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Prahran Market

163 - 185 Commercial Road South Yarra
(off Chapel Street)
Opening hours
Tue & Sat dawn - 5pm
Thur & Fri dawn - 6pm
Sunday 10am-3pm www.prahranmarket.com.au

 

Prahran Market has some of the best delis (delicatessens) in Melbourne. They can be expensive so you will have to shop around a bit. Pete & Rosie's is an institution, but don't ignore the others. See the comments in our Melbourne Newsletter No.172 about when to find food bargains.

Prahran Market can be found in Commercial Road Prahran near the corner of Chapel Street. Take a number 72 tram from Swanston Street in the city, or a Sandringham line train to Prahran Station.

At around 11 o'clock on a Saturday morning, listen to the excellent jazz band - The Marketeers - and sit and watch the passing parade in the market square.

Prahran MarketBetter still, follow the band and watch how they interact with the people around them. You may find them accompanying a 5 year-old singing Bananas in Pyjamas or engaging in an impromptu percussion break with a butcher playing a pair of skewers on the bench. Real live music for real live people.

There is also a craft market in Elizabeth Street (at the rear of Prahran Market) every Sunday.