My must-try list for The Commons this weekend

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It’s the last weekend of the hottest food festival of the year. The Commons Street Feast has made its national debut in Canberra and it’s the last weekend you’ll find it at Commonwealth Park. Unfortunately they had to close due to the weather last night so this weekend is your last chance to get your foodie fix at The Commons. If you miss out on this celebration of street food and fun then you’re going to suffer from some serious food envy.

From 12pm today and tomorrow you’ll find food trucks, pop-up bars, entertainment, artisan chefs, craft brewers and more at this 10-day event. If you’re a food lover then this festival will make all of your foodie dreams come true.

My must-try list

Peking Duck Fries by Bao Stop

I first fell in love with Bao Stop at the Night Noodle Markets so when I heard they were coming to The Commons I may have done a little happy dance. The crispy fries are topped with succulent pieces of Peking duck and a sweet, tangy BBQ sauce.

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Green Apple Mojito by Mister Mixer

This Green Apple Mojito is so refreshing! I think it’s my favourite cocktail of Summer so far. I’m looking forward to trying another one of these yummy creations.

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Burgers and Fried Chicken from Mary’s

Mary’s is a Sydney institution and now I know why. These burgers are so, so naughty but they taste so very nice.

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Espresso Martini from Melbourne Martini Bar

This delicious concoction of vodka, cold drip coffee, a hint of chocolate and organic sugar syrup is the perfect way to finish the day. The team at Melbourne Martini Bar have sourced, roasted and brewed the highest quality coffee beans from around the world to make this unique cold drip espresso martini. Yum!

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Cheese Platter from Pialligo Estate

Cheese, wine, Pialligo Estate? Enough said. Sit on the picnic blankets in the fenced off Pialligo Estate area and enjoy a refreshing wine and one of their amazing cheese platters.

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Gelato Sundae from Gelato Messina

How cool are these bespoke soup tins? You can choose from out of four flavours and you can even take the tin home with you. I went with the American Chow Down – peanut butter gelato, cream cheese gelato, Oreo cookie crumbs and pretzel crunch.

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Pork Ribs from Ribbies

One of Bao Stop’s co-owners Matty Forwood showcased Ribbies for the first time at The Commons. The delicious slow-cooked pork ribs are already cut for your convenience, they’re covered in a sweet, tangy sauce and the meat is tasty and tender. They’re served with some steamed rice too!

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Polish Zapiekanka from Bites on Wheels 

I have a bad habit of asking people what they’re eating if I think it looks yummy! So when I was at The Commons on Thursday night and saw a girl eating a delicious looking pizza/melted sub I couldn’t resist. She told me where to get it and said the salami one was the best. So I took her advice and went with the beef salami Polish Zapiekanka with garlic and bbq sauce, shallots and friend onions. Zapiekanka is an open French baguette with a range of yummy toppings and mine was filled with mushrooms, onions, bbq salami and melted cheese. It was so tasty and the baguette was soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside. Great value at $10!

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I really wanted to try Meet, Smokin’ Grill BBQ and De Wafel but I ran out of time and room in my tummy!

There are some great events happening this weekend including:

Learn to homebrew with Pact Beer Co

Local wine tasting with Rogue Wines

Bring your pooch day

If you really want to #treatyoself you can hire your own butler from $50 an hour to minimise wait times. All you need to do is sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere while they take care of you.

The event is cashless so make sure you bring your debit or credit cards with you because no cash will be accepted. You can head to The Commons for dinner from 5pm during the week (4pm on Friday) and from 12pm on weekends.

What: The Commons Street Feast

Where: Commonwealth Park


Have you been to The Common? What was your favourite food?

Other foodie events you don’t want to miss in December:

Burgers, BBQ & Beer Markets

Street Food Markets

Sweet Tooth Dessert Markets

Cocktails & Canapes Markets