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Supper Market at Abbotsford Convent

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Supper outside in summer
vegan cake
Not many places you would find such a delicious looking raw vegan cake - Image from Supper Market Website

The Night Market at the Queen Victoria Market which has been extended through until the end of March is entirely fabulous. But my goodness - the queues for the best food!

Supper Market Website

At the other end of the spectrum is the incredibly relaxing and soothing Supper Market at Abbotsford Convent. Great "world' foods and no real queues because the word hasn't quite got out there yet.

Supper Market Website

After a hectic week at work it is lovely to sit out in the grounds of the convent on a summer's evening and unwind; a glass of sangria or beer in one hand while you survey the multitude of food options.

There is a square of food trucks that arrive each Friday night just for the occasion as well as a handful of yummy offerings in food tents. This is in addition to the other great eateries at the convent such as the well-known Lentil as Anything, the Convent Bakery and the Shadow Electric Bar.

Like the Queen Victoria Market Night Market there are lots of hawker style street food options.

Banh Mi Boys Food Truck - Image from Supper Market Website

The Banh Mi Boys food truck serves great Vietnamese street food. My friends tuck into crispy baguettes with crispy pork, fresh chili and salad. I opt for a great Asian salad with chopped red cabbage and a tangy fish sauce dressing. This is followed by gözlemes which are delicious parcels of Turkish cheese and spinach cooked fresh and folded in front of your eyes. There are also fresh waffles with mountains of strawberries. Yum!

Still early, we have coffee sitting outside at Lentil as Anything. Be patient with the service and pay what you feel but I swear they have some of the best coffee in Melbourne.

There were a few market stalls with candles, soaps and clothes but the food and relaxing atmosphere seemed to be the main attraction.

If you are not aware of the Abbotsford Convent has historic buildings and lovely gardens with lawns you can picnic on. While you are in the inner city there is a feeling of being in the country. It is a great place to unwind and relax. Highly recommended for people who don't like queueing for their food but want an outside summertime market experience.

This is just one of the many markets that the Convent runs. Another one I love is the Slow Food Market held on Saturdays.

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Why? Supper outside how refreshing
When: Every Friday night over summer 6 - 10pm
Where: Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford
Cost: FREE entry
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