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Parap Market, Darwin

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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 vacation builder.
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  • Love going to the Parap markets. Always great food on a Saturday. It's close to the city and a central location. Parking can get a bit hectic at times but you will find one.  more »
  • We just ate the best curry laksa for quite some time at the Parap Markets - we'll be back! Good choice of fruit/vegetables and nick nacks as well.  more »
  • 20 years ago I visited the Parap Saturday market and I returned this weekend. Nothing much had changed, in fact I'm pretty sure some of the stalls remain operated by the same people. I had a great lak...  more »
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  • Great selection of ethic cuisines, especially from South East Asia. Many authentic tastes. Due to Darwin's close proximity to SE Asia it has large communities of people who have migrated from these regions and they bring their recipes with them. The flavors and smells are incredible. Also includes a range of market stalls with clothing and soaps, jewellery and sides amongst other things. Due to their popularity with both visitors and locals, parking can be hard to find if you come after 9am
  • Its always busy here. Most people come for the variety in cooked food. There is Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and some western foods also. There are 3 or 4 fresh food vendors selling fruit and veg and around the corner is a very good butcher and deli/supermarket. Open every Saturday morning.
  • Lots of different food selections and nice vibe. The shops sell all the same stuff that you see at every local market.
  • Large range of food stalls, could do with some wider variety of stall type to offset this. Otherwise great place for lunch, a healthy drink and a good gourmet supermarket nearby too.
  • Fantastic food and great wares on sale. This is a market I recommend to anyone visiting Darwin.