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First time visitors- Visiting Prahran Market

First Time Visitors

Visiting Prahran Market for the first time?

Planning a trip to Prahran Market but don’t know where to start? Get the most out of your Prahran Market experience with a few of our favourite tips.

Parking – it’s easy.

We’re lucky enough to have a few options, including free 15 minute bays in Elizabeth Street and limited one hour spaces on Commercial Road or Chapel Street.

If you want cheap, hassle free parking, your best option is the Elizabeth Street Multi-Level Car Park at the rear of the Market.

During peak times, such as the weekend, it’s easiest to drive straight to the top level where you’ll find a lift and stairs to get to the ground level.

For more information on ‘getting here and parking’, click through.

Eat something delicious.

Visiting Prahran Market on an empty stomach and tasting something delectable from any one of our specialty eateries is the way to go.

Head over to Maker & Monger to try the amazing raclette or gourmet grilled cheese toastie prepared by our very own cheesemonger.

Pop by on Saturday morning and enjoy Market Lane’s tasty Shroom Burger; a ritual for many devout Prahran Market shoppers.

Shopping the Market freestyle.

There are two ways to shop the Market; 1, with your shopping list and 2, with your senses. We recommend you ‘wing it’ for the ultimate Market experience.

Once you’re here, see what looks best; chat to the traders about what’s delicious and in peak season and get recipe ideas straight from the source.

Need Advice? Ask and they will share.

Our traders love to share their knowledge; whether it be advising on the perfect cut of beef for stewing; giving you the heads up on how long to roast your chook or passing on tips for how to slow cook that pork shoulder to perfection.

Find out the best flowers to give for a romantic occasion and which to choose for a friend in hospital.

Discover how to create the perfect cheese platter, and get to know when your favourite veggies are at their peak.

You can also check out our ever changing and updated ‘fresh news’ section, complete with hints, tips how to videos and more. Click through. 

Good old fashioned customer service.

Our traders are only too happy to help make your Market experience easier.

Let our fishmongers clean and gut your selected whole fish and shuck your Coffin Bay Oysters, fresh on the spot.

Ask our butchers to dice, trim and source that unusual offal for those interesting recipes you’ve been meaning to try.

Want your bird cut into a specific number of portions? No worries, our poulterers can have this sorted. Skin on, skin off, it’s all up to you.

Carry Out Service

If you buy more fruit and veg than you can hold, most of our greengrocers will carry a cardboard box to your car – just ask if they do carry out.

Trader Specialties

Need 12 varieties of mushrooms? Head to Damian Pike’s.

40 types of charcuterie? Visit Pete n Rosie’s Deli

Duck eggs, goose eggs, quail eggs, chicken eggs (even emu eggs when they’re in season); you’ll find all of them and more at Eggs+ and Whisked.

Explore 150 types of fresh nuts, dried fruit and legumes at the Sweet & Nut Shop

Talk to Angelo from The Cheese Shop Deli about his 180 French and Australian cheeses.

Let Naheda from Naheda’s Choice charm you into tasting some of her 120 dips, handmade at the Market using her family’s age-old recipes

Take home one of over 40 varieties of coffee from Jasper’s Coffee.

Looking for the healthy stuff?

We’re proud to have one of Melbourne’s biggest selection of organic produce, including meat, poultry, fruit and veg, grocery items, and more.

If you’re vegan, a carnivore, a paleo enthusiast or gluten free, we have many options to suit your lifestyle.

Most importantly, enjoy yourself.

Visiting Prahran Market should be an enjoyable experience

Listen to live music in Market Square on Saturday and Sunday afternoons while enjoying some freshly shucked oysters or falafel from our world-famous Falafel Man.

Sit amongst the hustle and bustle of the Market at Wasshoi, our  Japanese bar as you enjoy twice-cooked pork belly washed down with a glass of Sake or Kirin.