Amongst the jewellery, fashion, art, furniture, handmade toys and homewares at Eumundi Market on Queensland's Sunshine Coast just north of Brisbane, you’ll find a United Nations line up of food stalls offering everything from Tibetan momos and Spanish paella to the best home grown Eumundi strawberries.
Here’s what I found at this ‘we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it’ market.
The best strawberries, grown almost with sight of the market in Eumundi from June to October, on Thelma Ladewig’s Eumundi Strawberries stall. Thelma also sells delicious jams (Strawberry Jam, Strawberry with Ginger, Strawberry Jam with Port) and a delicious Strawberry Sauce which makes a perfect dessert topping. Pick your own strawberries at the farm at Strawberry Lane in Eumundi on your way home.
Jim and Charlotte Wensley have cooked-to-order Salt and Pepper Calamari served on a bed of rocket with a fresh lemon wedge and a choice of dipping sauces - Sweet Chilli with Lime and Coriander or Garlic Mayonnaise. Also available with rice flour for a gluten free option.
The crowds are always thick at the Eumundi Coffee stand because, ask any local, they have the best coffee at the market.
French Sin have a delicious range of pastries and rillettes slowly cooked the old fashioned way.
Tibetan momos are made from fresh cabbage, carrot, bean noodles, organic tofu and onion, and marinated with sea salt, herbs and spices, then wrapped in home-made wheat flour pastry. You can have them fried, steamed or a combination of both. Eat them with sweet chilli sauce, soya sauce and slices of cucumber.
Choc banana roti with a drizzle of condensed milk and honey over the top – totally delicious.
Plenty of healthy options –
- Raw food – that’s food that doesn’t get cooked in case you were wondering
- Quinoa for breakfast
- Hand rolled sushi
- Plenty of local fruit and veg.
No eating involved but for $7 you can have your photo taken with a friendly snake draped around your back and help support wildlife rescue.
Eumundi is about 20 km west of Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast or just over an hour north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. The markets are held in the centre of town on Memorial Drive on from 8am on Wednesdays and 7am Saturdays, finishing around 2pm. The main car park is on the corner of Albert Street and Napier Road.
Best tip: Go early and snap up the best food.
Bottom line: Make sure you have plenty of room in the car for take home treats.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was just having fun. This is not a paid post.