Activities & Itineraries

Your Guide To Your Ultimate Foodie Summer In Melbourne

By Amber De Luca-Tao
15th Nov 2019

Best Summer Ever Brisbane Food

At any given time of the year, Melbourne is celebrating food in the most exciting and creative ways possible. And with the warmer weather comes the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry outdoors... or wherever you please. 

Whether it’s indulging in a rooftop bottomless brunch or learning the art of making home-made kombucha, saying that there's something for everyone is an absolute understatement. So scroll down to check out your guide for all of the best ways you can let your inner foodie shine in Melbourne this summer.


CERES Fermented Beverages Workshop

We can all claim having purchased at least one Kombucha drink in our lives, but have you ever thought about exactly they make the fermented concoction? Well, you can stop wondering and learn the tricks of the trade yourself. You’ll learn all the ins and outs of the fizzy probiotic beverage and you’ll be an expert at making homemade kombucha

When: Saturday 30 November
Where: CERES Environment Park
For more information, click here.

Eat Your Way Through The Night Noodle Markets

It’s finally that time of the year again where we’re spoilt for choice, (even more than usual) with the delicious Asian-inspired spread of street eats at Birrarung Marr… *drum roll * the Night Noodle Markets. The foodie haven pops up for 18 days in November which means you’ve got just under three weeks to eat your way through the festival.

When: Thursday 7 November to Sunday 24 November
Where: Birrarung Marr
For more information, click here.


Vegan Market At Abbotsford Convent

This is your third and final chance to get around the epic Vegan Market of Melbourne for this year. As always, you can expect an incredible vegan line-up of vendors, of course, furry friends friendly. Their previous markets’ spread has included treats from Yia Yia’s Vegan Bakery, Quintessence Patisserie and more, so you can expect their December selection to be amazing.

When: Saturday 7 December
Where: Abbotsford Convent
For more information, click here.

Join The Hallouminati

The Hallouminati are a cult of people who worship at the altar of cheese. Consider this event your very own initiation into the secret society of cheese, with activities including cheesy comedy, trivia and storytelling and more. Sounds cheesy doesn’t it?

When: Wednesday 18 December
Where: To Be Announced
For more information, click here.

Twilight Christmas Market At The Ascot Lot

The Ascot Lot holds a special place in all of our hearts. It’s a place where bellies are satisfied, beverages are knocked back and all 'round wholesome times are had. For their annual Twilight Christmas Market, you can expect a next-level dinner line-up, as well as market stalls, live acoustic sets and bars dedicated to serving Christmas cocktails.

When: Tuesday 10 December
Where: The Ascot Lot
For more information, click here.

Brunch And Yoga At Pontoon

Yoga and brunch are epic activities in their own right, but have you ever considered combining the two? Well, the brilliant minds at Pontoon certainly have and they want us involved in the action. You can expect flow style yoga on the beach, followed by a two-course brunch on the Pontoon Deck including free-flow Veuve Clicquot along with a light starter of honey, coconut and goji berry granola, vanilla bean yoghurt and seasonal organic fruit, followed by a choice of two different mini pizzas. There’s the breakfast pizza or their fresh green pizza, all for the price of $65. If that’s not a Sunday well spent, what is?

When: Sunday 8 December
Where: Pontoon St Kilda
For more information, click here.


Victoria Street Lunar Festival 2020

There’s nothing like the high spirits and pumping energy of a Lunar street festival. There are loads of food stalls, lion dances parading through the street and all-round good vibes. And that’s exactly what you can expect from the Victoria Street Lunar Festival. To ring in the Year of the Rat, there’ll be over 100 food options to choose from, food experience hubs as well as rides and entertainment.

When: Sunday 19 January
Where: Victoria Street, Richmond
For more information, click here.

Bottomless Brunch At Bang Bang RC

Whether you’re booking in for a catch-up with friends, to celebrate a birthday or anything in between, Bang Bang RC’s bottomless brunch has you covered. You’ll be treated to two hours of quality Indochine delicacies and drinks for the price of $59. Freshly shucked oysters, tuna tartare and French fries with roasted chilli, lime leaf and kewpie mayo are just a few of the mouth-wateringly good share plates on offer.

When: Every Saturday, and Sunday throughout January
Where: Bang Bang RC, Elsternwick
For more information, click here.

Rooftop Garden Party At The Provincial Hotel

Even without mentioning the hotel’s amazing rooftop views, the bottomless brunch at The Provincial Rooftop is one of Melbourne’s finest. Bottomless rose gin cocktails, mimosas, breakfast options including the “Northside Avo”, breakfast pizzas… need we say more? And we have to mention that they also want you to save room for dessert, ‘cause they’ve got an ice-cream cart slinging four flavours including their very own strawberry and gin creation.

When: Saturday 25 January
Where: The Provincial Hotel, Fitzroy
For more information, click here.

Vegan Summer Series At Rice Paper Scissors

Rice Paper Scissors is throwing a party celebrating the beauty of vegan cooking and they want you to come. You’ll be treated to at least ten rounds of tasty plant-based dishes (including their most popular dishes), vegan cocktail specials, vegan beers as well as organic wines. You’ll want to strap yourself in ‘cause this is set to be one delicious ride.

When: Saturday 18 January
Where: Rice Paper Scissors, Fitzroy
For more information, click here.

Need more activities on your plate? Check out the rest of our Best Summer Ever itineraries here.

Image credit: Kate Mason

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