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Melbourne Eats: Elsie’s Butter Chicken /Jimmy Watson’s BBQ/Mabu Mabu – Big Esso Snack Bar /Seven Seeds sandwiches

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Elsie’s Butter Chicken

     

Chef Mischa Tropp is easing our lockdown pains with his pop-up butter chicken shop, named after his grandma Elsie. $30 will get you a big serve of comforting butter chicken or vego butter paneer. It comes with all the trimmings, including naan, dal makhani, saffron rice, pickled onion and raita. Pre-order now and swing by Pope Joan on Fridays and Saturdays for a Delhi-style feed.

 

Locations: shop 16/45 Collins St Melbourne 3000

Email: mischa@elsieswithlove.com

Website: www.elsieswithlove.com

Jimmy Watson’s BBQ

     

Lygon Street legends Jimmy Watson’s and Snack Monster are popping up with a roadside food stall on lockdown weekends. Their 1930s-style snacks include pinchos boxes and BBQ staples like pork and fennel sausages. Plus a tasty snack option for vegos. Visit Friday to Sunday between 12pm and 2.30pm.

  

 

Locations: 333 Lygon St Carlton 3053

Email: team@jimmywatsons.com

Tel: (03)  9347 3985

Website: watsonwines.com.au

Mabu Mabu – Big Esso Snack Bar

     

Get to Mabu Mabu for a snack to go, loaded with native ingredients. The Big Esso Snack Bar is slinging treats in Fed Square every Thursday to Saturday. You’ll find take-home meals, grazing boxes, wild game meats and cheese and deli goods. Plus plenty of vegan options. The wine, cocktail and beer lists are 100 percent Aussie-made and if you want to BYO, they’ll fill your beer bottles.

Locations: Shop 25, Fed Square Flinders St Melbourne 3000

 Email: hello@mabumabu.com.au

Website: www.mabumabu.com.au

 

Seven Seeds sandwiches

   

Looking for a tasty lunch with your caffeine hit? Carlton warehouse cafe Seven Seeds has become our lockdown sandwich dealer. There’s a different special every weekend. Think katsu sandos, cheesy toasties, steak sangas and loaded brekkie rolls. Follow their socials to find out what their latest sandwich creation is and swing by on Saturdays and Sundays before they sell out.

Locations: 114 Berkeley St Carlton 3053

Email:  hola@sevenseeds.com.au

Tel: (03) 9347 8664

Website: sevenseeds.com.au

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Melbourne Eats: Brioche by Philip / Lune hot suburbs / Supernormal / Ima Project Cafe

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Brioche by Philip

Phillip’s team are hitting the road one day a week to visit suburbs around Melbourne. Bringing their decadent pastries, artisan breads and of course, their eponymous brioche, right to your door. Past lucky ‘burbs have included Kew, Blackburn and Maribyrnong. Get your order in for these Japanese-inspired French bakery goodies. 

Locations: 114 Russell St Melbourne 3000

Email: russellst@briochebyphilip.com.au

Website: www.briochebyphilip.com.au 

Tel: (03) 9191 4875

Lune hot suburbs 

Pastry dreams do come true. If Melbourne’s iconic croissanterie is outside your 15km, you don’t need to miss out on buttery, flaky good times. Lune is doing ‘hot suburbs’ delivery spanning as far as Geelong. Hot suburbs are announced at 8:30am every morning on Instagram, three days in advance. Cross your fingers for your neighborhood to come up and you’ll be enjoying a lemon curd cruffin in no time. 

Locations: Shop 16/161 Collins St Melbourne 3000

Email: info@lunecroissanterie.com

Website: www.lunecroissanterie.com

 

Supernormal

Another beautiful Basque cheesecake comes from foodie legends Supernormal. Think perfect little bundles of caramelised, creamy goodness. Order on its own, or indulge in a luxe Asian-fusion banquet with cheesecake as the dessert of choice. Serves two, but we could easily demolish this one on our own.

Locations: 180 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000

Email: info@supernormal.net.au

Website: supernormal.net.au

Tel: (03) 9650 8688

 

Ima Project Cafe

Traditional Japanese breakfast sets are what Ima is known for. But they’ve also started stocking Sugar Nomad matcha cheesecake by the slice. Bittersweet with a touch of umami, this cake has the signature golden brown outer layer with matcha goodness hidden inside. Pre-order online then pop in for takeaway.

Locations: 169 Elgin St Carlton 3053

Email: hello@imacafe.co

Website: imacafe.co

Tel: (03) 9348 1118

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Melbourne Eats: Bar Holiday / The Cricketers Bar / Pinchy’s / Greta

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Bar Holiday

Carlton’s new hidden bar has flourished into a bottle-o/florist hybrid this lockdown. During the week you’ll find the usual suspects like baguettes and coffee. But swing by Bar Holiday’s takeaway window on Fridays and Saturdays and you can treat yourself to a cheerful bunch of sunflowers. Be sure to grab a bevvy to go from the tap. If you BYO bottle, they’ll fill it with Stomping Ground beers or fine Aussie wines. Open 10am to 3pm.

 

Locations: 19 Lincoln Square S Carlton 3053

Email: info@barholiday.com.au

Website: www.barholiday.com.au

 

The Cricketers Bar

 

Another Indian pop-up that’s hard to say no to. Sidle up to The Cricketers Bar window at The Hotel Windsor and be bowled over by an array of street treats. Take home ready-to-eat vada pavs, chicken tikka rolls, smoked lamb naan and mango lassi soft serves. There’s also cakes, caneles and coffee. Or refreshing spritzes and cocktails from Aru, if the mood strikes. Get in quick, the window is only open Fridays and Saturdays until 25 September. 

 

Locations: 111 Spring St Melbourne 3000

Email: info@thw.com.au

Website: www.thehotelwindsor.com.au/dining/the-cricketers-bar

Tel: (03) 9633 6000

 

Pinchy’s

Our favourite champagne and lobster bar is going on tour. The lockdown cocktail tour hits different suburbs each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Choose from a premium seafood or vegan menu and enjoy classic Pinchy’s dishes like lobster or mushroom rolls, tacos and truffle fries. Don’t forget the drinks. Grab a negroni, spicy margarita or a bottle of Dom if you’re feeling bougie. Pick-up from a suburb in your 15km.

 

Locations: Level 1/200 Bourke St Melbourne 3000

Email: hello@pinchys.co

Website: www.pinchys.co

Tel: 0420 783 719

 

Greta

Craving Greta’s moorish Euro-style fare? Get all your faves plus never-before-tasted specials at the wine bar’s sandwich shop takeover. You’ll find the limited edition Greta pop-up at Mayday in Richmond every weekend and Monday of lockdown from 8am to 3pm. Take your lockdown lunch up a notch with an aperitivo. There’s negronis, spritzes, bellinis and more. With a fresh menu every week, you’ll just have to keep coming back.

 

Locations: 450 Flinders Ln Melbourne 3000

Email: adam@gretamelbourne.com.au

Website: www.gretamelbourne.com.au

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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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