The King Street Food Stall Market pops up | The Gourmand & Gourmet

The King Street Food Stall Market pops up

The opening of the food market at King Street has snuck up on us like the smell of a baked apple pie. This warm, inviting and unassuming nook contains some of our favourite venues in convenient pop-up form, perfect for the lunchtime rush or a quiet rendezvous away from the hustle of the city proper. Amongst the offerings at the pop-up foodie spot, which will be around for the next six weeks and possibly longer, are Wandering Cooks, the masters of the small batch, who have the most perfect soup, cheeses and baked tidbits for when the cold westerly winds hit the city. The clean-eaters will be delighted with the Press’d juices on offer, in combination with one of their epic salads for only $15. The Newstead café is popping up at the markets for a six week stint and their brownies make for a great guilt-free dessert, while chocolate spirulina balls are sure to impress even the most skeptical of foodies. If sandwiches are more your calling, Local Mobile Deli will give your lunch hour the Rick Reuben it’s been desperately craving, while the sushi stand with it’s particularly girthy nori rolls are an absolute steal for $2.50. And who could forget Lady Marmalade. With a delicious coffee for only $2 between 11am and 12pm, you’ll be sure to stay wide awake through your lunchtime meeting. King Street is sure to turn into an exciting foodie precinct as it continues development as part of the RNA Showgrounds refurbishment. In the meantime, visit the food market on St Paul’s Tce between 11am and 2pm on weekdays for a taste of what’s to come! Words by Kat Gridley