I’ve been looking forward to visiting this market so much – it’s had a lot of advertising leading up to the opening weekend (October 11th & 12th). You can read a bit more about the market on their website, but the basic premise is that the team behind the Batman Market are working to build a new iconic multicultural market for Melbourne to enjoy, representative of the “Australian weekend lifestyle.” They’re hoping in the future that it’ll be a site that can be used to host events for the community, as well as celebrating multiculturalism through food and creative locals selling their wares. Stalls will cover the spectrum from street food style sellers to health food and groceries, as well as homewares, jewellery and second hand pieces.
I visited on opening day, last Saturday; while it’s a little way out of Melbourne’s CBD, it’s well worth the trip for both Melbourne residents and visitors alike. The atmosphere was fantastic; there were people of all nationalities, all ages, all walks of life. The stalls I looked at were well set up, with heaps of gorgeous little trinkets for sale – the jewellery stalls in particular caught my eye, there were beautiful handmade pieces.
The food was the big draw card for me, so here are some of my favourites from the day!
Ayomo Frozen Yogurt – but I was there for the waffles
This was possibly the best waffle I’ve ever had! You pick a base, 3 toppings and a drizzle on top – I went with peanut butter base, oat crumble, chocolate pearls, peanuts and hazelnut chocolate drizzle. Make it a priority when you visit.
Strawberry iced tea. Ice cold, neither the tea nor the strawberry flavours were overpowering – it somehow magically tasted equally of both.
Queqedjoe – Indonesian handcrafted mini no-bake cheesecake pots – I tried the mango and salted caramel cheesecake, and it was really, really good. Silky smooth, the caramel was salty but still sweet, and the biscuit crumb base was perfect. Amazing dessert, so unexpected, but I’d definitely be keen to try some more flavours!