Top 3 Food Markets on the Gold Coast

How much fun is it strolling through a market full of delicious food cooked up right in front of you?

A diverse range of traditional and modern cuisines is sure to get the belly rumbling. Let the market flavours waft through you nose, as you somehow narrow your choices down to one or two dishes. Here’s what we reckon are the Top 3 Best Food Markets on the Gold Coast.

1. Miami Marketta


Easily the most popular food markets on the Gold Coast. Live music, a few bars, an array of international cuisine and plenty of seating. Located in the unassuming backstreets of the Miami industrial area, a short stroll from the Gold Coast Hwy, is Miami Marketta. The food and atmosphere will blow your mind. All plates are around $10 on Fridays and Saturdays and even cheaper feeds on Wednesday – Tapas night.

Friday – 5pm – 10pm

Saturday – 4pm – 10pm

Wednesday 5pm – 9pm

23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami

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2. Emerald Lakes Markets


Beautiful surrounds and diverse food makes this one of the best food markets on the Coast. There’s always some great local music talent playing some tunes while you enjoy a nice dinner in this serene setting. This is a very well-run market place that just seems to get bigger every week. Locals love it!

3pm – 7pm every Thursday

The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes, Carrara


3. Chinatown Street Market, Southport


Finally! Some awesome Asian-inspired markets on the Coast. This is a much needed cultural hit for our city. Don’t think that it’s limited to a Chinese influence either; these markets include a range of delights from Phillipines to Thailand and Vietnam and Japan. There’s a real buzz around these markets, with restaurants staying open late and some even hosting stalls!

First Saturday of Every Month 4pm – 10pm

Young & Davenport Streets

Hey! Do you know of a Food Market on the Gold Coast that should be in our Top 3?

Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. We’ll check it out and give you the credit if it makes it in!




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