Vend Marketplace in Virginia is a unique 1250sqm warehouse space overflowing with creative designs and local artworks ranging from practical children's clothing to hand woven baskets and wooden candle holders.
Colorful, hand made, retro, and vintage gifts and homewares and an in-house cafe can all be found here at the unique undercover market, which is worth a drive across town to visit.
Just some of the 90 stallholders at Vend Marketplace include Banyan Bungalow, Turmeric 4 You, Lavender Latte, Eco Plates, Posies and Paint and A Touch of Glass.
The Marketplace cafe sits perfectly amidst its vintage surroundings, serving Locale Espresso coffee, smoothies, teas and locally sourced, healthy snacks.
Within the cafe, there is a convenient mums and bubs area with comfy leather lounges and an enclosed play pen for little ones.
Vend Marketplace also hosts fresh produce markets every Saturday from 7am, as well as regular food truck festivals, live music events, and hands on workshops for all ages and abilities.
In a nutshell - Creative community of 90 local vendors and artists under one roof - look out for their live music performances and ongoing creative workshops.
Need to know - Street parking available onsite.
By Lucy Hordern
1768 Sandgate Rd