For more than 20 years Canberrans have spent their Sunday mornings roaming the stalls at Kingston’s Old Bus Depot Markets and its foot traffic is as heavy as ever. Beneath its towering ceilings you can discover a staggering assortment of handmade goods from local artists and artisans before winding your way around to the buzzing food court. Before your arrival you should avoid listening to your grumbling stomach and instead turn up hungry, because once you hit the corner of the market you’ll want to try everything. A plate of Ethiopian cuisine or some skewers at Song’s Laotian stand are tested winners. Don’t skip the “dip guy”, Kareem, in between the food and craft sections – he’s got a babaganouj that’s good enough to write home about.
Much like nearby Manuka, Kingston has long been one of Canberra’s hotspots for dining, cafes, high-end shopping and nightlife – and that reputation has been well and truly consolidated with further cultural and residential developments in recent years. An attractive, leafy, centrally located suburb abutting the south-eastern shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
Old Bus Depot Markets | 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston | +61 2 6295 3331
Image: Old Bus Depot Markets