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Father’s Day Ideas During Melbourne’s Lockdown

Monday 31st August 2020

With many Melbourne families celebrating Father’s Day a little differently this year, why not treat Dad to a special day in, organised from the comfort of your own home and delivered directly to his door.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Make sure he starts the day the right way with a delicious breakfast, picked 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. And don’t forget the coffee, choose the perfect blend for Dad from the experts at Market Lane Coffee or Jasper Coffee.

Please note: If you’re organising brekkie for Dad, we’d recommend placing your Food Lovers’ order on Friday 4 September before 4 pm, that way it’s delivered on Saturday afternoon and ready for him to enjoy on Sunday morning.

Father’s Day Gifts

If your father loves plants then click your way to Prahran Garden Centre, where you can buy an array of plants and plant accessories. There’s plenty to choose from, such as a Bonsai gift set, succulents, herbs, and indoor plants. Flawless Flowers also has a great selection of fresh flowers, which are sure to brighten Dad’s day.

For the eco-conscious Dad, Shop Neutral has a beautiful range of planet-friendly Dindi products. You’ll find hand and body wash, as well as shampoo and conditioner in a range of amazing scents.

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

Father’s Day Lunch

Break up Dad’s day with a tasty lunch from the Market. Mama Marija’s Café make the best wraps and foccacias, as well as warming soups, bakes, and tasty pizzas. If Dad’s a toastie lover, Maker & Monger has the All American and Fondue Special for take-away, as well as the All American ready assembled to cook at home. For a lighter, healthier lunch, Kooks Kitchen has you covered with their delicious salads – don’t they always taste better when someone else makes them?

Dinner for Dad

Keep the foodie day going by sending him 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 with a side of roasted veg and a slice of cake from Stir the Pot. 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. There’s so many options to choose from and many cater to specific dietary requirements too.

Of course, if your Dad loves to cook, you’ll find everything he’ll need to whip up the perfect Father’s Day meal on Food Lovers’ Direct. From meat to poultry, seafood to game, fruit & veg to the freshest bread. There’s cheeses, dips, eggs, dried fruits, and nuts as well Asian grocery items – the options really are endless! And if Dad’s a real foodie then why not put together a mystery box of fresh Market produce that you think he’ll love, then ask to see the finished product. He’ll enjoy the fun challenge and maybe discover a new product or two!

Pair dinner 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.

Get Dad an Experience

While we’re in lockdown, consider an experience that Dad can enjoy from his kitchen. Prahran Market has its Say Cheese Festival running from 10th – 12th September and each of the three events are free to join. So, you can register Dad to virtually attend for a real treat and buy him the accompanying cheese tasting pack or Sweet Greek cook along pack so he can join in.

And if there’s just too much Market goodness to choose from, you could consider a Prahran Market gift voucher so Dad can buy himself the perfect gift across all our Market Traders. We even have colourful and hessian Market Bags to help him pick up his goodies – a thoughtful and practical gift, we say.

Check the Food Lovers’ Direct website to start browsing for the perfect gift,

Want it delivered on Father’s Day? Make sure you place your order by 4 pm Saturday 5 September. No exceptions will be given for orders placed after this time. If you miss the cut-off your order will be delivered on Tuesday 8 September. View our FAQs for more information on our next Trade-day delivery policy.

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