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Where to Eat for Free in Melbourne

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by Joy (subscribe)
“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
Published June 29th 2013
Free food and free drinks anyone?
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We all love free food. And if the free food is served with free drinks then happiness should know no bound. Here are three places or events where you can sample free food and free drinks. Enjoy!

1. Alumni events – If you ever frequented an university in Melbourne then chances are that your university holds alumni events for the wonderful alumni. These events are free of charge and usually feature interesting speeches delivered by successful alumni or renowned speakers. And these events are always accompanied by a delectable array of yummy canapés, finger food and free flowing alcohol. Finger food can include a wide range of items including prawns, sushi, quiche, spring rolls, chicken satay, chocolates and the list goes on. Free alcohol often incorporates wine, beer, cider and so on.

Alumni events are excellent ways to enjoy free food, see familiar and new faces and be entertained by interesting seminars and speeches. Deakin University and Monash University are quite generous with holding alumni events every few months. Other universities also host alumni events regularly. Alumni events are organised all over Melbourne and throughout the year.

2. ISKCON temple – The ISKCON temple or Hare Krishna temple on 197 Danks Street, Albert Park is a great place to savour some delicious meals throughout the day, everyday. This Hindu temple offers free breakfasts, lunches and dinners to all visitors. Everyone is welcome to the temple to enjoy the free food. The vegetarian meals are delicious and are always accompanied by yum drinks while tasty treats are sometimes served as desserts. Many people frequent the temple premises for free food, regardless of race, religion and culture. You can turn up during the designated breakfast (approximately 8:45am), lunch (approximately 1pm) and dinner hour (approximately 6pm) and head straight to the hall upstairs to enjoy free food if you do not share the faith. Check out this website to find out the meal timetables.

3. Wenatex seminars – Wenatex Australia is a company which sells mattresses and other bedding items. They host regular seminars to market their products. Visitors to the seminars receive a free lunch or dinner and free gifts like washing liquid. Visit this website to learn more about Wenatex seminars. As a word of caution, these seminars are hosted to promote Wenatex products and oriented towards convincing visitors in buying their products. So treat their marketing ploy with a degree of scepticism and do not get roped into buying something you do not really want. In summary, go to a Wenatex seminar for a nice free meal, free gifts, ignore hard sell and only buy things if you are really inclined towards acquiring it.
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Why? to enjoy free food and free drinks
When: Throughout the year
Where: All over Melbourne
Cost: Free
Your Comment
That's mean. There are some people that are less fortunate that need to know about these things. Don't assume that we are all wealthy and rich
by newintstudents (score: 2|474) 2291 days ago
Im homeless, been struggling for a while now yet I still have a phone and access to the Internet. no I cant afford to donate at this current time in my current position. Without this article I would not be aware of the various charity's or organisations offering to assist people like myself.
If you think the whole city of melbourne are going to stop going to restaurants & supermarkets just to take advantage then you are delusional.

Kind regards
Unapologetic 80s lovechild
by Toysg (score: 1|11) 1006 days ago
It's fair to assume the people you're writing for can afford to pay for food.

Suggest you ask them to contribute to the Iskcon Temple's costs.

They are, after all, offering free food to the people who can least afford it...
by seafo (score: 1|10) 2296 days ago
As the author of this article, I will encourage the readers to donate whatever they can if they ever visit the ISKCON temple. All meals are free. But donations are always welcome and will certainly help this philanthropic cause.
by Joy (score: 3|1910) 2296 days ago
A sequel to this article is:
by Joy (score: 3|1910) 923 days ago
It's unfortunate that you think that it's OK to invite the whole of Melbourne to eat for free. I know people who will take up this offer when they can well afford to feed themselves. I do hope that their consciences will prompt them to contribute generously to the organizations providing the food.
by graje (score: 1|13) 2292 days ago
It's not really free if you are asking for donations. It's a way to get you into their religious way of life - please don't say it's free if you expect donations - seen it all before.
by steve (score: 0|2) 846 days ago
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