You won't go hungry in Richmond, whether it's from packing in the pies at the footy, brunching in a cosy cafe, fine dining in a hatted restaurant, Vietnamese treats or pizza slices after a gig.
You'll need all the sustenance you can get for the marathon shopping sprees at Bridge Road's major label factory outlets and seconds stores – get good deals at Gorman, Alannah Hill, Kathmandu and Country Road. Also pay heed to the small boutiques popping up with small, selected offerings, like Swan Street's Royal Order of Nothing and Lily and the Weasel.
Tip your hat to The Age Good Food Guide champions adding fine culinary pedigree to the local dining scene: Mister Jennings and Anchovy on Bridge Road; Union Dining and Noir on Swan Street, and Burnley Street stalwart The Grand.
Dreaming of sushi? Do Jiro proud and immerse yourself in an okamase experience at three-hatted Minamishima.
Flirt with the south side of the river at Baby Pizza and Kong on Church Street. The Mexican vibe can be found at Chingon and Fonda. Embrace the hustle and bustle of the fast, fresh and exceptional Vietnamese food on Victoria Street, Melbourne's Little Saigon.
Typically 'Melbourne' cafes like Pillar of Salt, Touchwood, Reunion and Co. and Friends of Mine ensure you're never far from a decent coffee. Make your way to Bridge Road to share honest, Latin food at El Atino & Co., or to Swan Street for ethical eats at Feast of Merit.