Some people get really excited about Christmas, a super Saturday sale or Grand Final weekend. But here at the Western Sydney Food Blog, we get really excited about local markets, especially visiting new ones. One of the newest on the scene is Market by the River in Ermington. This once a month market set up next to Parramatta River has a range of foodie delights and handcrafted items available.

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On a hot summer morning, Mr 11 and I started off our trip of the market in search of something to eat. After tossing up between the options available, which included Gozleme, Texas BBQ Rangers, Burgers and Bacon and Egg Rolls, we decided to try the Kayle Pinoy style chicken skewers. The sticky sweet marinade and juicy chicken was a delicious start to the day. So much so, that Mr 11 went back for seconds later in the morning, this time trying the pork belly. I snuck a bite of his skewer and it too was really good.

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Parramatta Ermington Market By The River Parramatta Ermington Market By The River

Already sweltering by 9.30am, we had a refreshing tropical punch drink from TTonics before continuing to stroll around, browsing the candles and other craft stalls. I stopped off at Shepherds Artisan Bread where I picked up some Multi Grain Sourdough and sausage rolls to take home. We then tried some cheese and artisan fairy floss. I also sampled some coffee from Danny’s Coffee and even got to take home a couple of free coffee pods to try in my coffee pod machine.

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When I visit local markets, I'm worse than a kid in a candy store and really have to hold myself back from purchasing everything in sight! But I couldn't resist picking up a cute handmade tote which i will be able to use for all my future market visits. I also picked up some cheap cherries from a stone fruit stall to snack on and a bunch of flowers to brighten up my apartment.

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Parramatta Ermington Market By The River Parramatta Ermington Market By The River

By the time Mr 11 was well and truly over me dragging him around the stalls several times, we were at the playground, which gave me a chance to rest and him a chance to climb the equipment.

Parramatta Ermington Market By The River

Market by the River is a lively little market and a great addition to Ermington's growing riverside community. For details on stalls and dates, check out the MBTR Facebook page.

 

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