South Melbourne Market, South Melbourne
(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Add South Melbourne Market and other attractions to your South Melbourne trip itinerary using our South Melbourne vacation trip planner.
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  • Modern vibrant aromatic environment that you can't help but love.....it is an experience. Unlike its larger cousin Victoria Market it is not a tourist Mecca filled with kitschy cheap imported goods, S...  more »
  • At loose end, need to fill the fridge with fresh veggies, fish, great meats plus plus then hit this market Wed, Frid, Sat and Sn Also great for people gazing, pastry fixes, clothes well great all roun...  more »
  • We visited twice during our recent trip to Melbourne. Had brunch here on both days. Compared to Vic Market, it's easier to get around the South Melb market. Don't miss the following: 1. French bakery ...  more »
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  • I absolutely love this market. You can easily park (free for 2 hours) under the adjacent Woolworths supermarket, there is such a good mix of produce stalls (incidentally quite a lot fresher than the supermarket!) lots of casual eateries along the boundary of the market. Gets pretty busy on weekends but a good vibe and usually street music as well :) There is a new butchery in the market that has exquisite (and very pricey) meat cuts.. but my favourite is the cake shop ... especially their vanilla slices
  • One of my favourite markets in the City. Great for food and drink, Shopping and for getting to. The Car parking can sometimes take a while to find spaces in, but it's free for the first few hours. It's also easily accessible by tram from the City. Funky vibe and reasonably priced, makes shopping a whole lot more fun.
  • Great food produce and a variety of clothing and giftware. On-site parking. Lovely outdoor eateries. Dim Sims are delicious and queuing for them feels like 'The Soup Nazi' episode in Seinfeld. I haven't tried any of the cakes and donuts at the place near the stairs but they look ridiculously delicious.
  • Awesome market. Has a bit of everything. Fresh food and produce, original products and cafes/food. Always busy when I've been there, but nicely you get 2 hours free parking on market days. Definitely worth a look in.
  • This is our favourite place in Melbourne to do our grocery shopping for fresh food - fruits - flowers and bread. Especially worth your visit on the Weekends! You can find anything here and at good prices. Just beware of the yelling store handlers and the busy hustle of dwellers doing their weekly shopping just like you ;)