South Melbourne Market, Melbourne

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The maze of specialty shops set up in Victorian-style, wood-and-red-brick building where South Melbourne Market resides offers everything from fruits to silver jewelry. Open since 1867, the market is Melbourne's longest-running one. Among the many stalls, you'll find fresh produce, internatioal cuisine such as dim sum and Turkish gozleme, gifts, housewares, and men's and women's fashions. You can also learn recipes and techniques in cooking classes that Melbourne chefs regularly host here. Arrange your visit to South Melbourne Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Melbourne using our Melbourne visit app .
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  • We we just visiting South Melbourne to look at some of the architecture and also visited the markets. They are much better than lots of markets where there is lots of junk and cheap imports on offer. ...  more »
  • South Melbourne Markets are amazing, one stop shopping and it has something to please all ages. The seafood shops were amazing such fresh flavoursome oysters, prawns and lobsters. There is also so man...  more »
  • Went to South Melbourne Market yesterday, the 11th of the 11th. We were most impressed at 11:00 an announcement came over that we were able to observe 2 minutes silence. They played Reveille, said the...  more »
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  • Iconic, traditional, vibrant and typically MELBOURNE. I love these markets. You can find everything from Dim Sims to Dogs Beds. A Melbourne institution- terrific food, great shopping for meat, fruit/veg, cakes, odds and ends. The breakfast burritos are brilliant, the donut stall is a ripper and the almond croissant from the French bakery transports you to St Germain. Brilliant place for locals and tourists.
  • Great market with a lot of fresh grocery. Not that cheap honestly but you can find niche products and good quality ingredients. Also, the restaurants and cafes offer good dishes and you can spend a nice day having shopping and eating your favourite food. Easy to park and open pretty much every day!
  • A lovely well maintained market with a variety of eating stalls to choose from. You can get fruit, veggies, kitchen ware, paintings, hats, bags, pet supplies, flowers, deli items, sea food, meat and more. Parking is a challenge in the area though. Mostly 1 hr or 2 hrs only. From 12pm onwards the office crowd descend on the place. Lovely vibrant with old world up beat atmosphere.
  • Absolutely my favourite markets in Melbourne! Great options for fresh produce, including organic and the exotic. Love the vibes and and coffee - patisserie options. Just a brilliant place to go on the weekend. They’ve really improved parking options which was a stress at one point. The only concern is the overwhelming visitors/clueless that stand in the middle of footpaths causing a halt in foot traffic which can be frustrating.
  • You will be amazed at the huge variety of goods on offer. Fresh produce and variety goods are aplenty. There is a food court where you can sit and have a meal or just coffee during your visit. Wheelchair friendly facilities and totally undercover for those wet days. You will need at least an hour to speed through all the shops or give it half a day if you like to take your time. Close to tram and lightrail public transport services.

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