HOT: KitKat Chocolatory, Level 1, Melbourne Central, Cnr Latrobe and Swanston St, Melbourne

When I visited Tokyo one of the things on my to-do list was to stock up on the weird and wonderful flavours of KitKats. Matcha, red bean, sakura, wasabi – you can only find these chocolates in Japan. Until now! The world’s first permanent KitKat store is opening in Melbourne Central this Friday 21 October at […]

HOT: Meatsmith Specialty Butcher & Wine Merchant, 273 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Meatsmith is the kind of butcher that everyone wants around the corner from their house. The shop is a collaboration between Melbourne uber-chef Andrew McConnell and butcher Troy Wheeler, who started their relationship with wholesale restaurant trade but wanted to supply best quality heritage meats and skilled butchery to the general public. From the outside […]

HOT: Winter Night Market, Queen Victoria Market, Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

The Night Market at Queen Victoria Market is one of Melbourne’s wintery highlights and this year the season has been extended for 14 weeks, every Wednesday from 1 June to 31 August. I love the Winter Night Market because it’s a fun way to get out and about in Melbourne when the weather is actually calling you to stay […]

HOT: Flour Market Afternoon Delight, Melbourne Central Level 2 Link Bridge, Melbourne

Flour Market is a super popular pop up market that showcases Melbourne’s small, artisan and emerging bakers. Since its inception in 2013 it’s been the launching pad for new businesses such as Waffles Jolie and Agathe Patisserie. Despite numerous attempts I’ve never managed to make it to Flour Market. Even though it’s generally held early […]

HOT: South Melbourne Night Market, Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

The South Melbourne Night Market is a weekly event that happens every Thursday night over summer on Cecil and Coventry Streets, under the awnings of South Melbourne Market. Until Thursday 10 March, the usually daytime market swings open for selected evening trade on Thursday nights from 5:30-9:30pm. The streets become lively with most street-facing stallholders […]

HOT: 1565 Gelateria, 3 Gower St, Kensington

Finally the west side of Melbourne gets some decent gelato thanks to 1565 Gelateria in Kensington. Judging by the weekend mobs it’s been a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 1565 Gelateria is named after the year that gelati was supposedly invented in Florence. This Italian family-run business also make their gelati on site using traditional Italian […]

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