What better way to start planning your festive feasting than with the help of our specialty food and fresh produce traders. Whether you’re in the market for a Christmas ham, locally-caught seafood, the finest game and poultry, or simply something sweet and refreshing, be sure to make it a Queen Vic Market Christmas.
And remember if you can’t make it to the Market, you can shop with Queen Vic Market Online for all your festive essentials with home delivery or click & collect.
With a Fish Hall fit for kings and queens, peruse hundreds of locally-caught fish and seafood species. Best of all, you don’t need to pre-order your seafood fare, with our ten friendly fishmongers stocking all the essentials right up until Christmas eve. If you’re more of a planner and would prefer to secure your produce in advance, many of our fishmongers will take pre-orders in-store up until 21 December.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with crayfish and lobster tails of all sizes at George the Fishmonger, Happy Tuna, Gazza’s Gourmet Seafood, Prosser’s Seafood, Deep Blue Seafood, Vic Market Seafoods, Seafood & Oyster Spot and Limnos Seafood. The team at Limnos will even carefully cook your crayfish the night before collection should you choose to order ahead of time.
The team at Gazza’s Gourmet Seafood will be dishing up plenty of green prawns this festive season, whilst Prosser’s are expecting whole salmon to swim right out the door! Over at Seafood & Oyster Spot expect to find flathead, oysters and salmon cutlets on the menu, while the team at Happy Tuna are promising succulent Moreton Bay Bugs, South Australian cray tails, plus Aussie tiger and king prawns.
A staple at most Christmas dos, a number of Market traders specialise in high quality, locally-produced and ever-so-succulent hams.
Our expert delicatessens are fully stocked and here to help you select the perfect size for your family. We recommend pre-ordering your Christmas ham to avoid disappointment, although many of our stallholders will be stocking the goods right up until Christmas eve.
Over at Big Vic Deli you’ll find the finest Otway Pork with full legs, half legs, and pork nuggets for smaller gatherings. Pre-order in-store or by phone (0411 374 479) by 6 December.
Fabbris hams are set to be a popular choice this year with our friends at La Deli, The Corner Larder and WR King stocking these delicious hams which are locally sourced in Victoria. Pre-order in-store at La Deli by 15 December but expect to see lots of stock right up until Christmas across the Dairy Produce Hall and Meat & Fish Hall.
At The Corner Larder you’ll find double smoked Gypsy ham, famous Farmhouse ham, triple smoked free-range ham and Pastoral Smallgoods ham shank. Be sure to chat with Kev and the team about their festive specials on full hams.
Bill’s Farm exclusively stock Peter Bouchier (St Bernard’s) free range ham off the bone – it’s succulent and easy-to-carve. Medium hams are $190 and large hams are $205. Pre-order in-store or online for pick-up or delivery.
The team at Hagen’s Organics are stocking delicious, organic whole and half ham on the bone, plus boneless ham from local supplier McIvor Farm.
Or chat to Robert and the team at W.R King who are known for their huge selection of hams and expert advice. As well as Fabbris hams, you can expect to find Bertocchi mini Christmas shoulders and Lago/Paramount full and half legs, perfect for every type of Christmas table.
The teams at Nifra Poultry, The Chicken Pantry and the Corner Chicken Shop make cooking perfect poultry easy. Whether it’s a whole turkey or fillet roll, all birds are certified free range and local to Victoria to ensure their freshness.
The Corner Chicken Shop have made things super convenient this festive season with a range of festive options including turkey fillet, turkey roll, whole turkey, turkey buffet and even turducken! Chat to the team instore to pre-order by 20 December, or jump online to view their festive products including home made condiments and stuffing.
Over at Nifra Poultry, you’ll find delicious cranberry & chestnut or apricot & macadamia turkey rolls plus turkey breast, whole and buffet turkey. Ask Chris for suggested cooking advice to ensure you get things just right for the big family feast. Call or text Chris on 0412 230 209 to pre-order today.
The Chicken Pantry are also here to help this Christmas, with a range of whole and stuffed turkey options plus geese, guinea fowl, pheasant and rabbits to really elevate your festive feast.
Or do things a little differently this year and check out the hot smoked free range turkey breast fillets at Tribal Tastes. They come pre-cooked and ready to carve. Make sure you pre-order by 6 December in-store or online.
FRUIT & VEG
With over 55 fruit and vegetable stalls at the Market, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s an abundance of local produce available for your festive events including delicious summer fruits like cherries, berries, strawberries, stone fruit, mangoes, grapes, melons and more; plus great seasonal vegetables like asparagus, beans, zucchini and peas for your salads, roasts and sides.
Peruse the Market’s fresh produce sheds and chat to our expert traders in C, D, H or I Sheds.
BARBECUE & MEAT
An Aussie Christmas wouldn’t be complete without succulent lamb, pork, beef and sausages of course. There’s no need to pre-order with our 27 butchers filling their counters with the finest cuts for your selection.
SWEETS & DESSERTS
The Dairy Produce Hall is fully stocked with festive treats including minced pies, Christmas cakes and puddings, gingerbread cookies and houses, panforte and our favourite, panettone.
Stop by Queen Vic Deli to browse their range of traditional and modern panettone – we’re talking classico, cherry, stone fruit, lemon, chocolate, pistachio, balsamic vinegar, choc fig, choc pear and lots more.
Over at M&G Caiafa you’ll find traditional panforte, delicious mince tarts, plus an incredible collection of Christmas biscuit and cookie tins, chocolates and even traditional German Advent Calendars.
Sylvia’s Deli have a wide range of Christmas puddings by PUD including traditional, date & butterscotch, and cranberry with white chocolate.
Queen Vic Sweet Shop are showcasing an array of sweets including Christmas freckles, chocolate Santas and Christmas-themed chocolate blocks.
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses have a delicious range of gingerbread men and houses, classic trifle, plus premium fruit mince tarts, lemon tarts and choc caramel tarts.
Finally, visit Nut Trek and pick up a complete pack (recipe included) to make your own Christmas puds and cakes. Here you’ll also find fresh fruit mince, glace fruit and preserved chestnuts to help you bake up a Christmas storm!