Following the unprecedented public voting success in the 2014 MYOB Melbourne Market Awards, our expert panel of judges took to the pavements of the Queen Victoria, South Melbourne, Dandenong and Prahran Markets to secretly judge each Market’s Favourite traders across 12 categories. The results have been tallied and Melbourne’s Best Market Traders were announced at the Award Ceremony on Sunday night at Mesa Verde in Melbourne’s CBD, hosted by Alice ‘in Frames’ Zaslavsky.

 

It is with great pleasure we announce Melbourne’s Best Market Traders for 2014:

 

COFFEE – Padre Coffee, South Melbourne Market

DELICATESSEN – Emerald Hill Deli,  South Melbourne Market

FRUIT & VEGETABLES – Georgie’s Harvest, South Melbourne Market

POULTRY & GAME – The Chicken Pantry – Queen Victoria Market

MEAT – Gary’s Quality Meats, Prahran Market

SEAFOOD – Claringbold’s Seafood, Prahran Market

SPECIALTY FOOD – Sweet Greek, Prahran Market

GENERAL MERCHANDISE – The SuperCool, South Melbourne Market

NURSERY & FLOWERS – NEW – Flawless Flowers, Prahran Market

FASHION & ACCESSORIES – NEW – Little Sweethearts, Prahran Market

SERVICES – NEW – Vic Market Lotto, Queen Victoria Market

EATERIES – NEW – The Mussell Pot, Prahran Market

MYOB ULTIMATE BEST TRADER AWARD – NEW – The SuperCool, South Melbourne Market

 

The Markets of Melbourne received almost 9,000 public votes which is double the amount of votes from the 2013 inaugural year.  2014 also welcomed 4 new categories to the award program – Nursery & Flowers, Fashion & Accessories, Services and Eateries.  This year MYOB joined the team as the exclusive Award partner and was represented on the night by Matt Mulligan who announced the Inaugural Ultimate Best Award, awarded to the trader with the highest combined judges’ score across all 12 categories. We’d again like to give our special congratulations to The SuperCool who took out the top gong with an outstanding score of 145/150.

 

Guests enjoyed Mesa Verde’s delectable Mexican-inspired fare while basking in the buzz and excitement of the evening.

 

Well done to all of the Markets of Melbourne’s Favourite and Best Traders. Your amazing work does not go unnoticed and is a pivotal part of Melbourne’s thriving Market culture.

 

We look forward to doing it all again in 2015….

 

The littleBIGs x

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