Shoppers enjoying a summer night at Queen Victoria Market, one of the best food markets in Melbourne.

6 Must Visit Food Markets in Melbourne

Last Updated on December 17, 2018

When it comes to food, Melbourne is a city that you just can鈥檛 miss out on. Being one of the most bustling cities in Australia, there is a wide range of food options to choose from and plenty of restaurants to travel the world from Melbourne. However, if you want to enjoy the best experience tasting local and international foods you can visit the food markets here. They offer a variety of delicious bites at a fairly reasonable price. So, to help you enjoy this amazing foodie experience, we have picked some of our all-time favorite food markets in Melbourne.

The Food Truck Park


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The Food Truck Park is located in the northern suburbs of the city. The place often hosts many themed parties like Pizza fest, Halloween food fest, vegan fest, etc. Furthermore, the card yard offers ample space both outdoors and indoors. The tasty food in the perfect ambiance of fairy lights and crates makes this food market ideal for having a great foodie experience. Or an excellent option for hanging out with friends and family while enjoying different types of food.

Prahran Market

If you are planning to visit Melbourne, let me just tell you that you can鈥檛 miss out on this place. Especially if you are a gourmet food lover, since you’ll find out that this market is a delight. When I first visited here I was just taken aback with the mouth-watering fragrance lingering all over the place. It is simply a foodie鈥檚 dream place where you can relax and chill out as well. So, in Prahran Market, you can definitely expect good delicacies, a healthy dose of unique recipes from all across the world, and obviously, a lot of people who love food.

Hank Marvin Market


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When people in the area have a craving for street food, this is the place most of them think of. Merely a few minutes away from Chapel Street, Hank Marvin is the hub of food. Along with the exotic foods you can also enjoy events that occur on Saturdays at Alma Street Park. Furthermore, if you visit the market accompanied by your pet, look out for the Canine Wellness Kitchen food truck to fill the stomach of your four-legged friend.

South Melbourne Market

The South Melbourne market is the mother of all kinds of food markets, as it has its roots attached to the village market. You can ask the locals or a knowledgeable trader about it to learn a bit more about its history. In this market, you are bound to find all kinds of fresh foods.

TAKEAWAY:聽The South Melbourne Market has its very own cooking school! The Neff Market Kitchen can help you cook some of the most authentic masterpiece dishes under expert supervision. Isn鈥檛 that the best takeaway you can get from a food market? With day and night classes, gear up and experiment with your cooking skills in Melbourne.

QVM Wednesday Night Market


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The QVM Wednesday Night Market is well known for its Wednesday nights that happen throughout summer and winter. In winters, you can pull up your warmest clothes and head out to savor 30 different types of international foods, hot beverages and, of course, a beer alongside the blazing fire. The market also has 50 beautifully designed stalls, and live music for entertainment. Certainly, what better way to enjoy the food in winters than this?

The Queen Victoria Market originated almost 140 years ago and has an acultural and legendary existence. It was the largest of Melbourne鈥檚 markets in the 19th century. Besides, it’s also one of the largest open-air markets in the entire Southern Hemisphere.

European Night Market

Hop in your car and drive to the European Night Market along with your friends to taste some of the most amazing foods. The market is inspired by Switzerland and Germany in particular 鈥 the world鈥檚 most famous and renowned Christmas markets. However, it also offers the rich and authentic flavors from all the other continents. This makes it possible for you to try your favorite cuisines from different parts of the world at one single place. With mulled beer or wine, and hot cider, the intimate night experience makes the most magnificent seasonal plan.

These six food markets in Melbourne are sure to satisfy any cravings. Plus, they make a great plan to spend some time with your friends, family or fellow foodies. So which one will be your first stop?

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