Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
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The Queen Victoria Market is a part of Melbourne's history and culture. Operational since the 19th century, the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne CBD is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. Find out why Melbournians swear by the Queen Victoria Market that is infused in an old world charm and boasts to be one of the best markets when it comes to fresh produce, speciality goods, gifts, souvenirs and much more.


Market Precincts at the Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is divided into many market precincts, each dedicated to serve the different shoppers. Here are the precincts of the Queen Victoria Market.

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

Bratwurst sausages at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Bratwurst sausages at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

The Deli Hall at Queen Victoria Market

The Deli Hall at Queen Victoria Market is all about exquisite deli products that will impress any food connoisseur. The Deli hall in Queen Victoria Market still preserves a lot of the art deco architecture. Expect to find a variety of French, Italian and Turkish pastries, cakes, and chocolates. If you are looking for game meats, you've come to the right place because The Deli Hall has a range of game meats like kangaroo, crocodile and rabbit. The hall is famous for its Bratwurst sausages.


Fruits and Vegetables at Queen Victoria Market

The people of Melbourne rave about the Fruits and Vegetables precinct of the Queen Victoria Market for one reason – You will find all fresh and exotic Australian and Asian produce of fruits and vegetables under one roof. Even if you don't want to buy fruits or vegetables, this market precinct at the Queen Victoria Market is a must visit. You will spot exotic fruits, organic vegetables, biodynamic produces and much more. Take my advice, don't miss out on visiting the Fruits and Vegetables precinct at the Queen Victoria Market.


Carol Trout at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Carol Trout at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

The Meat Hall at Queen Victoria Market

Again, the name itself is self explanatory. The Meat Hall at Queen Victoria Market has varieties of meat and seafood that will virtually suit every type of cuisine. From pork specialists to sellers selling both fresh and salt water fishes, The Meat Hall at the Queen Victoria Market is every meat eater's wet dream.


Aboriginal Art at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Aboriginal Art at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

General Merchandise Stalls and the F Shed Laneway at Queen Victoria Market

I've clubbed the General Merchandise Stalls and the F Shed Laneway precincts because they offer shoppers similar products. They offer Australian souvenirs, artefacts, handicrafts, electronics, fashion accessories and women's clothing items. If you are the kind of shopper who wants to spend big bucks for fashion, I would not recommend this. Go to these precincts at the Queen Victoria Market to find unique merchandise.

Attention all tourists: If you are looking to buy souvenirs in Melbourne, there can be no better place to find Aussie souvenirs and artefacts than the General Merchandise Stalls and the F Shed Laneway precincts at the Queen Victoria Market. I personally recommend it!


Organic Mushrooms at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Organic Mushrooms at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

Organics at Queen Victoria Market

Also known as the I Shed in the Queen Victoria Market, the Organics precinct offers visitors and shoppers some of the best organic produces Melbourne has in store. I must say, the Organic precinct of Queen Victoria Market does get the better of my curiosity. I cannot walk out of the I Shed without buying a thing or two, it is just too exotic. Sample some fruit at the certified fruit stalls or other organic products of bread, cheese, coffee and much more. But don't tell me I didn't warn you if you can't resist buying at the I Shed in Queen Victoria Market.


Food Court at Queen Victoria Market

A heated food court, glass canopies, art deco buildings, fresh produce and stall serving foods from almost every cuisine on the planet. Can you think of anything better to satisfy the gastronomic delight of any shopper or tourist? This is exactly what the Food Court at the Queen Victoria Market will offer. It's like going to a food festival!


Didgeridoos at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Didgeridoos at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

Victoria Street Shops and Elizabeth Street Shops at Queen Victoria Market

Be mesmerized with rows of shops originally built in 1887. The original architecture at the shops on Victoria Street and Elizabeth Street at the Queen Victoria Market has still been preserved. You will find boutique coffee shops, handicraft and artefact shops and many cafes here.

Victoria Market - Shops to visit
Why
Where
Garden Organics
Organic fruits and vegetables
I Shed
Koko Black
Gourmet chocolate stall
Deli Hall
Koorie Connections
Traditional and contemporary aboriginal art
Victoria Street
Bogarts
To buy Australian opals
Merchandise Hall
The Bratwurst Shop
To try the delicious bratwurst sausages
Deli Hall
Coffea
To sample some of their coffees or to buy freshly roasted coffee beans (a must for all coffee lovers)
Elizabeth Street
Borek
To try Borek which is a Turkish pastry
Deli Hall
Tribal Tastes
Traditional African food, anyone?
Deli Hall
Vic Market Organics
To check out some of the best organic fruits and vegetables grown in Australia
I Shed
Nifra Poultry
For free range poultry
Deli Hall
The Chicken Pantry
Fancy a peppered kangaroo fillet?
Deli Hall
Hagen's Organic Meat
To buy organic meat
Meat Hall
ReWine
To sample their wines or to refill your wine barrels!
A Shed

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ross670daw 5 years ago

Excellent Hub princesswithapen. The Vic market is a great place to go to, I've been many times. We often travel the 3 hours to Melbourne just to visit there. It's a nice atmosphere wandering the aisles, you can spend a whole day searching for bargains, trying out different foods, spending a lot of money. Love the Bratwurst sausages.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Hello again! It's been a while since you published. Reading this hub is making me hungry. I must get some breakfast. :)


Husky1970 5 years ago

Another interesting and informative hub by princesswithapen. You keep giving more and more reasons for making a trip half-way around the world. Voted up, awesome, and interesting


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Hi Ross

You summed up why I love the vic market in your few lines. I think the best part about vic market is that it has something for everyone. Top food and top shoppping. Can't complain!

I'm glad you liked this hub. Thanks for commenting.

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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

You're right, Flora. I've just been back from an impromptu holiday and it feels good to be back writing. This hub about Queen Victoria Market made me feel hungry too!

Thanks for stopping by.

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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Husky thanks for you generous feedback and comment. Your comment is inspirational and makes me want to write another hub!

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Excellent hub and I wish this market was in range for me to visit!


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princesswithapen 5 years ago Author

Hi Paradise7

I'm glad you liked this hub. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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