Grocery shopping at Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market walks a fine line between delightful and harrowing. While there are rows upon rows of fresh fruit and vegetables; specialist delis stocked with cheese, cured meats and pickles; and butchers and fishmongers, it’s also a popular tourist destination. On a regular Saturday morning it can feel as busy as Christmas Eve.
Now the 140-year-old market has announced a partnership with YourGrocer, a service that already delivers from some of Melbourne’s top food stores, including Fitzroy’s Dench Bakers; Andrew McConnell’s upscale butchery Meatsmith; Ocean Made seafood; Wide Open Road coffee roasters; St David Dairy; and Prahran, South Melbourne and Preston markets.
You can now shop pork, lamb and beef from family-owned butcher Vic Meat Supply; organic, free range, duck and quail eggs from The Eggporium; boiled bagels, almond croissants and sourdough loaves from The Bread Box; imported and local cheeses, cured meats and preserves from The Epicurean; nuts and pantry staples from QV Nut Co; fruit and vegetables from Vic Market Organics; and local wine in refillable bottles from ReWine, all from the comfort of your couch. More traders will be added over the coming months.
The minimum order is $60 plus a delivery fee of $9.99. Drivers can either deliver to your door, your kitchen bench or, if you’re not home, they’ll leave your groceries in safe place nominated by you.
Check if your suburb is within the delivery zone and find out more here.