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    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place
  • makoto Makoto
    Sushi Time Chiswick
  • buenosaires Buenos Aires
    Argentine Steakhouse in Chiswick
  • lookingglass Tea Time
    Fashionista Afternoon Tea
  • jsheekey J Sheekey
    Oyster Bar in London
  • alboccondivino Al Boccon Di'Vino
    A Real Italian Feast
  • donostia Donostia
    Basque Cuisine in Marylebone
  • petersyard Coffee Time in Edinburgh
    Peter's Yard
  • bibis Bibi's Bakery
    Cakes, Cupcakes, and Macaroons

Vic Maket Time [On The Road: Melbourne]

I love markets, so the first thing I did the weekend in Melbourne was going to the Queen Victoria Market. A landmark of the city, 17 acres, largest open market in the Southern Hemisphere, opened in 1878, tourist destination, and a good place to find, vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, seafood, delicatessen, and even clothes, arts, and crafts. 


Queen Vic
Products
I wandered around for a while, and ended in the Food Court, several vendors trading traditional cuisines from India to Italian, with the popular meat pies loved by Aussies and Fish and Chips. The Fish and Chips stall Funk Fish took my attention so ended having crab nuggets. Not good at all, ok flavour but extremely saggy, nothing memorable. 


Fish & Chips
Funk Fish
Crab nuggets
Kept walking until I found the Deli Hall, art deco vendors, with marble counters, dips, pates, cured meats, meats and poultry, sweets, and cheese, lots of cheese. So if you fancy crocodile meat that’s the place. I found some wraps I couldn't resist, the stall Dianne's Delights, selling dips and antipasto, stuffed olives, and salmon and prosciutto wraps, a New Zealand smoked salmon with cream cheese, and a prosciutto with goat cheese, both were excellent, nice flavours. 


Deli Hall
Bacon
Dianne's Delights
Wine
Wrap time
Salmon and Prosciutto
Great place the Deli is my favourite part, have to come back for some sausages, apparently are quite famous and a Didgeridoo. 


Markets remind me the Seinfeld episode "The Pez Dispenser"

Jerry: What is that, a Pez dispenser? 
Kramer: Want one? Yeah, I just bought it at the Flea Market 
George: Hey, what goes on there, exactly? 
Jerry: You don't know? 
George: No, I know... I know... 
Jerry: You think they have fleas there, don't you? 
George: No 
Jerry: Yes you do, Biff, you've never been to a Flea Market, and you think they have fleas there 
George: All right, I think they have fleas there, so what

Queen Victoria Market
T: +61 3 9320 5822
Market
Neighbourhood: West Melbourne
Melbourne
Twitter: VicMarket
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Diannes Delights on Urbanspoon


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