Melbourne’s markets are a thing of beauty; all of them bustling, noisy, filled with great local produce and big personalities. Here are some names to look out for when wandering the aisles.

Queen Victoria Market 
Melbourne’s largest market can be pretty overwhelming, but fortunately it’s easy to navigate. Wander the different sections before stopping by Pickett’s Deli and Rotisserie for lunch. Also visit Books for Cooks – a bookshop devoted entirely to cookbooks.

Queen Victoria Market
A short walk from the City centre, Queen Victoria Market is bounded by Peel, Franklin, Victoria & Elizabeth Streets. Tram stop 7.

Mon & Wed – CLOSED
Tue & Thu 8am-3pm
Fri 6am-5pm
Sat 6am-3pm
Sun 9am-4pm

Prahran Market 
Melbourne’s “foodie” market, and the home of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival team. All the produce sold here is top-quality, but notable vendors include Gary’s Quality Meats for all your red meat and charcuterie needs; Claringbold’s for seafood; Maker & Monger for cheese (and grilled sandwiches); Tad Lombardo for chocolate; and Pino’s, Ripe Organics, Paddlewheel and Damien Pike for fruit and veg.

Prahran Market
163 Commercial Road South Yarra

Mon & Wed CLOSED
Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 7am-5pm 
Sun 10am-3pm