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Sunday Supermarket Picnic

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by Retired Writer (subscribe)
I am a Melbourne based freelance writer.
Published August 3rd 2011
A visit to a supermarket is not usually a recommended leisure activity, but Piedimonte's IGA Supermarket in North Fitzroy is fascinating.

Piedimonte's is a family run Italian supermarket, without a hint of the sterility of the chain stores we're all familiar with.

Piedimonte's Supermarket - North Fitzroy


Along with all the usual stuff, they have an amazing deli filled with cured meats, a variety of cheeses, olives, yummy antipasti and European dips.

However, I was immediately drawn to the bakery section to gaze greedily at the creamy, sweet, powdered and iced delights - I recommend the chocolate custard cannoli.

For a laid back, sunny Sunday afternoon dessert picnic, head to Piedimonte's, pick up some sweet treats and hot foot it over to Edinburgh Gardens to devour them.

Edinburgh Gardens


If you happen to have a table tennis bat and ball in your back pocket (and who doesn't?) there is a permanent table erected near the Best St entrance.

If not, sit on the grass, eat your bakery goods and indulge in some ol' people watching.

You will see people picnicking, kicking a footy, reading, talking, laughing, riding their bikes and soaking up some rays or in other words blissfully enjoying their Sunday arvo.
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Why? Try a cheap but delicious picnic idea.
When: Anytime
Where: 37/49 Best St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia
Cost: Under $5 per sweet treat.
Comments
Great article! I'll have to check out Edinburgh Gardens. And your description of Piedimonte's bakery goods has definitely put me in the mood for one of those chocolate custard cannolis...
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer
Friday, 5th of August @ 12:57 am
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