakes that pair with so many delicious flavours, Roesti Revolution creates authentic German roesti and salsas with the freshest all-natural ingredients. Toppings such as the freshly poached eggs ‘Henrietta’ or add some bacon for the ‘Bad Boy Bacon & Eggs’. Other favourites include the ‘Forest Mushroom’ or ‘The LAX’ for salmon, sour cream and chive lovers. We went for the roesti and rocket which was full of rocket salad and a delectable herb dressing. To say these morsels were moreish is an understatement, 2 per serve was simply not enough!
Just when we thought our day couldn’t get any sweeter we stumbled upon, Two Teaspoons. Offering a range of raw (gluten free, dairy free, vegan, refined sugar free) and baked goods, this little Brisbane based business sells raspberry and custard tea cake, blueberry yoghurt cake, salted caramel brownies, peanut butter cheesecake bites and mocha macarons just to name a few. We went for the peach and pistachio tart. It was surprisingly not as sweet as expected, with perfectly crisp pastry base and soft poached peaches. Topped with a sprinkling of crushed pistachios, we could have eaten 19382103012983 more!
So I highly recommend checking out these markets one Sunday to try some of these delicious eats for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed!