In one of the most diverse cities in the world, you will find a tonne of good eats, a nice place to recharge - and hey! we've got great coffee too!
If you got a chance to cook yourself, there are a tonne of ways to eat cheap and eat well! Yes of course you can get cheap pasta and a tin of tomato sauce from ALDI - but do you want that every day?! Well, I don't - so why would you want to? Best places to buy cheap veggies, fruit and so on.
Really good value food is usually to be found at markets - especially just before closing time!
For instance, try the meat hall of the Preston Market short before midday on Saturday, or the top end of the Victoria Market in the city (Market Hall B) approaching 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday just before 4 pm. Also Sunday at the South Melbourne Markets some good deals can be scoored towards the end of the market day! Especially watch out for the $1 food bags...
And because we love markets so much, here is a list of them all:
Best place for bargain shopping are the markets! And no, they do not only sell food. From clothes, shoes, household goods to cheap souvenirs - it is a ideal place to get your inner Shopaholic satisfied and hopefully not burn a massive hole into your budget. An extensive list of markets can be found just above under the food section, but here are some more additions: