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Father’s Day Gift & Food Ideas

Give Dad a special day in this Father’s Day with our list of gift and food ideas from the Market.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Make sure he starts the day the right way with a delicious breakfast, chosen by you! Perhaps an Almond Croissant from Noisette or Fougasse from Q Le Baker accompanied by a freshly squeezed orange juice from F&J Fruiterers. Stir the Pot’s egg and bacon tartlets are also super tasty and a great option too. And don’t forget the coffee! Pick the perfect blend for Dad from the experts at Market Lane Coffee or Jasper Coffee.

Father’s Day Gifts

If Dad’s a bit of a green thumb, then head over to Prahran Garden Centre, where you can buy an array of plants and gardening accessories. There’s plenty to choose from, such as a Bonsai gift set, succulents, herbs, and indoor plants.

For the barbecue-loving, tong-wielding Dad, why not put together a barbecue gift box at The Essential Ingredient? They have a great range of special rubs, marinades, and condiments (our fave is the Drunken Sailor Whisky Piccalilli). Go one step further and throw in one of Gary’s Meats size-defying Tomahawk Steaks; now that’s a hunk of meat!

Have something to engrave? Or thinking Dad might like a hip flask (that you can also get engraved)? Yan from our Prahran Shoe Repairs Centre can engrave a huge range of items; plus he has some great trinkets and gift ideas in store too.

A few of our Traders also put together special Father’s Day packs and hampers to make Dad’s day. You’ll find great gift ideas from Maker and Monger, Hagen’s Organics, and Sweet Greek.

Father’s Day Lunch

Break up Dad’s day with a tasty lunch from the Market. If Dad’s a grilled cheese lover, Maker & Monger has all of their toasties available for take-away. For a lighter, healthier lunch, Rivergum Grill has you covered with their delicious salads – don’t they always taste better when someone else makes them? You’ll definitely be in the good books if you grab one of Miss Amelie’s award winning pies.

Alternatively, Wasshoi’s twice-cooked pork belly don is out-of-this-world – trust us!

Dinner for Dad

Keep all the foodie feels going by arranging a dinner pack full of Market goodies. Perhaps a soup followed by Roasted Lemon Chicken, roast potatoes, salad, and dessert from Sweet Greek. Or a hearty pie or quiche from Barossa Fine Foods. If your Dad’s a pasta lover, check out The Fresh Pasta Shop’s selection of pasta, gnocchi, and sauces or ready-made meals – simply heat and eat.

Putting together a grazing platter featuring all of Dad’s favourite eats, from charcuterie to cheese to antipasto, and more is yet another winning Father’s Day idea; and of course, each option can be paired with a delectable drop from Blackhearts and Sparrows. The boutique bottle shop has plenty of wines, beers, and spirits available for delivery through their website.

Sweet Treats

Make Dad’s Father’s Day this year a super sweet one, with a sugary treat from some of our sweet traders.

You can’t go past Tom’s Candy for Aussie classics such as Wizz Fizz, Big Boss Candy Sticks, Fads and Mates, Pick n Mix candy. 

Visit Kathy and her team at Sweet Greek for delicious homemade Greek treats, delectable cakes, pastries or their delicious loukoumades (honey doughnuts). Or if Spanish is more his flavour, La Colmena stocks traditonal Spanish pastries and treats made from century old family recipes. 

So that’s it, folks! Hopefully, we were able to provide you with some inspiration on how to make Dad’s day special this Father’s Day. It’s not an easy thing to plan; especially with lockdowns so frequent and unpredictable, but no matter what, we think that Dad will just appreciate the thought you put in.

We’ll see you at the Market!

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