We talk about South Melbourne Market which is our favorite place to be.
South Melbourne Market is about a 3km run/walk from the city or if you’re really lazy its about a 5-10min tram ride on the 96 tram. There is car parking there. They also have bike racks there.
Most of the vendors are very friendly and willing to talk to customers.
Come prepared with cash. If you forget there are ATMs on site.
They have some of the best bargains there such as the cheap grocery store which sells lots of lollies, snack foods, and pantry items. I usually come when they have the best bargains like $3 a box of Chinese dim sims or $1 croissants.
They also have some great coffee places such as Clements and Padre who have lots of customers on Saturday. You can ride your bike here and come by Clements to enjoy your caffeine fix.
They have lots of fresh fruits and veggies all at reasonable prices.
That is where the famous dim sims came from. And they are about $1.60. They are really yummy. It has some sort of fattening meat and cabbage in there. You can get them steamed or fried. But if you can’t be bothered getting there then there is the South Melbourne Dim Sim place in Emporium.
There is Aptus seafood, a place known for its expensive seafood and champagne. Its the place where I bought the best beetroot salad. The beetroots were fresh and full of potassium. And then they also have superfood salads at $5 for a small one. The best and healthiest salads on the planet. The lines there are rather long as the food is the best. Their salads fill me up and they have the freshest ones.
I have been to Claypots before and their mussels were good.
The pie that I had in the Small town pie shop was good, except it fell apart. It was a lentil pie. I think the pie was overcooked. It was $6.90.
Lats sushi is just ok. Yoyo sushi is also ok but sometimes they can be a bit inedible. I love Fritz Gelato though. They have a store here and one in Prahran
There are always people on Saturday so try to go mid-week if you can. Midweek is usually quieter.