My brother Jack and I often go on sibling dates. They always involve food. It is a mutual enthusiasm of ours. His more the eating of it though. Having it been the morning after pay day I was feeling particularly rich so we decided to descend upon Parnell to taste the wares of this delightful French Market. I used the excuse of it being the day before Jack's birthday to justify all the food we stuffed into our faces. We left in a euphoric cheese and croissant coma and the attempt at exercise that had participated in that morning totally undone.
I looked upon the raw and paelo stands with good intentions but the calls of the meaty paella and the custard filled cronut were too strong.
I have noticed the deli sandwich has started to become a bit of a booming food trend in Auckland. Rueben sandwiches, gourmet hotdogs, croque-monsieurs and not to forget all the delicious burgers filling up the counters and bellies of trendy kids everywhere. I tried my first croque-monsieur here and it was love at first bite. I sort of wanted to die after eating it but that's true love right? Sometimes it's painful? This experience inspired me to make my own so watch this space!
Located on St Georges Bay Road in Parnell and held every Saturday morning between 8am-1.30pm and Sunday 9am-1.30pm, it is definitely worth making a special trip for if you haven't already. It isn't the cheapest of markets (it is Parnell after all) but every stand has its own EFTPOS machine so you don't have to worry about rummaging for that last fifty cents needed for that green kale protein smoothie. For more info click here.