10 of Darwin’s finest foodie destinations
1. Parap Village Market: stalls of local produce, local arts and crafts, entertainment and delicious cuisine from around the world. This Saturday morning market has become an institution and ritual among locals who just couldn’t survive a weekend without their Saturday morning laksa, satay prawns or fresh tropical smoothie.
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Rapid Creek Market is Darwin's oldest market and is 20 minutes from Darwin city in the Rapid Creek Business Village. Browse the stalls for fresh organic produce, Asian fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, exotic plants, flowers and seafood.
3. Parap Fine Foods , the Top End’s best food and wine emporium has gourmet groceries, health foods including gluten free products, fruit and vegetables, organic items, deli lines and a range of unusual and designer quality kitchen accessories, as well an extensive selection of wines. 40 Parap Rd, Parap. Open daily.
|4. There’s a great range of gourmet goodies from all over the world at |
Heavenlee Deli , but it’s the cheese counter that will keep you coming back time and time again – and the delicious peanut butter, made from crushed peanuts while you wait. Shop 17/90 Frances Bay Drive Stuart Park.
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Humpty Doo is the place to go if you’re looking to try some gourmet bush tucker. Jams, chutneys, salsa and sauces, all made from native fruits such as rosella, akadjura (bush tomatoes) and the anti-oxidant rich Kakadu plums, found wild in the bush and desert of the Northern Territory. Tel: (08) 8988 4546.
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Kakadu Mango Winery . Despite the name, it’s not in Kakadu National Park, but in nearby Palmerston, just 20 minutes from the city centre. They have a great range of mango wines, jams, preserves, and everything else mango. 4 Adams Rd, Palmerston.
7. Southport Siding Exotic Fruit Farm: 150 varieties of exotic fruits that you are unlikely to see anywhere else... plus jams, dried fruits, chutneys and preserves of. Pipeline Road, Darwin River, Nightcliff. Open Tues, Thurs and Sat, April-Oct. .
|8. There’s no better way to cool off than with a luscious ice cream, so head to |
Cold Rock for the coolest, freshest and best ice cream in town. Grab a cone and pick up an ice cream cake for later. Mitchell Centre, 55 Mitchell St.
9. Dimitrios Specialty Cakes: the most popular cake shop in the Top End and it’s easy to see why. Birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cheese cakes and mud cakes, not to mention some mouth watering fruit tarts and Greek sweets. 2/31 Eric Road Alawa.
10. Barramundi is the Top End’s most famous fish, and the best is wild caught, ocean fresh and organic, which is exactly what you’ll get from Darwin Fish Market . Fishermans Wharf.
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