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Melbourne Vegan Eats Brew And Food Fest

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This time of year is ace if you’re vegan/plant based in Melbourne (even if you’re not, of course!) because of all the awesome events going on that include vegan food. I’m sitting out quite a few this year but when I heard that Melbourne Vegan Eats were holding their first Brew & Food Fest in Brunswick, there was no way I was going to miss it, not when it’s just down the road (by public transport)!

The line up included (copied from the official event page)

Tramway Hotel
Baking Bad
Young Henrys
Six Parallels South
Ray
St.Gerry’s
Hop Nation
Hawthorn Brewing Company
Cavalier Brewing
Stone & Wood Brewing
Brown Brothers Winery
Remedy Kombucha
Wide Open Road
The Cornish Arms
Tahina
Halfpint Vegan Dairy
Lord of the Fries
KAIJU Beer
Golden Axe Cider

We got there just before the opening time of 11am and started off at the Half Pint Vegan Dairy stall. My son and I decided on a sausage roll and the cheesy mac, swapping halfway through. A few people were already sitting down along a fence with their Half Pint purchases:

half pint dairy stall

I’ve been wanting to check out Baking Bad for a while now and finally got to try a little of a chocolate cupcake with a vegan honeycomb topping. Only a little, because my son was making those sounds like when you give a dog their food and they can get growly at you if you’re too close:Baking Bad stall

I was really pleased to hear that St. Gerry’s make vegan Greek donuts (loukoumathes). Loukoumathes are traditionally made with a honey coating once the donuts are removed from the cooking oil. St. Gerry’s provided three vegan alternatives: cinnamon sugar, rasbperry jam and maple with walnuts:stgerrysstall

We didn’t have a lot of time so it was pretty much eat and run unfortunately. There were so many tempting options at the food stalls (I don’t drink much but water so I can’t comment on the stalls selling drinks) and by the time we left, which wasn’t long after the event started, more people were arriving.

Even though our visit was really short (and so is this blog post as a result) because we had plans, we enjoyed our food and the selection of stalls. We considered going back later in the day and looking now at photos of what other people had, I’m kinda regretting that we didn’t return! If there’s another event, and I sure hope there is, we’ll be back 🙂

You can find Melbourne Vegan Eats on Facebook and on Instagram.

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World Event To End Animal Cruelty, Melbourne 2015

WEEAC in Melbourne is an annual event that raises awareness of the suffering animals endure every day. Events are held worldwide and yesterday Melbourne held its WEEAC gathering at CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick. There were stalls, speakers, music and of course lots of food with perfect weather to top it off!

I didn’t stay for the whole day so there aren’t any pics of the evening fun (bonfire!). It was a great family friendly event with dogs (on leashes) allowed. I got some nice big canine smiles too and you may spot your best buddies here!

I hope you enjoy this look at Melbourne’s WEEAC for 2015. Many thanks to all involved with putting on the event and a special thanks to stall holders at the activism and rescue stalls– so many people doing such amazing work here and around the world. Atrocities against animals take place every minute of every day, but we have the power to choose kindness and to show compassion.

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Von’s Vegan Bake House with an array of amazing cakes. And LAMINGTONS!

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

OMV Bakery with lots of sweet lovely sweets– piggy biscuits are a must in my house:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

AVS Organic Foods make excellent vegan cheeses (and a variety of other products) here in Melbourne. There’s a new Blu Style cheese (yessss!) by AVS which I really liked:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Woking Amazing and their woking amazing food– over 1200 dimmies rolled and sold out:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Fresh cold pressed organic juices from Babou:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

I got to try the new vegan souvlaki by Vegan Pop-Ups. It’s as good as it looks in the photos (top and middle left)! Also shown below is the crispy noodle salad from Jerry’s Vegiburgers and on the bottom left is Chili Express:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

I love Dosa Joy and stand there like a food nerd watching them make dosa; hot weather meant I got to cool off with 100% fruit sorbet from Smooth As Fruit; Simply Vegan Cuisine with Dolly the bus serving up their tasty vegan meals:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

More cooling off with Zebra Dream icecream (the strawberry boab flavour is really good. So is everything else); Pura Veda and Coyo yoghurt from the Conscious Foods stall; The Good Brew Company Kombucha with quite a few great flavours; a fine selection of teas were at the One Leaf Organic Tea Blends stall:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

SO MUCH GREAT VEGAN FOOD:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Beauty competition where everyone’s a winner. And the judge may possibly have used a squeaky baby talk voice when putting these photos together:WEEAC Melbourne 2015 WEEAC Melbourne 2015 WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Here we have Izzy Losi and the Auracles; DJ Myke Love got top marks from me for 80s tracks (Electric Dreams! Can anyone else quote that film? No? *tumbleweed blows*); Sam Hanson played a great set:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Presentations by activist James Aspey, Matthew Bate of 365 Days of Wholeness and conservation activist Vincent Burke. Tahel from The Nourished Chick gave a raw food workshop. There were more presenters and musicians during the day but I couldn’t stay for the whole day so my apologies to those I have left out:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Beautiful animal art at For The Love Of Wildlife; hand painted brooches by Melbourne designers Heidi & Gretel at the Vegetarian Victoria stall; organic spelt milk (never tried it before and it was quite nice– sweeter than I thought it would be) from the Classica International stall; personal care items from The Personal Vegan Shop (who were also collecting donations of goods for The Vegan Op-Shop); jewellery (some sweet animal designs!) from Tina’s Treasures; colourful heat/cool bags and more from Vegan Aroma:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Rescue and activism groups stalls! Soi Dog; Fin Free Melbourne; Pets Haven Foundation; The Orangutan Project; Animals Australia; Melbourne Animal Rescue; Tincan Town; Animal Justice Party:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Animal Liberation Victoria; Edgar’s Mission; Beagle Freedom Australia; Sea Shepherd AustraliaPaws Of Love Animal Rescue:

WEEAC Melbourne 2015

Happy faces and lots of colour! See you all at next year’s WEEAC!

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World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Serious face bit: You are welcome to use my photos but please provide credit and link back to my blog. Thank you! Aaaand snap back to happy face with jazz hands because this is a happy post!

World Vegan Day Melbourne! The number one event on many a vegan’s calendar here. We had the added fortune of the nearby train line being opened for the event which was pretty big– a good sign of the times changing I say!

There were new food stalls, some launching on the day and old favourites too. This year’s WVD also had a dedicated Fitness Zone and fashion show which were pretty exciting– I love seeing how WVD grows every year! There was an art exhibition, kids space and rides, food demonstrations, presentations, music and entertainment, speed dating, not-for-profit stalls and of course products/services stalls.

Because this is really photo heavy, I won’t include a lot of text. I’ll let the pictures do the talking wherever possible!

It was impossible to photograph everything and I do apologise to those I’ve left out. There were also photos that didn’t turn out well (or I couldn’t crop out unfortunate facial expressions– as someone who is always snapped in the background of photos with a severe constipated look and often accompanying body position, I will look out for you) It was pretty tricky running from one spot to another to take pics, especially when there were stalls, people and scheduled events I wanted to check out.

Please leave a comment below (I don’t have to publish it if you prefer, just mention it in the comment) or contact me on faye[at]veganopoulous[dot][com] if there is anything you would like to bring to my attention about the photos!

I had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the sense of community. Thank you to the WVD crew for allowing me to go in early and for all your work setting up the event! And a big thank you to everyone involved with stalls, demos, presentations, volunteering, everything!

I hope you enjoy this look at World Vegan Day in Melbourne, 2015. Please feel free to share this blog post on social media– Melbourne’s World Vegan Day is a winner and I’d love the world to see how we do it here 😀

xxxx

Faye

FOOD GLORIOUS AMAZING WONDERFUL FOOD (WHERE WE LOOK AT PHOTOS AND IMMEDIATELY REGRET NOT EATING MORE)

Looking at these, yes, I regret not eating more. Below we have pies from Half Pint Vegan Dairy; pre-toasted toasties from Toastie Temple, featuring cheese from Damona Divine Cow Non-Dairy Cheese and handmade artisan bread from Little Earth Bakery; the most delicious samosas from Krishna On Barkly Indian Restaurant (located in Footscray); hot dogs and fries from Lord of the Fries:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Woking Amazing (top three photos, below) had their launch at WVD. I’ve been waiting to try a vegan dim sim for 3.5 years now (i.e. the time I’ve been vegan). I finally got my wish and am happy to advise that you go stuff your face with these. They were excellent. Also shown are the beautifully colourful Vegilicious grilled meals (this grill smelled sooo good); self-serve chili sauce on top of your meal from Fina’s 2 Vegan Restaurant in Fitzroy; mixed plate by Dosa Joy; serving up wraps and fries at Soy Division:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Mantra Lounge serving up delicious food; Rice and Dice‘s vegan meals (dumplings in the back); awesome potato masala dosa by Dosa Joy; lovely fresh BLT rolls from Half Pint Vegan Dairy; another awesome plate from Lavana Wholefoods:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

We have so much creative talent here in Melbourne when it comes to vegan food and baking is certainly no exception! Von’s Vegan Bake House had so many wonderful treats today like a baklava cake (top left and bottom right, below); black sesame matcha layer cake with white chocolate frosting (top right); coconut sponge with caramel frosting:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

The Compassionate Kitchen‘s cakes and slices are a favourite with my family. Today I finally got to try their raw ferrero cake, shown below with their iced tea (which came in super handy because it got pretty stuffy in the pavillion at some points). Delicious as always! Their banana bread is ace too:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Check out the hours of work that have gone in to these creations by Oh My Vegan Bakery. Just beautifully done:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Monika from Vegan Cakes By Monika had what I think would have been the most awesome WVD job: making cakes for the kids zone! Here’s one of her sweet creations. Photo credit to Chris Thomas:Vegan Cakes By Monika with photo credit to Chris Thomas

The Decadent Desserts Company make my favourite fudge (as in, I buy some for others but ending up eating it on the tram ride home). You can also find them at market stalls such as the Queen Vic; Half Pint Vegan Dairy launched some new fab flavours at WVD and I’m looking forward to trying them:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Ice cream and more good food! More evidence we are pretty spoiled here in Melbourne. Below we have Zebra Dream Ice Cream (I still can’t work out which is my favourite flavour); apple cider and iced teas from Those Girls; fresh flavoured popcorn from Organic Popcorn; your icecream reward from ever-popular Fritz Gelato after queuing a while:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Pana Chocolate‘s beautiful cakes and taste testing; chocolate apples from Merry Cupcakes; chocolate and Buckinis from Loving Earth:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Cupcakes and yoyos from V Series in Kew:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Bake Mixes are all organic, vegan and you simply add your own liquid ingredients; Raw 4 The People raw snacks and bread alternatives; most excellent cheeses from AVS Organic Foods; kale chips, cookies, granola and other treats from Highwood Health Retreat; loads of treats sold by Vegan Perfection; dried fruits and nuts from Happy Fruit (you can also find Happy Fruit at farmers markets); flavoured plant milk sampling from Rebel Kitchen Australia; Bruce Cost Ginger Ale; Kombucha!; Pura Veda samples from Conscious Foods:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Elizabeth and Issy from Nestar and Miss Sweetie with their hand panned chocolates; the action at Coconut Hub; organic cold pressed juices from Babou Juice; Chooh La La back for another WVD; Red Balloon Candy Artisans and their hand crafted sweets:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

VEGAN FASHION AND BEAUTY

This year’s WVD Melbourne included a fashion show, including fitness wear by Vegan Fitness Model Crissi Carvalho:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015 Vegan Fitness Model

I don’t know the names of the designers featured below sorry, but there were so many beautiful clothes, hats and shoes:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Adorn Cosmetics and their lovely staff had a stall today and seemed quite busy (I love their concealer); soaps from The Australian Natural Soap Company; Ere Perez also make beautiful cruelty free natural cosmetics; Vegan Tree Owl create skincare and beauty products like lip balms, soaps and perfume; Melbourne made Bella Belle Nail Couture polishes:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

More creative talent on display with gorgeous hand made jewellery and accessories! Shown below are Project Triceratops; reincarting rubbish with WozWaste; earrings and sweet animal figures sold by Futuro Vega*Pop; jewellery, wallets, bags and more at Jubly-Umph:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Backpacks from BeeKeeper Parade; the Vegan Style stall included many gorgeous bags and shoes; Matt & Nat bags at the Orange Oranges stall; beautiful prints of animals on purses and wallets at the Animal Kind stall; droolworthy Scarlett Vegan Bags; stunning cork bags and necklaces at the Alteration Atelier stall (sorry, I have no additional info on them):

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

Vegan footballs and more from Vegan Wares; The Vegan Box‘s new tasty donut shopping bag; hand painted brooches for Vegetarian Victoria by Heidi & Gretel; Edgar’s Mission magnets; more Vegan Style shoes:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

THE FITNESS ZONE

Vegan body building legends! Billy Simmonds of Prana ON gave a great presentation on veganism in the mainstream. He was also loudly cheered on by a large crowd during his fitness challenge! Robert Cheeke was part of the Vegan Transformations Panel and could also be found at his stall with vegan apparel and his fantastic book Shred It!

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015 Robert Cheeke and Billy Simmonds

The Vegan Transformations Panel: Crissi Carvalho from Vegan Fitness Model; Simone Collins from the Evolved Generation team and Amanda Riddles of A Very Small Vegan Kitchen; body weight calisthenics by Luke Tan and DC Cordtz; the crowd in the fitness zone and the plank challenge contestants:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

FOOD DEMOS

I didn’t get to see many of the food demos unfortunately! Shown below are Luke Tan and Emilie Tan, with Lucy Stegley from Evolved Generation and Raw Events Australia; Yoko from Shoku Iku in Northcote; Dinesh from Mantra Lounge with Zac Bird. Zac launched his new Nicecreamery at WVD:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

MUSIC

There was a full schedule for the music entertainment and I made sure to go and watch Abolicion:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015 Abolicion

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015 Abolicion

Krishool smiled a lot through his set!

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015 Krishool

I only caught the last bit of JAIID‘s set– there was so much going on at WVD!

JAIID World Vegan Day 2015

I’ll finish up with a bunch of images with scenes of World Vegan Day.

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

COOL BAGS AND STUFF

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

And I’ll finish with awarding The Inaugural Veganopoulous Best Item Of Clothing Award to the person shown below in the mega brilliant watermelon top. There’s no prize, and I didn’t actually plan on such a contest until I saw this top but it’s so cool that first place was awarded instantly and no correspondence was entered in to, my relatives were not eligible to enter, etc etc:

World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015

I hope you enjoyed this look back at Melbourne’s World Vegan Day for 2015. If you’re not from Melbourne, come and visit during this time of year 😀

Happy World Vegan day, world!

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Overdosa and Diwali Indian Festival of Light Melbourne

Overdosa

Today I went down to Federation Square for Melbourne’s Diwali Indian Festival of Light. I confess, I headed straight for the food and I was plenty pleased to see Overdosa. So many blogs I read have featured visits to Overdosa so I was really happy to finally get my turn!

Overdosa

Overdosa

I ordered the classic potato masala dosa with coconut chutney. Dosas are something I wish I could make properly. They’re just awesome, awesome, awesome:

Overdosa

Overdosa

Overdosa

Aaaaand then I went back for the $6 lentil poppers with tamarind date chutney. I loved these, they were light and just perfect with the chutney. As soon as I can, I’m going to visit Overdosa and eat my way through the menu:

Overdosa

Overdosa

I wasn’t going to miss the children dancing for anything!

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I walked around a bit more, wondering why there were sweaty people running around in green t-shirts, until I read one of the t-shirts and realised it’s for the Great Amazing Race:

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OverdosaDiwali Melbourne

And finally heading home, determined to get back to Overdosa at the earliest opportunity!

Diwali Melbourne

Overdosa’s Facebook page

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Luna1878 Winter Night Market: the vegan perspective and some Melbourne love

Luna1878 night market

Tonight I headed down to the Queen Vic Market for the Luna1878 Night Market. I’ve been pretty slack with the night markets in general, always meaning to go but when I remember, it’s already Thursday.

My mission was to spend my birthday cash on vegan goodies and locally produced items that really grabbed me. Over the years I’ve changed my shopping style from a wishy washy yeah that’ll do (which I applied to my wedding dress, I couldn’t be bothered trying on anything else after the second meringue), to only buying things I really, really need or love.

I was messing around with camera settings and towards the end, juggling things in both hands trying not to take blurry shots, so apologies for any crappiness that jumps out and smacks you in the nose.

The first stall I hung out at was MAD Products, chatting with Maxine Wren.  Maxine photographs Melbourne streetscapes and graffiti then, using locally sourced wood, turns them in to items like coasters, place mats, small furniture and pictures. For every Graffitiscape coaster and place mat sold, $1 and $3 respectively are donated to Youth Projects Hosier Lane.

Melbourne Streetscapes MAD Products

I loved looking at the MAD coasters. Having lived away from my home town for a few years, I only really appreciated Melbourne once I was homesick. Now I love picking up little bits and pieces reflecting how much I love my city and if we ever live overseas again, I want to be able to take those bits and pieces with me.  So today I couldn’t go past this coaster for $10:

Melbourne Streetscapes MAD Products

I love love love it. When I go in to the city, I try to make the time to walk down Hosier Lane. So my coaster will be used every time I make my tea, which is numerous times a day.

When I was going through my photos (and so many didn’t turn out, including the others I took of Maxine’s stall, arghgh) I realised that because I had been yapping away so much, I completely missed the box of place mats right in front of me! The first one was a picture of the exterior of the Royal Arcade, one of my favourite Melbourne buildings. I know some of my friends and relatives love images of Melbourne like I do, so these would make great gifts.

MAD Products has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MaxineArtisticDesigns/info  

 

Next up was The Decadent Desserts Company with their big table full of fudge.  I asked if the fudge was vegan, which meant I completely missed this sign:

The Decadent Desserts Co

EEEEEEeeeeee! It made me wonder how many people, like me, ask “is it vegan”.  Which of course is a fab thing! Check out the table of tasty delights:

The Decadent Desserts Co

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I bought the larger packet of that Coffee & Walnut fudge you see, plus the smaller $4 snack pack of Chai Fudge, Coconut Fudge and of course the Peppermint. I’ve already eaten the coconut which was delicious. I sampled some of the ginger and that was great too. Another great gift idea!

The Decadent Desserts Company can be found at http://decadentdesserts.com.au/ 

 

Husband is a big bretzel man. We visited Germany a few times (cos we were living next door) and if we got separated I knew I just had to go and find the closest bretzel shop. I bought two tonight from Bretzel Biz. I gave the bag to Husband, then when I went to have some a few minutes later he’d already scoffed the first one and was going all lockjaw on the second.  I’d say he liked them very much, you should have seen him being all foamy mouth impatient when I was trying to take this photo.  This is a photo taken under extreme bretzel pressure:

Bretzel Biz

I had some too (much to Husband’s horror) because YAY the bretzels are vegan. Only the plain ones though, the flavoured ones like salted caramel are not (I don’t think). The plain ones are $4 each.

Check out Bretzel Biz at http://www.facebook.com/Bretzel.biz

 

Signs like this are like the black holes of goodness.  They suck me right in. I love that vegan labeling is becoming so common. I’ve only been vegan for a couple of years but when I started out, I always had to ask if stuff was vegan, what are the ingredients etc etc. Chooh La La!

Chooh La La Praline

Chooh La La Praline

I really liked the almonds so I bought a bag for $5. I have to try really hard not to eat them all in one go. Mehhh, who am I kidding.  I’m going to eat them all now.

Chooh La La can be found at http://www.facebook.com/choohlala

Regretfully, I didn’t get the name of the stall I bought these Melbourne badges from ($2 each or $10 for six badges).  The badges are made from street directory maps. The Melbourne one is mine, the Sunshine one is for a friend who grew up there:

Melways badges

 

The Birdhouse Collection stall had some gorgeous wooden animal shaped magnets. I couldn’t decide which one to get.  So I thought what would Harry Potter do?

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There were other lovely animal designs, including Australian animals, as well as hot air balloons and merry go rounds.

The Birdhouse Collection can be found here: http://www.thebirdhousecollection.com.au/

 

I’m a sucker for buying popcorn that is different than the plain old salted (and heavily burnt) break-your-teeth popcorn I make at home. I also wanted to buy something for the family and I knew they’d love this popcorn from The Steel Drum Popcorn Company. Seriously, you could take a lovely fire heated bath in this massive steel kettle and swish your salts around with the paddle:

Steel Drum Popcorn Co

The popcorn is cooked in oil and dusted with salt and sugar and is addictive. Naturally I wouldn’t hesitate to buy more.  I’ve forgotten how much it cost too:

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I made sure I went to the night market hungry and I was really curious to see what vegan options there were. After passing row after row of heavily meaty places, I crossed my fingers and hoped that the ‘vegetarian’ on the Rice and Dice sign actually meant vegan.  AND IT DIIID:

Rice And Dice

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Sooo I’m one of those eyes greedier than the stomach people. When I asked the friendly guy up there for something vegan, “I don’t mind what it is, as long as it’s vegan” (that’s me), I didn’t actually ask what the dishes were.  I just asked if I could get a combo of whatever was vegan. Maybe someone did mention what the dishes were, but my brain was all veganveganveganit’svegan:

Rice And Dice

Whatever it was, it was really good.  Next time I’ll pay more attention. I can’t find an online info source for Rice and Dice.  You just have to go and check them out yourself 🙂

 

Another sign that had me excited was this:

soupin bread bowl stall

Now, as I’m not really a soup person, THIS is why I was excited:

Soup in bread bowl stall

SOUP IN A BREAD ROLL BOWL. I’m so getting that if I see this stall somewhere again.  I think they may have been called the Soup Factory.  I could see people standing around eating soup out of bread bowls and I wanted one too, despite being pretty full because SOUP IN BREAD ROLL BOWL. Except this was the queue:

Soup in bread bowl stall

No soup for you, Veganopoulous.

I spotted this sugarcane juice cart, which I am assuming is vegan, but ran out of time to check out:

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There was a stage area with live music and a few of these tables (this photo was taken when I arrived at 5pm, there weren’t that many people but it really filled up soon after):

Luna1878 night market

 

When I first arrived at 5pm, I was a bit surprised that the stalls seemed spread so far out but after speaking to some stall owners, I realised it was to accommodate crowds as the summer night market gets really crowded. As more people arrived I saw this was quite a good idea and I liked having the room to move between stalls. There were other stalls I would have liked more time to look at, like candles, handmade jewelry and essential oils.

My biggest gripe would have to be how smoky it was from the barbeque/grill stalls.  I found it really, really unfortunate that a vegetarian food stall was placed right next to a spit roast stall (I spoke to the person serving at the veg stall and they weren’t happy about the situation). I hope that the foods serving veg*n options can be moved to a different area. It was so smoky that I stank out the tram with my bbq smell– even at home now my clothes, bag and beanie still stink. As soon as I walked in the door the family commented I smelled like a bbq 🙁

To veg*ns considering going, please be warned that there are spit roast/grill type food stalls.

 

The Luna1878 Winter Night Market will be held every Wednesday 5pm – 10pm until August 27th. More info can be found at http://www.qvm.com.au/night-market/luna1878-winter-night-market-2/