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Meander Around the Markets

23 Nov 2018

Whether you’re a fashionista or foodie, thrifter or crafter, you’ll find a market to suit your interests in Melbourne.

By Day

Rose Street Artists’ Market

60 Rose Street, Fitzroy

If you appreciate excellent design, this Fitzroy market will have you captivated. Each weekend from 11am to 5pm, you’ll find homewares, furniture, art and wearable art. Speak directly to the artisans who’ve crafted the unique pieces you might take home and be inspired by their creations. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, many offer commission works so you can get precisely what you’re after.

St Kilda Esplanade Market

The Esplanade, St Kilda

This seaside market is as free-spirited and varied as St Kilda itself and attracts an eclectic mix of stallholders each Sunday. Wander the market’s aisles and see what treasures you find. Test out homemade body products made fresh each week by family business Food For Your Skin. Or pick up a playful piece of jewellery made of Monopoly or Scrabble pieces from the Robotica Factory stall. It’s the perfect place to find a unique Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Experience the spirit of a regional craft market in the heart of the city at this Sunday market held on the lawn of Arts Centre Melbourne. The arts precinct creates the perfect backdrop for the carefully curated range of stallholders selling everything from photography to flaky pastries. Enjoy the aromas of freshly made coffee and food as you browse the creations of local artisans in a set- up reminiscent of French artists selling their paintings by the Seine. Hear the stories behind the works and take home a treasure knowing the story behind it.

By Night

Summer Night Market

Queen Street, Melbourne

It’s one of the most popular night markets in Melbourne, bringing a festive summer vibe to the historic sheds of Queen Victoria Market on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 10pm (until 20 March, excluding 26 December). Indulge in delights from all corners of the globe like Filipino barbecue cooked over hot flames or the indulgent European specialty of gooey melted raclette cheese scraped onto a plate of potatoes and charcuterie. Pair your street- style eats with a beer, cider or sangria and enjoy the roving entertainment into the warm summer evening.

South Melbourne Night Market

Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne

South Melbourne Market, a Melbourne foodie institution, adds some of the city’s best food trucks to its already impressive line-up of eateries on Thursday evenings, 10 January to 28 February. Chow down on twilight delights like salt and pepper calamari or a lamb souvlaki, then treat yourself to a gelato for dessert. Music from local performers ensures everyone is kept entertained while fashion, homeware and lifestyle traders are open to cater to those with the shopping bug.

Getting from A to B

Download the PTV app from the App Store or Google Play and have real-time departure information at the ready. You’ll spend less time waiting for the train or tram.