“Hump day” is now a whole lot tastier, thanks to Burns Beach Twilight Markets. On each and every Wednesday (Oct to Apr) the evening markets are packed with good food, giftware and entertainment!
We headed to the first night of the season, and was SO impressed with the huge variety of street eats and vibrant atmosphere. The park opposite Burns Beach Café comes alive with food trucks and hawker stalls, with a couple of craft stalls thrown in too.
The grassed park is the perfect spot to throw down a picnic rug. The kids will love having a dance to the live music and there is the playground for them to enjoy too.
We first did a lap of all the food offerings, to see what delicious morsels we had to choose from. There’s South American BBQ, sweet foods, juices, wood fired pizza, bao, Moroccan cuisine, satay and huuuge dishes of paella. Everything smells SO mouth watering!
I love the authentic Brazilian bites from the Tapi Truck. Here the taco like dishes are made from tapioca and everything on the menu is gluten free. I loved this “Tapi Beef”.
Little Chef chose his staple of Fish ‘n Chips, which was a decent portion and very fresh barramundi.
Chef, usually one to pick pizza or a burger chose something a little different from Pudding Lane. This British themed food truck offers tasty roast meats and veg served in Yorkshire puddings – yum!
Crafted, a licenced bar has beer, wine, cider and cocktails on offer. The “Greatest Showman” cocktail looks very impressive, with a sparkler! And it tastes like a pina colada.
And don’t forget dessert! The Sweet Box Cart’s macaron Ice-cream sandwiches have to be seen to be believed!
The markets get very busy and I’d recommend getting there super early. The road down to Burns Beach is closed to most traffic, so you may have a little walk from the car. Or take public transport – busses regularly stop right at the park.
The line-up of 30+ trucks and vendors changes each week, so the Burns Beach Twilight Markets are definitely worth more than one trip. Whether you have a savoury appetite or sweet tooth there’s something here to suit everyone’s taste.
For more info check out their Facebook Page.
Find the Burns Beach Twilight Market every Wednesday – 5pm to 8.30pm.
I was invited to the Burns Beach Twilight Market. All words, images and opinions are my own.