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People shopping in Prahran Market near The Como Hotel Melbourne
Fresh Vegetables display in Prahran Market near Como Melbourne

Prahran market

The original Prahran Market had its origins in 1864 when the Prahran Council purchased land near the corner of Greville and Grattan Street, which today is covered by a garden and fountain. The council determined that, due to the population growth during the 1850s, a central market place was required for the many small farmers and market gardeners in the area to sell their produce. This first Prahran market was in operation by June 1867.

By 1881 the site had become overcrowded and the market was moved to its present location on Commercial Road. The erection of market buildings and extension of stalls was carried out in 1890 and the new Prahran Market was opened in 1891.

Famous for fine fresh produce, hard to find specialty items and good old fashioned service sealed with expert advice, the Prahran Market can’t be beaten on quality. Visit to discover everything from the highest quality of fruit and vegetables to the widest range of certified organic products, sustainable seafood, free range meat and poultry, gourmet deli items and an interesting and varied mix of sought after eateries and specialty stores.

Whether you’re on the hunt for an unusual ingredient, need advice on seasonal produce or want to know how to prepare your next meal, the highly-skilled traders and knowledgeable staff are only too happy to help – it’s all part of the service available at Prahran Market, the oldest Melbourne Market.

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