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50 Meals You Should Have Eaten If You Live In Melbourne

By Jessica Hackett - 14 May 2014

400 Gradi
Brunswick East, VIC 1 Image
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Las Chicas
Balaclava, VIC 1 Image
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Cutler & Co
Fitzroy, VIC 1 Image
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Three Bags Full
Abbotsford, VIC 1 Image
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I Love Pho 264
Richmond, VIC 1 Image
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The Merrywell
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Supernormal
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Charlie Dumpling
Prahran, VIC 1 Image
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Brooks
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Cicciolina
St. Kilda, VIC 1 Image
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City Wine Shop
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Cumulus Inc.
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Laksa King
Flemington, VIC 1 Image
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Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Claypots
St Kilda, VIC 1 Image
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Hellenic Republic | Brunswick East
Brunswick East, VIC 1 Image
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Feast of Merit
Richmond, VIC 1 Image
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DOC Pizza
Carlton, VIC 1 Image
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Donovans
St Kilda, VIC 1 Image
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France-Soir
South Yarra, VIC 1 Image
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Builders Arms Hotel
Fitzroy, VIC 1 Image
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Chin Chin
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio
South Yarra, VIC 1 Image
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Café Di Stasio
St Kilda, VIC 1 Image
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Milk the Cow | St Kilda
St Kilda, VIC 1 Image
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Izakaya Den
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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HuTong Dumpling Bar
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Attica
Ripponlea, VIC 1 Image
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Rockwell and Sons
Collingwood, VIC 1 Image
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Flower Drum
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Earl Canteen | Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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MoVida
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Axil Coffee Roasters
Hawthorn, VIC 1 Image
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San Telmo
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Vegie Bar
Fitzroy, VIC 1 Image
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St Ali
South Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Hanoi Hannah
Prahran, VIC 1 Image
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Top Paddock
Richmond, VIC 1 Image
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Pope Joan
Brunswick East, VIC 1 Image
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Mamasita
Melbourne, VIC 1 Image
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Oh Melbourne, you delicious, delectable, delightful devourer's dream. How you astound and flabbergast us with your culinary exploits – day in, day out!

Here at The Urban List, we're proud to call ourselves Melburnians / Melburnites / Melbournians, so we've come up with a (far from exhaustive) list of the 50 meals you categorically should absolutely have eaten by now if you call this city home.

So are you neglectful of your tastebuds, or a #foodsnob with the finest of palates? 

N.B. The below are in no particular order. Picking a favourite would be harder than choosing a favourite child!!

1. 400 Gradi: Margherita pizza: san marzano tomato, mozzarella di bufala, basil

2. Las Chicas: Breakfast burrito

3. Simply Spanish: Market day paella

4. Cutler & Co: Dry aged 1.1kg Angus rib-eye

5. The Exchange Port Melbourne: Chicken parma with ham, napoli, two cheeses, fat chips & salad

6. Three Bags Full: Smashed avo on toast with feta, cherry tomatoes, radish & black sesame

7. I Love Pho 264: Tai (rare sliced beef) pho

8. The Merrywell: The Merrywell Burger

9. Supernormal: Peanut butter parfait, salted caramel & soft chocolate

10. Charlie Dumpling: Milk chocolate, chili sugar & raspberry sorbet dumplings

11. Brooks of Melbourne: Nic’s souvenir of Laguiole

12. Cicciolina: Soufflé of blue swimmer crab meat, shallot & lemon thyme served on a chive veloûté

13. City Wine Shop: Chicken schnitzel with Italian coleslaw

14. Cumulus Inc: Whole slow roast lamb shoulder to share

15. Laksa King: Combination curry laksa

16. Vlado's: Wagyu beef

17. Pellegrini's Espresso Bar: Spaghetti Bolognese

18. The Napier: The Bogan Burger: steak, chicken schnitzel, potato cake, bacon & all the trimmings

19. The Taco Truck: Fish tacos

20. Claypots: Whole chili crab

21. Hellenic Republic: Tyri Saganaki: Fried Kefalograviera cheese with peppered figs

22. Feast of Merit: 12-hour slow cooked lamb joint, harissa

23. DOC Pizza: White chocolate pizza

24. Donovans: Bombe Alaska

25. France-Soir: Creme brûlée

26. Builders Arms Hotel: Fish pie, smoked trout, prawns, rockling, sorrel

27. Chin Chin: Palm sugar ice cream sundae

28. Burch & Purchese: Exploding raspberry milk chocolate cake

29. Cafe Di Stasio: Tiramisu

30. Milk The Cow: Grundlegend (‘the ultimate’) cheese fondue

31. Izakaya Den: Spicy tuna tataki, garlic soy

32. HuTong Dumpling Bar: Wontons with hot chili sauce

33. Attica: 8 course tasting menu

34. LBSS: Acai bowl, pistachio & dried berry granola, poached pear, coconut berry yoghurt & cacao

35. Rockwell & Sons: Fried chicken (Wednesday nights)

36. Stalactites: Mixed souvlaki: combination of marinated lamb & chicken from the spit, in pita

37. Flower Drum: Peking duck

38. EARL Canteen: Pork belly baguette: pork belly, apple, cabbage & fennel coleslaw, silverbeet

39. Mr Nice Guy's Bake Shop: Red velvet cupcake

40. Movida: Air-dried Wagyu with poached organic egg & truffle foam

41. The Falafel Cart (Prahran Market): Mixed falafel plate

42. Axil Coffee Roasters: Spicy baked eggs

43. San Telmo: O’Conner premium pasture fed beef short ribs

44. Vegie Bar: Vegan Mexican burrito

45. Koy Restaurant: Gozleme with Turkish spiced minced meat, mushroom, onion, capsicum, feta

46. St Ali: 'My Mexican Cousin' aka corn fritters

47. Hanoi Hannah: Yellowfin tuna & wasabi mayo rice paper rolls

48. Top Paddock: Oat porridge with strawberry & rhubarb compote, violet sugar & pistachios

49. Pope Joan: The Cornish Sandwich: roasted chook, stuffing, jalapeño

50. Mamasita: Street-style chargrilled corn with cheese, chipotle mayonnaise & lime

 

Image credit: Fit Girl's Diary.

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