In Auckland, it seems to be standard procedure to wake up on a Sunday morning, contemplate life and then decide where to brunch.
Much to my dismay, I work at a very popular brunch spot in Cornwall Park. So, I tend to spend my Sunday morning’s drooling over other people’s eggs bene rather than enjoying my own.
Nevertheless, on the few occasions I have been blessed with a Sunday off, there’s been no better place to get my food fix than Parnell Farmers’ Market.
An eclectic mix of food and drink stalls selling everything from delicious French goodies and succulent Vietnamese rolls to freshly squeezed juices and those all important flat whites, this market has all food cravings covered.
On arrival, we beelined straight to the coffee truck. As we waited for our coffee masterpieces to be created, we enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere and live acoustic duo, who were playing in the middle of the market.
Eyeing up the vast selection of food on offer from all over the world, I knew some big decisions lay ahead.
After collecting our coffs and resisting to buy anything from the quirky clothes stores, we submerged ourselves into the food stalls.
Starting at the French bakery stand, we indulged in flaky Pain au Chocolats and chocolate swirls…
Before moving onto admire the savoury Turkish gozleme pancakes.
We watched as the talented chefs moulded, patted and threw the pancakes into the air before embellishing them with a selection of scrumptious fillings.
Naturally, we then bought ourselves a heaped helping. Just to make sure they weren’t poisonous, of course…
After devouring our delicious savoury pancakes, we then washed them down with a very healthy green juice (to flush out all the naughty treats) and wandered around our last stop – the fruit and veg stalls.
If you’ve ever lived in or, visited New Zealand, you’ll know how expensive fruit and veg is here – this market is one of the best places to grab yourself a veggie bargain.
Once we’d picking up a few more goodies, we decided to take our fat bums home and do the next best thing Sunday’s are for – watching the Kardashians and napping.