Winter in Melbourne – The Must-Visit Food Experiences of 2017

Winter might be an excuse to rug up next to a fireplace and huddle up indoors. But it’s also the season for warm toasties, hot soups and steaming pies! So pull on those ugg boots (no judgement here), slap on a beanie, and warm up with some of Melbourne’s best winter foods.

Here’s our guide to the up and coming Winter foodie events in Melbourne.

Wine and Wildlife 2017 | 10-12 June

As Winter looms near, get ready to toast up with an exciting gourmet experience against one of Australia’s most stunning bushland settings. Healesville Sanctuary is joining forces with a notable lineup of wineries, craft breweries and restaurants from the Yarra Valley to deliver a wild foodie experience like no other.

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the event will showcase some of Yarra Valley’s most gastronomic wines, ciders and tasty samples, while our wild friends roam the grounds!

There will be roaring fires, live music and beautiful scenery – all that’s needed to forget the chill of the Melbourne winter! Best of all, all Wine and Wildlife proceeds will go to supporting Zoo’s Victoria and their fight to save our local threatened species.

Food, Wine and cuddly creatures? We’re so there. Book your tickets online here.

Preston Food Truck

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The Preston Food Truck Park | Every Friday

Head to the Northern suburbs for a vibrant, edgy and topnotch tasty venue that is the Preston Food Truck Park. With a tempting foodie theme served up each week, the Food Truck Park is a great escape from the winter blues. Best of all, the park features Barry’s Bar, where you can escape into the cosy cover for craft beer… or three.

See a preview of the winter lineup below.

June 2 – June 4Fat Chips and Fries Fest (RSVP here)
June 9 – June 11Gluten-Free Fest (RSVP here)
June 16 – June 18Sweet Tooth Truck Festival (RSVP here)
June 23 – June 25MeatFest (RSVP here)
June 30 – July 2All American Feast (RSVP here)
July 7 – July 9Chilli and Spice Weekend (RSVP here)
July 14 – July 16Coffee Festival (RSVP here)
July 21 – July 23Preston Pizzafest (RSVP here)
July 28 – July 30Asian Street Food Weekend (RSVP Here)

Stalls at Queen Victoria Winter Night Market

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Queen Victoria Market Winter Night Market | Every Wednesday From June 7 – August 30

One of Melbourne’s greatest winter treasures is back for another year! Kicking off June 7, we’ll be in for a bigger and bustier Night Market, with this year featuring a collection of stunning light installations by creative studio John Fish.

With 13 weeks of global eats, live entertainment and crackling fires, the night market is bound to spice up any mid-week dinner. There will be over 30 artisan street vendors, performers, and live music. Warming soups in bread bowls, mulled wines, sizzling wings and blazing fires makes this a cosy place to escape the winter chill.

The Winter Night Market will run each Wednesday 5-10pm, from June 7 until August 30.