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July 5, 2002
There are hundreds of sheltered stalls and counters selling clothes, handicrafts, fruits and vegetables, meats, baked goods, and candies. Even if you are not shopping for anything in particular, it is fun to look around at the goods. There is great people watching, as you meet the friendly locals selling their wares and dodge the streams of shoppers looking about. There is a wine market held on Sundays, and a "night market" during the summer season.
There is a casual outdoor cafe area to relax and enjoy a snack or a quick meal, but the crowds keep the stays at the tables brief so that others can have a seat as well. We were able to grab a table, so I enjoyed a couple of meat pies, a staple of the Australian diet. I had a hearty hand-held shepherd's pie, covered with a layer of thick mashed potatoes, and a beef-and-guinness pie enhanced with brown gravy. After consuming these two fair-sized pies it sure seemed like a heavy meal, although I had enough room to squeeze in a small blackcurrant jam tart.
From journal Bill in Australia - MELBOURNE
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia., Australia
January 25, 2002
In the covered deli section, which is an old building with its original stalls, you can buy and try its famous spicy sausage dripping in mustard and sauerkraut at one of the many stalls there! Mouth watering!
And in another section of this huge market, you can choose from a variety of Aussie souvenirs ranging from kangaroo and koala keychains to the famous boomerangs. Prices are moderate and you can bargain for them.
I love the stall in the middle of this section which sells paintings. Wo la la! Moderate prices but excellent masterpieces. Prices start from AUD 5 for a small painting.
And my little niece loves the performers outside the market space. She loves the little 'tumberlina girl'.
The Queen Victoria Market is opened from 6am till late afternoons except on Sunday, it starts at 9am.
And if you're interested in the history of the market, you can take a guided tour of this famous market. I have not tried any, so I can't give any comments. I guess it is worth trying for this tour by calling 9320582.
It is indeed a market place to inspire you to create a culinary masterpiece with its great atmosphere.
From journal Highlights of Melbourne City.
by Heather F
Heywood, Victoria, Australia
October 28, 2001
From journal Melbourne For Free
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
October 6, 2000
From journal She'll be Right