To help you plan your visit to the Handmade Market this weekend, we’ve already walked through the Budawang Building and the Parkes Room at EPIC. Now here’s the lowdown on our glorious Gourmet Food Hall in the Coorong Pavilion. As usual, if you want to see all of our producers, head to the DIRECTORY which lists everyone by category.
Before you start your shopping, make sure you pick up a coffee from the clever roasters at Art of Espresso to set you up. If your tooth is sweet, you can accompany this with a delicious cannoli from Cannoli Brothers or a freshly made doughnut from either Krofne or Bombolini. If it’s savoury, you can pick up a South American treat from either Mr Papa or La Empanada, or a freshly baked sausage roll from Uncle Juan’s Bakehouse.
Start stocking your pantry with breakfast staples from Koja Health or Farmer Jo Muesli, followed by oils from Sutton Forest Olives, vinegar from Sticky Balsamic and chutneys from Elfreds or the delightful Eat Me Chutneys. Spices, garlic and chilli are all available in abundance from The Original Smoke and Spice Company, Garlicious Grown or The Chilli Effect and special Thai sauces from Thirst Thai will solve your “what’s for dinner?” problems.
You might need to quench your thirst at this point at Krave Juice bar or Gift of our Earth, before embarking on a meat tasting adventure. From Barbell Biltong’s beautifully cured beef to Stockman Sticks’ jerky, your meat snacks are organised. Then you can stop off at Pialligo Estate Smokehouse to try mouthwatering and award winning bacon before looking at the beautiful salamis from Goose on the Loose and French saucisson from La Bastide.
It might be close to lunchtime now, but before you indulge in a snack, taste a glass of cold climate wine from Quarry Hill or Twisted River. Then you can select a potato from Scott’s Food Van, an Indian feast from Tikka Stand, a Greek meal from Yiannos, soup from The Italian Traveller or some barbecue meat from Smokey G’s BBQ Joint.
It must be tea time now. Taste what Endeavour Tea has to offer or try some Wild Yunnan Tea. You can accompany this with some sweet stuff, so head to Rosebery St Bakehouse for Canberra cookies or Cookies & Co for your dough balls for home baking. Get your brownies from The Hungry Brown Cow and toffee apples from Caramel Cave and then taste some award winning local chocolate from Jasper + Myrtle or Enigma Fine Chocolates.
And when your feet are sore and it’s time to meet up with friends, head to our bar area and have a cocktail from Pallet & Vine or a gin and tonic, courtesy of The Canberra Distillery and Sin Ko Nah Tonic Syrup, accompanied by popcorn from Cracking Corn. And relax…..