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Chefs, home cooks and people in general love the range of fresh produce at Queen Victoria Market. There are specialists meats, cheeses and exotic fruits you can't source anywhere else. Everyone has their favourite stalls. Thankfully the market is still open but not everyone in society is in a situation where they can go shopping at the moment.
The need for people to still be able to source the ingredients and produce they love is why Queen Victoria Market has launched a new pre-order and pickup service, ensuring Melburnians can still shop for essentials at the iconic market without leaving their vehicles.
Melbourne shoppers can pre-order fresh produce and specialty food from more than 40 Queen Vic Market traders with items delivered to customers' cars on Queen Street, in the heart of the market.
As Queen Victoria Market CEO Stan Liacos says, The new pre-order and pickup service sees Queen Vic Market traders adapt and come together to ensure Melbourne shoppers continue to have access to the best food in Victoria and everyday essentials.
How does Queen Vic Market Pickup work?
You place your orders directly with traders either over the phone, via email or the trader's website from the list of participating traders online. Click here for the list.
Traders provide customers with confirmation of the order and process payment via the preferred method. Shoppers and traders then agree on the pickup date and time. Traders then deliver goods to customers in their cars in the designated pickup zone on Queen Street, opposite D Shed (enter via Queen Street).
What are the pick up times?
Pickup is available from 8am-2pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and from 8am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Orders must be received by 5pm on the day prior for guaranteed next day pickup.
What can you order?
Fresh seafood, meat and poultry, fruit and vegetables, deli, eggs, bread, alcohol, tea, coffee and other specialty items from more than 40 market favourites. The following stalls/stores are offering this service.
With over 100 different fruit & vegetable items, customers can order boxes, bags or single items.
Call or text 0404 140 020 (Emma) to order or for a copy of their weekly price list.
Offering a full range of seasonal fruit & vegetables, herbs and specialty items such as turmeric, finger limes and horseradish. Also specialising in 1L fresh juice with flavours including orange, apple, beetroot, apple & ginger, orange, mango & passionfruit, apple & strawberry and orange & pineapple.
Email email@example.com to order.
Shop seasonal fruit & vegetable boxes.
Call or text 0411 046 732 (Tony) to order.
The Apple Corner
Shop a huge selection of seasonal fruit & vegetables.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 0439 871 234 (Nancy) to order.
Formally Vic Market Organics, Twinkle Berrys offers organic seasonal fruit & vegetable boxes; plus a range of dry goods, rice, flour, grains, oats, muesli and more.
Call or text 0498 851 801 (Robert) to order, or for a copy of their price list.
Alec Watson & Sons
High-quality pork, beef and lamb produce; and specialising in Italian continental products including pork & fennel and traditional sausages. Try their Northern Italian delicacy cotechino.
Call or text 0412 356 322 (Michael) to order.
Vic Meat Supply
Known for their huge range of gourmet handmade sausages, the team also specialise in old fashioned cuts like pickled pork, corned silverside and roast. Try their ready-made cryovac oven made meals, including honey & rosemary lamb shoulder or red wine & garlic roast beef.
Call or text 0412 272 623 (Terry) to order.
Corner Chicken Shop
Shop an extensive range of free-range chicken as well as duck, turkey and kangaroo cuts. Certified Organic, they offer whole chickens and bone them to produce certified organic skinless breast fillets and maryland.
Shop online for home delivery, or call or text 0438 609 418 (Olivia) to order.
All products are made fresh daily, and the team are known for their homemade chicken kiev and schnitzel. They offer a large selection of marinated wings and fresh homemade sausages, as well as oven-ready packs.
Call or text 0423 952 544 (Daryl) to order.
Melbourne City Meats
With a huge range of poultry items, pick up vacuum-packed goods as well as marinated breasts, skewers and a range of sausages.
Call or text 0419 008 686 (Luke) to order.
Shop for a selection of quality free-range poultry products with spices and marinades to complement your dish.
Call or text 0412 230 209 (Chris) or shop online to order.
The Chicken Pantry
Specialists in fresh, free-range and organic poultry and game, request a price list to shop their extensive range.
Call or text 0418 329 267 (Janine) to order.
Gazza's Gourmet Seafood
Shop daily specials including local prawns, scallops and more.
Call the shop any market day on 9329 6017 for product availability.
George the Fishmonger
Shop daily specials including oysters, salmon, crayfish and more.
Email email@example.com for product availability.
Deep Blue Seafoods
Shop daily specials including whole snapper, flathead tails, marinara mix and more.
Call or text 0409 742 687 (Ange) for product availability.
Happy Tuna Seafoods
Shop daily specials including tuna fillets, rockling and more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for product availability.
Shop daily specials including salmon cutlets, fresh mackerel, whole fish species and more.
Call the shop any market day on 9328 1626 for product availability.
Out of the Blue Seafoods.
Shop daily specials including salmon & sashimi fillets, fresh calamari and more.
Call the shop any market day on 9329 6293 for product availability.
Shop a wide range of Greek specialty products including halva, olives and EVOO.
Call the Shop on 9326 5319 or email email@example.com
M & G Caiafa
Choose from a range of baked goods from Noisette Bakery and Burnham Bakery; or try their freshly baked croissants and cronnoli.
Call or text 0414 346 258 (Michael) or shop online for local delivery.
Shop this meat-free deli for a range of gluten free falafels, honey, dips, pestos, cheese and more.
Call or text 0421 780 438 (Denis) to order.
Queen Victoria Deli
With a huge selection of deli items including meat, cheese, antipasto and even home harvested honey.
Call or text 0412 002 043 (Faye) to order.
Pick up a 'Netflix & Cheese' platter with a choice of 50 Australian artisanal cheeses or your very own 'Toast-at-home' cheese toastie.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or shop online to order.
The Corner Larder
Stocking a huge range of local and imported cheese, smallgoods, dips and antipasto items. You can even pick up takeaway care packages and delicious grazing boxes.
Call or text 0413 599 067 (Kevin) or shop online for local delivery.
With hen, duck and quail eggs on offer, shop a large selection of free-range eggs and local and imported honey.
Call or text 0407 403 597 (Rocco) to order.
Brick Lane Brewing Community
Drive through the Brick Lane pop-up shop on Queen Street and pickup a range local Melbourne brews. Click and collect via their website, or drive through as you depart the Pickup Zone.
Order freshly roasted coffee beans, tea and equipment for your very own at home brewing.
Call 9326 7388 (Lisa) or shop online to order.
Food For Your Skin
Pickup gorgeous, nourishing soap bundles.
Call or text 0403 517 075 (Greta) or email email@example.com to order.
QV Nut Co.
Shop their essentials box, with a range of nuts, seeds, legumes, flour, pasta, coffee, dried fruit and more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0409 534 546 (Serena) to order or to request a price list.
Shop a huge selection of dry goods and pantry items including baking ingredients, rice, pasta, legumes, lentils, nuts and more.
Call or text 0404 584 401 (George) or email email@example.com to order.
The Hemp Superstore
Pickup Australian Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil high in natural iron, magnesium and many other mineral nutrients.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or order online for delivery.
Can you still shop at the market?
Those who can shop safely at the market, directly from stallholders, should continue to do so whilst adhering to safe social distancing and practising good hygiene.
But the new pre-order and pickup service allows those who are unable to shop in-person to do so from the comfort of their homes and cars whilst still supporting local, small, family businesses like those at the market.