Bring your hunger to the Original Kuranda markets – you’re gonna need it!
The markets have a tasty range of Aussie favs and international cuisine, and it’s ideal for those who like a big blow out as well as the clean and green eating advocates.
Meander down the hill and back up again to window shop the huge choice of culinary options. There is a particular emphasis on Asian cuisine with Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian food all represented.
Try Japanese sweets at Hayabusa of Kuranda if you are experimental (green tea, sweet soy sauce or green tea) or experience the charm of an authentic tea ceremony at the Japanese Teahouse.
The French are to the fore as well with a bustling creperie with both sweet and savoury versions at Petit Café and a patisserie – Sweet Gossip French Food, which will get you talking about its bakery treats and damn fine coffee.
The markets also have a specialist vegetarian/vegan stall specialising in special falafels, fittingly known as “Falafellicious”, while The Deck is a farm shop and café in one with whopping great burgers, an extensive breakfast menu and plenty of homemade goodies such as pickles and sauces.
Boasting the best churros this side of Espana, Cassowary Churros Café also makes sandwiches – fresh – and twister potatoes.
Need a refreshing drink or pick me up. Stop at Jungle Juice from smoothies, organic coffee, iced teas and coffee, the house brew chai and of course juice. There is also gluten and dairy free snacks and sweets as well.
Cool down with gelato from Frozen Nature – these vegan treats are made fresh on site from locally grown fruit. It is their own recipe and guaranteed scrumptious.