On our last day in Hobart we followed the hotel staff’s recommendation for brunch and headed to the Farm Gate Market, a farmers market set up on a road not far away from we were staying.
Despite being a small market, there was a variety of fresh produce, flowers, artisanal bread, raw honey, sweets, etc.
But I was more interested in the food! The food stall area had a variety of choices, from gourmet pizzas to Asian fare, with common seating.
I decided to try Pacha Mama, a burrito stand. Two things caught my eye: the wallaby burrito and the option to order the burrito as a bowl (making it gluten-free).
I had a chat with the owners while my bowl was prepared and asked them whether they knew “pachamama” was not a Mexican word (they didn’t). Turns out the name was inspired by the Pachamama Project (a crowd-sourcing campaign, I believe). I explained the meaning and origin of the word, thank them for my generously served brunch and proceeded to stuff my face with the tasty burrito. It was my first time trying wallaby (I’ve had kangaroo many times before) and I must say this was a great way of cooking it.
Wallaby burrito bowl ($13)
After brunch we squeezed in a quick visit to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. I didn’t have enough time to make it to MONA, but will do next time.
The Bottom Line
Food: 4/5, local produce, vegan and gluten-free options, good value for money.
Service: 4/5, friendly and efficient.