Melbourne does not have Adriano Zumbo, however the quality of the macaroons we have available makes up for this. Think LuxBite and Puccinos and your in for a sweet treat. The macaroon sensation has taken hold to the point that even Woolworths at the QV Centre occasionally sells macaroons near the far right self service checkout area; roughly for around $8 for a pack of 10. Cute, flavoursome and oh so sweet. Yet such an inexpensive, less guilty and simple (and of course a popular) treat.
Just have to love David Jones' Food Hall at Bourke Street Mall. The range of Byron Bay Cookies for sale are just fantastic. And every time I have visited Subway anywhere in Melbourne City, the people in front of me always go for a cookie or three in addition to purchasing their sub. I tend to do this too. Especially for the raspberry cheesecake cookie, it is oh so different.
Melbourne loves their doughnuts more than any other capital city. Having Krispy Kreme still open while Sydney have virtually shut down all of their Krispy Kreme stores is a sign that Melbourne occasionally love their occasional doughnut or two. The litmus test? Just go to Queen Victoria Market on a Sunday afternoon and by 2pm the iconic doughnut van has sold out of hot cinnamon doughnuts. I rest my case.
My biggest vice anyway, not sure about you. Melbourne also loves chocolate as much as they love their other sweet treats. Think about the Lindt Chocolate Cafes; Melbourne scored their fourth Lindt Chocolat Cafe at Southgate in October equalling Sydney's number. And they attract the crowds too. There is Haigh's at The Block Arcade as well.
We have come to love our parks. Think the Royal Botanic Gardens and Yarra Park and you know where I am coming from. We have great parks around us from Flagstaff Gardens to Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens. Further details can be found by clicking here.
Melbourne do like their ice cream. Only a few months ago Southbank (along the Yarra Promenade) only had one ice cream outlet. Now we have three, including the newly opened Lindt Chocolat Cafe at Southgate. And the gelato from an ice cream van at Williamstown Beach was the best gelato I have ever tried.