Parap Market, Darwin

Explore a mixture of Asian cuisine and local merchandise at Parap Market, a favorite weekend meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Browse hundreds of stalls and small shops selling fresh produce, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry, and flowers. Taste sweet, savory, hot, and cold delicacies offered by dozens of large and small food stalls, selling treats from every corner of Asia. Indulge yourself with a big plate of crepes, a weekend staple for families living in the area. This market can be a bit cramped and untidy, but it does provide visitors with a rare chance to experience an interesting combination of culture and cuisine that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. Arrange your visit to Parap Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Darwin using our Darwin trip itinerary maker app .
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  • Through parap market on Saturday morning to eat cheap exotic cuisine is very friendly. Attention to spices, it heats :-)
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  • Lots of Asian style food stalls selling almost the same things. Some fresh fruit and a few smoothie stalls. Crepes weren’t great, stick to simple (don’t go fancy) orders if you must. The zebra rock st...  more »
  • Lovely market on a Saturday morning. Only a short drive from CBD. Great local NT gifts - all good quality. Lots of yummy food stalls.  more »
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  • The Parap markets have been going forever. I last came here 30 years ago! Still got the best street food in Darwin plus a handful of craft etc stalls selling locally made wares. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Darwin any Saturday.
  • Good variety of yummy food. Not a lot of fruit & vege. More of a foodie destination with a few touristy stalls. Worth a visit especially if you like market food.
  • Parap Markets have a great diverse range of food, fresh produce and products. It is also surrounded by some great cafe's & shops. This is my favorite Saturday destination. My fav's are the Vietnamese rice paper rolls, pork rolls (Banh mi) and prawn toast from the Vietnamese Van. Other greats are the Cambodia pancake, pa pia and coffee from various other stalls. Looking for gifts, beauty, bakery, butcher, newsagents or gourmet supermarket? It's all there!
  • Some great bargains to be found for that fussy person. Great variety of freshly cooked food. Yum! Also fresh mangoes. Best fruit smoothies.
  • A wonderful little market for food truck fare, nick nacks and bric-a-brac. There is some fashion available and if you arrive early enough there is some locally grown produce available. Perhaps there is more to the markets in the dry season which is perfectly understandable.

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