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 home in your ugg boots.
The smell of hot mulled wine, roasting nuts and energetic buzz of people reminds me of the Christmas markets of Europe – and there’s so much street food to explore!
Pizza by 400 Gradi is a sure-fire favourite as each authentic Neapolitan style pizza only takes 60 seconds to cook ($12).
I try the curious sounding ‘pancake on a chopstick’ by Ok-Nomi which is actually a Japanese okonomiyaki wrapped around wooden chopsticks for ease of eating! A delicious and filling street snack with a variety of savoury toppings.
Then we dive headlong into sweets. I especially love the Butterlake pancakes (or Japanese ‘imagawayaki’) filled with chocolate, nutella, peanut butter and coconut instead of the traditional red bean…
…Extravagant ice cream sundaes by The Sundae Market.
The Queen Victoria Market’s Winter Night Market is a great mid-week winter ritual – come straight from the office and you’ll even look forward to hump day!