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Melbourne Eats: Le Derrière / Big Vic Deli/ Calia Emporium / La Tortilleria

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Le Derrière

Dressed in chic green stripes, Le Derrière by Entrecôte conjures Paris for its South Yarra locals. From petit déjeuner (brekkie) to dinner, you’ll find hot-to-go tarts, pies and pastries. Not forgetting must-haves like red wine vinegar and chilled Bolly. Don’t leave without a crème brûlée doughnut and their signature baguette loaded with steak, frites and secret herb butter sauce.

                  

Locations: 119 Park St South Yarra 3141

Email: dine@entrecote.com.au

Tel: (03) 9804 5468 

 

Big Vic Deli

At Big Vic Deli, aka BVD, the speciality of the day is premium cured meats. Whether it’s Otway bacon or Wagyu salami, they’ve got the makings for a perfect picnic platter. If you’re in need of antipasti, ask the friendly staff for tips on matching olives and Greek cheeses. Pair them with mascarpone-stuffed figs, dolmades and chargrilled artichoke hearts. Pop in for takeaway or order a delivery.

     

Locations: Shop 25-28 Dairy Hall, Elizabeth St Melbourne 3000

Email: bigvicdeli@gmail.com

Tel: (03) 9328 1633

 

 

Calia Emporium

Looking for something different for dinner? Calia in Emporium has a deluxe range of groceries, sourcing goodies from Japan and closer to home. Such as Wagyu striploin for the grill, or Tassie salmon fillet to pan-sear in a flash. But why cook when you can order ready-to-go gyozas, a Japanese chicken curry and green tea chiffon cake? Order an online delivery, or get free click and collect if you’re in the radius.

       

Locations:  Ground Floor, 287 Lonsdale St Melbourne 3000

Email: info@calia.com.au

Tel: (03) 9662 1688

 

 

La Tortilleria

Can’t get enough of La Tortilleria’s authentic Mexican fare? Buy their own-brand corn tortillas and nacho chips, and try making it yourself. They also sell vegan tostadas and blue-corn tortillas. Throw in a jar of spicy-hot salsa and can of refried beans from their grocery and you’ll have dinner on the table, Mexican style. Pop in for takeaway or order a delivery.

               

Locations: 72 Stubbs St Kensington 3031

Email: eatery@latortilleria.com.au

Tel: 1300 556 084

 

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Melbourne Eats: Casa Nata / Hunted & Gathered / Gong De Lin / BIO by DOC

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Casa Nata

 

Melbourne’s own Casa Nata, a bakery-cafe located on Thornbury’s High Street, serves up traditional egg-custard tarts that pay homage to the original pastéis de nata. There’s an element of theatre, too – you can watch Casa Nata’s bakers make the gooey, flaky tarts through the large street-facing window while you wait for your coffee. Stop by for a takeaway pastry while walking around the neighbourhood.

Locations: 846 High Street, Thornbury VIC 3071

Email: info@casanata.com.au

Tel: (03) 0431 180 838

Website: casanata.com.au

Hunted & Gathered

     

Hunted & Gathered is a premium organic chocolate maker run by brothers Harry and Charlie Nissen in Melbourne. Handmade in a factory in Cremorne, most Hunted & Gathered chocolate bars feature just three ingredients: organic cacao nibs sourced from ethical producers in Africa and Central and South America, organic cacao butter and organic cocoa sugar.

           

Locations: 68 Gwynne St, Cremorne VIC 3121

Email: info@huntedandgathered.com.au

Tel: (03) 9421 6800

Website: huntedandgathered.com.au

Gong De Lin

     

Vegan dumplings are the little parcels of joy we all need right now. Gong De Lin is our go-to for Chinese classics with plant-fuelled meat-alternatives. Load up on Sichuan-style eggplant, teppanyaki veggie steak, and sweet and sour crispy ‘beef’. If you’re missing meat, this tastes just like the real thing. Call to pick up, or order delivery via Uber Eats, Deliveroo and DoorDash.

           

Locations: 3/264 Swanston St Melbourne 3000

Email: gongdelinmelbs@gmail.com

Tel: (03) 9663 7878

BIO by DOC

   

DOC’s Carlton empire has spread to Drummond Street with the opening of BIO by DOC. Think small dishes to share, like mini eggplant parmigian and mushroom arancini. Or savour a bowl of beetroot gnocchi or charcoal pasta in rich veggue ragu. Your plant-based dessert could be fig tart or classic tiramisu with cashew cream. Order on Providoor.

     

Locations:  312 Drummond St Carlton 3053

Email:  hello@biobydoc.com

Tel: (03) 9349 1386

Website: www.biobydoc.com

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Melbourne Eats (takeaway edition) Pidapipó / Hawker Chan / Meet Sando / Fruits of Passion

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Pidapipó

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Pidapipo creates authentic, artisanal Italian-style gelato. Made fresh daily, using quality ingredients and seasonal fruits. The store offers 20 rotating flavours each day, including black sesame, dulce de leche, and blood orange granita. The fruit is always fresh, never frozen, with no artificial flavourings added.

Locations:299 Lygon St, Carlton 3053

Email:ciao@pidapipo.com

Tel:(03) 9347 4596

Website: pidapipo.com

Hawker Chan
   

This casual hawker-style eatery is touted as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Now with locations around the world, this no-frills eatery specialises in Hong Kong-style roasted meats. Think crisp-skinned soy chicken, pork ribs and barbecue pork, served with rice or noodles. The marinade for the signature soy chicken dish is a closely guarded secret and is still made daily in Singapore and shipped around the world.

Locations:157 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

Email: info@hawkerchanaustralia.com

Tel:(03) 9650 8808

Website: hawkerchanaustralia.com

Meet Sando

     

Meet Sando is a daytime fast casual restaurant, located within the Queen Victoria Market complex. They serve katsu sando Japanese-style sandwiches, served while they’re still hot, crunchy and fresh. They also offer sides, open toasties (for breakfast) and French pastries, plus a selection of coffees and teas.

Locations:Queen Victoria Market, 507 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000

Email: info@hawkerchanaustralia.com

Tel:(03) 9328 3213

Website: meetsando.com.au

Fruits of Passion

     

Fruits of Passion is a great Kensington hotspot offering great coffee, delicious cakes and home-made muffins. Check out the all-day breakfast menu, as well as loads of hearty lunches with a large variety of smoothies, juices and alcoholic drinks.Vegetarians, vegans and those wishing to avoid gluten will find some great options available.

Locations:188 Bellair St, Kensington 3031

Email: fruitsofpassion@hotmail.com

Tel:(03) 9376 8588

Website: fruitsofpassioncafe.com

 

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Melbourne Eats: Robata / +39 Pizzeria/Flora Indian Restaurant /Hella Good

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Robata

Robata Japanese Grill takes inspiration from a centuries-old Japanese grilling technique. The menu features a selection of yakitori and kushiyaki skewers, all cooked to perfection over Robata’s custom-built charcoal grill. There’s also sashimi, nigiri, pork katsu and select cuts of premium beef. Robata’s neon lights and street signs contrast its minimalist interior. Sleek contemporary elements surround the space, transporting guests to an exhilarating Tokyo streetscape. The main dining room serves as a fun and casual dining spot for any occasion.

 

Locations: Robata Melbourne 2 Exhibition St Melbourne 3000

Email:info@robata.melbourne

Tel: (03) 9989 3575

Website: robata.com.au

+39 Pizzeria

Named after the Italian international dialling code, +39 is the product of six Neapolitan friends intent on sharing classic pizzas and pastas with the world.Whet your appetite with some antipasti like polenta chips, bruschetta and a selection of cured meats.

Get a classic margherita pizza if tradition is your thing, otherwise they’ve got a whole selection of toppings including eggplant parmigiana and creamy pumpkin. The degustation menu includes a selection of pizzas and pastas for the table.Don’t shy away from the dessert menu, and enjoy some traditional Italian digestifs while you’re at it.

Locations:+39 Pizzeria 362 Little Bourke St Melbourne 3000

Email: info@plus39.com.au

Tel: (03) 9642 0440

Website: www.plus39.com.au

Flora Indian Restaurant

Flora Indian Restaurant serves traditional dishes from across India in a fast, casual, counter-service environment.Grab light snacks such as samosas and pakoras to take away, or settle in and relax in this busy cafe close to Flinders Street Station. Main meals include small or large combo dishes with several curries, rice, dhal and a papadam. You’ll also find onion or egg masala dosas, Madras chicken and beef curry.   

Locations: Flora Indian Restaurant 238 Flinders St Melbourne 3000

Email: info@plus39.com.au

Tel: (03) 9663 1212

Website:floraindian.com.au

Hella Good

A one-stop shop for souvlakis with a focus on takeaway. From the owners of one of Melbourne’s oldest and best-known Greek establishment, Stalactites.Customers can expect the same flavours and fresh taste of Stalactites. Enjoy juicy, marinated meat sliced straight from the spit. Plus Greek dips and desserts made fresh daily.

Locations:Level 3 Food Court, Shop 3 Hella Good – Emporium 287 Lonsdale St Melbourne 3000

Email: info@hellagood.com.au

Tel: (03) 9629 8239

Website: hellagood.com.au

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