Although completely shaded by canopies, it’s best to visit Helensvale Markets early during the summer months. Held on the basketball courts at Helensvale State High School, this market is nestled into surrounding gum trees and well worth a visit because of the stalls which are only located at this particular venue.
There’s a fair range of produce and some of our favourite stalls (Kubil’s Coffee, Kransky Bros., The Sandwich Bros., Tender Calamari, The Hungry Hungarian and Gozleme) but we find other treats as well:
Frangipane Bakery & Patisserie (whose pies have won a bronze medal in a national competition; also look for their Lemon tart, Dutch apple tart and the original Nimbin Aquarius Bread that fed the nation’s hippies for years), Primavera Foods (a Gold Coast company specialising in traditional Chilean and Argentinian foods, such as chimichurri and alfajor – shortbread with a caramel filling. Yum!) and Brasserie Bread, a local baker.
Stop on your way out at Jumping Red Ant, a local organic farmer from the Duranbah Tweed area. That’s a few of the week’s meals sorted!
Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive, Helensvale Every Saturday, 6am -11am. Ph: 0402 297 287