It’s the weekend, your tummy’s full, the papers are read and you’re sufficiently caffeinated to face the rest of the day. So where to from here?
You won’t go wrong heading to one of the many regular markets around the city, selling everything from fresh farmers’ produce to hand-crafted goodies, and all the best bits in-between. Here’s our market round-up:
Docklands Sunday Market
Docklands Sunday Market runs every week from 10am to 5pm on the NewQuay Promenade. Browse arts and crafts, handmade products and vintage treasures, or just grab a coffee and savour the view and atmosphere. Jumping castles and face-painting also make it easier to convince the kids to come shopping.
Fed Square Book Market
The folks running the Fed Square Book Market want you to get your reading matter the old-fashioned way, with a Saturday market which has tonnes of great new and used books (yes, made of paper) on offer.
Southbank Farmers’ Market
Jot this one down in your calendar as the Southbank Farmers’ Market only runs on the first Saturday of each month. Get quality food straight from the growers and feel good about filling your belly while contributing to sustainable communities. The market is plastic bag free, so bring a backpack or spare shopping bags.
Queen Victoria Market
There’s a reason most Melbourne visitors make a point of dropping by the Queen Vic Market. Cruise the food hall for delicious deli items, stock up on cheap fruit and veg, or settle in for a few hours browsing retail stalls for gifts, clothes, toys and jewellery. You name it, chances are someone at the Vic Market has thought of it.
Arts Centre Melbourne’s Sunday Market
Fill a few leisurely hours by taking a stroll down St Kilda Road through the Arts precinct and check out the ever-bustling Arts Centre Melbourne’s Sunday Market. It’s the perfect place to pick up a handcrafted pressie or, if your meandering has worked up an appetite, to try the legendary gozleme cooked there each week.
More Melbourne markets you won’t want to miss:
New Craft at Queen Victoria Market – Quality treasures made with love by local folk.
Kensington Arts and Craft Market – A boutique market for the discerning shopper, held each month at Kensington Primary School.
Carlton Farmers’ Markets – Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at Carlton Primary School.
Blender Lane Artists Market – A colourful artisan market held each Wednesday night.
Where’s your favourite City of Melbourne market?