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Parap Market, Darwin
Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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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Parap market is a bit similar to Mindil but smaller, still with all the good food and bargains though. It does however always seem to be a lot hotter at Parap, makes a fresh juice more refreshing. As ... read more »
Much more relaxed and less people than the Mindil markets, but still very busy. Great selection of food stalls, got an awesome laksa from one of the vendors, kids got huge mango smoothies for $5ea. Lo... read more »
Parap Markets offer mainly food products which operate every Saturday from 8am - 2pm. The fresh produce is excellent & locally grown. We enjoyed wandering through the many Art Shops & galleries in Par... read more »
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.
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.
There are some markets that sold products i had no idea existed, therefore i quite enjoyed walking through these markets in parap. There was a lot of people around which gave the area a buzz.
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