What are the best food gifts to buy in Brisbane?

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Kerry Heaney

Brisbane is surrounded by exceptionally fertile food bowls and during Australia’s warm winter months, feeds the nation from its fields. 

While it’s not practical for travellers to stock up on the area’s wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables, it is still possible to take a taste of the region home with you to relive your trip.

One of the best places to shop is local farmer’s markets and while you won’t want their bright red tomatoes and ocean caught seafood, you will love the range of preserves, pastas, biscuits and other pantry items that should transport well.

Start with a visit to Jan Power’s markets at the Powerhouse and Brisbane CBD and browse the huge variety of stalls for your own foodie finds. 

For a taste of the Australian bush, head to Tukka Restaurant at West End and try some of their bush food products.  You’ll discover glace lilly pilly, desert limes and quandongs, ground lemon myrtle leaves and mountain pepperleaf to add a to your cooking.  Do try making a wattle seed pavlova.

Most delicatessens or specialty food stores will have products from the Granite Belt, Scenic Rim or Sunshine Coast that you can also add to your food stash.

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