Places

Queen Victoria Markets

Following our lovely Sunday breakfast, we enjoyed the rest of the morning bustling amongst the crowd and fresh food at the famous Queen Victoria Markets.

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Off the rustic trams and into the high ceiling indoor markets, we started at the Delicatessen section – blue, white, soft, hard, shelled and holed cheeses; cured meats and loops of sausages; dried fruit and nuts; flours; fresh fruit and vegetable juices and hot skewers of meat; flaky cheese Borek; and sweet cakes, slices and biscuits.Image

 

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Into the fresh fruit and vegetable shed – purple, white, yellow, dark and light green leaves; spherical, oblong, rough and smooth fruit; fresh bouquets of herbs…bliss!

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There were many more stalls out in the open that day and so we continued our adventure to discover the celebrations of a Portugal Festival. Smoky open grills with charred and sizzling fish, chicken and pork; yolky and sweet Portugese Egg Tarts and crystal covered Portugese Donuts; tender and saucy Paella with soft pulled meat all united with the national gold, red and green.

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Always an enjoyable trip, but all too soon we slowly made our way into the city before we ruined our much awaited lunch at Mamasita.

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