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The Weekender: August 9 – 11

Vivian Tan

Thu Aug 08 2013

Trailer Park Melbourne

TIME to embark on a food trail! Vivian Tan brings you on a gourmet extravaganza with food trucks galore at Trailer Park, gourmet coffee at the People’s Market, and a hot chocolate festival – all happening this weekend.

Trailer Park
August 3 – September 29, Village Melbourne (557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004)

Food trucks – trucks that have been fitted out with full kitchens, offering an array of delicious cuisines – have recently become a huge hit in Melbourne. But it is sometimes hard to get ahold of them as they are always on the move!

Trailer Park is about to make things easier for those of you who constantly scout food trucks.

Expect a plethora of food trucks at Village Melbourne every weekend from now till the end of September. Trucks will rotate on a monthly basis, and this month’s lineup includes burger truck Beatbox Kitchen, The Curry Truck, and The Brûlée Cart. Next month, you can look forward to Thai-fusion dishes by White Guy Cooks Thai, tacos by the Chingon Taco Truck, and a creperie cart.

Best of all, visitors will have the benefit of choosing from a massive smorgasboard at one convenient location – with a great atmosphere, plenty of seats, and a bar. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend.

For more information, visit Trailer Park’s Facebook page.

The People’s Market
August 10 – 11 (135 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne 3066)

Photo via People's Market Facebook

Have a gourmet coffee from coffee roasters Proud Mary while browsing at the People’s Market. Photo: Facebook

Following its popularity in Collingwood last summer, The People’s Market returns in the winter with quirky, strange and interesting things for sale – this time, out west. Look out for handmade stationery, handcrafted jewellery, and good food.

Fancy enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee while shopping? Coffee fans, the famous Proud Mary Pop-Up Brew Bar will be around for you to try their unique sample brews.

As for those who cycle, bring your bikes in for a free touch up by the skilled Tokyobike.

Rain or shine, The People’s Market is not to be missed. Who could say no to good coffee, tunes and shopping?

For more information, check out The People’s Market’s Facebook page.

Yarra Glen Hot Chocolate Festival
August 1 – 31, Yarra Glen Chocolaterie (35 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen Victoria)

Visitors to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie will be spoiled for choice with 31 hot chocolate flavours served over 31 days this August.

Using only the finest Belgian chocolate and freshest ingredients, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie brings its guests an array of unique and fascinating flavours such as chilli, salted caramel and many more.

Limited edition flavours are available this whole month. Guests can vote for their favourite and stand a chance to win some goodies! If you feel like a hot chocolate in this chilly season, pop by and enjoy one in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

For more details, visit Yarra Glen Chocolaterie’s website.