Spicetown Night Markets

From Afghani and Turkish street food to Sudanese dishes, Lebanese falafel wraps and Japanese sweet potato desserts, Spicetown celebrates the suburb's rich culinary diversity.
Nishika Sharma
February 16, 2024

Overview

A vibrant celebration of international food and culture has taken over the quaint suburb of Sefton. Spicetown — a hub of night markets dedicated to showcasing local talent — has arrived as an extension of the popular Burwood Chinatown night markets, aiming to provide go-to stomping grounds for the surrounding community from 4pm to 10pm every Thursday to Sunday.

Spicetown night markets in Sefton.

Just a short walk from Sefton Station is this vibrant market, lit up by twinkling fairy lights and enveloped with the tempting aromas of sizzling skewers, sugarcane and sweet treats.

Reviving a space at 66 Clapham Road, this weekly fair boasts over 25 stalls dedicated to beloved local businesses and their decadent delights. Immerse yourself in the plethora of cuisines available, from Afghani, Indian, Chinese and Turkish street food to Sudanese dishes, Lebanese falafel wraps and Japanese sweet potato-starring desserts.

Food and drink offerings from Spicetown night markets in Sefton.

During your exploration of its many offerings, you'll discover the likes of the famed Tanghulu crew — a kaak station and refreshing bubble tea among the array of food and drink selections taking up residence at Spicetown. Even local businesses like Sugar House Waffles, Dressydates and Lokmades, as well as familiar faces from the Burwood Chinatown markets like Skewer House, have secured a spot on the weekly food lineup.

Sugarcane stall from Spicetown night markets in Sefton.

Following its extravagant Lunar New Year festivities, Spicetown will continue to celebrate the suburb's rich culture and enticing bites on offer — and there are still a few more exciting vendors that are yet to make an appearance.

Leading the exciting additions of the upcoming food offerings that'll set up shop shortly include a stall slinging bowls of laksa and fragrant Indonesian dishes and the viral dessert brand Kurepu Crepes, which will join the food lineup at the end of February.

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