SMM Autumn Trail Launch, Following The Trail 1

Discover some new treats at South Melbourne Market

A beautiful autumnal weekend in Melbourne found me exploring the newly opened stalls as part of a VIP tasting event at the stellar South Melbourne Market.

The market is known for its high quality produce and boutique stalls selling everything from clothing to cookware to vintage bikes.  A perfect spot to grab a table outside and soak up the last of that sunshine while enjoying the live music and tasty treats on offer.

The afternoon began with drinks and canapés at Proper & Sons, a newly opened cafe in the food hall.  We were treated to the delicious Waygu brisket burger with pickles and I’d thoroughly recommend the cabbage and mustard hot roll.  A few smooth piccolo coffees down and we were ready to continue on our tour.

The new stalls are a welcome addition to the market.

The stand out for me was new fish shop, Catch.  With some tough competition from the other fish sellers in the market, Catch’s produce is second to none.  We tried some fresh oysters, sashimi and a lightly smoked salmon which were delicious.  The Australian Natural Soap Company is also well worth a visit where you’ll find some beautiful products which are not only a joy to use but also super friendly to the environment.  Finish off your afternoon by picking up a fresh bouquet at the gorgeous Azaela florist and treat yourself to a manicure from Miss Nail where you’ll enjoy a lavender hand scrub and a friendly welcome.

The market will be highlighting the new stalls as part of their Autumn Trail between 1 and 31 May.  You can download a map and follow the trail yourself at their website (WWW).

Emma Cook, Founder of The Australian Natural Soap Company, South Melbourne Market April 2015

SMM Autumn Trail Launch, Staff, Proper & Son

SMM Autumn Trail Launch, Autumn Flowers from Azalea

SMM Autumn Trail Launch, Liz Jeffers


SMM Autumn Trail Launch, Catch Seafood


SMM Autumn Trail Launch, L to R_ Greta Donaldson & Meg Dalla Lana

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Jane Pendry

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Jane Pendry is borderline obsessive about good food. Originally Scottish, she lived in London before leaving her job as a lawyer to pursue her passions for food, travel and writing.She can usually be found sipping a long black and writing about career change for The 3rd Magazine in the UK or her own foodie adventures at her blog.
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