Between Murray Road and Cramer Street Preston
Enquiries: (03) 9478 3130
Wednesday & Saturday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 8 pm
Preston Market is a great place go for breakfast - as long as you like
pizza for breakfast.
This becomes a bit more understandable when you look at the customers.
People from a wide range of cultures - but in particular, Middle Europeans,
Turks and Pacific Islanders. And the Islanders aren't used to nouvelle
cuisine portions - pizza fills a small gap at breakfast in order to get
going. White Hat's current favourite for breakfast is the freshly made
Turkish food from the Preston Kebab House stall.
like their meat, and in decent quantities. Follow them to the meat stalls on
Saturday morning where they wait for the bargains to appear near butchers'
closing time - around noon. A tray will be heaped with a variety of meats.
"THIRTY DOLLARS" the butcher will yell at the large crowd at the
front of his stall. He will be greeted by a sea of stony faces. "Come on
- thirty dollars - there's nearly forty dollars worth of meat on this tray -
who'll give me thirty dollars?" SILENCE. "Alright, twenty-five
dollars - who'll give me twenty-five dollars - and I'll throw in this
handful of goooormet sausages as well!" SILENCE. "Twenty- three
dollars AND these couple of succulent pork chops" A hand goes up. The
crowd sighs - a newcomer who doesn't know it's a waiting game and better
bargains are to come. "NOW HAVE A LOOK AT THIS! A whole tray of rump
steak ... and a dozen snags ... and this leg of lamb. Who'll give me twenty
bucks?" SILENCE. The newcomers are learning. Keep your hands firmly
pressed in your pockets lest you bid too early.
Now, if you are buying for just one or two and don't have a freezer, you
can always form a cartel with the Vietnamese mother and gentleman of
indeterminate swarthy appearance to bid for the package and split it up your
own way. That's part of market shopping, and you can exchange recipes and
cooking tips in the process.
The Preston Market has a good number of fruit & veg stalls, meat, fish
and poultry stalls, as well as Greek, Italian & Middle Eastern Deli's and
Vietnamese groceries. There is also a large general wares section for
clothing and general goods.