There’s nothing like tucking into takeaway at the end of a long week – but for those who like to unwind by cooking, why not have a go at making your favourite takeaway at home? That way, you’ll not only appreciate the effort that goes into your weekly treat, but there are health benefits too as you can control portion size and ingredients. Find the freshest produce in person during your Market visits or make use of our Order & Collect service. Some traders offer Home Delivery too, so there are plenty of ways to shop with your favourite stalls.
For many families, Friday means fish and chips. This recipe uses flake, but you can use other fish too as long as it is firm and suitable for deep frying. Visit South Melbourne Seafoods, Aptus Seafood or The Fish Shoppe to find out what kind of fish will work – or ask them to recommend something suitable for grilling if you’re after a healthier option.
There’s potatoes aplenty at the Market. Drop in to Georgie’s Harvest to pick some up and get her tips on making the best chips.
Another family favourite is, of course, pizza. While you could go all out and make even the base from scratch, Emerald Deli has an easier option in the form of wood fire oven pizza bases that are ready to be loaded with all kinds of toppings.
You can find cheeses to top your pizza there too, along with ham, prosciutto, salami and other cured meats, or visit Pickadeli, Vangeli’s Deli, La Central, Steve’s Deli, Alka Polish Deli or Theo’s Deli.
Don’t forget to add veggies – pizza favourites such as mushrooms, capsicum and tomato are available at our fresh fruit and vegetable stalls: Eat More Fruit, South Melbourne Market Organics, Frank’s Quality Fruit & Veg, Fruits on Coventry, Rod’s Fruit & Vegetables and Sherif’s Quality Fruit & Vegies.
If you’re craving a curry, why not try making your own Thai Seafood Curry or give this Really Simple Chicken Curry recipe a go? You’ll find all the spices you need at Gewürzhaus and K & L Poultry, Emerald Hill Poultry, South Melbourne Poultry and Hagen’s Organic Butcher offer plenty of choices when it comes to chicken.
(Of course, if you’d prefer to leave it to the professionals, there is a variety of curries available for pick-u or delivery from Bambu. And some of the Market’s other eateries have takeaway options too, so for an easy night in, check them out!)