We’ve rounded up the best Melbourne foodies and asked them to create their most delicious delights for you at our Melbourne AW14 Finders Keepers market! There will be five Food Trucks, coffee carts by Allpress, bars by Stone & Wood and for the very first time in Melbourne, a Farmers Lane filled to the brim with yummy local produce! You will be sure to find something tasty and locally made to feast on, both during the event and to take home as well!
You can find all of these treats, along side our art & design stalls, vintage emporium, workshops and live music at our Melbourne AW14 markets on the 25th & 26th July at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Victoria. Check out the great line up of food trucks & stalls below!
Drinks & Food Trucks:
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Allpress is a Melbourne and Sydney based coffee roaster providing fresh, high quality coffee. Our speciality Arabica beans are of the highest variety sourced from all around the world, blended together and roasted using hot air roasting technology. This method roasts beans evenly in a stream of hot air with no risk of scorching or tainting and produces cleaner, sweeter tasting coffee every time.
Afrofeast showcases African culture and cuisine. Our food truck, the only of its kind in Australia vends pan-African street foods from South to East to West Africa, enriching Melbourne’s cultural diversity and experience. Our meals are authentic, healthy and tasty, bringing something unique and different to the Melbourne food scene. At the market we will be selling African gourmet sausages + roll, Bunny Chow (lamb or veg curry) + roll, Misr-wat (Ethiopian lentils) + Chapati & yummy Samosas. Come check us out, we’re a friendly bunch ready to give you and your family an unforgettable experience.
Gumbo Kitchen is a Melbourne based Cajun food truck serving up New Orleans & Louisiana street food. With reference to the rich history of culture in Louisiana, Gumbo Kitchen offers up a range of Southern USA cuisine from the official dish of Louisiana, Gumbo, to smoked pork, deep fried shrimp & more. Since launching Gumbo Kitchen in October 2011, the team have gone on to open a dedicated Louisiana restaurant, Po’ Boy Quarter & Huey Long’s on Smith St.
Nuoc Mama’s Food Truck serves up Vietnamese street food to the hungry children of Melbourne. Taking generations old families recipes; tweaked, critiqued and refined by the toughest critics (the grandmamas and grandpapas round the dinner table, not the Matt Preston and Terry Durack kind) and sharing them with hungry street food hunters of Melbourne.
Round the Way
Round the Way is a state of the art food truck serving unique toasted Bagel Burgers and deli style Bagels filled with a fresh selection of local produce, handmade sauces and flavors inspired from around the world.
Stone & Wood
Born and raised in Byron Bay, we take a fresh approach to brewing handcrafted beer in the Northern Rivers of NSW, one of the greatest places on Earth. It’s a place where people enjoy having a beer when relaxing after catching a wave, catching a band at the pub or just catching up with friends. It’s that sort of place. We brew beer for times like these and beer that is simply good to drink.
Trailer Made is the innovative answer to Melbourne’s insatiable demand for fresh, refined, street food with fast and responsive service. The menu is a collaboration of the owner’s favourite foods, paying respect to raw ingredients, natural flavours and utilising seasonal produce. Trailer Made is not your average food truck, with attributes that include biodegradable packaging, a locally sourced menu and options for vegans, vegos, meat eaters, coeliacs and the diversity of food lovers. Visit the trailer to indulge in fresh, seasonal and quality Middle Eastern / Eastern European influenced street food.
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Badlands & Co
Getting hitched? Planning a kick ass party? Need some floral love in your life? At Badlands & Co. We LOVE flowers! This year at our Finders Keepers stall you will find fresh yummy blooms for your home, wild posies wrapped up pretty, concrete planters with yummy succulents and hanging gardens in fluro string. Come say hi and smell the flowers!
Life’s short. Enjoy every mini moment! Charlie’s Cookies is a Melbourne based boutique manufacturer of gourmet treats. At Charlie’s we believe that the joy in life comes from the MINI moments that happen, while you’re busy planning for the big ones. As well as stocking all of your cookie favourites, Charlie’s has recently taken the quintessentially Australian melting moment and turned it into a trend setting range of 7 different mini flavours.
Cotton Tree Fairy Floss
Cotton Tree Fairy Floss is hand spun with fun! We hand spin over 20 flavours of Sweet Harvest Fairy Floss, made using pure organic flavours. We also spin to order a Sweet Celebration range, that can be personalised for your sweet celebrations.
Cunliffe & Waters
Based in the Yarra Valley, C&W hand make their products in very small batches to preserve the flavour of the best fruit available.
Karma Cola – is the real, ‘real thing’, a cola made with Fairtrade and organic ingredients including real cola nut from the rainforests of West Africa. Karma Cola’s original recipe includes vanilla bean grown by the Huiwani Fairtrade Cooperative in Papua New Guinea, and organically grown sugar cane from the Manduvira Fairtrade Organic Farmers in Paraguay. Karma Cola also makes a Fairtrade organic ginger ale called Gingerella, a lemonade called Lemmy and have just launched the new All Good and Sparkling fruit range which includes blackcurrant, white grapefruit, red grapefruit, blood orange and bitter lemon flavours.
Love Chai Love Tea
Love chai was founded in 2006 by studying Naturopath Emma Watson, when she was unable to find an organic chai that matched the blends she had made for her friends earlier. Emma shared her vision with good friend Damien Amos and together they further developed the initial inspiration of providing a great tasting chai for the people you love.
Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop
Mister Nice Guy’s Bakeshop is an allergy friendly bakeshop, sspecialisingin vegan, gluten free, soy and sugar free baked goods. Our bakery is located in Ascot Vale and is open 7 days a week, we have a huge range of exciting baked goods, from pumpkin pie, cinnamon buns, pretzel dogs, paelo cakes, cheezecakes and cupcakes.
At Monsieur Truffe we make high-quality chocolate using the best couverture we can source. Our single-origin chocolate range presents the rich breadth of regional expression the cacao bean is capable of — something we do because it’s how we believe chocolate should be experienced. We will be selling hand made single origin bars, specialty milk & dark bars, gianduja, hazelnut spread, hot chocolate mix, roasted & coated almonds/hazelnuts, praline and an assortment of other small chocolate confections.
Organics for Lily
Organics for Lily was founded by a Melbourne naturopath who decided to combine her love of tea with her background in naturopathy. We offer a range of therapeutic teas that promote health, wellness and balance. We also have some other delicious organic infusions and green tea blends. In addition we offer a beautiful range of tea packs and tea wares. Our blends are sourced from only the highest quality organic ingredients and are all hand blended by us.
Shop Ramen in Collingwood run by foodie and long term hospitality guy Pat Breen (previously of food blog Eat This Food) and his partner Lydia Wegner. Shop Ramen is inspired by both Japanese and Korean flavours – with a fair pinch of our own creative license thrown in!
SWEETNESS The Patisserie
SWEETNESS hand makes artisan confectionery & sweet gift food. Our signature product is SWEET Mallows, gourmet marshmallows available in a 35 flavours. We also create nougat, caramel, fudge, toffee, Florentines, shortbreads, honeycomb and caramel popcorn. We make everything we sell – no 3rd party products – in our open kitchen in Epping, Sydney. We never start with pre-mixes, we make everything from scratch. Over the past 5 years participating in food award shows, we have garnered 5 Championship awards and more than 50 medals. What we do is special.