Friday, 15 April 2011

Review: The Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Queen Victoria Market is described as Victoria's 'premier' open-air market and has been running for 130 years.  It runs a varied programme of events aimed at different audiences to engage the community with food and the producers including tours and tastings of the market.

During the day it is a food market selling fresh produce, and during the months of December – February/March it opens as a night market every Wednesday evening.  The bustling, vibrant night market accompanied by live music consists of stalls selling clothes, nick nacks and art and in addition has many food vendors selling tasty food.  Many of the vendor’s are restaurants from town and the array of food represents food from Latin America, to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.  The choice is HUGE!  We walked up and down the stalls a good few times before I could choose what to have!

Finally I settled on a hog roast roll….hmmm!  I couldn’t resist as it smelt and looked so good and reminded me of when I worked on a hog roast stall at the Norfolk Show when I was at school!!  The market has a really great atmosphere with lots of people, stalls around selling beer and live music.  It was so good that we went back a second time and tried some other foods!  The Spanish paella was tasty along with the Danish pancakes!


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