Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Published April 20th 2021
Last chance for a ‘No Cook Monday’
A successful season of the Inglewood Night Markets comes to a close on Monday, April 26.
The atmosphere at the season finale of the Monday Night Markets will be buzzing.
There will be 40 food trucks and stalls, many of them offering ANZAC Day specials/discounts for seniors and those wearing medals, to help celebrate the final market day before the winter weather sets in.
It's the last chance for Monday night regulars to walk the dog and grab a bite to eat from sellers specialising in a host of food flavours from around the world. The next season of the Inglewood Monday Night Markets will run from September 27 to March 28, 2022.
A wide range of street food is on offer.
Damien Giudici, Chair of community group Inglewood on Beaufort, which runs the markets said the 2020/21 season had marked a welcome return for the event which like all others had been forced to shut down during the coronavirus pandemic.
He said its return had emphasised how important the markets were in nurturing community well-being, allowing both locals and those from further away to get together and enjoy a festival atmosphere with some great food on a Monday evening.
There's plenty for the sweet tooth.
The final night for this season will feature buskers dotted along Beaufort Street in Inglewood, between Eighth Avenue and Tenth Avenue, among a host of food vendors.
Visitors can buy their choice of food and grab a seat either in a seating area on Ninth Avenue which has been closed off on both sides of Beaufort Street or in one of the new Inglenooks landscaped public open spaces.
Adding to the community spirit, the markets are now 100 per cent zero waste, with all vendors now using compostable packaging, plastic-free and all glass and cans being recycled.
There's plenty of seating at the Inglenooks.
This is the sixth season of the markets, which often attracts more than 3000 people on a Monday between 6 pm and 9 pm. Food vendors offer a showcase of food styles from around the world including French, Vietnamese, Dutch, Canarian, Moroccan, German, Turkish, Hungary, Czech Republic, Filipino, Korean, Thai, Italian, Arabic, Colombian, Mexican, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Argentinian, Egyptian, American, Malaysian, Chinese, Brazilian and Indian.
Many of the vendors offer at least one dish for $10 or less on their menu and options for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarians are available.
The markets will be humming for the final night of the season.
The markets are dog friendly, with well-controlled furry friends on a leash welcome. The Woof Meow Tweet Squeak treat truck even provides homemade gourmet, healthy pet treats for them. There will also be a bar open in the Ninth Avenue area serving wine, beer and cider.