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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Free doughnuts, dimmies, cup cakes and nuts
Some things never change, American Doughnut Kitchen Facebook.


Melbourne Market Week is a chance to celebrate our great markets. This increasingly popular event is on from September the 7th to the 14th.

There are plenty of free tastings and I suggest you mosey along for some

But tastings are just that - mere dainty morsels.

It is the free giveaways you should really be stampeding down to your local market for.

In previous Market Weeks they have given out things like oranges.

But this year they have finally got the formula right. Each market will be giving away an iconic food that people identify with that particular market.

It might not be quite as healthy as an orange but it is the food that people queue up for week after week as a reward for finishing their shopping.

These foods are as much part of the market experience as spruikers roaring out their bargains and customers walking congo-style down the aisles during busy periods.

The Great Dim Sim Giveaway

South Melbourne dim sims. I've seen huge queues for these bulbous delights. I even once saw some for sale in a butchers in the Eastern Suburbs and they were labelled South Melbourne's Famous Dims Sims. Great to see a food that can cross the Great Divide (the Yarra River) and still be famous.

They are much larger than your average dim sim, more akin to the size of a tennis ball than a golf ball and a bit more peppery than your standard dimmies. Some say today's aren't as good as those sold by Ken (Kuen) Cheng who passed away in 2006 and that he took his secret recipe with him. But they are still pretty damn good.

Free dim sims, limit 1 per person, September 13th, 10am-11am, while stocks last.

From South Melbourne Market Website



The Great American Doughnut Giveaway

American Doughnut Kitchen Facebook


The doughnut van at the Victoria Market market is so famous it almost needs no introduction. It has been providing cold hungry shoppers with their hot jam-filled balls of comfort for over 50 years. There are always queues, so when they are giving them away for free I suggest you take a book --- preferably War and Peace. But they are worth the wait.

Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Great Cupcake Giveaway Prahran Market

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Cup cakes are a more recent trend but just as popular. A lovely sweet cup cake and a coffee are becoming the perfect way to end a gourmet shopping expedition. A weekly treat.

11am and 1pm in the Fruit and Veg Hall. While stocks last.
September 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Great Nut Giveaway Dandenong Market

The Peanut Market has been operating for so long it has spanned generations. Owner Sam Vavasis, worked for his father before him He says: "We have had pregnant women come along, then the baby comes shopping with mum, toddler, teenager, gets married, has children and they are still coming." His store will be giving away some of their famous nuts.

Saturday 14 September for 1 hour between 9am 10am* (*or until stocks last).

Dandeong Market Website


Another great freebie are the free tours available at each market. Perhaps you could time you freebies to coincide.
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When: September 13th and 14th
Where: Various Melbourne Markets
Cost: FREE
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Great article thanks so much! Love South Melbourne dimmies!
by Peta. (score: 1|44) 2243 days ago
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