This year's Turkish Pazar Festival was held on Sunday 13th March at the Queen Victoria Market. Many varieties of traditional Turkish breakfasts were available in the morning for pre-booked customers. Other Turkish street foods were available for the whole day and open to the general public between 10am and 4pm. The annual Turkish Pazar Festival is a great way to sample Turkish foods and culture. With musicians and performers, cultural displays and arts and crafts stalls, there's plenty of entertainment!
The Grand Foods staff with prepared tent for opening.
Held as part of Diversity Week by the Moreland Turkish Association, the Pazar is free to attend and offers not only Turkish people a place to gather that feels like home, but also welcomes people from other cultures to come and immerse themselves in a new experience. The Pazar is inspired by a traditional Turkish bazaar and over 30,000 people attend each year.
Grand Food's Ugur promotes our range, while portable sherbert is poured by the serbetci.
Ugur and Senol make cold Tamek Pomegranate sherbert in Middle Eastern style.
Senol demonstrates Turkish confectionery to families at the Pazar.
From stalls with magic carpets, Turkish ceramics and marbling, to glass evil eyes, traditional folk music and the Ottoman Military Band as well as school folk dance performers, there was something for everyone! Next year, don't forget to book in at the Grand Foods table for a traditional Turkish breakfast for around $25. Bookings can be made through checking the Queen Victoria market website for dates and by contacting the Moreland Turkish Association about 2-3 weeks prior to the event. We look forward to seeing you in 2017.
A big thank you to the Moreland Turkish Association for organising the event.
A great time was had by all!
Feasting at the Grand Foods Turkish Breakfast at the Pazar in 2014.