Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • sandsend The Sands End
    Imperial Wharf Gastropup
  • dipnflip Dip & Flip
    Dipping Sandwiches and Flipping Burgers
  • cocomaya Cocomaya
    Only one word... Cronut
  • dolcecrema Dolce Crema
    Coffee and Gelateria in Barnes
  • rustica Rustica
    Pizzeria in Richmond
  • gingerpig The Ginger Pig
    Pies and Rolls
  • allpress AllPress
    Coffee Bar and Roaster
  • dishoom Mestizo
    Authentic Mexican Cuisine
  • boblobster Bob's & Co
    Great Lobster Roll
  • lowlander Lowlander
    Belgian Pub
  • flatcap Notes Barrows
    Great Coffee Takeaway in Borough Market
  • saltbeef Borough Market
    Salt Beef Time
  • monaco Cote d'Azur Roadtrip
    Betting in Monte Carlo
  • cattlegrid Cattle Grid
    Steaks & Burgers
  • portobello Portobello Ristorante
    Lovely Italian Cuisine in Notting Hill
  • emberyard Ember Yard
    New Slider on the Block
  • onecanadasquare One Canada Square
    Modern European

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
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
Dianne's Delights
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
Neighbourhood: West Melbourne
Twitter: VicMarket
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