Market shoppers had the opportunity to show their support and pledge their allegiance to their beloved traders through a democratic, free voting process across South Melbourne, Queen Victoria, Prahran and Dandenong Markets through August and the results are in. Almost 7,000 votes were received, in a strong show of support for these iconic Melbourne places and people.
South Melbourne Market’s ‘Favourites’:
Coffee: Padre Coffee
Deli: Theo’s Deli
Fruit & Veg: Georgie’s Harvest
Poultry: K&L Poultry
Meat: Ralph’s Meats
Seafood: South Melbourne Seafood
Specialty: Claypots Evening Star
General Merchandise: The Pet Grocer
Queen Victoria Market’s ‘Favourites’:
Deli: Curds & Whey
Fruit & Veg: J&T’s Fruit and Vegetable Supply
Poultry: The Chicken Pantry
Meat: Sardes Quality Meats
Seafood: The Happy Tuna
Specialty: M&G Caiafa
General Merchandise: Pompous Paws
Prahran Market’s ‘Favourites’
Coffee: Market Lane Coffee
Deli: The Cheese Shop Deli
Fruit & Veg: Pino’s Fine Produce
Poultry: John Cester Poultry and Game
Meat: Gary’s Quality Meats
Seafood: Claringbold’s Seafood
Specialty: Mister Nice Guy Cupcakes
General Merchandise: Prahran Market Hardware
Dandenong Market’s ‘Favourites’:
Coffee: Perfect Coffee Shop
Deli: Alpine Smallgoods
Fruit & Veg: Alexander’s Produce
Poultry: Premier Poultry
Meat: TC’s Quality Meats
Seafood: Schwarze Seafood
Specialty: Peanut Market
General Merchandise: E E Souvenirs and International Flags
Congratulations to all of our ‘Favourites’ and to the wider Melbourne market community. Without our hard-working, expert traders and their loyal shoppers our markets would not be the vibrant and culture-rich hubs they are.
The ‘Favourites’ are now in the running to be crowned ‘Melbourne Best Traders’ in their respective categories. They’re being secretly judged by our expert panel of judges including Russell Zimmerman (Australian Retailers Association), Nicky Riemer (Union Dining) and Hilary McNevin (Food Journalist).
The winners will be announced at an exclusive award ceremony held at Feddish in Federation Square on Sunday evening, September 8th .
The Melbourne Market Awards kick off Market Week celebrations, running from 7th-15th September with a series of events for the whole family across each of the Markets of Melbourne. See the full schedule here.
Good luck ‘Favourites’!