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Canít Decide Between Vietnamese, Turkish or Burgers?
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You'll find amazing gourmet burgers at Aussie Night Markets, Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


Then why not have it all?

Head to The Aussie Night Markets in Penrith Panthers, on Wednesday nights, for a cheap and easy, mid-week meal with over twenty food trucks and street-food stalls including Gourmet Burgers, Pizza, Vietnamese, French, Greek, Turkish, Cambodian, and Philippino food, surely there'll be something to suit any tastebuds.

Dishes range from $4 to $20, with a desserts section ranging from $3.50 to $12. There are so many options the family doesn't have to eat from the same place, but with large tables, and chairs, they can still sit down and eat together.

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Aussie Night Markets Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


Despite four loops of the food stalls, it was still a tough decision to choose what to eat, because everything looked amazing. The common theme seemed to be food was cooked to order which meant it was fresh and hot.

Dumplings, Aussie Night Markets Penrith, Jade Jackson Photography
Dumplings at Aussie Night Markets. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


We shared a starter of a twisted potato on a stick - $6, which was like eating a kebab of potato scallops. The kids loved it but there are certainly healthier options available.

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Beef Brisket (slow-cooked) and fries with special barbeque sauce. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


For dinner, I ate the Beef Brisket Snack Pack - $15, which consisted of slow-cooked chunks of beef, smothered in home-made barbeque sauce, piled onto a bed of french-fries, dusted in their own special seasoning. The meat was tender and lean, with a hint of spice. It's rare to find takeaway food that tastes like mum's home cooking, but this was pretty close.

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Cambodian Street Food at Aussie Night Markets. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


The kids ate a selection of lamb and chicken skewers - $13 for 3, served with rice, from the Cambodian stall. These were grilled when we ordered, so took about 15 minutes (we were the first customers though) which meant they were still juicy, piping hot and they devoured them.

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Dumpling store, Aussie Night Markets, Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


We also shared a vegetarian dumpling plate - $10, which was a meal in itself. You get 10 dumplings for the meat variety or 8 dumplings if you order vegetarian; but they were on-par with dumplings I've eaten in Guangzhou, China - the home of Yum-Cha.

Aussie Night Markets Penrith, Jade Jackson Photography
Aussie Night Markets Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


For dessert, I opted for the Sugar and Cinamon coated Churros - $3.50 for one or 2 for $6, which were light, crispy, toasty warm and scrumptious. I've eaten many a churros in my time (almost ate my height in churros at Tokyo Disneyland) and these were definitely up there with the best.

Other dessert options included Nutella or Strawberry crepes with whipped cream, fairy-floss, doughnuts, ice-cream and some crazy chocolate, sprinkles, and nutty concoction, on a stick.

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Jumping castles at Aussie Night Markets Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


Vegetarian options can be found at the French Crepe Stall, Mekong Kitchen (Thai/Vietnamese), Turkish Gozleme, Homemade Dumplings, and the Wood Fired Pizza food truck. Some stalls offer special kids packs so don't be embarrassed to ask. Most stalls sell soft-drinks or water, all are $3. There's also a coffee stand if you need a pick-up.

There's two jumping castles ($5 each castle per child, for up to 10mins) and a fishing game (from $5), to keep the kids entertained or work up an appetite.

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Market stalls at Aussie Night Markets Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


You'll find a couple of market stalls selling:
Men's, women's and kid's clothing
Jewellery
Candles and fragrance diffusers
Fairy garden statues and accessories
Turkish plates and gifts for the house
Amongst them, there's a massage therapist and clairvoyant so you can find out what your future holds.

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Shop for jewellery at the Aussie Night Markets. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


The Aussie Night Markets in Penrith offer a fun and tasty mid-week meal, with options for everyone, without the washing up. With outdoor seating, ambient music, and free parking, it's the perfect place to head as the weather warms up.

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Philippino street-food, Aussie Night Markets, Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.


Handy Information
The Aussie Night Markets Penrith are open Wednesdays from 5pm to 9:30pm at Penrith Panthers, 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith. The markets are located on the grassy section, next to the white marquee, where the Aqua Golf is.

There is plenty of free parking, though it does get busy around 7pm. There is a mobile ATM on-site and some stalls accept EFTPOS, however it's quicker and easier to have cash. There are toilets located adjacent to the marquee behind the markets.

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Gourmet burgers at Aussie Night Markets in Penrith. Image by Jade Jackson Photography.
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Why? Huge variety of cheap eats, rides and markets.
When: Wednesdays from 5pm to 9:30pm
Phone: 0424 950 266
Where: Penrith Panthers car park, 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith
Cost: Prices vary but range from $4 to $20
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Congrats on your win Jade! No idea how they place 3 with equal votes, well done.
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1352) 703 days ago
Congrats on your 3rd in the comp, Jade!
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Congratulations winning third place.
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Well done on your win in the comp!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3382) 703 days ago
Congrats Jade on your comp placing. I see these markets are popping up in various suburbs and dates according to my Facebook feed.
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Is this event weenesday only!
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