Food + Drink

A Staggered Sunday Lunch at South Melbourne Market

Melbourne’s food culture is as vibrant and unique as its markets, fresh produce and those who sell, cook and serve it. South Melbourne Market is one of Melbourne’s most popular markets and people from everywhere pace the walkways to buy their food here. There are the life-long locals who gather in search of groceries, coffee …

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Set Forth on a Vegetarian Foodie Tour through Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for its streets and alleyways filled with cafés, restaurants, bakeries and eateries. Melbourne also boasts an extensive array of multicultural cuisines and many outlets are embracing the possibilities when it comes to vegetarian and vegan food.  I took The Travel Belles on a Vegetarian Foodie Tour of Melbourne recently. Head over to …

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Brunching on Earthly Pleasures in Belgrave

I love living in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne because I’m on the doorstep leading to some of Melbourne’s desirable destinations for day-tripping and short stays. Being on the doorstep of the leafy village of Belgrave, set in The Dandenongs, means a lazy weekend brunch in a country-style setting is achievable without having to spend …

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Celebrating Cider at the Kellybrook Cider Festival

Darren Kelly, Kellybrook Winery’s patriarch and self-confessed cider lover, has been making cider since the 60’s. He has since passed down his methods and recipes to sons Phil and Gus Kelly. To celebrate their cider-making, Kellybrook Winery started its own Kellybrook Cider Festival and has been going strong for 25 years. The festival began in …

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Happy Birthday Lancefield Farmers’ Market

It’s 11am on a sunny Saturday morning in Lancefield. This quaint little town, nestled in the rolling surrounds of the Macedon Ranges, is buzzing. Cars are vying for car-parks along the centre plantation in High Street, mothers link hands with their excited toddlers and the dulcet sounds of an acoustic duo lure the foot-traffic closer. …

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