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“some nice ethnic take away -”
Review of Rusty's Market

Rusty's Market
Ranked #25 of 135 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

some nice ethnic take away - bit pricey super markets are cheaper on most things over all very expensive prices all around but if you have the money some of the ethnic foods are pretty genuine... except for the German sausage stall LOL - but OK if you have never had the real thing

Thank I3973LLrays
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"fruit and veg"
in 38 reviews
"food stalls"
in 18 reviews
"open friday"
in 16 reviews
"stall holders"
in 13 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 7 reviews
"sugar cane juice"
in 6 reviews
"great market"
in 6 reviews
"saturdays and sundays"
in 5 reviews
"almond croissant"
in 4 reviews
"dragon fruit"
in 4 reviews
"hare krishna"
in 3 reviews
"passion fruit"
in 8 reviews
"lady fingers"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"visiting cairns"
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Stall holder told me all produce came from Brisbane?
Aisles need widening, more fans needed. Smoking should be banned around the market.
Otherwise,smells good, fruit and veg.generally fresher than supermarket. Take lots of change and be patient.

Thank lois r
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

You have to go all the way through to get to the interesting part (at least for me). The department of tropical fruits. Right now huge and juicy mangoes are in season, and they’re dirt cheap, something which is very rare in Australia. Dragonfruit, papaya, jackfruit, passionfruit (very delicious here!), all very abundant and affordable.
What makes me wonder is why tomatoes and peppers are so redicolusly expensive here....
Rusty’s Market is open on fridays, saturdays and sundays, and is a great option if you’re self-catering.

1  Thank Pelourinho
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Having travelled to Cairns each year (15 plus years) to escape the Melbourne winter, we always visit Rusty's Market.

The abundance and breadth of in-season tropical fruits, the buzz of the stall holders mingling with the patrons. The sounds, the smells and the colours are intoxicating.

Buy rare fruits, rest on some seats and have some fresh juices, eat some Thai, Viet or Korean foods. Watch the people wander past. Smell the air, drink Billies coffee.....sit and observe.

It's a lovely community full of colour and comfortable interaction.

Enjoy.

Thank martin g
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Locals and tourists alike will like these markets, there’s plenty of fruit and veg - and also the tourist goods as well - had a laugh at the fake “genuine crocs foot key ring”- plenty of freshwater pearls and friendship bracelets and necklaces( with sharks/croc teeth) kids enjoyed buying themselves some “surfy collectables”

Thank Carolyn_Kz
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