The Supper Market at the Abbotsford Convent

If you’re craving music, great food, an escape from the frantic city, and good vibes all at the same time, then I have the place for you!

Set in the beautiful Abbotsford Convent, The Supper Market has returned for 2017 and will be running right through until the end of February.

The historic Abbotsford Convent is home to the market every Friday night from 5 pm to 9.30 pm, where you can experience a magical world full of live music, food stalls, hand-made crafts and much more.

An aroma of sweet chocolate donuts and salty sweet potato chips entice you to the food trucks, taking up prime spots at the market – there is something for all taste buds with cuisines ranging from Ratatouille Burgers through to the tastes of the Himalayas.

One of Melbourne’s most popular food trucks, The Little Mushroom Co. has a permanent park for this year’s Supper Market, tempting visitors with their widely sought after burgers.

The Little Mushroom Co. owner Bryan Mooney said the Abbotsford Convent is a beautiful space for the market and a great environment to sell food.

“Our food is quirky and we take a lot of care developing the food and we can take over a year to make a menu item,” he said.

Alongside great food to indulge in there is also great music to entertain you throughout the night with electronic pop, live bands and African dance music.

The Abbotsford Convent. Photo: Theresa Harrison

Event organiser Jane Goodrich said the event sparked from a Sunday market that was previously held at the venue, and they decided the spot was perfect for a relaxing Friday night market.

“The main asset is the really beautiful location and you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city while being surrounded by the beautiful heritage gardens of the convent,” she said.

As you wonder around the markets there is plenty to see and buy, with handcrafted jewellery and vintage threads making an appearance.

The Supper Market is the place to spend a Friday evening after a hectic week of work. With another three markets to go, enjoy the relaxing twilight markets in one of Melbournes most iconic and scenic spaces.

And best of all, it’s puppy friendly.

For more information about The Supper Market or other events at the Abbotsford Convent click here.

Written by Grace Evans

 

Grace Evens

Grace, a third-year journalism student at Deakin, is a bubbly and vibrant personality who is always looking for the next challenge, writing wise. With a strong passion for telling stories for others to hear, she has always enjoyed interviewing people and creating something out of their words, whilst also getting to know the person.

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