One of my favourite places to eat lunch in Prahran, is the Prahran Market.
With many food options on offer, catering for all dietary requirements and budgets, this is the one stop place to have a a casual and social lunch with family, friends or colleagues.
My top picks for food choices:
1. Andaluse Serving Spanish tapas and flatbreads, but don't miss the seafood paella - a smokey, authentic, and an unusually generous serving of seafood, this deliciously flavoursome meal will satisfy the hungriest of appetites. Located at the Pop-Up Street Market.
Fresh is best. These are possibly the best sushi handrolls in Melbourne, found at Claringbold's Seafood. Choose from all the favourite fillings of raw tuna, raw salmon, eel, prawn, peking duck, tofu. I recommend the spicy raw tuna and spicy raw salmon. All are made fresh daily, with sashimi grade fish, and are also available for purchase so you can make your own at home.
Andaluse Paella @Prahran Market #BED
Claringbold's Sushi @ Prahran Market
3. The Falafel Cart This guy is the man, the falafel man. I recommend the lunch plate. You'll get moist handmade falafel balls that really are the best balls in town. They are 100% vegan and 100% natural. The lunch pate is served with three salads and pita bread. Take home packs are also available.!
4. El Alamo Another choice from the Pop-Up Street Food Market, El Alamo offers great service, price, flavour, and plenty of filling. Authentic Argentinian empanadas are folded by hand and filled with fresh market produce. Choose from savoury fillings of chicken, pork or beef, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a Nutella empanada served with ice cream - yum!
Lunch plate from The Falafel Man @Prahran Market #BED
El Alamo Empanades @Prahran Market #BED
5. The Mussel Pot This is so good that I forgot to take a picture - juicy, succulent 1/2 dozen mussels in either a tomato and wine or coconut based broth. Try both. They are also located at the Queen Victoria Market on weekends. The Mussel Pot hits the spot.
There are many more enticing options, including the Beangreen Vegetarian Cafe, serving African inspired fare and feel good Chai tea made from ginger, cardomom, cloves and cinnamon; Seoul Salon offering Korean fusion; and Mr Bratwurst serving up traditional German BBQ. I have a lot more to try.
If you've eaten food from one of the Prahran Market traders and can recommend a dish or two, please do so by leaving a comment. I'm ready for my next meal at Prahran Market.