Follow the fun to Footscray, the ever-changing neighbourhood that's a fascinating balance of a growing arts scene and a hotbed of international cultures and delicious cuisines.
Whether you're in the mood for an Ethiopian coffee experience, South East Asian market shopping, fresh Italian cannoli or a juicy steak, Footscray has you covered.
Once a centre for southern European migrants, these days Footscray is home to Chinese, Vietnamese, and increasingly, North African immigrants and their gastronomic traditions. Slurp a bowl of pho at a Vietnamese noodle house, get a masala dosa near Victoria University, tuck into traditional Ethiopian injera flat bread at Nicholson Street Mall.
For one of Melbourne's best steaks, stop at the Station Hotel. Follow it with a craft brew at Hop Nation or a tidy tipple at Back Alley Sally's.
Spice up your life
Locate those exotic spices and ingredients at Footscray Market. Busy Little Saigon Market will satisfy your craving for tropical fruits and Vietnamese groceries.
Pay your respects to the Golden Heavenly Queen of Mazu at the Heavenly Queen Temple off Hopkins Street, the biggest Chinese temple in Australia.