5 of Melbourne’s Best Food-Filled Markets to Visit This Weekend

Melbourne’s markets are not just places to shop; they’re vibrant reflections of the city’s diverse culture, creativity, and passion for quality. Whether you’re on the hunt for gourmet delights, one-of-a-kind artworks, vintage treasures, or fresh local produce, Melbourne’s markets offer a shopping experience like no other.

We’ve scoured the city to bring you the best markets that define Melbourne’s shopping scene.

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Photo: Vic Market

Queen Victoria Market

We kick off our market adventure at the iconic Queen Victoria Market, affectionately known as “Queen Vic.” Established in the 19th century, it’s a sprawling emporium of fresh produce, gourmet treats, clothing, jewellery, and much more. Don’t forget to sample the street food and soak in the lively atmosphere. The doughnut van is a great place to start in the morning.

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Photo: South Melbourne Market

South Melbourne Market

A stone’s throw from the city centre, South Melbourne Market is a food lover’s paradise. Here, you’ll find fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, gourmet delis, and a myriad of multicultural cuisine stalls. The market also boasts a treasure trove of unique homewares, fashion boutiques, and handmade crafts.

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Photo: Jessica Nguyen

Prahran Market

Prahran Market, Melbourne’s oldest continually running market, is a food lover’s delight. It’s a place where top-notch butchers, bakers, and grocers converge to offer the finest produce. Don’t miss the chance to savour gourmet delights, fresh seafood, and delectable pastries.

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Photo: Dandenong Market

Dandenong Market

Venture a bit further to Dandenong Market, where Melbourne’s multiculturalism shines. This vibrant market features a diverse range of international cuisines and exotic ingredients. It’s the perfect spot to explore global flavours and discover unique spices, textiles, and handmade crafts.

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Abbotsford Convent Slow Food Farmers’ Market

Nestled in the historic Abbotsford Convent, this market is a celebration of slow food and sustainable living. It showcases small-scale producers who prioritise quality and ethical practices. From fresh produce to artisanal goods, it’s a market for conscious consumers.

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