by Levina Mahendran
Back for its fourth season, the Twilight Hawkers’ Market in the Perth CBD kicked off with a bang last Friday night with more than 30 food stalls featuring international fare for hundreds of hungry Perth foodies of all ages.
In addition to the food, the Market featured a line up of live, local bands that created a vibrant atmosphere last Friday night, and gave people a reason to stick around.
The Market was launched in 2011 by Events & Beyond, as part of the Eat Drink Perth Festival in the City of Perth, and has grown to become very popular amongst Perth locals.
“We get more and more people every season. But at least we’re up to our ears with stallholders whenever the new season rolls around, so we know that we won’t disappoint,” said Erika Chalker, a member of the Events & Beyond team.
Stalls such as Two Fat Indians and Arepa have become a familiar sight at the Market, having been stallholders right from the very beginning.
“It’s lots of fun, and it’s also good for business… because people try our food here, and then come to the restaurant,” said Rajesh Menon, who was running the Two Fat Indians’ outlet.
While most stalls are very rustic, with comfort food from different nations, there has been an increase in professional chefs setting up shop at the Market.
“A lot of chefs, like myself, want to give street food a shot. You know, it’s about creating a food culture in Perth, getting our name out there, and making something memorable,” said Ryan, sous-chef and co-owner of the Braised Bros truck.
“With more professional chefs expressing their interest, it gives the market even more variety… more of an edge,” said Chalker.
The Twilight Hawkers’ Market runs from now until March 2015.
It is open on Friday nights, from 4:30pm to 9pm, with something new to look forward to every week.
For more information please visit http://twilighthawkersmarket.com/.
the Twilight Hawkers’ Market