My experience with Chadstone was really good because I found out they have got both Aldi and Coles and I think a Safeway as well all located close to each other. They also have butchers, fish stores and bakeries.
You don't usually run into any undesirable people there, everyone is dressed presentable and minds their business.
My favourite part about Chadstone is that there is two food courts so you have a lot of variety. They have a downstairs food court which has lots of Indian, Mexican and Japanese food. Upstairs there is KFC, Hungry Jacks, Subway and more. They also have random food places and coffee cafes around the shopping centre.
I came to Chadstone to do my Christmas shopping last year, I was in luck as they had a Toys R Us store, Kmart, Target and a few designer kids clothing stores.