It wouldn’t be Christmas Day without great food, and Brisbane MarketPlace’s Saturday Fresh and Sunday Discovery Markets are the perfect spots to pick up everything you need for an unforgettable festive feast!
Whether you do marmalade-glazed, clove-studded, or honey-covered, pick up a ham to feed the crowds this Christmas. Ranging from small cuts to whole legs, the meat stalls at the Saturday Fresh Market have a range of award-winning hams available.
We ran a poll on our Facebook page, and more than half of our followers picked a plateful of prawns over a Christmas ham. If you’re a fan of this classic Aussie Christmas dish, pick up some local prawns fresh from the trawler and impress guests at Christmas lunch.
Nothing says ‘feast’ like freshly-shucked oysters! Plate your oysters simply on ice with lemon, or do a simple vinaigrette with fresh shallots to elevate the festive treat! Rocklea Fresh Seafood have you covered for gorgeous, freshly shucked oysters at the Saturday Fresh Market.
Mangoes are a staple of the Aussie summer and a great treat for Christmas day. Take your pavlova to the next level, or perhaps stun your guests with a simply mango sorbet – the possibilities are endless! Stock up for the festive season, or treat a lucky loved one to a tray from the Saturday Fresh or Sunday Discovery Markets for a unique Christmas gift!
Perfect seasonal cherries can make Christmas time extra special. Serve them on their own for a healthy treat, or top desserts and drinks with chopped cherries for a colourful seasonal addition.
Pro tip: DIY Maraschino cherries are simple to make, and will make your Christmas cocktails the talk of the town.
Great for gifting or nibbling on after Christmas lunch, gingerbread is a classic festive season sweet. Whether you’re after a few biscuits to serve with coffee, or a massive gingerbread manor to wow guests on Christmas Day, The Little Gingerbread Cottage at the Saturday Fresh Market have a biscuit for all occasions.
Fresh Salad (a light accompaniment for a hearty Christmas dinner)
We might be dreaming of a white Christmas, but December in Australia gets hot! Freshen things up with plenty of salads on the Christmas lunch table featuring great local veggies from the Saturday Fresh and Sunday Discovery Markets.
Pavlova is a Christmas must-have, and fresh eggs are the best starting point to ensure a perfect fluffy pav. You can pick up fresh local eggs from Queensland farmers at the Saturday Fresh Market.
Fresh Fruits (for Christmas punch or trifle)
Once you’ve made the pav base, you have to deck it out! Grab an array of fresh fruits like berries, passionfruit, and stone fruit to top off your Christmas dessert.
If you’re keeping it classic this Christmas time, you’re going to need a Christmas pud! While we all try to be master bakers, there’s a range of classic and contemporary Christmas puddings on offer at the Saturday Fresh Market, so you can focus on the eating!