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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

Visit these locations before & after the Real Food Market

We all may dream of stocking our fridges and cupboards full of fresh and organic produce, however the reality is that it's usually expensive and difficult to find. In the recent years, supermarkets and shopping centres have transformed the way many of us shop, making it quick and easy to pick up your groceries. The problem however, is most of the produce we end up buying hugely lacks in quality and taste. If you are located in Port Macquarie, don't settle for second best; head down to the Real Food Market and pick up all your weekly produce from local independent businesses, straight from the farm. Staying local has never been so easy in Port Macquarie.

Real Food Market

The Drury Lane Eatery's fresh produce from the Real Food Market
The Drury Lane Eatery’s fresh produce from the Real Food Market

Running since the beginning of March, the Real Food Market plays host to a number of local farmers and suppliers who deliver a range of organic and chemical-free products, including vegetables, meats, dairy and seafood. Located in the Glasshouse, swing by this friendly location between 3pm to 7pm and pick up your weekly groceries from trusted professionals. Don’t miss out, this fantastic market is only running for a couple more weeks so make good use of it while you can!
Where: 32/40 Clarence Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

It’s not only locals who shop at this market! A number of cafes, restaurants and bars also pick up their produce from this local event. So before (or after) you visit the Real Food Market, why not swing by one of the locations below for a delicious meal to fill your boots!


 Drury Lane Eatery

Rustic decor, Drury Lane Eatery - Port Macquarie
Rustic decor, Drury Lane Eatery – Port Macquarie

Drury Lane Eatery is just one of many independent businesses in Port Macquarie who are making good use of the Real Food Market. Using fresh, organic produce from various local farmers in all of their dishes, this quirky little cafe serves up mouth-watering meals that ooze with flavour and vitality. After all, fresh produce certainly tastes the best. Pop to this unique cafe on Clarence Street before the market for a delicious late lunch that not only looks great, but tastes even better. Here you can also pick up a perfectly poured coffee by their vibrant and friendly staff if you’re after a caffeine hit before you take on the stools. Before you visit the Real Food Market this afternoon, be sure to swing by Drury Eatery for a unique and organic food experience.
Where: 26 Clarence Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Grape and Petal

Relaxing atmosphere, Grape and Petal - Port Macquarie
Relaxing atmosphere, Grape and Petal – Port Macquarie

After tackling the markets you’re bound to need a rest, so if you’re wondering where to relax let us point you in the right direction. The Grape and Petal is one of Port Macquarie’s most treasured locations and is certainly not one to be missed (especially after a long day). Referred to as the ‘soul’ of Port Mac, here you can enjoy a long list of International and Australian fine and organic wines, local food and perfect coffee. Whether you’re peckish before the Real Food Market or simply looking for somewhere to enjoy a large glass of Shiraz post-shopping, the Grape and Petal is the ideal spot for you. Open from 3pm to 10pm on Wednesday nights, Pop in to this welcoming wine bar and cafe to be treated to first class vino and a casual atmosphere. Trust us – you’ll soon realise why the locals love it here!
Where: 72 Clarence Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant

Coffee and cake, Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant - Port Macquarie
Coffee and cake, Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant – Port Macquarie

Treat yourself to a scenic cafe experience in Port Macquarie before the Real Food Market this afternoon. Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant is a friendly and popular location that offers beautiful outdoor seating next to Port Macquarie marina. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunchtime meal or afternoon tea before scurrying off to pick up your fresh produce from the market. Well-known for their barista coffee, you can’t visit Seasalt Cafe and Restaurant without wrapping your lips around a perfectly poured cappuccino while you relax overlooking the marina. Fancy something sweet? Check out their delicious range of homemade cakes that are freshly baked every day.
Where: 7/18 Park Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Did you visit the Real Food Market? What did you pick up? We’d love to know!

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