The Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne is very well known amongst locals and travellers. Not only is it a historic market but it provides lots of fresh produce at very competitive prices. In addition to fresh fruit and vegetables, customers can also purchase tasty cheeses and meats, and other delicatessen products, and fresh fish and seafood.
The Queen Victoria Market has been open and in business for around 130 years now. As is often the case with historic buildings there is an element of a colourful history, not only has the building been a livestock market and a wholesale fruit and vegetable market, it was also the site of a cemetary.
Queen Victoria Market Opening Times:
Tuesday and Thursday: 6am – 2pm
Friday: 6am – 5pm
Saturday: 6am – 3pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Take your own shopping bags as plastic bags have been banned from the market to help keep things green and eco-friendly!
Queen Victoria Night Market
The Queen Victoria Night market adds a little extra splash of exciting events and live music throughout summer. Here you can browse through the usual array of market stalls that offer everything from souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, accessories and food. However every Wednesday night there is a number of pop international food stalls, flavoured tequila, tea and smoothie trucks and live entertainment on offer. Top Tip: head on over to the Fancy Hanks BBQ Joint and grab a sangria and balcony seat overlooking the market entertainment.
Walking around at the night market you will see and smell so many different things. It’s a true experience to enjoy the atmosphere on a hot Wednesday evening in summer. Enjoy all the different kinds of food from all over the world. Just take a tour of world flavours, including French, Dutch, Vietnamese, German, Indian, Spanish, Indonesian and Middle Eastern.
There is even a huge range of Bars and Wineries, enjoy the best Victoria Wines at the market, or just take a bottle with you to enjoy at home. The fully licensed bars give you the information you want and need about all the delicious wines they have to offer. A big attraction of the Night Market is the Sangria for just a few dollars. This Spanish/Portuguese drinks completes the range of the market.
As well as the large selection of food stall, many local arty and crafty people come to sell their goods. You can find some amazing stuff made by local people, from clothes to jewellery to some amazing prints you can buy (and send home as a souvenir).
To increase the atmosphere the night market has two stages where bands playing the best music and live entertainment. Listen to the music, while enjoying a good meal. Or just go have a dance on the dance floor. Besides the food and drinks on the Night Market over 150 vendors offering the most various things. This will be a night of shopping you never forget. Tired of walking all the time. Just take a break at one of the health and harmony zones at the market. Enjoy a massage or let them show you your future by laying tarot cards. There is so much choice. But don’t forget the selection of Victoria’s own regional treasures. Have a look at the delightful array of food to take home. Including dried fruit, olive oils, fudge, mustards and chutneys.
Queen Victoria Night Market Opening Times:
1st June – 31st August 2016
Wednesday nights only
5:00pm – 10:00pm
The Queen Victoria Market is situated on the corner of Victoria and Elizabeth Street, and is easily accessed by foot from Nomads Melbourne which is right across the road.