Where to buy veggies in Melbourne?
Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:55 PM
There seems to be no place in Melbourne like it?
I have been to the Prahran Markets, and it is not the same. I know I can get Asian fruits in Box Hill and Richmond, and sometimes in the Queen Vic markets. I am not a big fan of the Queen Vic Market though - seems as if all the vendors are competing on price and not quality.
I want quality produce, and I am prepared to spend money and petrol to get it! Does anyone have any recommendations?
Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:29 PM
There's a little fruit and vege shop on Lygon St in Carlton (near corner of Elgin St) that I personally use all the time. Loads of really great produce and very helpful staff who will try to get anything for you (in season of course!)
Or Toscanos of Kew 215/219 High St - I live on the other side of town, but the times I've been their stuff was great.
Or for a real seasonal treat, try the Farmers Markets on a Saturday morning http://www.mfm.com.au/
Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:11 AM
Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:13 AM
Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:25 AM
'One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.' ~Virginia Woolf
Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:59 PM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:26 AM
If you want a wide range of potatoes then try the South Melbourne market- the market itself isn't anything special (the fresh produce is pretty good but the rest is tacky) but there is a stall dedicated to unusual potatoes (South Melbourne Market). It's not exactly close to Kew though, so if you decide to drive from Kew to South Melbourne just for a few spuds then you will have my respect!
I suggest you try the organic food shops in Eltham, they may be what you're looking for - and if you're new to Melbourne then a drive to Eltham (and Warrandyte) will make for a lovely afternoon. I suggest you try googling for organic food shops in Eltham because it's been many years since I was there and they may have changed, but there was one called something like Dynamic Foods which was lovely. There are bound to be farmers markets in the Eltham area as well, although the Collingwood one (linked to above by EmmaElizabeth) has the added attraction of all the animals!
And if you want to make a weekend of it then just go for a drive out to the Yarra Valley and take your chances with roadside stalls. Visit some wineries, or berry farms, or trout/salmon/yabby farms, and enjoy the scenery as much as the food!
Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:26 AM