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Why Melbourne Foodies love Queen Victoria Market

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by Josh Thomas (subscribe)
I am a crazy travel bug and enjoy travelling. Currently I am exploring Melbourne for the last 2 years. My Blog - www.whatsbest.com.au
Published May 25th 2015
Why Melbourne Foodies love The Queen Vic Market
For the longest time, I had plans to visit the famous heritage Queen Victoria Market, close to the the heart of Melbourne City. Every week, something or other would come up to change my plans, but not this week!

The beautiful market, established in 1878, has been a constant-buzzing hotspot since then. If you are a food, art, culture, and fun-loving person visiting Melbourne, make sure you visit the "Queen Vic" market, for sure.

Indian Dosa - One of the Stalls serving indian food ( Source: Photo by writer)

When is the best time to visit?

The best day for anyone to visit the Market would be on Wednesday (if the night markets are open, else I recommend friday). This is one day of the week when the whole market transforms itself into a fun fair. There are a huge number of shops, food stalls, music, performances, events, and much more happening.

Night markets are open on Wednesdays during the winter period and that's the best time to visit if you want to experience the Queen Vic market difference! Below are the market timings for your reference.

Monday - Closed
Wednesday - Closed (Except if Night markets are open)
Tuesday 6:00 am 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am 3:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am 4:00 pm

The Queen Vic Market is closed on every Monday, Wednesday, and most public holidays throughout the year. It is also closed on the following public holidays: Good Friday, Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Best place to explore new cuisines?

If you are a foodie, then this day is going to be special. Both day and night markets on Wednesday often feature a large number of stalls with food from almost all popular cuisines. You can find almost any type of yummy dish, including Asian, Indian, American, Mexican, Australian, Sri Lankan, Turkish, African - you name it!

Food Stalls at Queen Vic Market
Food Stalls at Queen Vic Market ( Source: Photo by writer)

There are heaps of food stalls serving grilled and freshly-cooked food right in front of you. To make things even better, there are conveniently-placed counters where you can grab your favourite drinks.

The reason I loved the experience come down to three factors:
1. Good food and huge variety
2. Reasonably priced
3. So much to do - events, music, shopping

Indian Dosa Food Stall at Queen Vic Market
Indian Dosa Food Stall at Queen Vic Market (Source: Photo by writer)


Overall, if you are a true food lover like me, don't miss out this chance! It's really an experience.
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When: daily
Phone: 03 9320 5822
Where: Corner of Victoria St and Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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I was hoping for a bit of guidance on where to find specific food stalls within the market. It can be rather overwhelming it's so big.
by suega (score: 0|4) 1575 days ago
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