With the Ekka public holiday only days away (Wednesday the 10th of August to be exact), we’ve been on the hunt for the best food-filled experiences to fill your cherished holiday time!
If you’re at a loss for Ekka plans this year, or are simply looking to ditch the expensive show bags, long queues, and ever impending threat of Ekka flu, we’ve rounded up our top five food-filled alternatives for your public holiday...
Handmade Gelato from Happy Pops
The strawberry ice cream cone from the Ekka may be iconic, BUT we guarantee that the gelato from Happy Pops is better. Made with real, high-quality ingredients, their strawberry and cream pop is fresh, fruity and vegan friendly! Psst... you can take your pop to the next level by adding decadent melted chocolate and fun toppings like freeze dried raspberries, crushed nuts and chocolate pieces.
Treats from The Great Aussie Sweet Company
Why spend a ludicrous amount on a subpar show bag from the Ekka, when you can treat yourself to a delicious selection of quality candies, chocolates and sweets from The Great Aussie Sweet Company? One of the best candy shops in Brisbane, your taste buds (and your wallet) will thank us for this tip!
Afternoon Aperitivo at OTTO Osteria
Bid farewell to that overpriced cocktail in a plastic cup, it’s time for a luxe afternoon aperitivo at OTTO Osteria. That’s right! Every Wednesday to Sunday, OTTO will be turning up the fun with their delicious antipasti platter for two or cocktail and croquette. Graze on their delicious platter for just $50 between 3 – 5pm or choose one of their 3 signature cocktails and pair with a pork croquette for $25. Available for walk ins only!
Wings Wednesday at El Camino Cantina
Who wouldn’t want to spend the Ekka public holiday feasting on juicy, saucy wings from El Camino Cantina? Serving up their iconic wings for just 10c a pop with the purchase of a signature margi, beer or soft drink, it’s time to don that sombrero and settle in for a session of seriously good food and drink.
Nacho Wednesday at Mucho Mexicano
Forget that dagwood dog, this Wednesday we’ll be grazing on Mucho Mexicano’s killer nacho deal! From 11am, enjoy a drool-worthy tray of any nachos with a jug of tap margarita for just $49. Call your amigas, a fiesta is in order!