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15 Eastery Things

In most years, Western Christian churches and Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on different dates. In 2017, however, the two celebrations will overlap so everyone will enjoy the Easter holiday and celebrate together.

This April, South Melbourne Market will celebrate Easter by doing what it does best – honour traditions and create new ones – so hop on down to Melbourne’s oldest permanent market, where people not only come to buy fresh produce, but also to eat, shop, discover, share and connect – with family, friends and their faith.

Here’s our top 15 Eastery things to check out at the Market this April:

  1. Try the delicious Greek almond crescent biscuits kourabiedes from Emerald Deli
  2. Sample the best cannoli outside of Italy (Italian pastry filled with fresh custard) from La Lapa or Steve’s Deli
  3. Devour sourdough, organic, yeast-free Hot Cross Buns from St George’s Bakery
  4. Fill your Easter table with the freshest seafood from Aptus Seafood and South Melbourne Seafoods
  5. Grab a dozen, fresh, free-range “googie eggs” from Babe’s Eggs
  6. Be one of the first to try pastry queen Agathe Kerr’s Easter bicolour croissant, flavoured with chocolate and ginger, from Agathe Patisserie
  7. Bring the kids along for the free Easter Egg Hunt
  8. The Easter Bunny’s hopping along to visit
  9. Adults can delight in the roving jazz musicians, guaranteed to keep your toes tapping as you hit the market stalls
  10. Easter-themed face painting in the Food Hall is always a hit with kids
  11. Roasting lamb is a special Easter tradition for some cultures, so for a great cut try Kirkpatrick’s Meats
  12. Pick up a bottle of the traditional Italian Easter wine, Vin Santo, available at The Little Wine Shop
  13. Savor sweet tsoureki (Greek Easter bread with the red egg) from John and Angela at Vangeli’s Deli
  14. Add a touch of joy to your home with regal, white Easter lilies available from Emerald Hill Florist; and
  15. Make sure you enter the Market’s most exciting competition for the chance to WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO EUROPE to visit Markets in London & Rome valued at over $8,900. Enter at the Market or here

The Market will be trading on the following days over the Easter week:


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