Stroll along the banks of the Yarra and discover a bustling hawker centre on Birrarung Marr. The dreamy Downtown Dumpling Market will serve up plenty of delicious dumplings, as well as skewers, noodles, drinks and more. This fabulous, open-air food festival will run across 18 nights, starting on November 9 and ending on November 26. It will open from 4:30pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends.
Downtown Dumpling Market
This delightful marketplace is coming to Melbourne for the first time. It’s run by the same team behind Adelaide Fringe’s Gluttony, and Adelaide’s Lucky Dumpling Market.
“We know Melburnians are passionate about their food and they love a festival – almost as much as they love dumplings,” said program director, Elena Kirschbaum. “We’re working hard to create an incredible food festival that will hopefully become a much-loved annual event and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store that’s sure to surprise and delight.”
While the details about vendors haven’t been released yet, you can expect some of Melbourne’s favourite restaurants and brands to make an appearance. There will also be stalls from other states. Look forward to traditional and intriguing dumplings, baos, skewers, salads and noodles. There will also be a bar dedicated to sake, and other bars serving up drinks and cocktails.
Entry to the Downtown Dumpling Market is free. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to come along.