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Fricken awesome new vendors come to The Forage

HerCanberra Team

Fricken Chicken (yes, that’s their name) and a ‘shot in a bubble’ are coming to The Forage this April. 

It’s no secret that we love The Forage and their plethora of insane street food that they bring to the Little National Hotel every season. For their autumn festival this coming Saturday 7 April, they’re premiering some new vendors who are sure to impress.

Fricken Chicken will be bringing their finger licking goodness in the form of burgers, boxes and even adorable cones of deep fried goodness. Want a drink with that? How about a cold brewski from local lads Capital Brewing Co? Or, for those more adventurous, head to Sabi Beverages, who will be serving up alcohol in the bubble (yes, you read that right!). These guys have invented what they call a “shot in a bubble” with flavours such as Cheeky Cheshire, Lychee Lover and Mojito Kiss.

We took a basic idea, an ‘alcoholic shot’ and turned it into an innovative product that does not sacrifice on alcohol or flavour, the results will blow your mind,” says co-founder Rohan Thomas. “We are thrilled to announce our product launch will be at The Forage on 7 April and welcome the opportunity for consumers to try our product.”

As well as these new highlights and 35+ other stalls, there will be entertainment from Minh Hah Music, Unofficial MANA and The Faumuis. Giant Jenga, coits, cornhole and table tennis tables to keep the young and young at heart happy.

New Vendors


Fried Chicken Burgers, Cones and Boxes—finger lickin’ good!

Sabi Beverages

A “shot in a bubble” with flavours such as Cheeky Cheshire, Lychee Lover and Mojito Kiss—making their debut at The Forage.


Cult favourite bakery Sonoma will be bringing its incredible range of artisan sourdoughs to The Forage as well as muesli and pastries.

Well & Truly 

Organic, Australian, preservative free, low sugar, bottled muddled lemonade and muddled ginger beer.

Bao by Asian Tiger

Expect Asian inspired street food like soft cloud bao bun with crispy fried chicken, pulled pork, Peking duck and vegetarian options. They’ll also be serving up their handmade steamed dumplings and iced tea.

Capital Brewing Co

One of Canberra’s most delicious local brews, the Capital Brewing Co lads will be bringing crisp autumn beers.

My Sweet Alice

Alice’s adorable caravan is coming to The Forage with a sweet selection of cakes, cupcakes, tea and coffee.

Returning Vendors

Lolo & Lola

LOLO and LOLA are bringing their Filipino street food back to The Forage and they’re bringing these—Filipino twisted doughnuts ( BICHO-BICHO) with purple yam creme anglaise.

Tikka Stand

Tikka Stand returns to The Forage with their Tikka Pulao. Wash it down with a Mango Lassi—a refreshing yogurt based mango drink served chilled.

Bellerophon Coffee

Bellerophon Coffee will serving up the perfect coffee for a warm afternoon—freshly poured cold brew.

Three Mills Bakery

Stock up on delicious Three Mills Bakery goodness, like pies, sausage rolls, galettes and pizza.

Bentspoke Brewing Co.

With a forecast top of 28 degrees on Saturday, Bentspoke’s local brews will go down a treat.

Canberra Distillery

Image: Tim Bean Photography

The Canberra Distillery is a small local distillery that focuses on quality rather than quantity. They’ll be bringing their range of innovative local spirits to The Forage.

The River Kitchen

Take home some of The River Kitchen‘s deliciously addictive sauces! Drizzle some Salted Caramel over your ice cream or whip some lemon curd through a cheesecake…or you could just eat it straight from the jar.

Mount Majura Vineyard

Fancy kicking back with a glass of local vino? Mount Majura Vineyard will have you sorted.

Love Street Bagels

Open-faced bagel sandwiches, avo chips, and more!


Credit: 5Foot Photography.

Back by popular demand, you will find Kokomo’s at The Forage on Saturday with their Poke Bowls.


Image: Martin Ollman

With their new café soon opening in Hall, this may be your last chance to get your hands on Bombolini’s artisan doughnuts filled with a variety of handmade custards and jams.



Kusina are bringing ‘Tater Tots Tubs’ to The Forage—potato gems topped with chicken, pork belly popcorn or adobo beef, smothered in banana ketchup, mayo and liquid cheese.

Enigma Chocolates

Image: Tim Bean Photography

Didn’t get enough chocolate over the Easter Weekend? Indulge with Enigma Fine Chocolates.


Gozleme ‘s authentic Turkish flavours always satisfy.

Shaw Vineyard Estate

Shaw Vineyard Estate will be on hand with a selection of local wines.

Tea Garden

Credit: Tim Bean Photography

Fall in love with a new brew at Tea Garden.

Jasper & Myrtle

Credit: Tim Bean Photography

Local handcrafted chocolate deliciousness. Stock up at Jasper & Myrtle.

Hello Hanoi 

Hello Hanoi will be serving up their Bun Cha Banh Mi—full of garlic roasted pork belly, mint, coriander and crunchy vermicelli deliciousness!

Skeehan Brothers

The Skeehan Brothers will be back on Saturday serving up a storm at their bar—they’ll be bringing something fun to keep you hydrated!

Baldwin Distillery

The Baldwin Distilling Company guys have just taken out numerous awards at the 2018 American Distilling Awards for their Apple Pie Moonshine. Catch them at The Forage and taste it for yourself.

Get Crackin Creme Brûlée 

Indulge in a crackin’ crème brulee with a fresh vanilla bean base and brittle caramel toffee which melts in your mouth. In compact little bowls, it’s the perfect size to finish your day on a sweet note.

Cracking Corn

Cracking Corn sells delicious freshly popped popcorn—sweety salty, salted caramel, salted, plus a gourmet range of smoked organic garlic & rosemary, cinnamon, Celtic salt and more.

Papa Laci


Papa Laci will be launching a special Lángos at The Forage—the Baja. Inspired by Pap Laci’s hometown in southern Hungary and also by the Mexican city of the same name, the Baja features spicy Hungarian salami, fresh salsa with optional jalapeños.

Cannoli Brothers

Image: 5 Foot Photography

Cannoli Brother will be slinging these handmade, seasonal sweet treats at The Forage.

Two Smoking Barrels

Love American barbeque? Make your way to 2 Smoking Barrels.

The Pop Inn Bar

Credit: Tim Bean Photography

Canberra’s chicest pop-up bar will be serving up their curated range of wines—you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for your Forage selection.

Stockman Sticks

Image: Tim Bean Photography

This beef jerky is handmade in the shadows of the Brindabella and Snowy Mountains using 100% Australian grass-fed beef. Some amazing flavours, this is the perfect snack for people on the go.

Wandering Woodfire Oven

Credit: Tim Bean Photography

Woodfired pizza is always a winner—Wandering Woodfire Oven will be delivering a delicious range, including vegetarian and gluten free. are also available.

Hungry Brown Cow Cookies

You simply have to taste Hungry Brown Cow brownie sandwiches (they taste every bit as good as they look and sound).

Loose Gourmet Churros 

Loose Gourmet Churros will be back at The Forage with freshly made churros with pure melted chocolate, Nutella and caramel dipping sauces.

Mr Papa

Forage veteran Mr Papa will be back, serving up their flavourful Peruvian cuisine.

Le Petit Breton 

Image: Tim Bean Photography

Whether you’re into sweet of savoury, you’ll want to get your mouth around one of Le Petit Breton’s French crêpes.

the essentials 

What: The Autumn Forage 2018
When: Saturday 7 April from 2-7 pm
Where: The Little National Hotel, 21 National Circuit, Barton
Cost: Free


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