Carlton Primary brings food from around the world to your doorstep

Carlton Primary brings food from around the world to your doorstep
Kaylah Joelle Baker

Carlton Primary School and Slow Food Melbourne recently partnered up to launch the first official Carlton Street Eats market on Thursday, February 16.

The market, which will take place weekly at the school between 5pm and 9pm each Thursday throughout autumn, is part of the City of Melbourne’s Connected Community Grants program after receiving $14,505 in funding.

Successful program applicants were announced last year and Slow Food Melbourne was one of around 70 not-for-profit grant recipients.

Commended for its idea to work with Carlton Primary School to launch a multicultural food market, Slow Food Melbourne hopes the market will assist local businesses and residents in Carlton.

Slow Food Melbourne president Alison Peake said the organisation was “excited” to “bring the very best in street food to Carlton”.

“We’re passionate about providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for Melbourne foodies to flex their skills,” Ms Peake said.

“Bring a picnic rug and get ready to join us every Thursday night to wine, dine and mingle.”

While enjoying good company, food trucks and other local culinary purveyors will be offering everything from bao buns to wood fired pizza, gelati, borek, tacos, squeezed juices, churros, gozleme, French pastries, seafood, coffee, local beers and wines.

Describing it as a “stellar initiative”, Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the council was “proud to be able to support Carlton Street Eats” as they launched “their first ever season of foodie fun”.

“Activations like these represent the city’s diverse culture and uphold Melbourne as the culinary capital of Australia,” Cr Capp said.

Carlton Street Eats will run every Thursday during autumn, from 5pm to 9pm, and can be found at Carlton Primary School, on the corner of Palmerston and Rathdowne streets in Carlton. •

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