Every weekend, the city streets explode with dozens of delicious food markets in Melbourne. There’s incredible local produce, organic goodies and stalls and pop up restaurants from some of the most creative chefs in the county.
Whether you’re a local or just passing through, no trip to Melbourne is complete without a browse and a bite to eat at these world-class food markets.
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1. Queen Victoria Market
This iconic food market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for 140 years. There’s more than 600 stalls, selling fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and food. There’s local producers, amazing coffee, food trucks and all sorts of tasty things to eat.
Check out some of the city’s best food truck here, with a rotating roster of delicious food trucks. Fill up on everything from burritos to bibimbap and bagels, baos to burgers in the outdoor space, then head inside to the bars and beer hall for some liquid refreshments.
South Melbourne Market opened in 1867, making it Melbourne’s longest continually running market. With almost 150 stalls, the market features a huge range of products including; fresh fruit and vegetables, butchers, poultry, seafood and delis, groceries and specialty foods. There’s also cute restaurants and coffees to sip on the go.
4. Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market
This lively food market is held in the historic barn at Yering Station on the third Sunday of each month from 9am to 2pm. Feast on organic goodies, from fresh seasonal fruit, vegetables, meat, pork, gourmet sausages , juices, to local handmade bread, biscuits, cakes and chocolates, jams and chutneys, tea, coffee, plus much more.
Prahan Market is the oldest market in Australia, and is a real gourmet food lover’s paradise. There’s heirloom produce and hard to find specialties, cheeses, small goods, artisan products, certified organic fruit and vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and game. You can also pig out at the delicious range of food stalls, from sushi to empanadas.
6. Summer Night Market at Queen Victoria Market
Explore over 100 global street food and shopping stalls, sample the freshest summer drinks and enjoy free live local entertainment. It takes place every Wednesday evening from November to February and is one of the best food markets in Melbourne.
Hank Marvin is a top spot for street food in the city. The weekly street food market takes places each Saturday, with all sorts of goodies, from granola to paleo burgers hailing from everywhere from Jamaica to Japan. There’s also regular events, including some great dog-friendly ones.